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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 2016) – A delegation of global trade experts representing policy professionals and women-owned businesses convened in Geneva, Switzerland to engage global officials as well as participate in a high-level panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum to urge the acceleration of women-owned businesses in global trade.  Leadership from the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) represented members from across the globe and chapters in Africa, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States during the week-long trade mission.

“Trade is a key driver of women’s economic empowerment globally,” said Andrea Ewart, President, OWIT International. “OWIT represents over 2000 women whose livelihoods and expertise are directly impacted by trade.  Our members make up the faces of trade – whether they are customs brokers, international trade lawyers, logistics company owners, policy analysts or entrepreneurs.”

Throughout the week, the delegation shared the message of inclusion and women’s empowerment with key officials including, the WTO, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) and ambassadors.  During a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to the WTO, Michael Punke, OWIT members received praise for sharing their “faces of trade” efforts with their personal stories that humanize trade.  Additionally, OWIT launched its partnership with the ITC “SheTrades” initiative which will provide market access matchmaking for women-owned businesses and buyers around the world.

OWIT actively participated at the WTO Public Forum – the organization’s largest annual outreach event which provides a platform for  participants  to  discuss  the  latest  developments  in  world  trade  and  to  propose  ways  of enhancing the multilateral trading system.  The theme for this year’s WTO Public Forum, held September 27-29, was ‘Inclusive Trade’.  In addition to its panel presentation, OWIT’s exhibit at the Forum showcased the many faces of trade.

“Trade is important to me because it is a proven fact that companies with international sales have twice the chance of success over the long run because they are not tied to one economy,” says Gail Morris, a representative of OWIT-Toronto and Managing Director, Georgia USA – Canada Office. “To be part of the dialogue in Geneva was exciting and a real honour.  It also gave insight into how policies are made and we were able to share our personal views about why trade matters.”


“It was clear in Geneva that international organizations, NGOs, governments and women’s business groups from around the world are also champions of inclusive trade policies for women,” says Susan Baka, another OWIT-Toronto representative and President of Bay Communications & Marketing Inc.  “There is a growing movement to try to enhance the benefits of trade to better enable women’s full participation in the global economy.” 


Several members of the OWIT group, including presented a panel on Shaping the Rules to Facilitate Active Participation of SMEs and Women in Global Markets on September 27.  They shared real-world experiences and insights on barriers to participation by SMEs and women-owned small businesses as well as success stories. 

“The time is ripe for governments, the private sector, NGO community and entrepreneurs to accelerate opportunity for women in trade,” said Ewart.  “OWIT is excited about this opportunity and pleased that global leaders recognize the importance of inclusion. And we had a unique opportunity to network with many of the over 2,000 heads of state and leading global businesspeople, academics and non-governmental organizations that attend the Forum.  This planted the seeds for some exciting collaborations with OWIT.”

About OWIT

Founded in 1989, The Organization of Women in International Trade International ( is a voluntary, non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women through networking and educational programs. It is comprised of more than 2,000 members in local chapters operating in the Americas, Europe, and Africa as well as “virtual” chapter comprised of individuals who do not reside or work in localities with a local OWIT Chapter.

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