Yearly Archives: 2015

WIIT Trade Talk: Enabling Global Market Access for Women Entrepreneurs

In response to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, the WIIT International Development Section sponsored a panel discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and access to global markets. Four women active in the field of promoting women entrepreneurs shared their research and experiences moderated by WIIT member Shamarukh Mohiuddin, Director of Economic Empowerment at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Sarah… Read more

2015 Winter Gala and Silent Auction

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the WIIT Charitable Trust are pleased to announce the 2015 Winter Gala and Silent Auction with Honorary Host Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy Sultanate of Oman to the United States Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 1100 16th… Read more

WIIT Professional Development- What Women in Trade Need to Know About Gender Bias to Lead at Your Best

Beth Hand, CEO of Leadership Hand LLC, presented an insightful talk on the issue of gender bias in business and trade relationships, and facilitated an interesting discussion among WIIT members about their own experiences and observations. Ms. Hand provided background information on the topic from the research she did for her recent book, Hidden by… Read more

Enabling Global Market Access for Women Entrepreneurs

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! The International Development Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Elizabeth Vazquez CEO, WEConnect International Marideth Sandler CEO, Sandler Trade LLC Sarah Iqbal Manager, Women, Business and Law Project, World Bank Sarah Thorn Senior Director of Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores,… Read more

What Women in Trade Need to Know About Gender Bias to Lead at Your Best

The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Beth Hand, CEO of Leadership Hand LLC Women are powerhouses of performance and possibility. The business case is compelling: countries with higher levels of equality between men and women have higher economic growth. Women on boards mean higher returns,… Read more

Government Jobs in International Law (Co-Sponsored Event)

The Association of Women in International Trade is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a discussion with Kathleen Hutchinson Assistant Director for Regulatory Policy, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Imani Ellis-Cheek Sy Senior Attorney Advisor, Regional Specialist for Africa, International Bureau, Federal Communication Commission Faye Ehrenstamm Director, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance,… Read more

Trade Talk on WTO’s TRIPS Agreement at 20—and Looking Ahead

The Association of Women in International Trade and The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) invite you to a discussion with Timothy Trainer Principal, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center Twenty years ago, the WTO’s TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) Agreement came into effect, prompting innumerable changes in national legislation.  The resulting increase… Read more

Now Accepting Silent Auction Donations for Winter Gala

WIIT is currently accepting donations through December 3, 2015 for the Silent Auction to benefit the WIIT Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization. Suggested donations include: Gift Certificates: Spa, Hotel, Restaurant, Stores, Flower Arrangements, Vacation Getaways Goods: Electronic Items, Gift Cards, Fine Jewelry, Home Furnishings, Fine Wine/Liquors, Collector Books/Music, Gourmet Candy, Food or Picnic Baskets, Art… Read more

Trade Talk on Export Promotion in Africa with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advocacy Center

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! The Africa Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Jennifer Pilat Director of the Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Hallie Offen Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Lisa Coppé Country Manager, West Africa, U.S. Trade and Development… Read more

Trade Talk on Biodiversity and the Environment: Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol

WIIT members enjoyed an informative panel presentation and discussion of the issues surrounding the conservation, sustainable use, and equitable sharing of benefits related to genetic resources, and the obligations recent agreements may require of businesses. While most of the discussion focused on the preliminary activities related to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to… Read more

Professional Development: Managing Up with Karen James Chopra

Spaces are still available, walk-ins welcome! The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to  Managing Up: From Your First Boss to the Board of Directors with Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC Our bosses determine almost everything about a job—whether we are successful, whether we are promoted, whether… Read more

Trade Talk on Biodiversity and the Environment: Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol

WIIT members enjoyed an informative panel presentation and discussion of the issues surrounding the conservation, sustainable use, and equitable sharing of benefits related to genetic resources, and the obligations recent agreements may require of businesses. While most of the discussion focused on the preliminary activities related to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to… Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Semesters

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. Scholarships are awarded to one female undergraduate and… Read more

6 Ways Being a Mentor Will Help Your Career

By Dana Watts At first blush, it may seem as though mentees are the only beneficiaries of the WIIT Mentorship Program. And it’s true that mentees stand to gain a lot—everything from help with networking, to practical knowledge about international trade, to advice on professional development. However, WIIT’s mentor program can be equally beneficial to… Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Spring 2016 Winning Scholarship Essay: A Pressing Need for Reform: U.S. Generalized System of Preferences

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. For more information, please click here for details…. Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Spring 2016 Winning Scholarship Essay: Generalized System of Preferences: Global Economic Development or a Gambit for the U.S.?

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. For more information, please click here for details…. Read more

The International Food Supply Chain and Animal Health and Welfare

Walk-ins welcome! The Agriculture Section of The Association of Women in International Trade invite you to a discussion with featured guest Dr. Andrea Gavinelli Head of Animal Welfare Unit, European Commission joined by Dena Jones Director of the Farm Animal Program, Animal Welfare Institute Join WIIT for a discussion with featured guest Dr. Andrea Gavinelli from the European Commission,… Read more

President’s Fall Social with Special Guest Barbara Weisel

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to a Fall Social With Special Guest and Remarks By Barbara Weisel Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific WIIT Woman of the Year 2013-2014 hosted by Stefanie Holland President, Women in International Trade Date & Time: Wednesday, October 14 2015 5:30 –… Read more

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Next Steps in Ratification and Implementation

The Association of Women in International Trade is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a discussion with Elizabeth Branson Director for Trade and Development, WTO and Multilateral Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Virginia Brown Director, Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform, U.S. Agency for International Development Craig Clark Acting Director for Textiles and Trade Agreements,… Read more

Happy Hour on the Hill with Congressional Staff

Join WIIT and Congressional trade staff for happy hour at the legendary Hawk ‘n’ Dove on Capitol Hill! Hosted by the Legislative Initiatives Section Date & Time: 6:00 PM Thursday, October 1, 2015 Location: Hawk ‘n’ Dove 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE (near 4th St SE) Washington, DC 20003 Metros: Orange/Blue/Silver lines to  Capitol South or Eastern Market Cash Bar RSVPs are… Read more

U.S. Brazil Trade Relationship

by Cat Robinson WIIT recently held a Trade Talk on the strengthening bilateral relationship with Brazil. Maria Cameron, Sr. Director for Brazil, at the Department of Commerce, and Renata Vasconcellos, Sr. Director for Policy at the Brazil US Business Council, discussed the recent high level visit between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and President Barack Obama and… Read more

Trade Talk on U.S.-Brazil Trade Relationship

The Western Hemisphere Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a de-brief breakfast on the recent official visit from President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and the future of the U.S.-Brazil Trade and economic relationship with Maria C. Cameron Director for Brazil, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and Renata B…. Read more

Trade Talk on Iran Nuclear Deal

This event has reached maximum capacity, and we regret that we cannot accommodate walk-ins.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade in an event co-sponsored by the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and the Washington Foreign Law Society invites… Read more

Potential for U.S. Businesses in Cuba: WIIT Trade Talk

by Evi Fuelle Evi Fuelle is a WIIT member and intern at the International Trade Administration On July 20, Cuban flags waved in the streets of Washington, D.C. outside of the newly re-opened Cuban Embassy, and celebrations continued long after the official restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. The U.S. embassy… Read more

Trade Talk on Cuba

This event has reached maximum capacity, and registrations are no longer being accepted. We regret that we cannot accommodate walk-ins.  To be placed on the waitlist, please contact us at info@wiit.org or (202) 293-2948. The Western Hemisphere Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a round table discussion on Cuba with… Read more