International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Invest Program 2019 for African Women Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman entrepreneur? Do you want to grow your business?
#*SheTrades*
<http://www.opportunitydesk.org/2019/01/24/international-trade-centre-shetrades-invest-program-2019/>
is partnering with investors and financial institutions that empower
women. Apply now for the SheTrades Invest program for a chance to get
free training, mentoring and access to potential investors! SheTrades
Invest is dedicated to supporting the connection between investors and
women entrepreneurs in developing markets.

The International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative aims to connect 3
million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international
markets by 2021. Under the umbrella of the SheTrades Initiative,
SheTrades Invest is dedicated and focused on supporting the connection
between investors and women entrepreneurs in developing markets.

Application process for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned
by women or SMEs benefiting women.

*Benefits*

Benefits for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by women or
SMEs benefiting women:

* Access to a range of local, regional and global investors and impact
investors;
* Access to capacity building/technical Assistance from ITC;
* Increased level of competitiveness and a deeper understanding and
knowledge of business practices, trade and investment.

*Eligibility*

* The enterprise must comply with at least one of the three
criteria below:* *
o Be at least 51% owned by woman/women;
o Be at least 20% owned by woman/women, has at least one woman as
CEO/COO/President/Vice President; and has at least 30% of the
board of directors composed of women, where a board exists; or
o Be a SME benefitting women.
* Your company must be legally registered and operating in:
o Oman – Nigeria – Egypt – Rwanda – Ghana – Senegal – Iraq – South
Africa – Ivory Coast – Tanzania – Jordan – Uganda – Kenya – Zambia
* Your company would preferably be operating in one of the following
sectors:
o Education
o Healthcare
o Agriculture
o Agri-Business
o Manufacturing
o Water
o Energy
o Sanitation
o Textile & Apparel
o IT and BPO
o Tourism
o Beauty & Wellness

*Application*

If you have any questions please contact womenandtrade@intracen.org
<mailto:womenandtrade@intracen.org>. *Please note, only selected
applicants will be contacted.

*Click here to apply* <http://es4b.org/survey/view.php?id=54788>.

For more information, visit *SheTrades Invest*
<https://www.shetrades.com/en/projects/shetrades-invest>.

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