News - Blog

<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 
  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:00 AM | Anonymous


    Take advantage of our flash special price of $20 that ends Nov. 12 for our event "A Taste of Geneva: Cheese, Chocolate & the Power of Women".


    On this event, you will hear all about what OWIT's fall presence in Geneva at the World Trade Organization's Public Forum means for the economic empowerment of women. You will also enjoy some fine cheese and chocolate as you mingle with high-quality contracts over a glass of wine. Then, a short annual general meeting for members.



    Reserve Now. Don't miss this special price that will ends Nov. 12 midnight!

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:25 AM | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 2016) – A delegation of global trade experts representing policy professionals and women-owned businesses convened in Geneva, Switzerland to engage global officials as well as participate in a high-level panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum to urge the acceleration of women-owned businesses in global trade.  Leadership from the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) represented members from across the globe and chapters in Africa, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States during the week-long trade mission.


    For more details, click here.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2016) – The Organization of Women in International Trade (“OWIT”) will be participating in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) largest annual outreach event which provides a platform for  participants  to  discuss  the  latest  developments  in  world  trade  and  to  propose  ways  of enhancing the multilateral trading system.  Taking place in Geneva September 27-29 and marking the 15th anniversary of this flagship event, the 2016 WTO Public Forum (www.wto.org)  will examine how the WTO can foster SMEs' participation into the global market.  It will also discuss how women can participate more fully in international trade and how they can overcome the constraints preventing them from reaping the benefits of trade.


    OWIT will present a panel on Shaping the Rules to Facilitate Active Participation of SMEs and Women in Global Markets on September 27.  Member panelists will share real-world experiences and insights on barriers to participation by SMEs and women-owned small businesses as well as success stories.


    As part of the Forum, OWIT will also have a display to promote the benefits of its international network. 

    “Since the Forum attracts over 2,000 heads of state and leading global businesspeople, academics and non-governmental organizations to discuss some of the major trade and development issues of the day, it represents an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of 

    OWIT and promote our offerings,” says OWIT President Andrea Ewart.


    Among these offerings are valuable OWIT webinars that provide timely, relevant and practical information on a broad variety of topics from top expert speakers in international trade and business, including issues specific to women's role in these fields. Fall topics include: 

    • The Cultural Considerations for Successful Business in Southeast Asia (Oct. 5)
    • How to Create a Risk Mitigation Strategy for Your Global Growth & Success (Nov. 2)
    • Doing Business in Africa (Dec. 7)

     Full details and registration can be found at www.owit.org/programs/webinars .


    About OWIT

    Founded in 1989, The Organization of Women in International Trade International (www.owit.org) is a voluntary, non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women through networking and educational programs. It is comprised of more than 2,000 members in local chapters operating in the Americas, Europe, and Africa as well as “virtual” chapter comprised of individuals who do not reside or work in localities with a local OWIT Chapter.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Look at what is going on with OWIT International!


    • Joining in Designing our Future
    • DC Extends Joint Programming Invitation
    • OWIT to Present at WTO Public Forum
    • New App Facilitates International Trade by Women
    • International Board Meeting to Future Panel on Inclusive Trade
    • OWIT and GroYourBiz Team Up to Support Women Entrepreneurs


    Download your copy here.
  • Monday, April 18, 2016 6:43 PM | Anonymous

    The federal budget included key provisions about Canada’s trade future, tying it to the growth of the middle class, an improved employment landscape, and the ability of companies to compete internationally.


    Among the highlights:

    • The government, which hasn’t made a final decision on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is still consulting with Canadians, noted that the deal would provide opportunities to bolster Canadian trade with the Asia-Pacific region, enhance North American production and improve job quality in Canada
    • Ottawa stated its intent on forging a stronger trade relationship with significant emerging markets like China and India
    • The budget addressed Canada’s manufacturers, a sector which has struggled for more than a decade from intense competition and a high dollar, and promised to remove some tariffs and provide $9 million in tariff savings over the next five years to Canadian manufacturers in the consumer goods and transportation sectors
    • The Liberal government plans to hold public consultations on scrapping tariffs on food manufacturing ingredients other than supply-managed products. The government’s rationale is that eliminating tariffs on imported ingredients will bolster investment and job creation by sharpening the competitiveness of Canadian agri-food processors at home and abroad
    • Ottawa also aims to strengthen its trade remedy system by consulting with stakeholders and address unfairly traded goods entering the Canadian market, including through legislative amendments

    For more information about 2016 budget. Click here 

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    Look at what is going on with OWIT International!


    • OWIT's Webinar "Celebrating 25 years of OWIT Past, Present, and Future" Highlights
    • OWIT International new website has been launched!
    • Introducing our OWIT International Executive Team for 2016-2017
    • Kudos to Miami Chapter for hosting our Fall Board Meeting!
    • Save the date: Geneva (Switzerland)
    Download your copy

  • Friday, January 15, 2016 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    In response to the Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurs announced by the Minister of Status of Women in 2015, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is stepping up its efforts to help women‑owned businesses grow and reach their business goals through financing and consulting services.


    It has committed to increasing its term lending to majority women‑owned businesses to at least $700 million over the next three years. Details

  • Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    A new program to increase the competitiveness of Canadian companies, CanExport, was announced on January 5, 2016. It will provide up to $50 million over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors. For more information, visit the CanExport website.

  • Friday, January 01, 2016 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 1, 2016) – The Organization of Women in International Trade (“OWIT”) is pleased to announce that a team of dynamic and accomplished group of global women elected to serve on the 2016-17 OWIT Executive Committee assumed their roles January 1, 2016.  These Executive Committee members will lead the world’s premier organization for women and men who are focused on sharing global business knowledge and contacts, peer mentoring, professional development and entrepreneurship. More

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Joy Nott, President & CEO, I.E.Canada (The Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters), is this year’s recipient of the JoAnna Townsend Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade, presented at the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) – Toronto Annual Awards Gala.  (news release)

<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 

© 2014 OWIT-Toronto. All rights reserved.
Litmus Design 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software