Moderator: OWIT Nairobi Virtual Conference - EMPOWERING WOMEN To Break Barriers In Intra Africa Trade


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Trade Session: Strategies That Global Agencies Have Put In Place To Promote Women In Trade


  • Date: 09/24/2020 02:00 PM
  • Location: Online Event

Description

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) was established in 1989 in the United States of America as a global organization for women in international trade and business. OWIT Nairobi is a chapter of OWIT International. It was launched in Kenya by the US Embassy in April 2001. It was the second OWIT chapter established in Africa after Cairo. OWIT also supports a virtual chapter for individuals involved in international trade and businesses who do not have access to a local OWIT chapter where they reside or work. Other African chapters in the growing network of 21 global chapters are OWIT Nigeria and OWIT Zimbabwe.

OWIT Nairobi is a Business Membership Organization (BMO) for women and men working in all facets of international trade, designed to promote the advancement of women in trade and business. OWIT’s vision is empowering women to transform communities through global trade and our mission is promoting the advancement of women in international trade. OWIT Nairobi’s audacious goal is to enable women to generate 60 per cent of their sales from export by 2030,


I was invited to moderate this important discussion, and hosted a conversation with representatives from Global Agencies that support women in trade, and explored initiatives that have been implemented, and how successful they have been