Prior to COVID-19, many governments were stepping up to support women’s economic empowerment. Now it’s even more critical to support female entrepreneurs in the global economy through trade.
About Jake Colvin
Jake Colvin is the Executive Director and Jamaica Gayle is Deputy Director of the National Foreign Trade Council’s Global Innovation Forum.
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With the right set of digital trade and e-commerce policies, governments can help more small businesses move online and support a new era of global digital entrepreneurs.
Chilean EdTech start-up, Lab4U, created apps that enable students lacking access to equipment in labs to conduct science experiments using their phones. Demand from abroad encouraged them to scale internationally.
MTTS Asia’s husband and wife co-founders set out to meet a healthcare gap in Vietnam, but they soon found they needed to scale by selling greater volumes in more markets. They are working to overcome non-tariff barriers to break into markets where low-cost innovative medical technologies are most needed.
Thanks to international sales and partnerships, Batik Boutique empowers more than a dozen female artisans—who set their own wages and hours—to sell their creations to a global audience.