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    Women and Trade:

     

     
     
    International Trade Forum - Issue 3-4/2008 

    A selection of professional business women's organizations, associations and events

    NAME   MISSION 
    World Association of Women Entrepreneurs
    Femmes chef d'Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM)
     
     FCEM is an association uniting women business owners from the world over to promote women's entrepreneurial initiative and reinforce national associations of women business owners.
    Arab International Women's Forum (AIWF)

     
     AIWF brings together international businesswomen and women community leaders to provide a unique network for them to build their knowledge, develop their business and work potential and promote their organizations.
    International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BWP)

     
     BPW International is giving high priority to creating opportunities for women to rise to the level of top executives by collecting evidence on the return on investment when women become top executives amongst other initiatives.
    Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
     
    OWIT members are united around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.
    The International Alliance for Women
     
    TIAW serves as the global umbrella organisation that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.
    National Association of Business Women Owners
     
     NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide, it is based in the United States.
    Egyptian Business Women Association (EBWA)
     
    EBWA targets women empowerment & economic integration in the African, Arab & Mediterranean regions.
    Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL)
     
    UWEAL promotes women business owners, to create wealth, and build a cohesive organization of sensitized businesswomen that work to bring about economic change in Uganda.
    Ethiopian Women Exporters' Forum
     
    The Ethiopian Women Exporters' Forum aims at bolstering the organisational and technical capacity of members and arms them with that extra competitive edge to excel in the export trade.
    Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs in India
     
    CWEI is a voluntary organization that works for the economic empowerment of women in India and worldwide.
    Self Employed Women's Association Gram Mahila Haat (SEWA & SGMH)
     
    SEWA organizes women workers for full employment - social security and self-reliance - individually and collectively , in terms of their decision making capacity and economic issues.
    American and African Business Women's Alliance (AABWA)
     
     AABWA was established in February 2001 to empower the business woman by fostering opportunities and access to markets in America and Africa through networks, mentoring and leadership development.
    Women Thrive Worldwide
     
    Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.
    Woman's International Networking (WIN)

     
    WIN conference develops empowers and connects leaders with feminine, authentic and global vision that inspires and guides communities, corporations, supranational institutions, political organizations and entrepreneur-ship worldwide.
    Women's Forum for the Economy & Society

     
    The Women's Forum for the Economy and Society aims to promote women's vision on the key social and economic issues of our era.
    Global Women Inventors & Innovative Network (GWIIN)
     
    GWIIN is a global network which aims to increase the number of innovative women embracing enterprise through working with Government departments, leading industry experts, voluntary organisations, enterprises and educational institutions.