Helping Women Entrepreneurs Lead the Digital Transformation


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing the first eTrade for Women eMasterclass for South-East Asia, under the theme ‘Helping Women Entrepreneurs Lead the Digital Transformation’.

This eMasterclass will be delivered in partnership with Ms. Helianti Hilman, eTrade for Women Advocate and founder and Chairperson of Javara, Indonesia, and UNCTAD partners.


When? The eMasterclass will be held online from Thursday 1 October to Thursday 15 October 2020. Sessions will be scheduled one day per week, on Thursday 1, 8 and 15 October 2020.

Who can participate? This eMasterclass invites women digital entrepreneurs from the following South-East Asian countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. It is open to female candidates who are the founder/co-founder or CEO of a digital business, or of a company that makes use of e-commerce and digital platforms as part of its business strategy and operations.

What will participants learn? The eMasterclass aims at helping women digital entrepreneurs succeed in leading the business digital transformation and contribute to building a more gender inclusive digital economy.


The programme will combine a series of inspirational and learning sessions, aimed at:

  • Strengthening participants’ skills and abilities to run a digital business, lead the digital transformation and create value,
  • Supporting the emergence of an eTrade for Women community of women operating in the digital ecosystem in South-East Asia,
  • Fostering a public-private dialogue between entrepreneurs and local policy-makers for a more gender-inclusive digital economy.

Participants will be given the opportunity to interact and learn from each other, and to hear from experienced and inspirational women digital entrepreneurs.

Interested in joining? To apply, please fill the online application form available here no later than 11 September 2020.

This programme is supported by the Governments of the Netherlands and Sweden, and is implemented in cooperation with eTrade for all partners.


Co-organizer :  eTrade for all
Sponsor / funding: Governments of the Netherlands and of Sweden
Language : English
Contact the eTrade for Women Team :