APPOINTMENT

A Kenyan, Frida Owinga to lead international women trade lobby

She will lead the Women in International Trade for a year

In Summary
  • The new team took office early this month and the tenor ends December 31. 
  • OWIT’s goal is to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.
Frida Owinga, new Organization of Women in International Trade president
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The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), a lobby supporting women in business has selected an executive committee to steer its activities for a year. 

The team is to be led by Frida Owinga as the president, the first to serve outside of the United States of America and from Africa.

The new team took office early this month and the tenor ends December 31. 

A certified life-and-work coach, Owinga worked with business owners across various sectors for over 20 years, supporting them in different capacities.

She studied Organisation Leadership and Management at Regent University in the US before furthering her business education Kaufmann Foundation's Small Business Management training and Goldman Sachs' 10KSB Women Entrepreneurship programme.

She joined OWIT in 2009, serving in various capacities before becoming President of OWIT Nairobi in 2017 and V-P Chapter Development in 2019-20, during which time she supported the setup of OWIT Nigeria, St. Louis, Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe.

OWIT’s goal is to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.

Owinga will be assisted by Hulya Kurt from  Switzerland as the Vice president and Carolina Schneider from Virtual Chapter, Ohio, the USA as treasurer.