I think that is a very real and exciting opportunity, though I don't know of any programs that are working globally to do this.
Here is some information on a program by Thunderbird for Good, from the Thunderbird School for Global Management, based in Arizona that is using technology to train and provide networking opportunities to women in South America, where the networking is mostly among local peers.
Thunderbird for Good and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold have partnered to develop an online business skills training program that supports women entrepreneurs at learning centers where the world’s largest mining company operates facilities. Three initial sites in Chile and Peru use web-based technologies to deliver instruction, tools and resources in Spanish to program participants. Following certification, program participants continue to have access to an online forum that provides the women with tools and templates to manage and track their business performance. The program, announced at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative in New York, also provides networking opportunities among participants.