Connecting 1 million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020
Women-owned businesses represent between one quarter and one third of enterprises in the world. However, they are prevalent in less productive sectors, and are largely invisible in global value chains and in corporate and government supply chains.
If you want to help change this paradigm and unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs, join us!
See the full document : Call to Action - One million women-owned businesses in the market by 2020
This year, in São Paulo, Brazil on 1 September 2015, thought leaders from around the world gathered for the Trailblazers Summit and issued a five-year Call to Action to bring one million women entrepreneurs to market, thus growing the global economy through women’s participation in trade.
Video from the Trailblazers Summit:
Policy makers, institutions, business and thought leaders from around the globe are encouraged to identify and implement strategies and policies fit for the 21st century that leverage technology, foster conducive business environments, establish supportive institutional frameworks and increase the competitiveness of women-owned businesses.
The Call to Action is based on eight key pillars, strategic areas for women’s economic empowerment through trade. You can be part of this powerful movement by making your commitments here below.