Empowering women digital entrepreneurs in developing countries

eTrade for Women combines the transformative power of women entrepreneurship with the positive impact of digital technologies.

We support women digital entrepreneurs from developing countries to help them thrive as business leaders, and emerge as an influential voice in the public policy debate.


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.
eTrade for Women Advocates 2024-2025

What we do


The eTrade for Women Masterclasses are empowerment events to equip the next generation of women entrepreneurs from developing countries 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.


Our Donors

eTrade of Women is supported by the Governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

eTrade for Women is an initiative led by UNCTAD, in collaboration with eTrade for all partners.