Welcome to Caribbean Women in Trade (CWIT)

a dynamic organization established in 2020 that unites women from diverse corners of the Caribbean who are actively engaged or interested in international trade. We celebrate the achievements and talents of Caribbean women in trade and extend a warm welcome to men who share our commitment to advancing the mission of CWIT.


Our mission is clear, we aim “to foster a community that supports the advancement of Caribbean women in international trade.” CWIT’s objectives drive our purpose and define our commitment. From establishing a collaborative platform for supporters of Caribbean women in international trade to promoting the incredible products and services offered by these women, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for growth and visibility. We advocate on behalf of all Caribbean women in trade, addressing their concerns and resolving challenges to ensure a thriving community. Moreover, our commitment extends to facilitating members & access to technical assistance and support.

With the CWIT and the SheTrades regional hub as twin engines catalyzing the women and trade agenda. Caribbean women can look forward to a host of business, investment and peer to peer learning opportunities to take their entrepreneurial and exporting journeys to the next level.




At CWIT our activities are diverse and purpose-driven. We facilitate the creation of connections that support Caribbean women in trade, organize networking events to foster meaningful and supportive relationships among our members, and conduct informative programs on issues of importance to growing trade and trade opportunities for Caribbean businesses and entrepreneurs. CWIT also offers access to mentoring in business and leadership for members. Our events offer various ways for facilitating membership outreach and recruitment and serve as a catalyst for further empowerment, growth, and collaboration in our community.


Caribbean Women in Trade (CWIT) held a virtual event on 17th-19th May, 2023 to formally launch the organization. CWIT was established in late 2020 to create a regional space and network for women involved in all aspects of international trade in the Caribbean region. The significance of this event was underscored through the pre-recorded remarks that were delivered by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre; and Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. CWIT’s Launch was also recognized and welcomed by female Ministers in the region. Hon. Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia, Vice Prime Minister of Curaçao/Minister of Social Development, Labour and Welfare officially opened the event. The Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, Senator of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago provided brief greetings.