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Join us for an evening of celebration

as we honor exceptional leaders, who have made unique contributions to our community and the international business world.

Awards will include our 2017 Woman of the Year in International Trade and our Special Guy Fox Award

November 9, 2017

6pm Cocktails 7pm Dinner and Program
* Cocktail Attire

Sunset Conference Room
at the Holiday Inn
Long Beach Airport Hotel

Contact us at (213) 545-6479 or info@wit-la.org

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Southern California Organization With Global Reach
In 1985, a group of women from the Los Angeles area formed Women in International Trade - Los Angeles (WIT-LA) with the objective to advance career and trade opportunities for women in Southern California.

Today WIT-LA is recognized worldwide for building ongoing trade relationships within and between global communities. After more than 30 years of providing educational programming and networking opportunities, our organization is now well positioned to further the advancement of women and men in international trade in Southern California. By expanding our global horizons and building strong business relationships, our organization will continue to grow and is committed to serve our international trade community so that it thrives and excels as one of the leading centers of international trade around the world.

WIT-LA, achieves global reach by its affiliation with OWIT - Organization of Women in International Trade - a nonprofit professional organization with over 3,000 members worldwide and operating since the late 1980s designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities.


We are thrilled to see this program come to fruition. By recognizing and celebrating outstanding women leaders through acknowledging their accomplishments and unique contributions to our community and to the international business world, we believe that WIT-LA is instrumental in helping expand the sphere and value of international trade, not only to our local, but also to the national, and global economy.

WIT-LAs Global Trade Awards Gala draws individuals together from the international trade community. It recognizes and celebrates international trade and women, who have made a difference by serving as role models and b y laying the groundwork t o advance international trade. We all are paving the way for others to successfully expand their business internationally, as we strengthen the vision of a more integrated world of international trade.

WIT-LAs goal in presenting the Global Trade Awards at this 5th Annual Gala in 2017, and those to follow in coming years, is to heighten awareness of the critical importance of international trade in Southern California, and to recognize the far reaching effects and powerful impact generated by the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Hueneme, and by the Los Angeles World Airport on not only our local, regional, and national economies, but a l s o o n t h e global economy. WIT-LA is proud to celebrate the importance and magnitude of this effect on international trade.

WIT-LA is committed to our vision of service in support of sustained, profitable growth for all enterprises, organizations, agencies, and entities whose charter and mission includes participation in, or support of, international commerce. Our Annual Global Trade Awards Gala recognizing the contributions and achievements of those who lead and share this vision now and in the future will continue in pursuit of fulfilling our vision.


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