About – Owit Nairobi


Organization of Women In International Trade, Nairobi chapter (OWIT Nairobi) was launched in April 2001 under the auspices of the American Embassy - Commercial Section. OWIT- Nairobi kicked off to empower and equip women in International Trade.

OWIT Nairobi is a Business Membership Organization (BMO) for women and men working in all facets of international trade, designed to promote the advancement of women in trade and business.

OWIT Nairobi’s audacious goal is to enable women to generate 60 per cent of their sales from export by 2030, through four key objectives: Capacity Building, Access to Markets, Access to Finance and Mentorship.

OWIT Nairobi is organized into five sectors:

    Technology & Innovation
    Manufacturing & Energy
    Retail & Trade


As a travel agency we deal with both Domestic and International travel. OWIT Nairobi was already a perfect match for our business especially for their international networking and capacity building ability. We have increased our business revenue and established new business partnerships. OWIT Nairobi is a very important forum for women entrepreneurs who want to succeed in their business...

Mary Gikingo Sheena Travels

I joined OWIT Nairobi because I wanted more exposure for my gifts and home décor business. At OWIT Nairobi I have been introduced to other women in international business who have mentored and supported me to run a successful international business. I would
definitely recommend OWIT Nairobi for all women in business looking for international exposure.

Kamaldeep Sandhu Malkia Gifts & Interiors