Women Exporters Program
About Women Exporters Program

About The Program

The Women Exporters program aims to provide training, skills and growth opportunities that allow women entrepreneurs to better understand and benefit from global trade. India SME Forum has planned a nationwide initiative in association with UPS and supported by National Commission for Women to
1. Nurture women entrepreneurs and help them to scale up their activities for Exports or become First time Exporters.
2. Build capabilities of women entrepreneurs to transform their business and enable them to access international markets for scaling up their business.

Program Benefits for Indian Women

Women Entrepreneurs who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Create a World Class Product, Packaging, Brand and Quality of Global Standards
  • Draw up a Sanitized Business Plan for Implementing the Exports Foray
  • Successfully enter into any of the global markets outside India
  • Participate in any two Ecommerce Export Portals
  • Get Support from the First Time Exporter Scheme of the Ministry of MSME
  • Get Support from Buyer/ Expert Merchandiser for Participation in International Exhibitions

Applications are now open

Eligibility & Selection

All women in any of the following 3 stages of business:

  • Setting up of New Exports business
  • Already an Exporter
  • Those that are more than 2 years in business with sustainable growth potential and now aiming to become first time Exporters

Setting up of New Exports business

Already an Exporter

Those that are more than 2 years in business with sustainable growth potential and now aiming to become first time Exporters

Evaluation Criteria

Online Application Form 100 Marks
Elevator Pitch (2-minute business pitch) 50 Marks
Interview 50 Marks

Timelines

Application Closes By 12th February 2023
Virtual Bootcamp for all registered applicants 14th February 2023
Selection & Shortlisting 14th February 2023 – 26th February 2023
Official Launch & Announcement of selected Trainees 1st March 2023
Training & Mentoring Program 2nd March 2023 – 19th May 2023
Valedictory & Felicitation TBC

What to expect in the Women Exporters Program?

Level 1

Orientation Program for Exports

  • Understand about the potential export markets for your business
  • Learn about tariff and regulations
  • Learn about the logistics for e-commerce & packaging

Level 2

Intermediate Program for Internationalization

  • Understand quality standards for international markets
  • Learn about Intellectual Property, freight and customs
  • Learn how to manage customer experience and relationships
  • Learn how to sell your products in international markets
  • Understand about export documentation
  • Learn how to manage finance, online payments and forex for exports

Level 3

Advanced Program for Exporters

  • Learn how to create your business plan
  • Make growth and intermediate planning
  • Mobilize resources

Our Partners

Our Partners