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

OWIT International Chapters

OWIT Spring Meeting, Washington DC, May 2023

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is a non-profit, professional organization that supports the advancement of women in international trade and business by providing networking and educational opportunities. OWIT is recognized worldwide for building ongoing trade relationships within and between global communities. Started in 1989, today OWIT is present in more than 20 countries in North and South America, Africa and Europe.

OWIT is the global umbrella organization for chapters independently established in a specific geographic region including OWIT-Toronto and OWIT-Ottawa in Canada. OWIT Chapters host programs and events enabling their members to network and forge professional relationships in their business communities. All Chapter members are also members of OWIT International and comprise the OWIT global network. This dynamic structure enables members to take advantage of their OWIT member benefits both locally and globally – all for the cost of their local chapter dues.

Virtual membership is particularly designed for those who want to be involved in OWIT, but do not yet have a chapter nearby.

At the international level, OWIT offerings include:

    • An annual international conference - hosted by different Chapters in different locations each year – that features dynamic speakers on the leading edge of global trade issues and allows members to connect with other Chapter members and women leaders from around the world. 
    • A robust webinar series with timely, relevant and practical information on a broad variety of topics related to international trade and business, including issues specific to women’s role in these fields. 
    • Regular newsletters that update members on OWIT International news and share the activities of Chapters. 
    • Inspiring awards to honour and celebrate the contributions of exceptional members, Chapters and trailblazing women who have enhanced the status of women in international trade and business and serve as dynamic role models. 
    • A members-only directory of members to facilitate global connections and relationship building. 

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organization of women in international trade-toronto

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

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