Published: 01 Sep, '23

Empowering Caribbean Women in Trade: Caribbean Export’s Support for CWIT Awardees

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Caribbean Export is pleased to be supporting the Caribbean Women in Trade (CWIT), an organization that officially launched in May 2023. This initiative, established in 2020, serves as a vibrant community for Caribbean women engaged in international trade.

CWIT’s activities are far-reaching and impactful, providing a platform for connections, networking events, and educational seminars. These offerings empower Caribbean women in international trade to foster meaningful relationships and access critical knowledge. The initiative also focuses on mentorship, offering guidance to young and new members, while positioning itself as a significant stakeholder for consultations on trade challenges.

During the CWIT’s notable launch event, prominent figures like Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of WTO, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton of ITC, and Ms. Rebecca Grynspan of UNCTAD addressed critical issues such as access to finance and trade policies, sparking insightful discussions and inspiring members.

“Supporting CWIT is more than a partnership; it’s about committing to elevate women’s role in trade, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and prosperous trade landscape.” emphasized Tonya Cummins, Caribbean Export’s Investment Lead.

Caribbean Export’s agreed to sponsor four CWIT members to participate in one of its programmes allowing these honorees to “pay it forward”. The Agency also welcomed members to the recent ‘Leveraging CARIFORUM Trade Agreements workshop’, conducted in partnership with Republic Bank Trinidad. We also look forward to their participation in the upcoming Caribbean Investment Forum.

This sponsorship aligns with the growing recognition of women’s contributions to the trade sector. Notably, 40% of Caribbean businesses are women-owned.

In essence, the Caribbean Women in Trade initiative signifies empowerment, unity, and progress. With Caribbean Export’s support and sponsorship, the initiative’s impact is set to resonate even more deeply. As we continue this journey, it’s imperative that we recognize the transformative capacity of women in international trade. By championing and supporting initiatives like CWIT, we pave the way for a brighter, more equitable future in the global trade arena.


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