Letter from the President

Welcome. 
 
We’re kicking off another year at WIIT.
 
Now is the perfect time to recall why a handful of women started Women in International Trade in 1987 to help propel women’s trade careers past traditional limits and to thank the women who came before for nurturing and growing the association for more than 30 years – today we have close to 700 active members. 
 
I’ve always thought that the trade community is special – we are professional colleagues who enjoy each other as friends. We support each other professionally and personally. As women, we bond over our experiences on the journey from young to seasoned professional and all of the changes, challenges and growth opportunities along the way. 
 
As a member-driven organization, I hope we’ll soon be able to return to networking in person. We look forward to resuming planning for our marquis events from the WIIT Charitable Trust auction to International Women’s Day to the WIIT Annual Awards Dinner.
 
In the meanwhile, we won’t compromise on delivering value to members as we move our programming online. And until I can meet you in person, I look forward to seeing you there.
 
We are first and foremost and a strong and unparalleled network for professional women practicing in the field of international trade. Notwithstanding all that we are experiencing collectively right now, let’s commit to remain supportive of one another. We are #WIITstrong.
 
Thank you for the privilege to serve as your WIIT president this year.

                                                                 
 
Andrea Durkin | WIIT President
Principal and Founder Sparkplug, LLC


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