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Winners of Prestigious Bob Kleist Leadership Award

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WIT-LA 5th Annual Global Trades Award Gala


White House announcements made for key positions that affect trade. CBP Commissioner and Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.

Welcome to WIT-LA

Women in International Trade - Los Angeles (WIT-LA) is a California non-profit organization founded in 1985 by professional women involved in international trade to provide professional and personal enrichment to its members.

WIT-LA members are women and men pursuing careers in international fields including import, export, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, transportation, U.S. Customs and the legal, accounting, consulting, and other trade services.

Global Affiliation
WIT-LA is a member of the global Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). OWIT chapters are located in major cities throughout the United States and increasingly abroad including Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. There are currently over 20 chapters internationally with over 3,500 members.

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)-- How Local Chapters Play a Role in Economic Development By Evelyn M. Suarez

WIT-LA is proud to provide two annual scholarships to local college students and fund annual contributions in support of our preferred charity, Room to Read. This organization strives to end the poverty cycle one child at a time by building schools and libraries and providing long term scholarships to girls in the developing world. To make a contribution to Room To Read through the WIT-LA contribution fund, please click here. To learn more about the organization, you can visit www.roomtoread.org

Membership Benefits
Monthly Programs
Monthly programs feature key industry and government leaders. Speakers address international issues such as trade policy, legislation, transportation, customs, import, export, and other trade related issues.

Monthly Seminars and briefings are geared toward developing the personal and professional skills of members in the field of international trade.

Monthly programs and special social events provide excellent networking opportunities to develop business contacts.

Newsletters / Meeting Announcements
Quarterly newsletters and monthly meeting announcements provide information on upcoming events and trade issues.

Members and their companies will be listed in the WIT-LA directory as well as the OWIT international directory.

Reciprocal Benefits
OWIT membership entitles WIT-LA members to reduced rates at other OWIT Chapters' events and OWIT events co-sponsored with other trade associations.

OWIT Job Bank (Members Only)
Current national job bank featuring jobs related to international business in all fields. Posting of job openings are free for members. For posting information, or if you require the WIT password, please e-mail us at info@wit-la.org

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