OWIT UK: BORN GLOBAL - a lunchtime roundtable to ensure you are opportunity ready for international trade on Wednesday September 22, 2021. From the minute you launch your website you are a ‘born global’ company. What is your strategy? What practical steps do you need to take to optimise your global reach? This webinar is designed to help you begin your international trade journey.
The Organisation of Women in International Trade, UK Chapter (OWIT UK) and Women’s Economic Imperative (WEIForward) are hosting this joint working session at the WTO Public Forum 2021. The session will look at ways in which government and private enterprise can collaborate to ensure the broadest range of opportunities remain open to all women to acquire digital skills, build resilience and ensure sustainable growth in international trade following the disruptions and further inequalities in supply chains caused by the pandemic.
"Intellectual Property the backbone of today's business" Branding strategies & Enhancing Business CompetitivenessAbout this eventRaise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs has an impact on daily life and how to protect creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe. This seminar is a great opportunity for all the young innovators, especially women, who wish to translate their ideas to into valuable products and services that are distributed in the market, to learn how they can use the IP system to build a strong business, protect their innovations and turn them into bankable IP assets.
Our webinar on Thursday May 5 includes two short presentations from our keynote speakers Brenda VanHorn, Commercial Counselor, US Embassy in the United Kingdom and Susan Barton - Head of Gender Strategy and Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom.
They will talk about facilitation of trade opportunities. They will also share details of market entry programs and export services from both countries.
Following the short presentations, there will be an open conversation with Q&A for OWIT members and guests on the call. Participants will also have the opportunity to place their questions directly to Brenda VanHorn and Susan Barton.
OWIT UK President Noreen Burroughes Cesareo of Market Accents, will join ‘#SheExports – taking your women-owned business global’ as a guest speaker to launch @UPS’s Women Exporters Programme.
The programme, open to women business owners, is set to delve into topics such as exporting, logistics and more in a series of workshops, which follows the virtual launch event on 24 May, 1-2pm BST.
Collaborative action from women business leaders to make a positive impact and deliver our united vision of a more sustainable world economy
October 20, 2021 10.00 and 15.00 BST
World Business Women's Day 2022 10.00 BST
Women and Technology
How women in business can leverage technology to make the most of its opportunities
From AI to the dark web and everything in between...tech leaders, business owners, and women from all sectors, nations, cultures, and backgrounds, take part in this dynamic global event to explore women and technology
Climate change is not gender-neutral. The impact of the climate crisis disproportionately affects women, particularly those who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. The crisis amplifies existing gender inequalities by increasing women’s vulnerabilities and threatening their means of subsistence. Women entrepreneurs are essential contributors to trade – and thus important agents of change. Because of their substantial knowledge of the land, indigenous women are more likely to implement green practices in their production. Thus, including them in global supply chains can address climate change by increasing sustainable trade while improving women’s economic well-being.
Still, women typically face more obstacles when setting up businesses, accessing finance, and entering global markets. The WTO and the UNPFII have previously acknowledged the importance of mainstreaming gendered trade policies for women’s economic empowerment and increasing the inclusion and diversity of women in trade. By sharing the unique experience of indigenous women, policies that reduce gender-related barriers and empower green trade can be created.
This session will adopt a bottom-up approach to look at the challenges facing indigenous women involved in sustainable trade. It will propose inclusive green policies, evidenced by the lived experience of indigenous women, that can support bringing others into sustainable global supply chains.