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Welcome to Women in International Trade Los Angeles

A Southern California Organization With Global Reach

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WIT-Los Angeles
Serving Southern California's International Trade Community

U.S. Department of Commerce and OWIT International Present


A six-part virtual forum for women entrepreneurs who wish to boldly grow their business into new markets!

In anticipation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this dynamic forum provides a truly unique opportunity to gain the tools, skills and networks to build an export strategy and develop business connections.

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Leading Organization Promoting International Trade for Southern California

Women in International Trade - Los Angeles (WIT-LA) is recognized worldwide for building ongoing trade relationships within and between global communities and a leading organization promoting international trade in Southern California. After more than 30 years, WIT-LA continues to provide educational programming for professional and personal enrichment of our members and friends as well as a platform for networking opportunities. WIT-LA 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 Los Angeles is a volunteer run organization and the founding chapter of OWIT International, a global organization with 30 chapters around the world. Join Us!

Outstanding Woman of the Year in International Trade 2019
Susanne Stirling
Susanne T. Stirling
Vice President International Affairs, CalChamber

Register here for Global Trade Awards Gala to celebrate with Ms. Susanne Sterling

WIT-LA Recognizes Top Women Leaders in International Trade—Global Trade Awards: More about the Global Trade Awards here

Susan Ross
Susan Kohn Ross
Partner, Mitchell Silberg and Krupp
Julie Hennesssy
Julie Anne Hennessy
Director, Los Angeles (West) U.S. Department of Commerce
Anne Maricich
Anne Maricich
Acting Director of Field Operations Field Office in Los Angeles, California US Customs and Border Prtection (CBP)
Rebecca Dye
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye
Federal Maritime Commission
Kristin Decas
Kristin Decas
CEO/Director, Port of Hueneme
Valeria Velasco
Commissioner Valeria Velasco
VP Board of Airport Commissioner LAWA, Los Angeles World Airports

International Trade Resource Guide:

New section for the benefit of our WIT-LA members and friends

  • dr hacegabaDr. Noel Hacegaba

    Deputy Executive Director
    Administration and Operations, Port of Long Beach

    Testimony to the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety in Washington, D.C. February 26, 2019, advocating for intermodal freight network improvements and investments.
    View Podcast! View/Download PDF

  • lafonda-sutton-burke LaFonda Sutton-Burke

    LA/LB Seaport Port Director

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Video
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  • Gene SerokaGene Seroka

    Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

    Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka remarks to Los Angeles City Council on the expanding U.S.-China trade war and its effect on Southern California
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