Women in Digital
Economy

Nanay Estrellita, the owner of Esthers Pasalubong in Malolos,
Bulacan is one of the women entrepreneurs who will benefit
from the trainings to be provided by the Women’s Global
Development and Prosperity (WGDP) Program on Connecting
Women to the Digital Economy, a USAID initiative implemented
by the USAID E-PESO program in partnership with NATCCO
and DTI.

When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and contributes to global peace and stability.

The goal in the Philippines is to increase the access of women entrepreneurs to financing, training and market opportunities, and connect them to the digital economy to further empower them as business owners.

Digitalization can create opportunities for women, such as accessing services or business opportunities even from remote areas. Women’s equal and meaningful access to the digital economy is an integral part of the realization of women’s full participation in the future of work and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030.

The resources and information here, through the USAID E-PESO Project will endeavor to help support women in growing their capacity on digital marketing and digital payments, so they can build successful home-based businesses with online storefronts that will give them market reach and higher income.