OWIT starts its operation in Pakistan
LAHORE, September 06 2005: Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) has started its operation in Pakistan. Talking to newsmen the country representative of OWIT Pakistan Omer Aftab said the OWIT, united around the globe to foster free trade and advancement of women in business, would give Pakistani women entrepreneurs access to global market.
OWIT has over 3,500 members, leaders in their professions like Director General of the US Commercial Service Marjory E Searing, Executive Director of the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) Laura E Jones, United States Executive Director to the World Bank Carole Brookins.
OWIT Pakistan will enhance the status and interest of women in the field of international trade through the establishment of a network for international contacts, besides encouraging and stimulating the exchange of views, experiences, ideas and information concerning international trade and foreign affairs.
Omer further added the OWIT would help Pakistani women in promoting their professional and educational development, as well as enhancing leadership qualities in the field of international trade with the help of exchange programmes, conventions and other activities.
OWIT President Hackman-Carty said they had very carefully observed the latest developments in Pakistan and convinced that Pakistani women were as empowered as any women in the developed countries.
Women entrepreneurs in Pakistan have developed tremendously during last five years and enormous potential to contribute to the international trade, thus OWIT Board decided to expand it to Pakistan.
Source: Business Recorder