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UPS has invested $270,000 into a scheme promoting women in the exporting industry, as part of $10 million pledged by the UPS Foundation towards diversity and inclusion programmes.

Through its Women In Exports initiative, UPS will work with the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades programme to provide more opportunities for women in the logistics industry.

According to UPS, the main goals of the scheme are to provide training and education opportunities for female small business owners, instructing them in e-commerce, trade regulations and trade agreements.

It’s also designed to help identify opportunities for greater market access and sustainable business growth.

Kathleen Marran, UPS’ vice president of marketing for “diversity segments”, described the partnership as “but one example of our long-held commitment to diversity and inclusion.

"And we hope that by announcing a series of new initiatives, including this partnership, our employees and customers will be reinvigorated by the efforts our company is making to increase growth opportunities for diverse customer segments around the world.”

Through the scheme, 350 women have already received training globally.

Source: Yahoo! Finance

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