The Role of International Institutions and Private Sector Investment in Promoting Economic Development
WIIT and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce invite you to a Trade Talk featuring ministers of economic development and planning who will discuss how they are leveraging International Financial Institutions, non-profit organizations and private sector partnerships to guide and further their economic development plans.
April 12th from 8:30 - 10:00am U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
H.E. Winston Jordan Minister of Finance, Guyana
H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt
H.E. Zeid Ladhari Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation for Tunisia
Honorable Ernesto Pernia Secretary for Socio-Economic Planning and Director General of the National Economic & Development Authority of the Philippines
Inclusive Trade & Women’s Economic Empowerment:
A Trade Talk with Arancha Gonzalez
Join WIIT for a lively discussion with Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the The International Trade Centre (ITC). The ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations working at the intersection of trade and empowerment to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development that contributes to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Hear from Archana on how trade can be better leveraged to promote inclusive growth and economic empowerment of women.
April 16th from 5:30 - 7:30pm Baker Hostetler, 1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 1100, 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 16, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Inclusive Trade & Women’s Economic Empowerment:
A Trade Talk with Arancha Gonzalez, ITC Geneva
Hosted at Baker Hostetler, Washington, DC
April 19, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salary Negotiations - How to Get What You Want
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 Mackenzie, 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
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
WIIT Hosts Japanese Minister for April 2nd Roundtable Discussion
WIIT was honored to host Takeshi Komoto, Minister, Economy Trade, Industry/Business & Energy from the Japanese Embassy, with the kind hosting of Squire Patton Boggs, for an insightful and extensive roundtable discussion. Komoto-san provided an historical overview of Japan’s leadership role in promoting free trade in the region, and especially as part of the multilateral, rules-based system embodied in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Minister highlighted the importance of engagement with the US, both for bilateral negotiations and in the trilateral discussions with the EU to put forward credible reform agenda for the WTO.
Additionally, Japan is leading efforts to promote global cooperation on digital trade, at the WTO and within their chairmanship of the G20 for 2019. Komoto-san highlighted next steps on the US and Japan talks, starting with staged talks to promote greater industrial goods trade and ultimately leading to a comprehensive deal. Audience participants noted their strong support for greater US and Japan cooperation, including preventing further tariff disputes and ensuring a high standard, comprehensive trade agreement.
WIIT Partners with GW ESIA on Career Development
WIIT welcomed the opportunity to engage our President (Lisa Schroeter); two board members (Katherine Bedard and Yuri Unno) and WIIT Trust Chair (Kathi Lunardi) in a wide-ranging discussion with GW graduate and undergraduate students in international affairs and business.
The discussion focused on the role that WIIT can play in career development, especially in creating and early and supportive network of mentors and champions. All four panelists highlighted the importance of leveraging a network to get first-hand input on the wide range of careers available in international trade – from associations to development to industry advocacy to corporate careers.
The students engaged in an insightful debate covering education, career, and the personal aspects of being a woman in a demanding global environment.
WIIT was delighted to partner with GW to expand awareness and engagement in our organization at al career levels, especially students.
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:
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 5th. 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.
Details Event: 10th China Business Conference When: April 30 – May 1, 2019 Where: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20062
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.
So proud of every member of our Scholarship Committee who helped to revamp our application. We received 11 (yes, eleven) applicants! This is an exciting improvement for us.
We are still in need of one or two more readers of these applications, so please drop us an email at email@example.com if you are interested.
In Fortune’s Trailblazer series, powerful women in business
share formative stories about overcoming a challenge in their lives.
Mara Chomsky How Google's Mara Chomsky Overcame Her Greatest Challenge: Being an Introvert
It’s a hurdle, sure, but one that can be overcome. “You can have the best mission or the best data in the world, but if you can’t talk about it or win people over or sell to people, you can’t make moves and get things done,” Chomsky says. “It’s part of the business. It’s part of being a leader. If you are someone who feels like that, it’s totally workable—just get out there and start talking about it.”
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!
“I want to make my own opportunities, and I want to be empowered and in control."