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ITC And UPS Invite Women Entrepreneurs To Participate In Export Trainings In Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam And The United Arab Emirates

ITC and UPS aim to connect 3 million women to the global marketplace by 2021

GENEVA, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UPS today announced a series of training seminars and workshops for women business owners in Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The workshops contribute to ITC SheTrades’ commitment, in collaboration with UPS, to connect 3 million women to the global marketplace by 2021.

According to independent research commissioned by the International Trade Centre (ITC), only one out of five export businesses are led by women. With the same research showing that export-focused small businesses tend to be more successful and that women tend to invest up to 90% of their income in their children’s health and education, helping women entrepreneurs build their export capabilities has the potential to reduce intergenerational cycles of poverty.

The workshops’ primary objective is to increase participants’ understanding of trade and exporting, as well as their knowledge of key logistics concepts for exporting. Additionally, the workshops aim to raise awareness among women-owned businesses (WOBs) in the respective countries about the opportunities available through ITC SheTrades and the UPS Women Exporters Program.

The training will be ideal for women entrepreneurs looking to overcome barriers to exporting or increasing their exports, as well as those looking to explore how to improve the packaging of their goods or understand complex logistics concepts.

ITC and UPS will work with a range of national partners to deliver the training, including Dubai Exports, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Empresarias, 10,000 Mújeres por México, COMCE, Vietrade, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

To participate in the training, applicants must meet the following criteria: (1a) be an employee of a company at least 30% owned, managed and controlled by a woman or women, or; (1b) be a woman who owns a legally registered and incorporated company; (2) reside in one of the participating countries: Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam or the United Arab Emirates; and (3) be registered with the SheTrades program: https://www.shetrades.com/en.

The dates and locations of the scheduled SheTrades and UPS workshops are as follows:

  • 28-29 May 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 6 June 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 6-7 June 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Applications are available at the following links: Nigeria, Mexico
  • Applications for Vietnam and the UAE will be available soon.

For more information about the joint collaboration between UPS and ITC, please visit www.shetrades.com/en/projects/shetrades-and-ups.

For queries regarding SheTrades or the training sessions and workshops, please email: womenandtrade@intracen.org.

About ITC SheTrades

The International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative aims to connect three million women to market by 2021 and rallies stakeholders around the world to work together on seven actions to address trade barriers and create greater opportunities for women entrepreneurs. It is supported by a web and mobile digital platform. For more information, please visit SheTrades.com: https://www.shetrades.com/en.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Forbes Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

CONTACT: womenandtrade@intracen.org