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    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

    COVID-19 has had a significant impact on business and the economy. Despite the reduction in international travel and disruption to global supply chains, there are still ways to grow your business. To help you adapt to this new economy, the Government of Ontario is organizing a free webinar on programs and resources available to exporters interested in the Latin American market.

    The webinar will highlight:

    • Export programs and resources available provincially, through the Ministry and export partners, to help your company recover post COVID-19.
    • Programs and resources available at the federal level through Global Affairs Canada (GAC), specifically CanExport, a funding program available to help identify potential markets, partnerships, and opportunities to achieve your international business needs.
    • Services, resources and financing programs, that are in place and working during COVID-19, provided by EDC and Elevate including sharing successful case studies in the region.

    Apply by: June 1st, 2020

    Please note: after filling out the form, you will receive an automatically generated email confirming we've received your registration. You will receive an email from WebEx with details about your webinar after the "apply by" date above (check your spam folder).

    Contact: Fabiola Sicard

    Mexico Area Director

    Tel: (647) 205-7133


    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In her last session in the 3-part series, Shieh-Chi Chen will discuss creating strategies for tackling challenges and resolving problems. She will lead us on how to MAXIMIZE your Financial Bottom Line.

    Founder of 2Sisters Consulting Inc. and the Prosperity Cafe, is a seasoned coach and facilitator. Shieh-Chi is passionate about creating environments that are inclusive and leaders are aligned with company objectives.

    Having worked in the United States and Canada, Shieh-Chi helped large organizations implement complex changes by delivering thought-provoking and results-oriented programs. She has designed and facilitated the 2019-2020 workshops for the Council of Inclusive Work Environments at the Conference Board of Canada.

    Agenda for June 11, 2020 

    • Reconnect to your Higher Purpose - what greater good does your business serve?
    • Engage your networks - how do you stay engaged in the environment of social distancing? Where are you communicating and how are you communicating?
    • Opportunities and Options - Do you know your niche? Are you fully leveraging your opportunities and being open to new options?

    Zoom call-in details will be provided with the registration confirmation.

    During our events, photos and/or videos may be taken which may be published in various media for the purposes of documentation, outreach and public relations activities. You have the right at any time to point out to the photographer or videographer that you do not want to be photographed or filmed.

    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Ontario remains committed to creating opportunities for our business community to help them remain strong and get back up and running during these unprecedented times. As a part of this commitment, the Government of Ontario is offering a series of free webinars to help reboot your export business.

    In collaboration with FEMIA Mexico’s national aerospace association), the webinar will focus on opportunities for manufacturing companies in the aerospace sector, specifically, understanding the evolving needs of buyers in the highly interdependent North American supply chain. Other topics will be covered such as:

    • COVID-19’s impact on Mexico’s manufacturing sector: manufacturing needs in the US and Mexico and how Ontario companies can succeed in the changing marketplace
    • An overview of FEMIA’s supply development program and how to get connected with buyers
    • Developing a value proposition based on total landed cost to better meet client needs
    • Ontario’s export programs and services in the Mexico market

    Participants will also gain access to a 1:1 strategy session to discuss how your company can respond to current opportunities in the market.

    To sign up, click the "register now" button below.

    Apply by: June 9, 2020

    Please note: after filling out the form, you will receive an automatically generated email confirming we've received your registration. You will receive an email with details about your webinar after the "apply by" date above (check your spam folder).

    Ontario continues to support our companies by delivering revamped export programs that will help connect suppliers, educate our partners, and build our economy.

    If you have any questions about this webinar, contact: Fabiola Sicard

    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)


    We are pleased to invite you to a virtual wine tasting with Caroline Granger, winemaker and founder of the Grange of Prince Edward Estate Vineyard and Winery.

    Caroline will share her experiences as a successful entrepreneur and community leader. She will then guide us through a tasting of some of her vineyard's most popular wines.

    Date: June 11, 2020 - Time: 5:30 pm

    To register for this event, please email You will receive a special link to purchase your tasting kit, which will include 3 sample size bottles for the tasting along with 3 full size bottles for you to enjoy at a later date. The kit will be delivered to your home free of delivery charges. Please register early in order to ensure you receive your kit on time!

    We are pleased to host this virtual event in partnership with OWIT-Toronto.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Sincerely Yours,

    The OWIT-Ottawa Team

    Caroline C. Granger

    In the year 2000, it was her farming roots that spawned Caroline’s independence and entrepreneurship and prepared her to lead her parents and family into a brand new industry for the family farm and Prince Edward County. Her vision and drive in creating The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery is based on a deep connection to the land and an unwavering commitment to discovering the unique qualities Prince Edward County has to offer.

    In 2010 Caroline’s daughter Maggie returned from school in Montreal to join her mother in crafting a vision of sustainability for the farm. Over the ensuing years they have redefined viticultural and oenological practices to develop their own sustainable wine program focused on the discovery of the beauty their farm has to offer while reducing waste on the farm by 95% (one bag every two weeks is all the entire winery produces these days) and creating a dynamic environment for women to work and thrive in traditional and non traditional roles alike. Caroline is passionate of protecting and preserving her little corner this wild and beautiful planet we are all privileged to share; seeing herself as a caretaker and active participant in reciprocity of life on the farm. As climate change threatens our future the drama unfolds on the farm with wild and unpredictable weather and fragile crops. Yet she does not waver in her conviction that we can all learn to live in harmony with our generous earth. Gratitude for what we are freely given and the wisdom to know what is enough are the keys she believes to our return to balance.

    A single mother who raised her three children while developing the vineyards and winery: Caroline is a passionate advocate women’s rights, particularly the right to live a life free of violence (serving for over 20 years as the chair of the board for Alternatives for Women in Prince Edward County), the importance of providing real opportunities for women in trades creating a workplace that is geared toward empowered women in non traditional roles and the critical part family farms can play in the future of the Canadian prosperity.

    To learn more about the Grange of Prince Edward Estate Vineyard and Winery, please visit

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)

    You don't have to be perfect to be successful but you do have to overcome your fears. Understanding the hurdles and barriers can help you break free from fear and meet your goals. Once you identify your goals and move forward, get used to feeling uncomfortable and you'll want it more than you fear it. This webinar is designed to help you look at factors that unwittingly contribute to undervaluing your talents and not owning your power.

    Ilya R. Espino de Marotta is currently the Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority. She has worked at the Panama Canal for more than 30 years in various roles, but is best known for being the the first woman to be appointed as Executive Vice President for Engineering. As the lead engineer on the Canal expansion project, she had to overcome skepticism of her capabilities. She wore a pink hard hat and safety vest while overseeing the Panama Canal expansion to show that a woman can do the job.

    She obtained her Marine Engineering degree from Texas A&M, and her Masters in Economic Engineering from the Universidad Santa María La Antigua (The Old Saint Mary University in Panama City, Republic of Panama), also known as USMA. Ilya took Managerial Development courses at The INCAE Business School, located in Managua, Nicaragua and The Kellogg School of Management.

    Angelique A. David is the Executive Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Ziegler, a privately held investment bank. Angelique oversees all of the day-to-day functions of the business, which include: legal, compliance, IT, human resources, marketing, accounting, research, and office services. Angelique also serves as a Director on Ziegler's Board of Directors and is a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to joining Ziegler, Angelique practiced law at Locke Lord Bissell and Liddell, LLP.

    Angelique is a recognized leader in the securities industry and legal community. She received a 2018 Stevie Award for female executive of the year and was named as one of Chicago United's 2015 Business Leaders of Color. Angelique currently serves as Chair of Board of Directors of the Bond Dealers of America and as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chicago State Foundation. Angelique is also a member of FINRA's Fixed Income Committee. Additionally, Angelique has also served as a guest editor of Modern Counsel and a contributing writer and member of the Advisory Board for the magazine, Girlfriends Health Guide for Women of Color. Angelique obtained her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University Magna Cum Laude and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.


Past events

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 Making the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Work for Canadian Exporters: Perspectives from Canadian Trade Commissioners on-the-ground "Registration is Now Closed"
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Franchising Webinar
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 BMO Economic Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 OWIT International Conference 2020 - postponed until Spring 2021
Thursday, May 21, 2020 REVITALIZE your Attitude, Commitment and Game
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Share Your Voice! Virtual Roundtable for Women Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 BMO for Women: Managing Your Business Finances Through COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Webinar: Accessing Investors and Capital during COVID-19
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Trade Recovery Series: A New World – My Trade Team is Your Team
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 COVID-19 Marketing Strategies
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Can Force Majeure Save Your International Transactions?
Thursday, April 16, 2020 How to Thrive in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Blockchain: The Next Big Disruptor is Here
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Young Professionals in International Business: March Social 2020 - cancelled
Thursday, March 12, 2020 OWIT Chapter Leadership Webinar
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Women in Business & Leadership Forum - A Celebration of International Women's Day!
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Mixer for Trade Professionals
Thursday, February 27, 2020 JOIN OUR FREE WEBINAR: 3 Reasons why you must attend #OWITConVancouver
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea - Register Now !
Monday, February 10, 2020 Doing Business in Vietnam
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Kicking Off a New Era of North American Trade: Canada & the US East Coast and Great Lakes Regions
Monday, January 27, 2020 BWIT Trade Mission to Paris and Brussels - Register Now!
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Young Professionals in International Business: January Social 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020 Trade Accelerator Program: Women-Only Cohort
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Webinar - Assessing the Impact of Trade Agreements on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 OWIT-Toronto AGM & Holiday Reception: Year-End Reflections
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 RBC - Schulich Enterprise Forum V - Complimentary Registrations
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Webinar - Leadership: Strength, Service and Strategies - For Your Success
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Virtual Discussion Event - OWIT Member Highlight
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Year of the Woman!
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Gender Inclusiveness in Trade in Services
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 WEBINAR: BLOCKCHAIN 101: THE BASICS
Thursday, August 29, 2019 #OWITCONTAMPABAY WEBINAR
Monday, August 12, 2019 OWIT International - Webinar on Trump Administration's Use of Section 232 National Security Tariffs
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 WEEmpower Webinar: Achieving Gender Equality through Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 CAWEE Women’s Empowerment Summer Gala
Monday, June 24, 2019 Water Sector Opportunities in India - Webinar Hosted by Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Sunday, June 23, 2019 BWIT Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference
Friday, June 14, 2019 Breakfast Event on Doing Business in Japan
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Volunteering with OWIT International - Webinar
Friday, May 31, 2019 Webinar: Why Trade Matters
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Webinar: Start small. Think big. Test then Scale. Lean Methodology and the Business Model Canvas
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Doing Business in the UK: Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Cross the border faster – and get NEXUS faster! Expedited NEXUS enrollment with U.S. CBP
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Mongolia-Canada Business Forum, April 30, 2019 - CHANGE OF VENUE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Mongolia-Canada Business Forum: April 30, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 SIAL Toronto, April 30-May 2, 2019 - Visit TFO Pavillion!
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Doing Business in the US - What you Need to Know - Virtual Discussion
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 EVENT POSTPONED: OWIT Members Only: Women & International Trade: A reception to welcome a delegation from the Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Monday, April 15, 2019 Harnessing Data to Advance Women and the Canadian Economy - A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Join the Conversation - Multi-Chapter Event - Free for All Members
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Leverage your Competitive Edge as a Diverse Business - Webinar hosted by Magnet Export Portal
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Canadian Mining Companies in Peru - Political and Social Risks
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Webinar: Learning from Failure
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, September 19, 2018 Reserve now! 14th OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment
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

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