ICTs and Women’s Entrepreneurship

ICTs and WomenThe evolving ICT landscape is offering women entrepreneurs new opportunities to strengthen their businesses and become more effective.

Through mobile phones, electronic platforms and networks, radio, TV, blogs and the Internet, women entrepreneurs are reaching out to customers and building their businesses in ways they could not do before. Effective use of ICTs is now helping to overcome several challenges that women entrepreneurs in developed and developing countries face.

At the same time, there is evidence of a "gender digital divide" wherein women entrepreneurs - due to lack of literacy, skills, access, resources and other factors - are excluded from the opportunities and benefits offered by ICTs.

UNCTAD is mandated to promote more effective application of ICTs for enterprise development, including women's entrepreneurship, in developing countries.




10 December 2014ICTs crucial for women entrepreneurs in Tanzania
15 April 2014New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology
16 January 2014UNCTAD Study on Mobile Money for Business Development in the East African Community now available in French
13 December 2013Contribution of ICTs highlighted at Meeting on Women's Entrepreneurship in East Africa
31 October 2013Reviews show information technology is vital for women entrepreneurs
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