The Asia Foundation and DHL Express Malaysia have collaborated on the Go Global with DHL module, part of the Accelerate My Business programme, to empower women-led businesses in e-commerce. The training, conducted by DHL’s international specialists, offers logistics and cross-border trade skills, providing insights and personalized mentorship to over 1,200 participants, while 70 entrepreneurs receive guidance through the ‘E-Commerce: Ready-Set-Go!’ component.
The Asia Foundation, in partnership with DHL Express Malaysia, is proud to announce the Go Global with DHL module as part of the Accelerate My Business programme, aimed at fostering the participation and growth of women-led businesses in e-commerce. This specialized training, conducted by DHL’s international specialists, focuses on logistics and cross-border trade skills, providing valuable insights and personalized guidance to over 1,200 participants, while empowering 70 entrepreneurs through the ‘E-Commerce: Ready-Set-Go!’ mentoring component.
The collaboration between The Asia Foundation and DHL reinforces their commitment to women’s economic empowerment and aligns with DHL’s contribution to USAID’s Alliance for eTrade Development II (eTrade Alliance) as a resource partner. By leveraging DHL’s expertise, the programme equips micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the global online marketplace, enabling them to overcome challenges and stay competitive, particularly in the post-pandemic landscape.
Dr Robin Bush, Malaysia Country Representative of The Asia Foundation, expressed satisfaction with the programme’s progress, highlighting the significance of the new learning modules and mentorship sessions in transforming MSMEs towards successful cross-border trade. The collaboration with Startup Malaysia and other community partners has been instrumental in advancing women entrepreneurs.
Julian Neo, Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei, expressed pride in DHL’s role in supporting the success of MSMEs in Malaysia and their commitment to empowering aspiring businesses. Through their trade facilitation efforts, DHL aims to bridge the gap between global expertise and community needs, aligning with their sustainability mission, GoTrade.
Nichol Anak Durian from Sarawak, one of the programme participants, praised the personalized mentorship provided by DHL executives, which helped refine her e-commerce strategy and enhance her understanding of the global marketplace. She acknowledged the invaluable insights gained from the Go Global with DHL module, particularly in the packing and packaging module, enabling her to improve shipping processes and ensure customer satisfaction.
Women entrepreneurs interested in joining the Accelerate My Business programme can visit http://accelerate-msme.com/ for more information and registration.