Penny Naas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce: "Through our experiences and research, we have discovered four main challenges affecting women entrepreneurs from being involved in trade. A knowledge gap highlights the need to continue educating women entrepreneurs on how to export and how to get engaged in e-commerce. The cost of logistics is also a challenge for all SMBs, particularly women. Regulatory complexity is a key challenge, particularly because the rules around importing and exporting vary from country-to-country. Additionally, the informality of SMBs continues to be a big challenge for women entrepreneurs, especially in less developed countries. This presents more challenges for access to finance, access to digital infrastructure, and access to government support."
Naas talks trade, entrepreneurship, and female empowerment
December 22, 2022 U.S. Chamber of Commerce