WTO Public Forum 2016, Session : 67, Time : 9:00-10:30,
Date : 29 September 2016
The fashion and textiles industry is a global business staffed predominantly by a female labour force, but only a minority of these women have decision-making or managerial power to effect change in the ways that international trade can positively impact lives.
The session aims to bring together multi party stakeholders from the fashion and textiles industry, government and academia and representative case studies from female entrepreneurs working in diverse contexts from Guatemala to Myanmar. The panel will discuss the current situation and the visibility or lack of women leaders in international trade in fashion and textiles sector, suggest ways and examples of how this could be changed, share insights into new and upcoming research trends and best practises that could change the way business runs today, making way for more inclusive global trade and share perspectives on how to encourage, discuss key policy initiatives that could be tangibly adopted and technology solutions that could enable and empower women to grow their businesses into truly global power houses.
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"Absolutely delighted and surprised when Joanna Socha, editor of W Insight, approached me to speak with me about my journey in textiles and international trade as a woman entrepreneur !"