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For over a decade, the South Florida 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, has hosted the International Business Woman of the Year Awards.   The annual IBWOY Awards recognize outstanding women for their significant contributions to enhancing international trade and business in South Florida through their professional and community activities, as well as their mentoring of other women in South Florida.  More than 200 members of the South-Florida International Business Community, including past IBWOY Award winners, gather to pay tribute to honorees in three categories which include Large Company, Small to Medium sized Company and Service awards.

The IBWOY Awards take place during the month of November so for the past several years we have been celebrating the National Scholarship Month by hosting a Silent Auction during the event to raise money to fund scholarships for women pursuing a degree in International Business at a localSouth Florida University.  This is especially a great opportunity for your organization to give back to the community and promote the education of our future women leaders. In 2011, $4,000 were raised during the event’s silent auction which featured items such as spa treatments, jewelry and hotel stays, among many other items.  

Have a donation for this year?  Contact and send an email for the 2012 IBWOY Silent Auction.


Nominate someone today!  If you know a deserving South Florida businesswoman, take a few minutes to tell us her story. To qualify, the applicant must be engaged in international business or activities that help promote or mentor other women in the international business arena within the State of Florida. People interested in nominating a deserving candidate, can fill out the 
2012 IBWOY Awards Nomination Form.

Want to do more?  Become a sponsor and promote your company or brand to over 200 women decision-makers in South Florida. The OWIT IBWOY Awards is made possible every year thanks to the generosity of our sponsors which have included 
C.H. Robinson, Citibank, Home Financing Center, Intelsat, Morgan Stanley, LAN Airlines, TotalBank and UPS, among many others. Benefits of sponsorship include brand visibility in marketing materials, promotion of product or service at event venue, complimentary registrations and much more. Fill out the 2012 IBWOY Awards Sponsorship Form.

Register Today! Click on Click on this link to go to the IBWOY Registration page.

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See you at IBWOY!
Valeria Prado
2012 IBWOY Committee Chair