Participants of project Empowered Women Exporters received their certificates

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Empowered Women Exporters is a project launched by the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry and its unit Exprodesk.

The export coach of this project was Mrs. Taiana Mora of NEX Consulting.

This project started in July 2019 and consisted of four steps. After almost three years, on Friday, June 3, 2022, a group of six women and one man completed this course. The Minister of Economic Affairs, Communications, and Sustainable Development, Mr. Geoffrey Wever, presented certificates to Ms. Valeria Gomez, Ms. Suzy Maduro, Ms. Sharina Gumbs, Ms. Vanessa Hollander, Mrs. Virginia Rasmijn, Ms. Osyth Henriquez, and Mr. Dave Martinus.

The goal was to empower and guide women entrepreneurs in Aruba to do business by exporting products and services through training, workshops, and seminars.

After this training, these entrepreneurs decided to create a strategic alliance. Their aim is to interchange knowledge and to help others with different projects. These participants drafted an Export Action Plan to export their products and services. In step 4, they went through an ‘Implementation Lab”, where they put into practice what they learned and gave presentations to help other women entrepreneurs to expand their businesses. They also helped many business with the project ‘We’re Open for Business, during the pandemic.

Exprodesk congratulates the participants of the ‘Empowered Women Exporters Project. It also invites all local entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business to know more about how they can also export their products and services in the future by liking their Facebook page.

Exprodesk will organize this year the seminar ‘Export Week 2022: Conquering New Horizons’, which takes place from June 27 to July 1, 2022. For more information about ‘Export Week 2022: Conquering New Horizons’ and how to participate, you may contact Sharon Meijer via