Yearly Archives: 2014

2014 Winter Gala and Silent Auction

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the WIIT Charitable Trust Invite you to the 2014 Winter Holiday Gala and Silent Auction Hosted by the Embassy of Ireland Featuring Her Excellency Anne Anderson Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Cecilia Malmström European Commissioner for Trade The U.S. and Ireland have a robust… Read more

Small Businesses Expect Success with U.S.-EU Trade Deal

Cross-posted from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Written by Stefanie Holland American exporters stand to benefit in big ways as new trade agreements opening up foreign markets take shape. Recent headlines signal that new market-opening pacts are within reach to ease the flow of goods through customs and eliminate tariffs on information technology products. Negotiators are making… Read more

The Necessity of Trade Promotion Authority

Written By Michelle Wein The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation   When the 114th Congress is sworn in next month, one clear area for bipartisan cooperation is on trade, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). TPA allows the President to “fast-track” trade agreements for approval or disapproval by Congress by removing the option for filibuster; essentially, TPA… Read more

Meet the WIIT Leadership

Every day WIIT’s leadership team works hard behind the scenes to create value for the organization as they leverage their unique trade knowledge and talents. We would like to take you behind the scenes and give you a glimpse at the expertise of each of our invaluable volunteers: Meet our President: Nancy Travis is the… Read more

2014 WIIT Charitable Trust High Tea

The WIIT Charitable Trust hosted an elegant High Tea on November 5, 2014, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. A sparkling cross-section of the international trade community attended the event at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, including several mother-daughter sets—in one case, three generations! After viewing the striking art exhibit, the… Read more

Analysis of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

The Association of Women in International Trade invite you to a luncheon discussion with James Bonham Former Executive Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair, Federal Government Affairs & Public Policy Practice, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Scott Hatch Former Executive Director, National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) Managing Partner, Federal Government Affairs & Public… Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Afternoon High Tea

The WIIT Charitable Trust invites you to Afternoon High Tea to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington with keynote speaker Mignon L. Clyburn Commissioner, U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Mistress of Ceremonies Debbi Jarvis Group Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Pepco Holdings, Inc. Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Luncheon with Norwegian Trade Counselor Ivar Engan

The Association of Women in International Trade and the Washington, DC Chapter of Lakselaget invite you to a luncheon with Ivar Engan Counselor for Trade and Industry, Royal Norwegian Embassy Join Lakselaget and WIIT for a salmon caesar salad lunch* while learning more about the $16 billion trade between Norway and the United States from… Read more

Professional Development Series: Careers in International Law

The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade in co-sponsorship with The International Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia presents Be Inspired: Washington, D.C. Careers in International Law Washington, D.C. is an ideal place for a career in international law, at the intersections of government and business, international… Read more

Mimosas and Measurements with NUMARI

The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade is pleased to host NUMARI! Join WIIT for an evening of free mimosas and getting measured for your own perfect-fitting dress!

Trade Talk on Russian Sanctions

The Association of Women in International Trade invite you to a trade talk with Peter Chessick, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Eileen Albanese Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Exporting with the Ex-Im Bank: Women Tell All Luncheon

Space still available – walk-ins welcome!      The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business (CWB) are pleased to host three women-owned businesses as they share their exporting success stories, and the role the Export-Import Bank of the United… Read more

Trade 101 on the Hill: The Export-Import Bank of the United States

The WIIT Charitable Trust and Washington International Trade Foundation (WITF) present Shayerah Ilias Akhtar Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service Governor Haley Barbour Former Governor of Mississippi & Founding Partner, BGR Group Jim DeMint (invited) Former Senator of South Carolina & President, The Heritage Foundation Moderator: Nicole Bivens-Collinson President, International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler… Read more

Call for Articles

WIIT is currently seeking submissions for its online newsletter on international trade topics that will be of interest to WIIT’s membership and the trade community, such as: articles book reviews coverage of WIIT events summaries of recent developments in international trade For more information, including submission guidelines, or to submit a draft, please send an… Read more

WIIT Names 2014 Awardees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2014 WIIT Names 2014 Awardees WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) today announced its annual awards, recognizing leadership in international trade and WIIT volunteers who have made significant contributions in fulfilling the Association’s mission. WIIT is the premier nonpartisan professional organization in Washington, D.C. for… Read more

WIIT Names New 2014 Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2014 WIIT Names New Leadership President and seven other officers appointed for 2014-15 term WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) today announced new leadership officers for the 2014-15 term. WIIT’s newly appointed president is Nancy S. Travis, vice president, international compliance and governance at AdvaMed… Read more

Access to Medicines in the Global Marketplace

Please note this event has a new location. The Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a trade talk with Brooke M. Ringel, Associate Vice President, International Affairs, PhRMA and Shawn Brown Vice President, International Government Affairs, Actavis

US-Africa Trade in the Textile Industry

The Africa & Middle East Section invites you to a trade talk with  Oren Whyche-Shaw Principal Advisor on Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development and Llenay Ferretti African Fashion Expert and CEO, Bhavana World Project

Trade Talk on Customs & Section 337 Enforcement

The Customs Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invite you to a Trade Talk with  Dax Terrill Senior Attorney-Advisor, Intellectual Property Rights Branch, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Jonathan J. Engler Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP Join WIIT for an exclusive off-the-record discussion with Senior Attorney-Advisor… Read more

Call to Potential Mentors

WIIT Professional Development is looking for mentors for WIIT members – we have several members who are interested in finding a WIIT mentor. The time commitment is minimal (one hour a month). Please sign up via the website or contact Dana Watts, VP of Professional Development. And thank you to those who already have volunteered to… Read more