OWIT-South Florida

Doing Business in Cuba: What’s Next? Live Webinar – June 23

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST, join OWIT International for an insightful conversation about rapidly evolving business opportunities in Cuba. 
The Webinar will highlight particular areas of interest, including:


  • Learning what is legal for U.S. businesses as it relates to Cuba.
  • Learning what travel to Cuba is authorized.
  • Learning about IDT Telecom’s direct interconnect with Cuban Telecom (ETECSA), and future opportunities for growth in telecom and financial services



I have the pleasure of presenting with Julie Manevitz the Director of Operations for  Global Top Up at IDT Telecom. 

OWIT Members benefit from a reduced registration fee of $25, while the fee for future members is $40. REGISTER TODAY!

By |2022-07-07T10:42:42-04:00June 19, 2015|Cuba, Export, Import, OWIT-South Florida|1 Comment

Hear How Companies are SUCCESSFULLY Doing Business with Cuba – May 14, 2015

Are you in South Florida and thinking of doing business with Cuba? Do you want to hear from those already successfully doing business with Cuba? Do you want to fully understand what is legal now? 
May 14, 2015, I have JUST the event for you! This is your LAST CHANCE to register!
You’ll get a snapshot of the important revisions to the regulations and what travel and trade is legal now. 
Want to understand how companies are taking advantage of the revised regulations? 
You’ll hear from IDT, who successfully entered into an agreement with Cuba’s Empresa de Telecomunicaciones  de Cuba S.A. to provide direct international long distance to Cuba. Get a sneak peak of what IDT will do next.
You’ll also hear from Cargill who is helping take the lead urging an end to the Cuba trade restrictions. Cargill has successfully traded agricultural commodities to Cuba for years now – you’ll learn how they do it and what they hope for future trade.
Additionally, Roots of Hope will discuss its vast efforts to bring technology to the Cuban people including its recent hackathon at Facebook. 
The event will take place May 14, 2015 at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida from 11:30-1:30 pm. Register Today

Careers for Women in Transportation

“Be Bold! Women in Transportation” will feature prominent women in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management industry. The purpose of the event is to inform about career opportunities and attract women and minorities to the transportation industry.

I’m thrilled to moderate this event where you’ll hear from top notch keynote speakers, Michelle Livingstone, VP of Supply Chain/Transportation at The Home Depot and Natalie Putnam, VP of Marketing at Ryder.

Join us to learn answers to the following questions (and MUCH more): 

  1. Why aren’t more women choosing Supply Chain/Transportation as a career?
  2. How will jobs in Supply Chain/Transportation evolve over the next few years?
  3. What does the logistics function look like within a manufacturing/distribution business?
  4. How have energy prices affected the Transportation Industry?
  5. What impact does the changing demographics of the US have on opportunities for women in the supply chain field?
  6. What is the role of sales and marketing in supply chain, logistics and transportation?
  7. What is changing in business culture and what do companies need to do to acquire talent?
  8. What are the skills needed to be successful in the field of logistics today?
  9. Why is a career in supply chain a good choice?

  The cost of luncheon is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Click HERE to register.

For more information contact Jorge Guerra.

By |2013-02-04T21:53:00-05:00February 4, 2013|Jobs, OWIT-South Florida|0 Comments


If you import, you need to!

On behalf of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-South Florida), I am hosting an informal round table where members OWIT will have the opportunity to get to know one another and learn all about compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)!

Yes, men are welcome!

This session is especially important for importers and brokers and those in involved in international trade.

Attendees will receive a special “cheat sheet” providing great resources to utilize when importing, including the top 10 compliance tips.

Space is limited to OWIT members! Become a member of OWIT here (it is only $100 for a YEAR of benefits including these FREE IBR’s), and assure your spot by sending in your RSVP today!

Please email Jennifer Diaz with any questions!

OWIT-South Florida – Get to Know this Group

On January 27, 2010 you will have the opportunity to meet the new Board of Directors for the Organization of Women in International Trade’s South Florida Chapter– don’t miss this networking opportunity.   OWIT-South Florida is a networking and educational organization that promotes women and men in international trade and commerce.

As the incoming President to this group, I’ll admit I’m biased, but, I do have say, this is a great group to get to know.  We have representation on our Board from Adobe, C.H. Robinson, Kroll, Robertson Forwarding, UPS, and Mastercard to name a few.  Meet us personally at my firm, Becker & Poliakoff’s Coral Gables office on January 27th, from 6-8 p.m., you’ll be glad you did.

Upcoming must attend events:

  • February 17, 2010 – Are You “Women Certified?” Delia Passi, founder of Broward-based Women Certified, talks about her firm’s mission to teach companies, especially sales people, how to sell to and retain female consumers.
  • March 24, 2010 – Crisis? What Crisis? If your firm faces a reputational tsunami, call the “trouble valet.”  Judy Miller, CEO, JM Advisory and former Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist, explains how she helps companies in stressful situations avoid reputational meltdown.
  • November 2, 2010 – Hear Donna Shalala speak at our annual International Business Women of the Year (IBWOY) awards.

Get Involved!  Join one of our several committees.  Reach out to our Committee Chairs to learn more. […]

By |2010-01-18T14:00:00-05:00January 18, 2010|OWIT-South Florida|0 Comments
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