This project seeks to establish a “Women in Trade” (WIT) knowledge platform that will help women-led businesses improve their access to Canadian and international markets, thereby boosting inclusive and sustainable growth.
The project seeks to document the gaps and the challenges faced by women-led businesses, as well as the social and financing impact, if any, that various actors are able to create through Gender Lens Investing, i.
Practical support, services, and training can go a long way toward improving opportunities for women. However, to ensure these opportunities are sustainable and grounded in local realities, we need to confront the underlying norms and systems at the root of gender-based inequalities. Only then will we have lasting and meaningful gender-transformative change.