Scholarship Recipients 2022

Student Scholarship Recipient Fall 2022

WIIT Trust announces the Fall 2022 scholarship winner, Sharon Ordor. Please check out Sharon’s bio below and stay tuned for a gender empowerment program based on her essay. Congratulations Sharon for being one of our Young Leaders in Trade!!
Click HERE for Sharon's Scholarship Essay.
Sharon Ordor is a graduate student at Columbia University, completing her Master’s in Public Administration, with a Concentration in Economic and Political Development. Her initial exposure to international trade as a tool for economic development, came about over the course of her participation with the African Business Chamber (AfBC), an annual Trade conference that brings together business leaders, policymakers and academics from across the World, to deliberate and showcase economic growth opportunities in Africa. Sharon looks forward to working alongside WIIT, with a view to assessing the various mechanisms for making trade policies more gender inclusive. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and before joining Columbia University, she worked at various firms, including PwC, Price Bailey and MHA Macintyre Hudson. She holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Exeter University. In her spare time, Sharon loves travelling, reading an visiting history museums. 

Student Scholarship Recipients Spring 2022

Our merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying all aspects of International Trade including commercial relations, trade policy and negotiations, economic development, women’s economic empowerment, and more.  We are excited to announce the following recipients for spring 2022.
Honored to announce the two incredible WIIT Young Leader Scholarship winners for Spring 2022.

Both Charlotte Serage  and Amanda Sterling contributed amazing essays that demonstrate their breadth of interest in trade, and opportunities to contribute to the WIIT Community.  We welcome them as new members!!   Charlotte’s winning essay addressing China’s Belt & Road Initiative  as well as Amanda’s essay on CFIUS role in digital technology will be upcoming WIIT programs so stay tuned!

Charlotte Serage
Click HERE for Charlotte's Scholarship Essay.

Interested in all things international, Charlotte moved from her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma to London, England for her bachelor’s in international business. She graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, finishing first in her class, and then she moved to Madrid to work (and improve her Spanish) after graduation. After returning to the US, she completed her master’s in international affairs at the University of Utah and now works at World Trade Center Utah, helping companies in the state trade and invest in international markets. In her free time, Charlotte loves to travel–she has visited 42 countries and four continents. She also enjoys scuba diving with her family, reading horror books, and playing Trivial Pursuit.

Amanda Sterling
Click HERE for Amanda's Scholarship Essay.

Amanda Sterling is a rising fourth-year law student in the part-time evening program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and was previously the Managing Editor of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal. In addition to her studies at Temple Law, Amanda works full-time in consulting, focusing on forensic investigations and international trade compliance. This summer, she is taking a sabbatical from her consulting job to work as a summer associate at Troutman Pepper in Philadelphia. Amanda is excited to join WIIT through this scholarship and is very grateful for WIIT's support! 

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