WIIT invites members, non-members, women and men to our events.  We offer a variety of professional development and networking opportunities.  

Trade Talks

Sanctions, exports, NAFTA and more.  The topics for our trade talks are endless and are typically scheduled several times a month in various locations through the Washington, D.C. area.  We also welcome new ideas, speakers and locations.  Check out what's currently scheduled and contact our programming committee at if you would like to submit an idea or volunteer to speak or host an upcoming trade talk.  

Below is a recording of our June 3 co-hosted event with the GW Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the District Export Council (DEC) of Virginia and DC at George Washington University titled “Understanding Trump's National Security Tariffs: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.” Speakers and Moderators included:

  • Marc Busch (Professor of International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University)
  • Halie Craig (Legislative Assistant for Senator Pat Toomey) 
  • Alan Morrison (Associate Dean for Public Interest & Public Service Law at GW)
  • Vanessa Sciarra (VP of Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council)
  • Evelyn Suarez (Principal and Founder of the Suarez Firm)
  • Catherine Boland (VP, Legislative Affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association)
  • Mike Dankler (Chief of Staff for Rep. Jackie Walorski)
  • Christine McDaniel (Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University)
  • Paul Nathanson (Senior Principal, Bracewell LLP)
  • John Saylor (Director, International Trade Group, Commonwealth Trading Partners Inc.)


Professional Development 

While all of our events provide an opportunity for professional development, we also host specific events that are focused on the growth of your career.  We have hosted topics such as entrepreneurship, transitioning jobs, retirement, consulting, breaking the glass ceiling, career advancement and more.  As with our trade talks, we welcome new ideas, speakers and locations.  Please email us at if you have a professional development topic, speaker or location you would like for us to consider.  


In addition to networking before and after all of our other events, we also host specific networking events where we can simply meet, greet and discuss the highs and lows of the international trade industry.  Check out our events calendar for upcoming networking opportunities.  

Annual Awards Dinner

As we wrap up the end of our fiscal year each May, we host an Annual Awards Dinner to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in international trade.  Learn more by visiting our page dedicated to our annual awards dinner.  

International Women's Day 

In honor and celebration of International Women's Day (formally recognized on March 8th every year), WIIT hosts a special event in Washington, D.C. during the month of March.  Learn more by visiting our International Women's Day page.  

Holiday Reception & Silent Auction

WIIT and WIIT TRUST partners together to host our Holiday Reception & Silent Auction each year.  The ultimate goal of this event is to generate money for graduate and undergraduate scholarships.  More information about our past and upcoming Holiday Reception & Silent Auctions can be found here.  

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