Trade Tuesday: So – You Want To Go Global?

 “Although you are the product of your environment, that environment must be your proactive decision. Otherwise, you’re living reactively.” 

Benjamin P. Hardy

Success in any area of life never happens in a complete vacuum. Often it is just as much dependent on an individual’s environment, relationships, and outside circumstances as it is on their will-power, discipline, and intelligence.  

So – you want to go global? Does your environment support this goal? 

Whether you realize it or not, your environment is continuously influencing you. This can either be a force for good that helps you achieve your goals — or it can take your dreams and ambitions to the grave. 

“You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.” 

Tim Ferris

I have found this to be true. As a member of OWIT, I am in a space that is constantly challenging me to make good on my global dreams.   

Who/what is OWIT?  A group of women working hard to ensure their businesses’ go global. 

At OWIT Nairobi, we have a vision to empower women to transform communities through global trade. We are committed to creating opportunities for women to connect to global markets. As a Business Support Organisation, we work closely with our members to ensure access to the necessary tools to build businesses that can go global.  

Don’t just take it from me – I asked a few OWIT-ers, why they are members; 

“…Because of the exposure to international trade.  Any progress I am making in my business today started at OWIT’ 

~ Nancy Gichane, Magnificent Interiors 

“… capacity building.  I keep learning.  The topics covered at our meetings are insightful & essential for business growth.” 

~ Salome Kavindu, Rustic Landscapes 

“I love the networking, regularly interacting with like-minded women in business is key to your success” 

~ Nduta Mwangi, Everything Maternity 

“OWIT is all about international trade. It provides the support you need to take you to the next level” 

~ Kamaldeep Sandhu, Malaika Gifts & Interiors 

“At OWIT, I don’t only get to form strong relationships with women who help me grow, I learn vital business lessons” 

~ Colleta Odero, Upscale Furnishings 

“…it’s the great networks & the relationships forged” 

~ Joan Njeri Miano, Miamo Properties Limited 

My journey to build an organisation that can go out & conquer the world began at OWIT. I know that in the company of OWIT-ers, I am on the right track & we will push each other to achieve our goals.   

So, you want to go global? Let’s start at the beginning – are you in the right environment? 

With love, 
Mucha Mlingo  
Former President OWIT Nairobi 
Founder, PTS Africa 

For more information about OWIT Nairobi – visit our website, 

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