The Tampa Bay OWIT nominated a new Board President - Christyna Doege. Christyna has been a long time member of the chapter and was also our 2016 International Woman of the Year! We are delighted to have Christyna on board.
Below is a letter from Christyna..
Dear TBOWIT Members & Friends,
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as your 2017 TBOWIT President. My name is Christyna Doege and when I’m not at TBOWIT, I am representing the Marketing & Business Development department at Port Tampa Bay. TBOWIT has some exciting events coming up this year. However, before I tell you about those events, I first want to ask you: Do you know what I like about the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade, TBOWIT?
- · It’s business with an international flavor. One doesn’t have to be steeped in international business, trade, or policy to benefit. From my years involved with TBOWIT, I’ve come away from every luncheon and gala with new nuggets of information on best practices and with the feeling that I learned something that is useful in my everyday life.
- · We are proud of the fact that we award two scholarships every year to university students embarking on an international experience.
- · And, of course, we have to mention the networking. TBOWIT members encompass a wide range of business, services, and products. I have built some great relationships through TBOWIT.
- How about you? What pulls you towards TBOWIT?
Whether you are a regular attendee or you haven’t checked out TBOWIT in a while, we have some exciting events coming in 2017. This February is our kick-off luncheon featuring Challenges and Opportunities in International Construction and Design Project with Alba Rodriguez of Skanska USA Building. We are working on a March luncheon, so keep an eye out for it as it will address some timely topics on tariff and trade issues. Back by popular demand, we will once again host a “wines of the world” tasting event to be held in April. In May, TBOWIT is partnering with EXIM Bank to host the EXIM Symposium: Export Essentials. This coming September, TBOWIT will participate in a joint event with OWIT South Florida, and OWIT Nairobi - TBOWIT is just one chapter of a global organization! Plus, our TBOWIT Gala to be held towards the end of October 2017. It’s going to be a fun, full year! Keep informed by visiting our website at www.tbowit.org.
Pulling off a great year of informative and supportive events is the work of a team. The TBOWIT Board is a great team and I want to thank the TBOWIT Board for their support and wisdom. I also want to thank our wonderful members. Without you, faithful member, we could not invest in the next generation with our TBOWIT scholarships or find such wonderful speakers. Thank you TBOWIT Members!
I look forward to an exciting year,
TBOWIT President 2017