OWIT Partners

OWIT International establishes strategic alliances with other organizations that complement OWIT’s mission. Several of our Partners offer benefits to OWIT members, thereby enhancing the value of our individual members’ dues. We are proud of the following strategic alliances:

Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM)

OWIT and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) have formed a new alliance that will enhance trade education for business owners who are members of OWIT as well as for clients of EXIM. Visit www.exim.gov

GroYourBiz Ltd.

Headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, is an initiative that brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners who want to take their business to the next level. GroYourBiz provides monthly peer business “Advisory Board” meetings to women business owners, engaging top experts, business analysts, and presenters and a ‘practical approach’ training guide. The program known as MyBusinessMyBoard™ has 25+ Advisory Boards active in Canada and the USA, with global expansion commencing Fall 2016. Entrepreneurs draw upon the skills, expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs offering practical solutions to attracting tomorrow's customers and expansion needs. For more information, visit www.GroYourBiz.com


SheTrades is an initiative of the International Trade Centre to connect 1 million women around the world to business opportunities and markets by 2020. The platform allows women entrepreneurs and women-owned companies to sign up to make themselves visible to potential buyers. OWIT serves as a verifying partner for all of our members. Visit www.shetrades.com

Vital Voices

OWIT is a "nominating partner" of Vital Voices (VV) and actively promotes the VV Grow Fellowship program to all OWIT Chapters. The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Visit www.vitalvoices.org

We Connect

WEConnect International

A corporate-led non-profit, WEConnect International helps build sustainable communities by empowering women business owners to succeed in local and global markets and to tap into global supply chains. Currently, WEConnect International is supporting women business owners in over 70 countries by providing business education, certification, and business connections to companies based outside the United States that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. OWIT International provides WEConnect International members with access to training and information on doing business internationally.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG)

In 2017, OWIT launched a new partnership with Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chicago. OWIT and WEGG share a like-minded mission of educating women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families, and their community. OWIT members receive a discount when they participate in WEGG webinars and global trade educational programs (WEGG-member rate). For more information, visit www.womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org