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OWIT International Newsletter

June 2023

In This Edition

A Message from Our President


Chapter Spotlight

HappyHER Hour

Upcoming Events

OWIT International Contact

Past Events

OWIT Sponsors

A Message From

Our President

Dear OWIT Members and Friends,

I hope this newsletter finds you in good health and high spirits as we continue our collective journey toward a more inclusive and prosperous future. As we delve into this month's edition, I am thrilled to shed light on a topic that holds immense significance in our society - the remarkable contributions made by women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in the realm of innovation.

This month, we proudly celebrate the remarkable contributions made by women in trade, highlighting their invaluable role in shaping the future of global commerce. Our theme for this edition is "Innovating for the Future: Great Contributions by Women in Trade Around the World."

As the world evolves and embraces the transformative power of innovation, women are at the forefront, propelling economies and driving change across international trade. Their dedication, expertise, and groundbreaking ideas have not only shattered glass ceilings but have also paved the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future.

Throughout this month, we will delve into the inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy advocates, and industry disruptors who have left an indelible mark on the trade landscape. From revolutionizing supply chains to leveraging technology for sustainable growth, these trailblazing women have demonstrated the immense potential that lies within our global trade ecosystem.

We will explore how these remarkable women have harnessed their unique talents and seized opportunities to drive economic empowerment, foster diversity, and bridge gaps in traditionally male-dominated sectors. Through their innovative approaches and unwavering determination, they have shown that gender equality and business success go hand in hand, inspiring a new generation of women to enter and thrive in the world of trade.

Additionally, we will shed light on the initiatives and policies that have been instrumental in promoting gender-inclusive trade practices and breaking down barriers. We will showcase collaborative efforts between governments, organizations, and OWIT Chapters that have resulted in greater opportunities for women entrepreneurs, increased access to markets, and the creation of supportive ecosystems that nurture female talent and creativity.

We invite you to join us in recognizing the achievements of these exceptional women, celebrating their resilience, and advocating for continued progress towards a more inclusive and equitable trade landscape. Together, we can ensure that the contributions of women in trade are acknowledged, valued, and embraced as essential drivers of global economic growth and sustainable development.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope that this newsletter, our programs and content on social media inspires you to champion the cause of international trade and empower women to shape the future of trade.

Together, we can create a world where the brilliance and contributions of women in trade are recognized, appreciated, and harnessed to shape a prosperous future for all.

Warm regards,

Frida Owinga


Innovating for the Future: Great Contributions by Women's Owned Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Author: Frida Owinga, President of OWIT International and the founder of PassionProfit


Submit Your Chapter to be Spotlighted!

Every other month, a different chapter will be highlighted as part of OWIT International's chapter spotlight program. Within this 60 min program, the presenting chapter will share their programs, achievements, initiatives, and any other crucial factors that have kept them together as a chapter. Attendees will not only gain knowledge from the presentation but also have the opportunity to ask questions. 

The benefits of doing this as the spotlighted chapter, you will gain global visibility, attract new members, and have opportunities for collaboration within OWIT as we strengthen OWIT's global footprint.

Interested in presenting at a chapter spotlight?

Please submit the following details for your chapter at for consideration.

Chapter Spotlight 2023 Schedule

Thurs, July 27th 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

Thurs, Sept 28th 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

Thurs, Nov 30th 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

HappyHER Hour

HappyHER Hour was established to encourage collaboration, the building of alliances, worldwide networking, and the development of social ties among women engaged in international trade and business. Each month, we will present a relevant topic for discussion. This free social event is open to members and non-members of OWIT.

When: Last Thursday of the month, every other month. 

Description: Connect. Engage. Align. 


HappyHER Hour 2023 Schedule

Thurs, Aug 31st 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

Thurs, Oct 26th 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

Thurs, Dec 7th 12PM EST. / 9AM PST. / 6PM CET.

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Upcoming Events

Celebrating OWIT MSMEs

The Future is HERE!

June 29, 2023 | Virtual


ITC-OWIT Learning Labs

March - August, 2023

  Past Lab Video  

Open Mic with Frida Owinga

June 30, 2023 | Virtual


OWIT Lake Geneva 2023 Annual Gala Dinner

June 16, 2023 | Genève

  Learn More  

OWIT Los Angeles:

Empowering Women-Owned Businesses

June 23, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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OWIT Brussels:

Global Citizen Power Our Planet, Live in Paris

June 22, 2023 | Paris, France & Virtual Options

  Learn More  

OWIT Los Angeles:

27th Annual Seaport Operations Tour & Harbor Cruise Luncheon

June 28, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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OWIT South Florida:

Exporter Virtual Round Table - Safety While Traveling Internationally

June 28, 2023 | Virtual


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