Resources for Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)

Gain access to valuable information and resources that are geared specifically to Canadian business women and other trade related professionals who are well-equipped to assist women exporters across Canada.


Business Women in International Trade Newsletter
The annual newsletter profiles Canadian women's successes in business, announces upcoming trade missions and events in Canada and throughout the world, offers information on government resources, and provides contact information for women.

Canada U.S. Business Travel Guide

Getting Connected
Covers OWIT-Toronto news, international trade events, success stories and export tips

Her Own Way – A Woman's Safe-travel Guide
Offers a preventive, female-friendly approach to tackling the security, cultural, health, and social concerns of women travellers


Majority-Female Owned Exporting SMEs in Canada

Global Affairs Canada’s Chief Economist’s newly released Report provides an overview of the characteristics of majority-female owned SMEsFootnote 1. Specifically, the report examines differences between exporting and non-exporting SMEs owned by females as well as differences between female SME exporters and their non-femaleFootnote 2 counterparts.

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Footnote 1

Majority female owned is defined as 51+ percent of the owners self-identifying as female.

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Footnote 2

Non-female SMEs are between 100 percent and 50 percent owned by individuals self-identifying as male.

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