President’s Message


OWIT-Ottawa provides opportunities for trade professionals, government officials and academia to come together to share knowledge and expertise related to international trade in a supportive and inspiring environment.  I am truly honoured to serve as the President of OWIT-Ottawa.

It is an exciting time to be a part of an international trade network, with significant free trade agreements underway. It is also an exciting time to raise awareness of the importance of women in trade. The broad impact of trade on the Canadian economy offers an important moment for professionals in trade to connect.

As a member of OWIT-Ottawa, your involvement is crucial to the success of the organization.  The OWIT-Ottawa team is always planning a series of events for members and non-members, women and men interested in trade and networking. I would like to invite you to participate in our events, connect with our board of directors, subscribe to our newsletters and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  In addition, make sure to keep your eye on the fantastic webinars and online training offered in the coming year.

OWIT-Ottawa is a chapter of OWIT International.  I encourage you to take advantage of OWIT’s international network by completing your online profile on the new web platform. The members-only section of OWIT’s website provides a searchable worldwide membership directory. OWIT’s expertise is available to everyone, and its diverse network ensures the association’s relevance to a wide range of interest areas within trade.

Thank you for your interest in OWIT-Ottawa.  I look forward to connecting with current members, new members and guests at our upcoming events!

With warm regards,
Wendy Wagner