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Women in Trade

Women in trade face specific challenges and barriers

TFSA works with women-focused business support organisation to come up with tailored solutions that break down these barriers.

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.

Featured Articles

Teaming up for Southern African Women in Trade

Global trade is a massive contributor to a country’s economic stability and has traditionally been a male dominated space with little room for women at the top of the chain – not least on the African continent. Read more about our regional roll out of our Women in Trade Export Training programme happening now!

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Women in Trade News

The O-fish-ial Women in Aquaculture

Zerene’s profile Current job: Social Impact Coordinator, Chicoa Fish Farm, Mozambique Age: 35 From: Zimbabwe Education: MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration, University of Oxford,

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TFSA supports Southern African women in trade to launch or boost their export business. Meet Kgomotso and Karen and learn how the TFSA School of Export helped them understand their companies’ export readiness. You can register for free here 

Events for Women in Trade

The British High Commission, Pretoria, with the support of the UK’s flagship Trade Forward Southern African (TFSA) programme, hosted a virtual Women in Trade Dialogue on the 23rd September, Celebrating and Championing the Strides of South African Women in Trade.

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