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About Women Export University

The Women Export University is a capacity building program that will equip entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources to become globally competitive and increase the participation of women-owned businesses in international trade. The Women Export University curriculum includes virtual workshops, one-on-one consultations, insights and training on export strategies, tools and resources to enter new markets, insights on how to build an export-friendly digital presence, and guidance on package flows and preparing export shipments.

The Women Export University is a partnership between the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and UPS that aims to increase the participation of women-owned business in exporting and create more opportunities for women entrepreneurs to achieve economic equality.

This program is fully-funded and requires no cost to participate.

Stay tuned for more details about the announcement of the 2022 cohort application deadline!

Why Participate?

Trade has the potential to expand women’s role in the economy, decrease inequality, and expand women’s access to skills and education.



Trade can dramatically improve women’s lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choice, and increasing women’s bargaining power in society.



Exporters employ more women: In developing countries, women make up 33% of the workforce of exporting firms compared with just 24% of non-exporting firms.

Trade creates better jobs for women: When women are employed in sectors with high levels of exports, they are more likely to be formally employed in a job with better benefits, training, and security.

Program Eligibility

Women Colleagues

At least 30% owned, managed, and controlled by woma(e)n



City of Atlanta

Legally registered and incorporated company in

Metro Atlanta

Based in

Metro Atlanta

Business Meeting

Have a

clear strategic business plan



Home Goods Shop

Currently selling products or services in the United States


Products or Services

Have a functioning website to promote services and products



Working at Home

Ability to commit 4 hours per month to the program



Applications are closed at this time. Stay tuned for the 2022 cohort application deadline.

Questions about the program?
Contact Vanessa Ibarra, MOIA Director