Our History


Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce, TWCC is an apex organization uniting sectoral business women associations, companies, and sole proprietors to advocate, build capacity, create marketing, networking, and financial linkages for the growth of women entrepreneurs and wellbeing of women led businesses.

These Associations include; African Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN), Association of Women in Tourism Tanzania (AWOTTA), Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA), Tanzania Food Processors Association (TAFOPA), Tanzania Women Handcraft and Textile Association (TAWOHATE), Service Providers Association (SEPA), Cleaning and ground Maintenance Association (CEMA), Tanzania Women Empowerment and Innovation (TAWEI), Women in Miners Association (WIMA), Mwanza Women Chamber of Commerce, Association of Women in Cross Border trade, Shinyanga
Women Platform and Tanzania Women Service Providers Association (TAWOSPA).

We are an esteemed organization that is serving 10,000 women from all sectors in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. TWCC comprises of 27 Regional Chapters/Branches, 14 Women Sectoral Associations and 11 Platforms for Women in Cross-Border Trade.

Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce offers the following services to its members;



TWCC is working with both private and public sector organizations in assisting and providing the necessary support and guidance to women in business and advocate for favorable policies in which women enterprises can flourish. It has a good relationship and close collaboration with Government and private institutions in various issues. Some of the institutions includes, Ministry of Industry trade and investment, Ministry of Health, Gender, Women and Children, Ministry of foreign affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Presidents Office -Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC), Tanzania Trade development authority (Tantrade), Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, and Agriculture-TCCIA, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation-TPSF and other institutions.

TWCC is also a member of several apex business associations at the National and Regional Level such as Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), and East African Women in Business Platform (EAWiBP).