Directory of Women in Trade Organizations, Associations
International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.
TIAW is a growing organization of women’s networks from a multitude of countries on 6 continents representing over 35,000 women worldwide. Individual members are executives, business owners and professional women from both the developed and developing worlds.
TIAW connects leading women’s organizations worldwide to leverage their reach and resources, creating a global community of economically empowered women.
TIAW will achieve its purpose on a global scale by delivering the connections and benefits promised to stakeholders through the building of brand awareness and loyalty, the acquisition of sustainable resources, and the promotion of civil discourse, education and thought leadership.
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Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is the premier non-partisan professional organization in Washington, D.C. for individuals — particularly women — who share a strong interest and expertise in the field of international trade. In addition to its first-rate substantive programs, WIIT is recognized for its range of professional development supports. It is the only trade organization in the Washington, DC area that keeps you ahead on trade news while also expanding your professional skills and opportunities.
Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women
BPW Australia is a community of women working to end gender inequality. Our members share an interest in the issues that affect women in Australia, and around the world, today. Our projects, programs and campaigns focus on issues that affect women and work such as equal pay, childcare, support for women’s refuges, scholarships for young women in school & university, and domestic violence. We also partner with other organisations on projects including International Women’s Day and the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
A non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities. Members include women and men doing business in all facets of international trade including finance, public relations, government, freight forwarding, international law, agriculture, sales and marketing, import/export, logistics, and transportation.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)
WISTA is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.
WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus we can enhance members’ competence and empower career success.
WISTA is growing and currently counts over 1.500 individual members in 34 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).