WIIT Weekly | Week of October 17, 2019
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2019 Holiday Reception & Silent Auction

Don't miss out on celebrating the holidays with WIIT!

Sponsorship of the Holiday Reception & Silent Auction are now available! Please contact for more information.
Register NOW for the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the WIIT Charitable Trust Annual Holiday Reception and Silent Auction on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00 - 8:30pm at the Singapore Embassy!

You don't want to miss out on this extraordinary event - meet up with amazing women in trade, enjoy the hospitality of the Singapore Embassy AND have fun bidding on unique items that all contribute to scholarships for young women. Get into the holiday spirit and get some shopping done early while also giving back to a great cause!

Come prepared to bid on great items and have a wonderful time with your trade community friends!

Register Now!

October 28, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

World of Trade: Experiences from the G7, G20 with Kelly Ann Shaw

Hosted at the McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

November 7, 2019 | 7:45am - 5:15pm

CSI Global Service Summit: Unleashing the Benefits of Services and Digital Trade

Located at the Ronald Reagan Building and ITC, Washington, DC

November 19, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WIIT and WIIT Trust Holiday Reception
and Silent Auction

Hosted at the Embassy of Singapore, Washington, DC

Check out the newest WIIT Communique: International Perspectives. 
In this issue of WIIT Communiqué, we wanted to focus on our members with international upbringings to learn how their multicultural backgrounds influenced their careers in trade. Read more about how Yuri Unno, Moushami P. Joshi, Alina Zarr, and Jing Zhu use their unique perspectives to help them succeed in the international trade arena. 
Event Recap
WIIT and the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Host Oct. 1 Event         
WIIT joined with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) for a reception to welcome the inaugural cohort of the ASPI Emerging Female Leaders program. On the scenic rooftop at McLarty Associates, WIIT members mingled with the visiting group of 7 up-and-coming women in trade from South Korea. ASPI Vice President and program host Wendy Cutler gave remarks introducing the group, along with McLarty managing partner Kellie Meiman Hock who highlighted the importance of supporting and mentoring fellow women in trade. 
WIIT and CompTIA Host Oct. 15 Event  
WIIT and CompTIA co-hosted an off-the-record Trade Talk on Tuesday with a status update of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement featuring Congressional staffers and trade experts from Personal Care Products Council and Coalition of Services Industries. The sentiment from the Hill is generally positive – both Republican and Democrat staffers present on the panel indicated their members’ full support of the bill and were optimistic on the prospect of passing USMCA by 2020. There are still a few items in the periphery however, including, the CR expiration on November 21st and hammering out the details of the end of the year package. Despite that, USMCA continues to be a part of discussions and both sides of the aisle are eager to put it to a vote soon. They reminded us that sometimes Congress can move quickly and are hoping that could happen with USMCA.
Volunteer Opening
VP of Programming       

WIIT's current VP of Programming will be stepping down to go on maternity leave. WIIT is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to help coordinate all of our great programming for the remainder of the term (through June 2020). If you're interested and would like to learn more, please email

With just over month away until our Holiday Reception and Silent Auction, the team is in high gear to ensure that we have just as many great items as last year - and hopeful more. 

Is there something YOU would like to see up for auction? 
Do you have a connection to a local business? 

We would love to hear from you.  Please email
Job Opportunity   

USDA Foreign Service

The USDA Foreign Service is seeking a Foreign Service (FS) Trainee. FS Trainees work and train in Washington, D.C. as civil service employees for an average of 18 to 36 months, followed by conversion to the Foreign Service/assignment to an overseas post. Those who demonstrate the needed competencies will be commissioned into the Foreign Service and can look forward to professional careers with increasing rank and responsibility, averaging 25 years. See the "Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process" here:

Learn more about the position and the application process here:
Individual Mentoring

WIIT is matching up mentors and mentees!
Would you like to connect with someone within the International Trade community? We are looking for all career levels.
If you haven’t applied in the past please email
If you have participated, and are still interested, please email us again.
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to manage the high-level and engaging events that WIIT sponsors.
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