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Award recognizes women making significant contributions to international trade and business in South Florida

To commemorate international businesswomen who have made significant contributions to international trade and business in South Florida, the local chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-South Florida), part of a worldwide organization dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women, will host the International Business Woman of the Year (IBWOY) Awards November 15 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, FL.

At the IBWOY Awards, more than 200 South Florida international business leaders, including past award winners, will gather to pay tribute to honorees in three categories including large company, small- to medium-sized company and service awards.

To register to attend the 2012 OWIT IBWOY Awards, click here. If you know a South Florida woman who’s professional or community activities promote international business or mentor other women engaged in international business, nominate her for an IBWOY Award by clicking here.

In celebration of National Scholarship Month, the IBWOY Awards hosts a silent auction to raise money for scholarships for women pursuing degrees in international business at local South Florida universities. In 2011, more than $4,000 was raised from plane tickets, jewelry, hotel stays and other prizes donated by generous OWIT supporters. To donate to the silent auction, click here.

The OWIT IBWOY Awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors which in the past have included Avianca, Association of Floral Importers, Citibank, Diageo, Home Financing Center, Intermedia, Morgan Stanley, TotalBank and UPS. Benefits of sponsorship include brand visibility in marketing materials, product or service promotions at the event venue, complimentary registrations and much more. To promote your company or brand to more than 200 women decision-makers in South Florida, click here.

About OWIT Founded in 1989, the Organization of Women in International Trade ( is a voluntary, non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women by providing networking and educational opportunities. It has over 2,000 members united in 20 affiliate chapters worldwide.

Established in 1993, OWIT South Florida, formerly known as WIT-Miami, was voted OWIT’s 2011 Chapter of the Year and then-president Jennifer Diaz OWIT’s 2011 Member of the Year. Organization of Women in International Trade United Around the Globe to Foster International Trade and the Advancement of Women in Business

To connect with OWIT South Florida, click on the links below: OWIT-SFL Website Facebook LinkedIn

Contact: Pat McLeod OWIT South Florida 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 200 Miami, FL 33134 305.971.2880

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