Promoting women's participation in export trade forms a central pillar of TFSA's support and services programme. To achieve overall export growth across the SACU+M region, there is a need to focus on groups with low participation in formal export trade. By proactively engaging women and reaching them with relevant information, training and linkage to markets, TFSA supports holistic and inclusive growth across the export trade sector.

By focusing on value chain sectors that already have high participation of women, TFSA consequently boosts opportunities for women to grow their businesses.

Whatever the sector, whatever the country, we constantly come across amazing, inspiring women in trade. True role models to women everywhere who dream of seeing their products shipped off to international markets, we're sharing some of their stories and experiences here.