About the Book

"The Role of Women in International Trade" provides a thorough exploration of women's engagement in the global trading system. It traces the historical participation of women in international trade, underscores the current state of affairs - including the underrepresentation in high-level positions, challenges women encounter in this field, and the persisting gender pay gap. The book emphasizes the importance of women's involvement for enriching decision-making processes, enhancing economic growth, and reducing poverty, particularly in developing countries. The text outlines strategies to promote women, such as incentivizing education and training, fostering women's entrepreneurship, and advocating for gender diversity in leadership roles. The book offers inspirational case studies of successful women like Ursula von der Leyen, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Christine Lagarde. It concludes by reaffirming the equal importance of women in international trade and urging for improved representation and recognition.