WIIT Weekly | Week of July 3, 2019
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Leadership Lessons: Breaking the Glass Health Care Ceiling

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to our latest Leadership Development Series on Women Leaders in Global Health Policy. Kimberly Russo, CEO of George Washington University (GWU) hospital, and GW’s FIRST female CEO in their 150 year history, will share experiences on leadership development, managing up in your career and how she brings her skills to having GW lead on global health innovation. From policy to practice, join us for this insightful discussion on women leading change.

This interactive roundtable will be followed by a networking reception.

July 19th from 3:00pm - 5:30pm
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St NW, Washington, DC
Leadership Development Session: Careers in Protocol

Meridian International Center, in partnership with WIIT, invite you to a WIIT Leadership Development Session on Careers in Protocol. 

Ever wonder what it would be like to manage the protocol side of diplomacy?  More than napkins and place seatings, protocol is an integral part of international relations, and advancing global policy work.  Come here two amazing and experienced ladies as they talk through their career path to protocol positions AND share interesting stories and experiences from their tenure in the US Government.

July 24th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Place NW, Washington, DC
The Summer issue covering all things Section 232 was released last month!
Event Recaps
WIIT Hosted June 20th LinkedIn Event at CT Strategies
On June 20 CT Strategies hosted noted career coach and LinkedIn expert Paula Brand for an informative session on “Leveraging LinkedIn: Managing your LinkedIn profile for career growth and visibility.”
Paula started her presentation by providing an insight into how recruitment firms and hiring companies search and view LinkedIn profiles for potential candidates. She then provided tips for how one can curate one’s profile so as to enable selection by hiring firms. Her tips and suggestions ranged from writing an effective summary to selecting presentable headshots and background pictures. Paula answered a number of questions on highlighting skills, experience, keywords and media to LinkedIn profiles.
Paula’s tips on sprucing LinkedIn profiles in 5 minutes can be found here:
Other tips can be found here:
If you want to inquire about Paula's services, please call her at 443-254-8173 or write to her at  She offers individual LinkedIn sessions and career coaching.  She also speaks to groups on LinkedIn, salary negotiation and figuring out your next career move.  You can also go to her website for more information or to schedule an initial inquiry call.
The Organization for Women in International Trade (OWIT) and the OWIT Tampa Bay Chapter are hosting OWIT’s 19th World Conference this year in Tampa, Florida, on October 24, 2019 with the theme ‘Year of the Woman’.

The Tampa Bay region is growing with entrepreneurship and business development at its core. Over the course of the conference, participants, comprised of OWIT global chapter members, partners, and attendees, will be given extraordinary access to trade experts, networking opportunities, and business insights. Indeed, OWIT’s vision for its members and participants is ambitious: to empower women in both developed and emerging nations and throughout the world to powerfully shape international trade.

Wednesday, October 23
Orlando Business Day
Thursday, October 24
#OWITConTampaBay - Year of the Woman! 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port Tour (Subject to Weather) 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Awards Dinner 6:30 PM
Friday, October 25
OWIT Board Meeting. All are welcomed to attend!
No Host Dinner at Brio, 6:30 PM


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!

 “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!"


-Anne Frank

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