Letter from the President


My name is Orisia Gammell and I am honored to serve as the WIIT President for the 2023-2024 term.

My term begins amid a series of geopolitical events that have a profound impact on global trade. We are witnessing shifting geopolitical dynamics and growing trade tensions. It is imperative that we, as an organization, remain attuned to these geopolitical events and their impact on global trade.  To ensure that our voices are heard, we must adapt, innovate, and remain forward thinking. We must create spaces for dialogue and exchange knowledge. And we must forge strong partnerships between our organization and the industries we serve.  If we use our collective strength, knowledge, and influence, we can promote innovation, build resilient supply chains, and address the emerging challenges in this increasingly complex global trade environment.

Today, it is more important than ever that women have a seat at the table to influence the policies and strategies that will shape the future of global trade. I am committed to creating an environment that empowers women in their careers, supports their aspirations and breaks down the barriers that impede their progress. In furtherance of WIIT’s mission to promote women, we will create platforms for mentorship, foster networks of support, and provide the resources needed for women to flourish in their careers. We will ensure that our voices are amplified and that our talents and achievements in the international trade field are recognized and celebrated.

WIIT is a volunteer-run organization devoted to promoting women and promoting trade. I have been actively involved with this incredible organization for over 15 years, forging lifelong friendships along the way. I hope to inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in trade and provide them with the tools and support they need to succeed. If you are already a WIIT member, thank you for entrusting me to lead the organization for the next year.  If you are new to WIIT, please review our many events and opportunities, come join us and get involved!

Thank you again for entrusting me with this responsibility and I look forward to a fabulous year of programming, mentoring, and networking!

Warm Regards,

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