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Supporting Women's Access to Global Markets: A Toolkit for Trade Promotion Organisers

Cover_218_SME_Toolkit on Supporting Womens Access to Global Markets
Published Date April 2018
Type of Publication Manuals
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG)
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Pages 6
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Women own a third of small and medium-sized enterprises that operate across the APEC region. Yet, as clients of Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs), women entrepreneurs are significantly under-represented. This toolkit highlights the challenges TPOs face in providing unbiased or gender responsive support services to women-led, owned and managed businesses. It offers a quick reference guide on what TPOs can do to support women entrepreneurs in building their export readiness and capacity to access global markets.