Press For Progress: SheTrades Globally

March 07, 2018 @ 18:00 – March 07, 2018 @ 21:00
Uptown Geneva
2 rue de la servette
in Geneva 1201

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a better time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. Indeed, this is the chosen theme for International Women’s Day 2018. The International Trade Centre (ITC), together with its partner Maersk, has chosen to highlight the role of women entrepreneurs moving from local business to global trade.

Women entrepreneurs trading globally
The event will premiere the film “SheTrades”, commissioned by Maersk in support of ITC’s SheTrades initiative. The story shares the parallel experiences of two women living their dreams and ambitions to export prime quality salmon from Alaska and tropical flowers from Ghana. The video shows how these women are fulfilling a role in development, moving from local business to global trade.


18:00–18:30 Welcome by Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC

Opening remarks by International Gender Champions:
Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
• Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development
• WTO representative, World Trade Organization (TBC)

18:30–18:40 Screening of ‘SheTrades` film

18:40–19:30 Panel discussion & Q&As

Panellists will include
• Annette Stube, Global Head of Sustainability, Maersk
Moderator: Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head, Women & Trade Programme, ITC

19:30–21:00 Cocktail

More information and registration >> here