OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment

september, 2018

19sep5:30 pm8:00 pmOWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic EmpowermentOrganization of Women in International Trade - OWIT

Event Details

Get Your Early Bird Ticket for OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  •  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • LocationToronto Board Of Trade 77 Adelaide St W Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 Canada

Be sure to mark off the evening of September 19th for our Annual Awards Gala in Toronto to honour the winners and to network with other like-minded professionals in the global trade arena. Our theme this year is “Enhancing global trade through women’s economic empowerment”, with a fireside chat featuring these dynamic, accomplished women in impressive leadership roles:

OONAGH FITZGERALDDirector of the International Law Research Program, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Oonagh established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law. She has spearheaded innovative CIGI initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, including a conference at the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has extensive experience as a senior executive in the federal government, providing legal policy, advisory and litigation services, and strategic leadership in international law, national security, public law, human rights and governance.

WENDY CUKIERFounder/Director, Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute


Professor Information Technology Management

Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity. She is coauthor of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park,” and is the founder of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute. She has dedicated her work to leading projects aimed at promoting the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups. She was selected in 2013 as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence and in 2010 as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail, La Presse and CTV.

SUSAN BAKAPresident, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc

Founder and VP, International of OWIT-Toronto

An advocate for women exporters, Susan is an authority on international trade, women’s entrepreneurship and diversity. She is a prolific writer and speaker on women’s economic empowerment, most recently presenting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. She is a senior consultant with Grow Trade Consulting and is also the Ontario rep for TFO (Trade Facilitation Office) Canada. She served on the Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board (2008-11) and provides stakeholder input for OWIT in consultations on free trade agreements, including the NAFTA renegotiation. She has been honoured with international awards, including the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award which recognizes 100 women worldwide for contributing to women’s economic empowerment.

 Early Bird Tickets Sale

Reserve your spot today for this always high-energy,

inspirational evening and take advantage of our early-bird rate.

 Place:Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto. ON M5X 1C1
 Date:September 19th
 Time:5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Early bird: CAD$99      (deadline: Aug 17th)    
OWIT, Students & Partners: CAD$110
Members: CAD$110
Non-Members: CAD$125

Note: dietary restrictions should be indicated in advance. 

Please email us with your specifications at: info@owit-toronto.ca



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Toronto Region Board of Trade