Newsletter - September 2018


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

WIT-NC Receives Int'l Honor * Programs & Webinars * New Board Member * Lots of Networking * And the Winners are... * Jobs


Support WIT-NC at OWIT International's 18th Annual World Conference
BIG NEWS! OWIT awarded WIT-NC as "Chapter of the Year" and WIT-NC President, Leslie August was awarded "Woman of the Year!" We'd love to be able to send Vicki Wilkerson, Chair and Leslie to Nairobi to accept this honor. We are holding a fundraiser to support the travel costs. OWIT's 18th Annual World Conference is being held on October 24-25 and will bring together OWIT members from around the world to empower women entrepreneurs, as well as focusing on the future of trade. To donate (no amount too small!), please visit our fundraising page!

Upcoming Events! A Busy Month for WIT-NC and our Sponsors

  • We are hosting a panel discussion, "Trade 3.5: Adapting to a New Trade Environment from the Trade War" at Genentech on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Join industry panelists for a timely discussion on managing trade compliance while ducking for cover in the Trade War. Info & Register.
  • Customs and Trade attorney and WIT-NC sponsor Steven Zisser is presenting a webinar on "Three Simple Steps to Classification Competence" on Wednesday, September 5 from 12-1:30pm. This is an excellent program for both beginners (attention students!) and more seasoned import professionals who would like to sharpen their Harmonized Tariff classification skills. This webinar is FREE for WIT-NC members and $15 for all others. For more information and to register, please visit our website.
  • CompTIA's 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices is September 18 in San Diego. This year's topics include Pro-active Trade Policy Management in the Post-Globalization Era, Europe - From Brexit to GDPR - Understanding the Implications to Trade Compliance and much more. CompTIA is a long time sponsor and partner to WIT-NC and we'd love to see our members attend! To register and to see the full agenda, please visit CompTIA's website.
  • WIT-NC will be hosting a second webinar on October 3. Robert Shaw, who is the Program Director for the Export Control and Nonproliferation Program (XNP) at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies will be speaking on "Detecting North Korea Sanctions Evasions". Stay tuned for more details

Ngoc Lewis Joins WIT-NC Board
Ngoc Lewis has been assisting on the Membership Committee and was voted in as Assistant Membership Director at the Q3 Board meeting. Ngoc was a key player in the success of the 2018 Membership Drive and we are grateful to have her expertise on the Board of Directors.

Summer Networking Extravaganza is a Blast
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual networking event at Vino Locale! We've shared some photos on our Facebook page!

Membership Drive Winners!
Congratulations to Mohsen Khayat (Seagate), Dee Gonzales (Pure Storage) and John McPeak (Biomarin), the winners of our July membership drive Amazon gift cards! Thank you for your support! Overall we added 76 members during our 2018 Membership Drive, an improvement over the 59 we added in 2017 and the 63 we added in 2016

Visit our LinkedIn page for new Job Posts Check out WIT-NC's LinkedIn page for updates on our activities as well as job postings. Our members are invited to share their job descriptions on our members-only page. For access, please contact us at