Olga Pina, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, recently hosted a tea tasting reception through the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in Trade (TBOWIT), in support of female-owned international businesses.
The reception was held on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th, in the Tampa office’s renovated second floor reception space and terrace. The tea tasting event was presented by Abigail St. Clair, the owner of TeBella Tea Company, a female-owned wholesale tea company in Florida supplying tea to over 140 cafes, restaurants and hotels nationwide. During the presentation, Abigail served appetizers compatible with her internationally traded tea products, enlightening participants on the subtleties of various varieties of teas and details involved in the process of tea importation.
The Tampa Bay Chapter of Women in International Trade (TBOWIT) was established in 1997 and is one of more than 30 worldwide chapter organizations created to enhance the status and interests of women in the field of international business. Olga is a Past President and Founder of the Tampa Chapter, currently serving the organization as a member of the Board of Directors.
About Olga M. Pina
Olga Pina is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Olga practices in the areas of corporate, securities, international business transactions and export compliance, including compliance with U.S. Treasury (OFAC) regulations relating to embargoed countries and customs seizures. She has extensive experience in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities, both domestically and in cross-border settings, with a focus in Latin America. Olga serves as a member of the firm’s Cuba Task Force. She is also involved in Project H.E.L.P., a pro bono project, which provides legal assistance through Metropolitan Ministries to the people it serves in our community. Olga is the founder of the Tampa Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (TBOWIT), having served several terms as its president, and is instrumental in bringing in international speakers to Tampa and coordinating events for TBOWIT’s members and potential members.