OWITOrganization of Women in International Trade
OWITOregon Women in Timber (est. 1978)
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Today, with 3,000 members and 20 chapters, OWIT is recognized worldwide for building trade relationships in global communities.
OWIT helps women to develop direct business opportunities, whether it is consultancies in their professional expertise, import and export business connections, learning from best practices or receiving expert advice from contacts made as a result of links between chapters or attendance at the annual world conference.
The Nairobi chapter reports that local OWIT workshops have provided skills-building and actual business contracts, as well as much-needed knowledge of global markets.
The report has attracted attention from quarters as diverse as Xinhua news agency, women ambassadors in Geneva, the UN's WomenWatch site, the UN's Special Adviser to Women, the World Bank's Development Gateway, the Centre de Recherche en Commerce et Developpement (Centre for research in trade and development) of Benin, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and a number of universities.
ITC's market analysis team now know where OWIT chapters exist worldwide, and regularly arrange hands-on training sessions when they are travelling in the country.
In 2004, OECD will host another ministerial meeting for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with more involvement of women entrepreneurs OWIT (Organization of Women in Purpose: International Trade) * Non-profit professional http://www.owit.org organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities IGTN (International Gender and Initiative related to women and Trade Network) trade: * Economic literacy--Resources on gender and trade (http://www.