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Trade has the potential to expand women’s role in the economy, decrease inequality, and expand women’s access to skills and education. Unfortunately trade is not gender-neutral and in order to break the bias, we need to continue hearing women entrepreneurs share their experiences, identify barriers, acknowledge and share best practice and put forward recommendations and action plans to help shift these barriers.

The roundtable will showcase women in international trade from the three chapters across three areas: sustainable practices, trade finance and digitalisation. These are all key for building resilience and growing businesses across borders in the coming years.

Join OWIT Brussels, OWIT Lake Geneva and OWIT UK for insightful keynotes and a roundtable discussion in person and online.

Keynote presentations from

Vridiana Garcia Quiles, E-Trades Programme Management Officers , UNCTAD

Adriana Quinones, Director a.i, UN WOMEN, Geneva

Professor Theresa Carpenter, PHD, Trade Policy Advisor

Alisa Gus, US Ambassador, Savvitas Global,

with speed keynotes from

Alessandra Guion, Fintech Belgium (Brussels)

Deborah Leary OBE, Forensic Pathway (UK)

Zeinab Al Hasan, Georgia-Pacific LLC (Lake Geneva)

Laura Sieczkowski, Director, Mantle Packaging (UK)

Maria de Garcia, DignityService (Brussels)

Rambod Behbodi, Geneva Trade Law

Nicole Pitter Patterson, OWIT UK

Moderator: Deepash Patel, Trade Finance Global

Hosts: OWIT Europe Chapters:

Jennifer Moriconi, President OWIT Brussels

Sanaz Javadi Farahzadi, VP Partnerships OWIT Lake Geneva

Noreen Burroughes Cesareo, President OWIT UK

Should you require any assistance to access the venue or participate in the online roundtable kindly contact us by email prior to the event.