Empowering women entrepreneurs in developing countries

eTrade for Women combines the transformative power of women entrepreneurship with the positive impact of digital technologies. We support women entrepreneurs who are shaping the digital ecosystem in developing and transition economies to thrive as business leaders, and emerge as an influential voice in the public policy debate.

eTrade for Women benefits from the financial support of the Netherlands and Sweden and is implemented in collaboration with eTrade for all partners.

The eTrade for Women Advocates

The eTrade for Women Advocates are successful and influential women entrepreneurs who are leading digital businesses and are committed to tackling the gender gap.
Through their work, leadership and influence, the Advocates inspire and empower other women entrepreneurs. They help us bring women’s voices to the front to shape more inclusive digital ecosystems.

What we do


The eTrade for Women Masterclasses are empowerment events aimed at equipping the next generation of women entrepreneurs from developing and transition economies with the right skills to thrive in a fast-changing digital landscape.


The eTrade for Women Communities gather women digital entrepreneurs from across the world to share experiences and gain visibility. Together, communities’ members expand their connections, acquire new skills and foster solutions to overcome common challenges that can have an impact on their ecosystem.

Policy Dialogue

We facilitate inclusive policy dialogues among women digital entrepreneurs, policymakers and other key stakeholders, at the local, regional and global levels, to foster more gender-responsive and enabling policy and regulatory environments.



eTrade of Women is an initiative by the UNCTAD, in partnership with eTrade for all. It is supported by the Government of the Netherlands and Sweden.
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