At the December 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 118 WTO members joined forces to sign the Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment. Signatories agreed to work together to develop best practices on how to apply gender-based analysis to domestic economic policy and international trade policy to encourage female entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, remove barriers to women's participation in trade, and develop useful gender statistics and research.

In "Reshaping Trade through Women's Economic Empowerment: A CIGI Essay Series", experts in trade, development and women's rights explore opportunities and challenges in realizing the declaration's goal of economic empowerment of women through inclusion in domestic and international trade.

Among the experts contributing to the series was Luz María de la Mora, WEConnect International Country Director in Mexico, with the Essay: Exploring Best Practices in Promoting Gender Parity.

Read the entire series here.