OWIT-Toronto’s role in advancing women in international trade would not be possible without the critical investments made by our sponsors. These contributions, both financial and in-kind support, have enabled OWIT-Toronto to run a wide range of programs from educational events to networking, trade missions and information sharing for all our members to advance in the global trade landscape.
OWIT-Toronto is extremely grateful to all organizations and companies that have supported the fulfillment of OWIT-Toronto’s mission.
Boost your brand visibility within the business and export sectors by supporting one of Toronto’s unique women-focused professional events. OWIT-Toronto invites you to become a sponsor of any of its events. Sponsorship offers your company an opportunity to enhance its marketing efforts towards women in business. It also provides an excellent platform on which to engage directly with top decision-makers and practitioners in international trade.
“Organizations like OWIT that provide trade education and serve as a trusted source of very unbiased information transcend what we might read in tweets. Bringing together business leaders and letting them share trade successes and experiences that go beyond the superficial media headlines is so important. …OWIT can help educate and build the confidence and be that stable and familiar face through all the [trade] spikes. …As a grouping, you have a collective voice, and it’s good to get that voice to policy makers or organizations like EDC that are thinking about what products or services to put on the market. You can actually help guide policy and product-building for your membership through your insights.”Mairead Lavery, President and CEO, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts are a cornerstone to achieving greater impact in our mission to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business. OWIT – Toronto collaborates and establishes strategic alliances with other organizations and companies that complement our mission and objectives. Several of our partners offer benefits to our members, thereby enhancing the value of our individual members’ dues.
FITT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. FITT’s international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world. OWIT-Toronto and FITT share a common interest in building and enhancing the global business skills, knowledge and abilities of women in the field of international trade. Together, we seek to support them and their businesses and organizations in staying current on international trade issues and access to global markets, reducing and managing the risks of integrative trade, and enabling profitable competition. As part of the partnership, OWIT-Toronto and OWIT International members are entitled to a 40% discount on all of FITT’s online courses and workshops. Read more to access this exclusive discount and for more information, visit the FITTforTrade.com.
BCBC and OWIT-Toronto share a common interest in providing resources and business education for women entrepreneurs and professionals in the international trade arena. This partnership gives OWIT-Toronto and BCBC members access to each organization’s networking and educational events held throughout the year at member rates.
The BCBC fosters contacts and relationships for individuals and organizations interested in trade and business opportunities between Belgium and Canada. For more information, visit the BCBC website.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Monterrey Chapter is a non-profit chamber of commerce organization located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Its main purpose is to promote trade between the State of Nuevo León and Canada and to build bridges between Mexico and Canada to increase economic, cultural, academic, and political interactions. Cancham Monterrey has over 70 business members and 15 allies. For more information, please visit https://canchammty.org/
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon is the commercial and manufacturing centre of northern Mexico which has attracted hundreds of corporations from around the world and is also an international educational hub. Due to the high demand and interest in Monterrey, Air Canada has opened nonstop flights from Toronto directly into Monterrey international airport starting October 2023.
The Entrepreneurs Point (EP)
EP offers a solution to start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses looking to create ideas for revenues. Specially planned to support women entrepreneur start-ups, the facilities host a child play area, and also offer shared office spaces, meeting rooms and a 100-seater hall for seminars. The EP business incubator program aims to assist women entrepreneurs to grow existing businesses, and enable them to level up and advance to a state where they can pursue opportunities in domestic, regional and global markets.
Through the strategic alliance with EP, OWIT-Toronto members are entitled to a 10% discount offer for the incubator development program, and an additional 20% discount on event space booking and free access to the EP Academy classes. OWIT-Toronto members are also eligible to a 10% discount offer to use EP’s entrepreneurial working spaces, as well as access to EP’s networking and educational events held throughout the year at member rates. For more information, visit the EP website.
B2BeeMatch.com is a membership-based business matchmaking platform launched in 2020 where small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can connect in order to outsource, scale, network and find clients. Using a proprietary algorithm, B2BeeMatch carefully matches growing businesses and service firms based on their needs and offerings. OWIT-Toronto and B2BeeMatch share a like-minded goal of building ongoing trade relationships within and between communities, as well as a like-minded mission of supporting women SMEs to thrive through facilitating connections and networks with leading global businesses. As part of the partnership, B2BeeMatch is currently offering free memberships to encourage key company decision-makers—such as members of OWIT-Toronto—to join the growing platform. OWIT-Toronto members can sign up for next-level business matchmaking on the B2BeeMatch website.
CABC is Canada’s only not-for-profit association focused exclusively on promoting trade and investment between Canada and the Arab world. CABC's goals are to create greater awareness and promote bilateral trade, cultural, business, investment and economic links, to serve as a business advisory body to governments and assist members of the Corporation in their trade, business and investment activities in Canada and the Arab countries. As the voice of business between Canada and the Arab world, CABC and OWIT-Toronto have shared interests of advancing international trade between Canada and the Arab world, as well as enhancing international business education and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs, professionals and trade experts. For more information, visit the CABC website.
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