Events


Our events team works closely with our broad network of contacts and partners in Geneva and Lausanne to ensure that our culture and values are firmly embedded in our events calendar.

Events focus on 5 key areas:

  1. International trade & diplomacy
  2. Business & entrepreneurship
  3. Personal & professional development
  4. Women's empowerment
  5. Diversity & inclusion

Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Webinar
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    Equal representation of females across the business and governmental worlds is a much-discussed topic at the moment. OWIT and its partners are particularly interested in female representation and leadership in the world of trade. 

    Join OWIT and CT Strategies as we discuss and examine gender equality in trade from the perspectives of three women who have lived it. Our panel will discuss why gender representation is crucial in the trade industry, the current state of women in customs and trade organizations, and how all of us (male and female) can help elevate women in the corporate or government world.

    CINDY COVELL most recently served as the Executive Director, Regulatory Audit in the Office of International Trade, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As a Senior Executive, she provided executive leadership to 400 auditors and administrative personnel located in over twenty-five cities in the United States. Ms. Covell has over 32 years of auditing experience, 34 years of federal service, and 12 years in senior executive leadership.

    She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Roanoke College, Cum Laude, and received a Masters in Public Administration from American University. Additionally, Ms. Covell is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and the Customs Leadership Institute at the Columbia University School of Executive Business Management.

    LAURA ESCALANTE is a trade policy and trade facilitation expert with over thirteen years of international negotiation, border management and law optimization experience. She has worked on free trade agreements and multilateral and bilateral agreements, and has participated in and led trade negotiations with the United States, the European Union, China, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Peru and Colombia.

    Mrs. Escalante has a graduate degree in International Relations from the National University of Costa Rica, and a Master's degree in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the UN mandated University for Peace. She also attended the Mastering Trade Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

    KELLEY SANABRIA is an experienced Customs official with expertise in international trade policy. During her time at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Ms. Sanabria advanced a variety of initiatives which sought to streamline the import/export system-notably the CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs). Ms. Sanabria currently serves as CT Strategies' Chief Communications Advisor.

    Ms. Sanabria received her Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University, continuing on to receive her Master's Degree from FSU in International Affairs with a focus on Economics, where she graduated with Distinction.

    Register now!

    • 02 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Webinar
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    Please join us for our first virtual panel and discussion of 2018, open to all OWIT members.

    We will have a variety of OWIT member speakers who will briefly discuss our topic of Current Issues in Trade, after which we will have a virtual discussion where attendees can ask questions and further explore this topic. Our goal for this webinar and virtual discussion is to provide an opportunity for OWIT members around the globe to connect with each other, and we plan to have additional virtual panels and discussions in the future. This event is free to all current OWIT members.

    Questions? Interested in speaking on a future virtual panel? Please contact vp-virtual@owit.org.

    Hosted by the OWIT Virtual Chapter.

    Register now!

Past events

17 Apr 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: How to dress for success?
10 Apr 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: How to dress for success?
13 Mar 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: International Women's Day
13 Mar 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: International Women's Day 2018
26 Feb 2018 'Dinner at Tiffany's' - join us for the 2018 Annual General Meeting
20 Feb 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: How to 'sell' your CV
13 Feb 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: How to 'sell' your CV
06 Feb 2018 OWIT International Webinar: Member's only FREE Webinar: Productive Conflict™ How Women Leaders Can Navigate Conflict Productively to Discover Innovative Solutions for Their Companies, Teams, and Themselves
16 Jan 2018 Are your emotions betraying you at work?
16 Jan 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - New Year Resolutions
09 Jan 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - New Year Resolutions!
12 Dec 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting with a Christmas twist
23 Nov 2017 La maternité en entreprise: un tabou à transformer en opportunités
14 Nov 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - International Trade & Entrepreneurship
07 Nov 2017 How Fair and Caring Leadership can boost team engagement and personal satisfaction
10 Oct 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Management of multicultural teams
03 Oct 2017 OWIT International Webinar: Member's only FREE Webinar: Leave no One Behind: A Discussion on Women's Economic Empowerment with CEO of IKEA Switzerland, Ms. Simona Scarpaleggia
28 Sep 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2017
06 Sep 2017 The Power of Voice and Nonverbal Behaviour in Speech Communication
31 Aug 2017 Vital Voices Application: VV GROW Fellowship!
08 Aug 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - les pieds dans l'eau
11 Jul 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva "pied dans l'eau"
27 Jun 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
15 Jun 2017 2017 Annual Summer Reception - The Art of "Present-ing" workshop
31 May 2017 OWIT International Webinar: Why Trade Matters
23 May 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Success as a team!
16 May 2017 WORKSHOP: Resilience, a mindful approach to Performance
11 May 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
02 May 2017 Invitation à la conférence: UN FUTUR CENTRE DE RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE NOUVELLES VOIES THERAPEUTIQUES
26 Apr 2017 NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY NOT TO MISS: Future of Digital Trade - hosted by the ITC
11 Apr 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
28 Mar 2017 WORKSHOP: Nonviolent communication workshop
21 Mar 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Empowering Women
14 Mar 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - International Women's Day
07 Mar 2017 Free event at Palais des Nations: The power of digital women
28 Feb 2017 Panel discussion: Can "Equal Pay" be a reality in the companies?
27 Feb 2017 Webinar by OWIT International: "TRADE, TAX & BEYOND: NAVIGATING THE 2017 U.S. AGENDA"
21 Feb 2017 MNM Geneva - "Equal Pay" Theme
07 Feb 2017 MNM Lausanne - "Equal Pay" Theme
30 Jan 2017 Raise Your Voice: OWIT Workshop on Public Speaking
25 Jan 2017 Webinar by OWIT International: The NEW SheTrades Web & Mobile Application: Connecting One Million Women Entrepreneurs
17 Jan 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 Jan 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
13 Dec 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva with a Christmas twist
12 Dec 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting with a Christmas twist
15 Nov 2016 Webinar by OWIT International: HOW TO DO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WITH BRAZIL
15 Nov 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva and Mentoring Program
08 Nov 2016 Networking Tools Workshop with Esther Goette
08 Nov 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
10 Oct 2016 Build Resilience and Get Ready
22 Sep 2016 Inclusive Trade: Expanding Participation of Women and Small & Medium Size Enterprises
21 Sep 2016 Special Session: Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
13 Sep 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
16 Aug 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
19 Jul 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
12 Jul 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
21 Jun 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
14 Jun 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
17 May 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 May 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
08 May 2016 OWIT Get-Together: Spring Clean Your CV for a New Job-hunting Season
19 Apr 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 Mar 2016 A Deeper Look into Social Entrepreneurship
08 Mar 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
01 Mar 2016 Spring Into Action: Why Time Management Matters for Women in Transition
16 Feb 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
09 Feb 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
07 Feb 2016 OWIT Get-Together: Reach Your Goal in 100 Days! How to Make That Happen
19 Jan 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
14 Jan 2016 Women and Career Negotiations
12 Jan 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne

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