Thank you to everyone who attended our
International Women's Day on March 12th at Jones Day! Thank you especially to moderator Jenny Leonard of Bloomberg and panelists Congresswoman Suzanne DelBene (WA-01) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-2) who provided great perspectives on the 2019 Congressional trade agenda! Both Congresswomen covered a wide range of topics – ranging from USMCA passage to the importance of resolving Section 232 tariffs to advancing and enforcing trade commitments with China, as well as other potential negotiation partners. We appreciated insights and enthuisiasm from both of these amazing leaders as they shared their insights and perspectives on trade, Congress and the role of women driving progress on these issues.
Special thanks to our #OWIT board friends from around the country and around the globe who joined us for an interesting discussion, and an engaging networking reception – some amazing photos of friends & the Capital Dome.
Thanks to all our amazing OWIT friends who enjoyed their latest board meeting in Washington, DC. We were thrilled to get to know you, hear perspectives from around the country AND around the world, and share the amazing city of DC!! From our International Women’s Day reception to our Ann Taylor networking – so glad you could join us! And here’s to the next wave of new friendships and new collaboration!!
March 29, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Trailblazers in Sports and Fashion
Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
April 2, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
US-Japan Trade: Past, Present & Future
Location Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, DC
April 2, 2019 | 6:30pm
11th Annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge Use code "WIIT" to get $15 off General Admission and VIP Tickets.
Hosted by TCMA at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC
April 3, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Brazil-US Trade Relations: Reactions from
President Jair Bolsonaro's Visit
Hosted at Crowell Moring, Washington, DC
April 3, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Women in Leadership: A Fireside Chat with
Kathleen Cannon, Tina Kimble and Vanessa Sciarra
Hosted at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Washington, DC
April 8, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Views from the Hill: Congressional Trade Agenda 2019 Open to WIIT Members only
Hosted at Sidley Austin, Washington, DC
April 11, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
How to Engage on Trade Negotiations –
Experience of the Public and Private Sectors
Hosted at the International Student House, Washington, DC
April 12, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am
The Role of International Institutions and
Private Sector Investment in Promoting
Hosted at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
April 16, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Inclusive Trade & Women’s Economic Empowerment:
A Trade Talk with Arancha Gonzalez
Hosted at Baker Hostetler, Washington, DC
Call for WIIT Co-Chairs!
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 sections:
Environment & Energy
Technology and Digital Economy
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, March 22nd. Email Them Here
Have questions on how to manage work and baby?
Tips for traveling (with or without!) kids?
Just feel like sharing ideas and questions with new Moms who have ALL been there, done that?
WIIT is forming an informal New Mom’s Networking Group!
If you’re interested in joining the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include you on the distribution for our first informal roundtable!
In The News
Frida Fever: Kahlo Exhibit Highlights the Art of Trade
by Leslie Griffin, WIIT Past President
On February 27, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) opened its first-ever Frida Kahlo exhibit, celebrating the Mexican artist who died 65 years ago, but whose uni-browed image lives on in film, publications, and countless examples of pop culture from mugs to soaps to posters.
The exhibit puts a spotlight on the influence on Kahlo’s work of “arte popular,” traditional Mexican folk art, and how she in turn helped promote these handmade objects as a unifying national artform in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). The exhibit features eight Kahlo paintings, mostly loaned from U.S. museums, but one (“Girl with Death Mask,” 1938) on loan from the Nagoya City Art Museum in Japan. In addition, three paintings by other Mexican modernists – María Izquierdo, Rosa Rolanda, and Gabriel Fernández Ledesma – are on loan from a private collection in Mexico City, the Andrés Blaisten collection. Visitors also have the chance to see handcrafted pieces like bowls, pots, and other everyday objects made in Jalisco, Puebla, and other Mexican artistic centers.
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 asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful."