Newsletter - January 2018


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

Chinese New Year Celebration! * Thank You Mock-Trial Legal Eagles * OWIT Webinar * Meet Your Board of Directors * Corporation and Member of the Years

FEBRUARY PROGRAM - Annual Chinese New Year Program with Baker McKenzie
Join us at Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant on Wednesday, February 7th for our Annual Chinese New Year Program with Baker McKenzie. The program will feature two Partners from Baker & McKenzie speaking on the most recent APAC updates including: Cyber-security, encryption and increased restriction in China, APAC Export control updates and trade policy development, and changes in the semi-conductor industry between the U.S. and China. Plus other key trade developments in China, and sanctions enforcement for forced labor and slavery overseas of North Koreans under the Countering Adversaries through Sanctions Act. More info.

WIT-NC would like to extend a BIG thank you to our January presenters at our first ever mock trial! Our presenters were George R. Tuttle III, Jack Zeller, Jane Solomon, Gary Cooper, and Deep SenGupta, with George providing extra help to develop the case and materials and to coordinate the questions. The event was very well-received and the presenters helped us to lay the foundation for events like this in the future! Check out photos from the event!

OWIT WEBINAR: Productive Conflict
OWIT International is hosting a Web Event - Productive Conflictâ„¢ How Women Leaders Can Navigate Conflict Productively to Discover Innovative Solutions for Their Companies, Teams, and Themselves on Tuesday, February 6th from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. EST. OWIT webinars are offered to WIT-NC members at the OWIT member rate if they have registered on the website. More Info.

Thank you to everyone who filled out our new and improved annual survey this year! We read each and every comment, and took all of the responses into account during our recent Board and Programs Planning meetings. Look forward to some exciting new events this year, including a roundtable format, webinars, and co-hosted programs. Calendar.

WIT-NC would like to extend their welcome and thanks to the new 2018 Board of Directors. More about the new Board of Directors here.

Every year WIT-NC honors one member and one corporation that deserve special acknowledgement. Their service to the organization supports the WIT-NC mission, vision, and values, and was integral to the success of WIT-NC in 2017.

The 2017 recipient for Corporation of the Year was awarded to Genentech as they fulfilled both the Sponsorship of Services and Organizational Support criterion. They were a Sustaining Sponsor who hosted, in its entirety, a WIT-NC monthly program and hosted the day-long OWIT annual meeting including transportation. They also encouraged and supported employee attendance at WIT-NC programs. Their support has provided ongoing financial support, an alternate venue for WIT-NC, and corporate leadership. We look forward to continuing this amazing relationship with Genentech in 2018!

The 2017 Member of the Year Award was awarded to a special individual and WIT-NC Board member and volunteer. Jessica Latham is a Manager in the Trade and Customs Practice at KPMG, and as Treasurer in 2017 she provided ongoing financial reporting, budgeting and projections and managed registrations and memberships. She jumped in at times to fill the role of Vice President, President and Committee Leader for the OWIT Meetings. She has selflessly served WIT-NC for 3 years and done it with a sense of humor and an attitude of willingness. From the moment she became a member she jumped into the Board position as Sponsorship Director and she hasn't stopped giving 200% ever since. She is a leader, collaborator, visionary and does all with a sense of humor and humility. To quote, "The most rewarding part of being involved with WIT-NC is the amazing relationships I've developed and community that I've become a part of over the last three years. Our members really make the organization special!" More Info.