Global Women’s Organizations Launch Innovative Partnership

Washington, D.C. and Abbotsford, British Columbia (June 7, 2016) — Women-owned businesses are now one of the fastest growing sectors in both Canada and the United States and two internationally-recognized organizations are teaming up to ensure their success. Canadian-based GroYourBiz™ and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) recently launched a partnership to help women entrepreneurs develop professionally and expand their business globally.

“All businesses, no matter their size, face similar issues: cost control, marketing, human resource struggles, business succession, and increased competition to name a few,” said Barbara Mowat, President and Founder, GroYourBiz™. “By partnering with OWIT and leveraging diversified industry knowledge from trade experts, international business education and networking opportunities, we are sure to set our members up for even greater success to grow their businesses beyond borders.”

Through the partnership OWIT International and GroYourBiz will provide their respective members access to benefits such as “hot topic” trade education, discounts on programming, and the ability to leverage each other’s respective and collective capabilities for the benefit of women business owners.

“OWIT is a global organization that brings together talented trade practitioners, policy experts, global development professionals, and women leaders to educate and connect at a local, regional and global level,” said Andrea M. Ewart, President of OWIT. “Our organization believes in the power of professional and personal development and we welcome the opportunity to partner with GroYourBiz as we both strive to enable women to grow and thrive in the world economy.”


About OWIT:

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is a non-profit professional organization comprised of a network of 2500 international trade professionals in local chapters located in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Its mission, “United around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business,” provides members with a collective forum to enhance personal and professional development, exchange business contacts, and drive global policy initiatives.  For more information, visit

About GroYourBiz:

GroYourBiz Ltd., headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, is an initiative that brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners who want to take their business to the next level. GroYourBiz provides monthly peer business “Advisory Board” meetings to women, engaging top experts, business analysts, and presenters and a ‘practical approach’ training guide. The program known as MyBusinessMyBoard™ has 25+ Advisory Boards active in Canada and the USA, with the intent of global expansion. Entrepreneurs draw upon the skills, expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs offering practical solutions to attracting tomorrow’s customers and expansion needs.  For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Andrea M. Ewart, President

Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)

Barbara Mowat, President and Founder

GroYourBiz Ltd.