Events



Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM

    Barbara Mowat, President and Founder of GroYourBiz Ltd., will speak with OWIT members and attendees on the importance of experiencing failure in order to learn. Failure happens to all of us as we build and grow our businesses. We typically do not like to talk about our failures, but as women in international trade - we should! Failure can be a stepping stone to success, spurring innovation and making us stronger. Barbara will speak to attendees as to her experiences with failure and how we can turn those failures into successes, making us more successful women in international trade.


    BARBARA MOWAT is an international leader in the development of SME enterprises, with a special emphasis on women. She created the Uniquely Programs that assisted over 12,000 entrepreneurs access increased markets, created and owned a national magazine, a retail store, and an e-commerce site supporting small businesses. Her work has assisted entrepreneurs globally and facilitated trade throughout Canada, South-East Asia, USA, South America, Europe, Afghanistan, India, and Africa. She continues to be passionate about fostering the economic growth of women all over the world, by providing women practice solutions such as having their own informal Board of Directors, through GroYourBiz™, creating MyBusinessMyBoards™ for women. Barbara has been broadly recognized for her significant contributions and numerous achievements, including, among many, winner of the Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Impact on the Local Economy and the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case recognizing outstanding individuals who have helped to advance equality for women and girls in Canada.

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    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge Street 35th Floor Toronto, ON M5B 2L7


    Mrs. Patricia Fortier is a Canadian former diplomat whose 10 postings abroad included two in Peru - as Chief Advisor to the OAS High Level Mission to Peru (2000-2001) and Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia ( 2011-2015).

    She will be sharing from her experience the direct exposure to the risks and opportunities to invest in the mining sector in Peru.

Past events

Monday, February 04, 2019 Businesswomen's Trade Mission
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Webinar - Meet your OWIT International Partners: FITT
Thursday, January 24, 2019 BCBC's Fine Wine & Food Tasting - Welcome to 2019
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For the Love of Wine…a Holiday Event with International Flavour!
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 OWIT Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Monday, November 19, 2018 From Export to Investment: A Discussion on Entering the UK Market
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Bridging the Gap - Empowering Businesses to go Global
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Register open: BRIDGING THE GAP - Empowering Businesses To Go Global
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Reserve now! 14th OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 June 19th 2018 - Join our second Virtual Panel
Friday, May 25, 2018 E-Estonia, Inbound Trade Mission, Estonian Delegation
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Discover Opportunities in Pacific Alliance
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Webinar: Global Opportunities for women-owned businesses
Friday, May 18, 2018 Business with Belgium – It’s all About CETA
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Webinar: A Global Perspective on Where We are and How to Get to Equality
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 OWIT-Ottawa hosts Chief Trade Commissioner, Ailish Campbell
Monday, April 09, 2018 Women in International Trade
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 OWIT Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 THE PATH FORWARD: CANADA'S PROGRESSIVE TRADE AGENDA
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 BCBC's 3rd Annual Saint Nicolas Fundraiser
Thursday, November 30, 2017 OWIT-Toronto @ Marché Mövenpick
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Economic Empowerment: Strengthening the Bi-National Region through Diversity and International Trade
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Webinar: Pirates of the Trade
Monday, October 30, 2017 11th Toronto Global Forum
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Power MeetUp with Amazing Filipina and Canadian Women
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2017 Fall International Trade Summit
Monday, October 02, 2017 FITT: Your Future in Global Markets
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Webinar: Doing Business in the United States
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Webinar: Supply Chain Trends of 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Are You Interested in Learning More About Exporting?
Friday, July 07, 2017 Webinar: BREXIT: Status and Implications for UK Trade Partners
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Canada at 150: Women Beacons of Hope in Global Trade & Business - Reserve Today
Friday, June 02, 2017 Women and Leadership Speaker Series @ Rotman
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Webinar: Why Trade Matters
Monday, May 29, 2017 Business with Belgium – CETA Insider Edition
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The Payments Canada Summit
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Women In Business
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 CETA: New Horizons and Market Access for Canadian Companies
Monday, February 27, 2017 Webinar: Trade, Tax & Beyond: Navigating the 2017 U.S. Agenda
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Webinar: Doing Business in Africa: Discovering a Region Rich in Opportunity
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 A Taste of Geneva: Cheese, Chocolate & the Power of Women
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Webinar: How To Do Successful Business with Brazil
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Webinar: International Credit & Risk Mitigation 2.0: How to Create a Risk Mitigation Strategy for Your Global Growth & Success
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Need Money to Get Money?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Webinar: Negotiating Southeast Asia: The Cultural Considerations for Successful Business in Southeast Asia
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Webinar: International Trade Compliance: The ABC’S of Customs Seizures - PLUS Top 10 Tips to Ensure Import Compliance
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Webinar: The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Initiative
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Webinar: Negotiating Latin America: Tips & Strategies For Successful Cross-Cultural Business In Latin America
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Webinar: Finding and Connecting with the Decision Makers in International Markets
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Webinar: International Payments & Receivables: Getting Paid with a Global Export Credit Management Strategy
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 BWIT Trade Missions
Thursday, June 09, 2016 OWIT-Toronto Annual Awards Gala
Friday, June 03, 2016 Canada-India Partnership Summit
Friday, June 03, 2016 HKCBA National Conference
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Pisco Sour & Networking Night
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Ethiopia-Canada Trade & Investment Forum
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Webinar: Women & Minority Owned Businesses: How to Finance Your International Exports
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Webinar: International Business India: What You Need to Know for Success in Asia's 2nd Fastest Growing Market
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Webinar: Effective Networking Strategies
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Save the date: OWIT Gala featuring co-creator of COLD-FX®
Monday, June 08, 2015 Think ASIA, Think HONG KONG
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Global Summit of Women
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Webinar: How Morocco is Building a Business Platform for Africa
Friday, March 27, 2015 Big event
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10th Annual OWIT-Toronto Gala Dinner & Awards

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