Newsletter - April 2017


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

Mark Your Calendar for April * New Silver Sponsor * WIT-NC at the UN! * OWIT Int'l in Silicon Valley * WIT-NC Student Outreach * Updated Career Kiosk * OWIT Benefits * 2017 Event Calendar


APRIL PROGRAM - Accounting for Trade Professionals
Join us at NetApp on Wednesday, April 12th for Accounting for Trade Professionals. KPMG's Trade & Customs U.S National Practice Leader Andrew Siciliano will present on the fundamentals of accounting that all trade professionals should know. More Info. Register.

WIT-NC welcomes our newest Silver Sponsor, Global Training Center!
WIT-NC has a new Silver Sponsor! Global Training Center was founded and continues to operate on the fundamental notion of educating individuals on international trade and customs matters. For over 26 years they have provided trade compliance training to the international trade community. GTC regularly holds seminars in 3 California cities. WIT-NC thanks you for your support.

WIT-NC at the UN!
On Monday March 13th, WIT-NC Chair Vicki Wilkerson presented at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. Vicki's presentation focused on how she uses her platform in the International Trade community to advocate for women's rights on a global basis, guidance on what corporations and governments need to do globally to ensure inclusion of women leaders in the corporate space, and what role this plays in getting to an age of equality for all women. Look forward to highlights from Vicki in our next newsletter!

WIT-NC to Host OWIT International Fall Board Meeting
WIT-NC is happy to welcome OWIT members from around the world for networking, enjoying the Bay area and the OWIT International Fall Board Meeting. Events will start September 14th and continue through the 17th. ALL WIT-NC members are welcome to participate. Details will be forthcoming.

WIT-NC Student Outreach
On March 10th, WIT-NC President Leslie August, Volunteer Director Sumika Kawamura, and member Yvonne Brye-Vela presented at the Women in Maritime Leadership Panel
at CalMaritime. They presented a panel discussion featuring the variety of land-based careers open to those with a seagoing background. The panel introduced careers and career paths including global trade compliance, brokerage and forwarding, logistics, legal and consulting, export/import, marine insurance and supply chain management.

See Photos from WIT-NC's participation in the CalMaritime Career Fair on February 14th on our Facebook Page!

Updated Career Kiosk
Did you know that WIT-NC has a Career Kiosk? The Career Kiosk contains salary surveys, job opportunities, and other valuable resources, and was recently updated to include the 2017 Gateway Recruiting Salary Survey. Check out the Career Kiosk here!

WIT-NC members receive a complimentary OWIT membership. All you need to do is register! OWIT has additional valuable benefits such as increased networking, a job bank and webinar discounts. If you are a WIT-NC member, make sure to sign up to get your OWIT member benefits!

The WIT-NC 2017 Events Calendar is now posted on our website! Be sure to take a look at the exciting offerings we have coming up this year and mark your calendars now!