Who We Are

Established in 1989, the Organization of Women In International Trade (OWIT) is a global association for women working in international trade and business. The association boasts more than 2,000 members that share an annual economic impact of hundreds of millions of dollars in trade and business transactions. OWIT’s focus is on adding value to our corporate, mid-sized, small business and individual global members. OWIT also supports virtual membership to more easily access full membership engagement.

What Does OWIT Arkansas do?

OWIT Arkansas’ mission is to promote bilateral trade and education for women and students.  We intend to further this mission by putting a special focus on the works of women in trade. The OWIT Arkansas chapter is a unique institution as it partners the World Trade Center Arkansas and the University of Arkansas. 

OWIT Arkansas is not just for women and anyone can join who wants exposure and/or wider access to the field of international trade.

The World Trade Center Arkansas is proud to welcome back OWIT, which shares a similar goal with the Center of promoting global trade and inclusivity. OWIT’s mission to be “united around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business” dovetails with the Center’s work to further trade opportunities for SME’s through bilateral trade, cultural exchange and international networking.

Why join?

  • By joining OWIT Arkansas each member gains access to the World-Wide Network of OWIT.
  • The annual membership with the WTC Arkansas gives you access to its global network.
  • Discounted member rate to the OWIT chapters events
  • Discounted member rates to the OWIT chapter webinars
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Increase your bilateral trade knowledge


Benefits of membership:

  • Global Networking
  • Business Development
  • Mentoring
  • Education & Training
  • Early Bird Specials
  • Strategic Alliance



Minority Business Focused Trade Mission: Market Overview Webinar

On Feb. 16, join the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, EXIM Bank, and the Global Diversity Export Initiative to explore and learn more about the Minority Business Focused Trade Mission, highlight the resources available to expand into international markets, and gain market insight into regional trends in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
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