WIIT Weekly | Week of April 17, 2019
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Salary Negotiations - How to Get What You Want And Deserve 

Whether you are applying to your first job or being promoted to a senior position within your organization, salary negotiation is an important part of your career advancement. But negotiating a salary can be daunting and research shows women frequently ask for less than they deserve.

Getting a new job or a raise is a moment of opportunity, when your leverage is at its maximum and you want to get the best agreement. This session offers advice on how to think through your negotiating strategy so that you are confident that you are getting the best deal possible.

April 19th from 12:00 - 1:30pm
CT Strategies, 1800 M St NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC

Karen James Chopra, LPC, CCC, NCC
Career Counselor, Karen Chopra Consulting

Karen James Chopra has counseled career clients since 1999, helping hundreds of clients change careers, find new jobs and deal more effectively with workplace challenges. Before entering the counseling field, Karen worked for nearly a decade as a trade negotiator for the United States Government, first at the Department of Commerce and then at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

April 19, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Salary Negotiations - How to Get What You Want
And Deserve

Hosted at CT Strategies, Washington, DC

April 25, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

WIIT New Moms Networking Group
   Available to WIIT Members only

Hosted at McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

April 29, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Trade Talk: Legislative Initiatives to
Strengthen U.S. Sanctions

Hosted at Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC

May 13, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Solving the Indian Equation: The Evolving
and Uncertain Nature of U.S.- India Trade Ties

Hosted at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, DC

May 16, 2019 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Leadership Series with Nancy McLernon,
Organization for International Investment (OFII)

Hosted at Arnold and Porter, Washington, DC

June 12, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

2019 WIIT Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

     5:00 - 6:00 PM | Annual Meeting (WIIT Members Only)
     6:00 - 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
     7:00 - 9:00 PM | Dinner and Awards Program

Hosted at The National Press Club, Washington, DC

In The News
Politico Shares a New Paper Written
by WIIT Member Wendy Cutler
Raising tariffs on Chinese goods has brought Beijing to the negotiating table, former U.S. trade official Wendy Cutler acknowledged in a new paper in her role as vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute. But now it’s time for the United States to shift from its “go it alone” approach to working with other countries that share its concerns because that’s more likely to achieve more meaningful and longer lasting reforms, Cutler argued.
The Trump administration should use upcoming meetings of the G-20, APEC and other international forums to retool its strategy and regain the trust of key trading partners, Cutler said. The White House should remove steel and aluminum tariffs and refrain from imposing new 232 tariffs on autos to gain support for its China trade and investment agenda, Cutler said.
WIIT would like to invite any and all interested members to a "New Moms" Networking Group!

This is not a panel - or a trade talk - this is YOUR opportunity to meet other moms or moms to be and share tips, tricks and engage with other WIIT members managing life from maternity leave to work/family balance. This discussion will be interactive, informal and open to any/all issues. 

Breast feeding while traveling internationally? Snow closing school at the exact time your big meeting starts?   Child care, saying no to your boss and going home? How to make it work?  Come share your thoughts and questions with your fellow WIIT Moms.

April 25th at 4:00pm
McLarty Associates, 900- 17th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC

Event Recaps
WIIT & ISH Host April 11th Trade Negotiation Discussion
WIIT & the International Student House (ISH) hosted a wide ranging discussion on how to engage in trade negotiations. The panel discussion included Tami Overby, McLarty ; Renata Vargas, American University; and Jennifer Ricciardi, EU Delegation. Each expert spoke from her own background – representing American companies overseas; advising foreign companies in the US, and working within government and diplomatic missions to encourage the studetns and WIIT members to think about the skills required to be an effective negotiator, or to drive issues in negotiations.

Key messages included networking, showing up and managing relationships on a regular (not crisis) basis, knowing your audience AND your ask, and leveraging your reputation as someone who can partner & support. Excellent event and interesting insights!
WIIT Hosts Professional Development Program
at Kelley Drye and Warren

 L to R: Tina Kimble, Evelyn Suarez, Brooke Ringle, Vanessa Sciarra, Kathleen Cannon

On April 3, 2019, Kelley, Drye & Warren hosted a WIIT professional development program featuring 3 distinguished women lawyers – Kathleen Cannon, D.C. Office Managing Partner with Kelley, Drye & Warren, Tina Kimble, Director, U.S. Government and Regulatory Affairs for Tata Steel Europe and Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council. 

The panel discussion, moderated by Evelyn Suarez, Founder of The Suarez Firm, PLLC and past WIIT President, focused on the various paths taken by these three successful lawyers to personal and professional fulfillment. The event was followed with a candid discussion with the audience and a networking reception sponsored by Kelley Drye.
Call for WIIT Co-Chair!
Are you looking to get more involved in WIIT?
Do you have a passion for one of our programming sections and want to volunteer? You are in luck!

For the new term starting in mid-May 2019, WIIT is seeking co-chairs for the following program section:
  • Asia-Pacific
If you are interested in being considered for one of these roles, please write Patricia Wu, Vice President of Elections and Moushami Joshi, Vice President of Programming, by Friday, April 19th. Email Them Here
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is offering WIIT Members a Great Opportunity to Attend the Upcoming 10th China Business Conference on April 30-May 1.

This annual conference is put on by the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce China Center and AmCham China.
The Chamber is very pleased to offer WIIT members a discounted registration rate of $850 (down from $1950) using the discount code 10CBCWIIT.
Event: 10th China Business Conference
When: April 30 – May 1, 2019
Where: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20062

Register Here
$850 using discount code 10CBCWIIT
This year’s conference is shaping up to be one of our best yet.  We have an outstanding line-up of confirmed speakers, including:
  • Charlene Barshefsky, Former USTR
  • Eric Chewning, Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense
  • Tom Donilon, Former National Security Advisor
  • Susan Schwab, Former USTR
  • Lingling Wei, Chief China Economics Correspondent, WSJ
  • Helen Zhu, Managing Director, Head of China Equities, BlackRock
  • And many more!
From China’s domestic politics and economics, to supply chain uncertainty, to the intersection of national security and commercial opportunity, the 10th CBC will cover the gamut of pressing issues. Check out our website for the latest agenda and speaker list—we’re adding new information every day.
In Fortune’s Trailblazer series, powerful women in business
share formative stories about overcoming a challenge in their lives.

Jotaka Eaddy
How This Female Fintech Exec Conquered Her Imposter Syndrome to Succeed In Silicon Valley

“There is this idea that you have to be something other than yourself,” Eaddy, VP of policy at fintech startup LendUp, tells Fortune. “Society often will reinforce this idea that something else is better, which then leads you to think that exactly who you are isn’t necessarily good.”

Read the Full Story Here

The Spring issue covering all things
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
was released in March!

Self Confidence is one of the hardest things to achieve, especially for women. WIIT is sharing inspirational musings by women leaders to combat this and help women be less ambivalent to LEAN IN and get to the top!

 “Women are so timid. A lot of girls ask me, ‘How do I get what I want?' By asking."


-Cardi B

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