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Donate to WIT-LA's Marjorie Shostak Scholarship Program.
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.

Marjorie Shostak Scholarship
The Marjorie M. Shostak Scholarship is supported by fund-raising events and contributions from individuals and organizations. The late Marjorie M. Shostak was the senior member of the law firm of Stein Shostak Shostak Pollack & OíHara, which specializes in U.S. Customs and International Trade Law. Ms. Shostak had been an active practitioner before the U.S. Court of International Trade and its predecessor, the U.S. Customs Court. She had represented clients in classification, valuation and penalty matters before the U.S. Customs Service in Washington D.C. and its Field offices. In 1980, Ms. Shostak was appointed by the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, to serve as a technical member of the Industrial Functional Advisory Committee on U.S. Customs matters. Ms. Shostak was the first woman to serve (from 1956-1962) as an officer and Director of the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, on which half of the Board members are now women; the first woman recipient (in 1962) of prestigious Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, the highest honor in the Southern California international trade community, which is awarded the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce annually during World Trade Week; and, the first woman to serve as General Chairman of World Trade Week (in 1972). Ms. Shostak was the first recipient of the Foreign Trade Associationís Distinguished Service Award, now named after her.