International Trade Litigation
A Brief Review of Recent CIT and CAFC Decisions, Pending Matters and Judicial Trends
Friday May 17, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Taylor Pillsbury, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo and Pillsbury
Congratulations to our 2012 OWIT Award
Hampton Roads (Virginia) - Chapter of the Year
(OWIT Los Angeles) - Member of the Year
Maria Bustamante Mejico (OWIT Peru)
- Woman of the Year
Stay tuned for a webinar to learn more about these amazing women
as well as our honored OWIT chapter.
OWIT Lake Geneva VP Mktg, Esther Goette
OWIT on World Radio Switzerland program
Read about our 2011 International Award Winners:
Washington, DC - The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) celebrates three award recipients, recognized for their outstanding contributions to the organization and for their strong commitment to advancing women in international trade and business.
OWIT presented its 2011 Woman of the Year Award to OWIT-Lake Geneva Chapter member
Jo Elizabeth Butler
- Deputy Director, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
- Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programs. She and her staff work to reduce poverty in Africa and the least developed countries, small island developing states and land-locked developing countries by promoting trade, investment, finance and technology as tools for structural transformation and sustainable development.
Ms. Butler personally assists African and other developing country students, especially young women, to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be considered for young professional positions in the UN and its specialized agencies, including the WTO and World Bank. In addition to providing food, clothing and schoolbooks to over 1000 school children, her charity has raised funds to add four new classrooms and two teachers' quarters to two rural schools. Through her fundraising, she has established personal contacts with local women artisans and entrepreneurs in many African countries and helps to promote their products abroad.
OWIT's South Florida Chapter (USA) was awarded the Chapter of the Year Award for its position of leadership within OWIT to help further the OWIT mission, for sharing best practices and for successfully fostering education and networking opportunities among global trade professionals. Since hosting the 2007 OWIT Global Conference, the South Florida chapter has gained prominence in the South Florida business community as the premier networking organization for both women and men.
OWIT-Miami became OWIT -South Florida in 2009 to link Broward and Miami counties. OWIT South Florida is a highly recognized by its peer organizations National Association of Women Business Owners, Florida Customs Broker & Forwarders, Women Business Development Council, Women in Technology International, and Women in Homeland Security. In addition to growing event coverage by the local business journals, this year's (10th Annual) International Business Woman of the Year award luncheon received news coverage by CNN.
OWIT's Member of the Year Award was presented to
Jennifer Diaz, a member of OWIT South Florida.
Ms Diaz created a social media chair position on the OWIT South Florida board resulting in one of the largest OWIT chapter fan bases on Facebook. Ms. Diaz worked to create new partnerships with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Women's Business Development Council, Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Assn, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Women in Technology International, Women's Chamber of Commerce, Miami Dade Office of Economic Development and International Trade and World City Business and also signed an MOU with Miami Dade College to assist with new export compliance program. To help improve membership commitment, she created the Diplomat Chair board position to welcome new members and assist members in meeting and getting to know one another.
Learn more about Jo Butler, OWIT International Woman of the Year.
OWIT has renewed its membership with the International Alliance for Women (TIAW). As an association member, all OWIT chapters and members have access to this prestigious and influential organization. TIAW is a 50,000-plus member organization with the mission of economic empowerment of women. OWIT Chapters and members can feature themselves through a 100-word profile on the TIAW website. All members are welcome to get involved in the current initiatives and committees, and even be considered for leadership positions.