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OWIT UK Partner event with Export Academy: Let’s talk about Women in Trade!

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and learn about the opportunities and challenges for women in trade.

What you’ll learn

  • Market opportunities and trade arrangements for women-led exporting SMEs
  • Funding, programmes and networks
  • DBT and Government support available


Selling products and services has become more inclusive over the past few decades with an increasing participation from women-led businesses.

Across the globe, landmark policies and trade arrangements have contributed to a more favourable environment for women to expand their businesses overseas. However, women-led SMEs still face more barriers and challenges selling their products and services internationally than those led by men, including in the UK.

Join this webinar to get inspired as the UK Chapter of the Organisation of Women in International Trade takes you through the many tools and programmes women-led businesses can benefit from while also hearing from two successful women-led exporting businesses about their journey and top tips for expansion overseas!

Noreen Burroughes Cesareo

International Trade, Strategic Marketing and Communications specialist,

President, The Organisation of Women in International Trade in the UK (OWIT UK); Executive Vice President, OWIT International

Noreen is an International Trade, Strategic Marketing and Communications specialist with an international private enterprise and entrepreneurial background.

She is also the principal consultant of a UK-based international advisory firm she set up in 2007, called Market Accents. This WEConnect-certified consultancy has served as a platform for her to engage with clients on projects of varying sizes, at times working in collaborative partnerships with other SMEs and larger organisations to tender for projects within supply chains or to seek to open market opportunities.

Fungai Samushonga

CEO, Veracity Group

Fungi is an entrepreneur, CEO of the Veracity Group, a group of companies that provide consultancy services, international recruitment and healthcare services in UK & globally, with hubs in UK, Dubai, Canada & India.

Fungi draws from over 25 years of blended professional, leadership and business experience. Through Veracity Organisational Consultancy, she works with business entities and individuals around the world, instilling within them not only the mental foundations of success and the motivation to achieve, but also the actionable strategies that will empower them to grow, improve, and thrive in today’s ever-changing world.

Gill Thorpe

Founder & CEO, The Sourcing Team Ltd

Gill has 30 years’ buying experience and is a qualified buyer gaining her Chartered status through The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Having launched The Sourcing Team in 1996, creating products that bring brands to life, Gill developed a passion for ethical and sustainable purchasing and diversity in the supply chain.

Gill has been at the forefront of driving change in sustainable procurement practices to protect both people and planet while also being a strong advocate for gender diversity, driving opportunities for women owned organisations.


March 6
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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