Award recipients include:

  • “Woman of the Year” awardee Chrystia Freeland, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Canada
  • “Business Legacy” awardees Doral Cooper and Kate Clemans, C&M International
  • ‚Äč“Government Service” awardee Kelly Ann Shaw, National Economic Council, National Security Council
  • “Emerging Leader” awardee Hemal Shah, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • “Lifetime Achievement” awardee Ambassador Judy Reinke, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro
  • “WIIT Program Section of the Year” awardees Jing Zhu and Grace Kim, Trade Remedies Program Section
  • “WIIT Member of the Year” awardee Kathi Lunardi, WIIT Charitable Trust Chair


Become a Member

WIIT membership provides educational trade talks, intimate briefings with top policy-makers, and inclusion in a robust network of trade professionals from industry, the diplomatic community, educational institutions, and the public sector.  We offer professional development opportunities in public speaking, writing, and program leadership as well as unparalleled networking opportunities in the DC international trade community for professionals at all career stages.


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About Us

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT), based in Washington, DC, works to promote the professional development of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development. WIIT is a volunteer-run organization and the only trade organization in the Washington area that fully integrates its membership in program development and leadership roles.

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Learn about WIIT's Charitable Trust and how you can apply for, or donate to, our scholarship program. Our merit-based scholarships support graduate and undergraduate women studying International Trade who show promise as Future Global Leaders.

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