2017 Awards Program



OWIT-Toronto is proud to recognize the achievements of women who, through their careers and personal commitments foster international trade and the advancement of women.

Our award program has three different awards:

Joanna Townsend Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade

This award recognizes an outstanding woman in Ontario who, through her business and personal networks, acts as a trade advocate and mentor for women , fostering opportunities that actively support women entrepreneurs or professionals to achieve success in international business. 
Criteria
Nominees for this award may participate on for-profit and nonprofit boards, government committees and/or industry associations. Nominees are women in business, government or organizations who act as a role model and mentor for women entrepreneurs and provide support to women in international business.



Woman Exporter of the Year Award

The Woman Exporter of the Year Award honors an outstanding woman entrepreneur who, through her exporting endeavors, is advancing women and the image of Canadian business women in the international community. 

Criteria
The nominee must own (at least 50% ownership) a profitable business registered and operating in Ontario for more than 3 years. She must earn her primary income from the business and must be responsible for its daily operations. A significant portion of her company's business must come from exporting products or services.



Student of International Trade Award

This award recognizes a female student of international trade who, through her studies and business/community experience, has demonstrated passion and commitment for a career in the field of international trade. 

Criteria
This award is open to female students or recent graduates. Nominees are either;
a) registered full time with an accredited Canadian college or university, in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or studying at the graduate level, or (b) have graduated within the past 12 months, from a full time accredited Canadian college or university.






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