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Mission:  To promote international business and affairs in the Tampa Bay area and to provide a forum for networking, education, and scholarship with a global focus and an emphasis on women.

Vision:  To be the driving force behind the recognition of female Tampa Bay leaders in international business and affairs and to be the leading organization in the Tampa Bay area fostering the development of future leaders thereby enriching Tampa Bay through both international trade, policy, and leadership.

Key Priorities:

  • Advocate for international business
  • Promote professional growth for  women and men in international business
  • Increase awareness of the leadership role of women in international business
  • Create a forum for the interchange of ideas regarding international business
  • Provide leadership in uniting international community activities

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many members are in OWIT?

The OWIT network currently extends across chapters located in Central, North, and South America, Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East with approximately 2,000 individual members around the world. This dynamic global network presents unique opportunities to establish relationships with international  business professionals around the world.

2. Does membership in the Tampa Bay chapter give me access to the International membership?

Yes, your local chapter membership automatically makes you part of the OWIT network.

3. Is OWIT a nonprofit? Where is its headquarters?

Yes. OWIT is a non-profit organization registered in Washington D.C.

4. Does it have any determined legal form - association, foundation, private foundation other?

OWIT is a 501(c)6 organization (United States)

5. Does OWIT partner with any other organization?

Yes, OWIT partners with the following organizations and several of them offer "free" memberships to OWIT/TBOWIT members!

Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM)
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
NASBITE International
International Trade Centre - SheTrades
FTO Canada
Vital Voices
WEConnect International

For any questions please contact:

Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade

P.O. Box 75688, Tampa, FL 33675

About us

The Tampa Bay Chapter (TBOWIT), established in 1997, is one of more than 30 + chapters worldwide under the umbrella of OWIT, the Organization of Women in International Trade, a dynamic organization created to enhance the status and interests of women in the field of international business.

Become a member

 OWIT chapters provide a forum for you to develop business opportunities, identify mentors, and to foster your career growth and professional development.

Contact Us

Tampa Bay OWIT

PO Box 75688, Tampa, FL 33675

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