SheTrades Scholarship


Together with the International Trade Centre, the IE Foundation and the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, the SheTrades Scholarship aims to empower women working in trade and business expansion as civil servants, staff of a trade or in a business in a developing country, in order to help them unleash their maximum potential. This will have them increase the value of the businesses they represent and work for, expand the markets they have access to and connect with potential partners, buyers and investors.

Inspired by the International Trade Centre “SheTrades” initiative, this scholarship was founded on the firm belief that women’s economic empowerment is not a matter limited to government policy or the private sector, but a social responsibility. The enterprise, spanning Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, helps female entrepreneurs to enhance their skills and business knowledge, grow their organizations and stay up to date with market trends. By 2021, SheTrades, which also works with partner institutions such as Barclays, UPS and Visa, hopes to provide three million women access to their target market.

Every year, the scholarship will offer funding to six candidates who have demonstrated outstanding professional and academic development and achievement, and who seek to further increase their impact in the trade industry. This grant will cover the cost of all tuition fees. However, beneficiaries will need to cover the expenses associated with the course’s one-week residential periods in Madrid and Geneva.

This Scholarship is exclusively for the Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade.


  • International Trade Centre

    International Trade Centre

    The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN).The ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

  • IE School of Global & Public Affairs

    IE School of Global and Public Affairs

    IE School of Global and Public Affairs is an innovative academic institution that builds talent through a practical understanding of social, political, technological and economic connections. The School belongs to IE University, a world-class international university recognized by the quality and innovation of its programs, several of them top-ranked by the Financial Times, The Economist and others.


About the Program

The Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade is a game changing program designed to give talented professionals a deeper understanding of the dynamics that are reshaping trade and globalization.  We currently live in a rapidly changing world, exposed to profound technological and societal transformation and where regulation sometimes fall behind. This program offers a unique setting where international business leaders sit together with policymakers in order to produce mutual understanding and constructive dialogue, and to foster deep understanding of how trade and internationalization work.

This 15-month blended degree has been designed in partnership with the International Trade Center (ITC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to offer students a comprehensive learning experience. Each of our prestigious partners brings their own expertise to the table to expose the world’s future leaders to innovative ways of strategizing and solving the most challenging problems of the 21st century.


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