On August 22, 2018, CT Strategies hosted WIIT for a Happy Hour with the President. Participants were able to network with members of the trade industry and speakers included WIIT President Lisa Schroeter and CT Strategies Co-Founder and President Allen Gina.
CT Strategies hosted WIIT's brown-bag career talk with Paula Brand, career coach and LinkedIn expert, entitled "Leveraging LinkedIn: Managing Your LinkedIn Profile for Career Growth and Visibility" on June 20, 2019. Brand spoke about the best practices for enhancing your visibility on LinkedIn, increasing your chances of being found for the right opportunities, and developing your brand using keywords.
On April 19, 2019, CT Strategies hosted expert career counselor Karen James Chopra for a discussion on the sensitive but always-relevant topic of salary negotiations. This was Karen’s second career talk with WIIT. Her first talk on ‘Taking Charge of Your Career: From Internship to C-Suite’, received great feedback with members requesting additional career advice panels with Karen. The key take-away was that leverage peaks during salary negotiations and one must be cognizant of harnessing it to secure a salary package that one desires. This event was also attended by members of Government Affairs Industry Network and the Women's Foreign Policy Group.
CT Strategies was the host to WIIT's speed networking event on October 24th, 2018, which allowed those newer to trade to connect with more senior-level women in the trade space.
CT Strategies and WIIT held a group mentoring event on September 10, 2019. Participants discussed how to advance in international trade opportunities, switch from industry to government (and vice-versa), and shared how they navigated career transitions.
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)'s group mentoring provides a unique opportunity to benefit from group knowledge on career questions.
On April 24, 2018, three CT Strategies team members served on a panel with the umbrella organization for WIIT, the Organization for Women in International Trade (OWIT). They discussed the importance of equal representation within the trade industry, the state of diversity in the trade and customs sectors, how senior female leadership can elevate female employees, the role of male leadership in achieving workplace equality, and how women can elevate themselves and each other in the workplace.