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Women Empowered through Export (WE-XPORT) Launch in Barbados!

08 Mar 2018 5:30 PM | Jermile Andrew (Administrator)


St. John’s, Antigua – 8 March, 2018 — The Caribbean Export Development Agency‘s Women Empowered through Export Launch and Conference was held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados on March 7, 2018.

We-Xport is focused on women owned businesses that are in all stages of development and is designed to support Caribbean women in business to start exporting or increase exports of their products and services. Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, from across the region were in attendance to participate in this inauguration.

In attendance, representing Antigua Barbuda was Sandra Baptist – Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador Antigua Barbuda and Founder of the Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners.

This new programme aims to support Caribbean women in business to start exporting and to strengthen women owned businesses to increase their ability to access finance and to provide training opportunities in core business and professional areas identified as priority areas by female entrepreneurs.

WE-Xport is designed to support Caribbean women in business to start exporting or increase the exports of their products and services. The programme will;

  • Strengthen and support women owned businesses to increase their ability to access finance
  • Support their access to new markets through facilitating networking opportunities and B2B meetings
  • Provide training opportunities in core business and professional areas identified as priority areas by female entrepreneurs
  • Advocate on issues and public policies that negatively affect female entrepreneurs

Applications for the We-Xport Programme is presently ongoing and will end on 6 April 2018 at 4:30 pm.

For additional information regarding the We Xport Launch, please visit: https://www.carib-export.com/event/we-xport-launch/

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