Kerala to build country’s first International Women Trade Centre

In association with United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), Kerala will set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (WTC), at Angamaly (a city in Kochi, Kerala).


The recent move aims to accelerate women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity while providing women with a safe place away from home to start new businesses. It will also help set up or expand current business holdings. According to Biju Prabhakar, IAS, Secretary, Department of Social Justice, Women & Child Development women can also get their products marketed globally.

Organized by FICCI Kerala State Council the Secretary was making the keynote while addressing at the webinar on Scaling up Opportunities for MSME Women Entrepreneurs in Kerala.


International World Trade Centre brings several advantages for the women. It will enable women entrepreneurs to come forward and participate in international trade. They can enjoy greater economic benefits and enhance their competitiveness to tap market opportunities.

A similar organization, (REACH) Resource Enhancement Academy for Career Heights is also working towards empowering women with the required life-skills to ensure success in life. The move is highly beneficial for those women who wish to start their own venture and plan to take it globally.


Established in 2009 under the Department of Social Justice, (REACH) Resource Enhancement Academy for Career Heights is a significant step forwarded by the Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC), Under this, a professional finishing school was built to professionally groom women from every section of the society and prepare them for the corporate world. Being one of its kind of professional grooming academies in the Government sector it has made career dreams of many women into reality.




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