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Student of International Trade Award

This award recognizes a female student or recent graduate (as of April 2020) 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.  Please note that OWIT Board Members are not eligible for this award.

2020 Award: Rachel Zlatar  


Rachel is in the Bachelor of Commerce program at McMaster University. She has held a leading brand ambassador role for the Queen’s University Conference on International Business since her freshman year. Rachel started as a volunteer with LatAm Startups in March 2020 working with international start-ups. Rachel is now working with LatAm Startups focusing on Strategic Partnerships. Outside of her work and school, Rachel has developed Suenos Del Mundo, a technology-based social enterprise providing a digital presence to street vendors and micro-enterprises in tourism hubs across Latin America. When borders open, she will map and work directly with female-led micro enterprises to build their digital presence and promote their products and services to visiting tourists.

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Past Award Winners

2020: Rachel Zlatar

2019: Hamideh Mahmoodi
2018: Era Saraci
2017: Jaleh Nateghi
2016: Melania Lopez Videla
2014: Laura McLeod
2011: Jasmine Cheema
2010: Sonya Jenkins
2009: Heather Stokes

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