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United around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.

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Organization of Women in International Trade-Toronto seeks to enhance the status and interests of women in the field of international trade through the establishment of a global network of business contacts.


Business: To promote international trade and commerce

Networking: To establish and expand international business contacts, particularly among women.

Education: To help members develop global business skills and stay current on international issues


Formed in March 2000, the Organization of Women in International Trade-Toronto (OWIT-Toronto) is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business internationally by providing networking opportunities, export education and global business contacts.

OWIT-Toronto was the first Canadian chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). Originating in the United States in 1989, OWIT is a worldwide network of chapters promoting international trade and commerce.


Members include women exporters and importers, service providers and government representatives involved in trade. With women-owned businesses significantly underrepresented in the global trade arena, OWIT seeks to change this by providing global business contacts, networking and educational opportunities.

Take a moment to view a gallery of photos taken at events we have hosted (pre-2019).

Below are photos of some of our events, from 2019 to 2023


Networking Event, Entrepreneurs Point,         Export Awards Winners 2023

October 18, 2023

Export Awards at the OITC, November 16, 2023 The Geopolitics of International Trade,

December 5, 2023 - Hosted by Bennett Jones

Sandra Pupatello (L), Jessica Horwitz, Amesika Baeta (R)


Export Awards Guest Speaker Pierre Pettigrew with

Aylin Lusi, OWIT Board Member/Moderator

December 2022

Virtual OWIT Canadian Women's Business Delegation to Mexico

Overview from Mexican Industry Leaders' and Buyers' Panel

March 2022

Export Award Winner, Yvonne Robertson, Matrix Power

Services Ltd., with Sabine Soumare, WEKH

Export Award Winner, Natalie Jiang, with Kathleen Wang, 


Virtual Annual General Meeting - OWIT-Toronto - January 2021


Women in Business & Leadership Forum -

In Celebration of International Women's Day

March 2020

Mixer for Trade Professionals

BCE Place - February 2020

Virtual Export Awards - November 2020

Women in Business & Leadership Forum -

In Celebration of International Women's Day

March 2020

Language and Culture Webinar: Gateway and Tips to the

Hispanic Export Markets - July 2020


Woman Exporter of the Year - September 2019

Myra Sable, Sable & Rosenfeld

Holiday Party Hosted by BennettJones - December 2019

Panel on "Year End Reflections"

OWIT-Toronto Trade Mission to Expo Manufactura

(Mexico) in Advanced Manufacturing - February 2019

Excellence Award for Leadership in

International Trade - Isabella Bertani

organization of women in international trade-toronto

P.O. Box 715
31 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2J8

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