Andrea Ewart, President, OWIT International; CEO/President, DevelopTradeLaw, LLC
Gender and size are two factors that can limit the ability of companies, wherever located, to integrate into the global market. Two established pathways that facilitate global entry are: (1) as suppliers to global companies, and (2) through the use of innovation and technology to create a unique market or platform for entry into foreign markets. Either pathway has its challenges.
OWIT, a global organization of over 2,000 women and men involved in and committed to the advancement of women in international business and trade, presents "Shaping the Rules to Facilitate Active Participation of SMEs and Women in Global Markets". OWIT's members, who include policymakers, legislators/rulemakers, and representatives from businesses – large and small – will share the real-world experiences and insights of its members on: