WIIT Weekly | Week of July 17, 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
Discussion on Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion and Community Development with Young African Leaders 

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is proud to partner with the Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) to host impressive YALI alumni for a discussion on the role of young African leaders in spurring economic growth, strengthening community development and enhancing entrepreneurship across Africa.

July 26th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Corporate Council on Africa, 1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC
TRUST Tidbit

Ah, July! Its a month of family vacations, BBQ's and, my favorite, Christmas in July. 

Please don't ask me why this is in July, five months out, but it is, and I love it.  For the Trust, the holidays mean AUCTION, so Christmas in July means time to start thinking about the great items that YOU can donate.  Sports tickets?  jewelry?  services?  We would love the support.  And if you are ready to make a commitment, let's lock it in!

The Trust is also still in need of a mentor for one of our scholarship winners.  The commitment is minimal, maybe once a month, the impact significant.

To donate auction items and/or to volunteer as a mentor, email
The Summer issue covering all things Section 232 was released last month!
Event Recaps
WIIT and Meridian International Center Co-Hosted June 21st Event Celebrating ITC/FTC
WIIT partnered with Meridian International Center to host a wide-ranging discussion with Commissioner Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission; and Randolph Tritell, Director of the Office of International Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission. The discussion was a detailed exploration of both the ITC and FTC, and their respective roles in the trade policy agenda.

Commissioner Broadbent discussed a number of recent ITC actions including 232 reviews, and particularly in-depth analysis on digital trade policy designed to advice and advance TH Administration’s negotiating agenda. Director Tritell covered the FTC’s role, particularly in ensuring fair competition and a wide range of consumer protection actions globally.

The audience discussion covered recent cases, as well as expectations for progress on trade especially USMCA and other agreements going forward.
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!

 I want to inspire a girl to see someone doubt her and just not care."


-USWNT Player Sam Mewis

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to manage the high-level and engaging events that WIIT sponsors.
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