Add to Calendar 2022/06/08 5:00 PM 2022/06/08 7:30 PM America/New_York Empowering Women in Global Trade With Technology – 9th Summit of the Americas | Los Angeles, CA City Club LA, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
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Empowering Women in Global Trade With Technology – 9th Summit of the Americas | Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
City Club LA, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST) City Club L.A. City Club Los Angeles Social Club | 555 Flower St 51st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071

WITA, together with WIT-LA and WIIT DC, and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, invites you to a discussion of how technology can empower women in international trade. This program will highlight technological advances in global trade and showcase successful women at the forefront of these advances.

Panelists will discuss: 

  • Innovations in technology and tech-based solutions for international trade that help empower women.
  • A discussion on how future jobs will require digital connectivity, digital skills, and greater diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Need for women technology experts and entrepreneurs to address the next pandemic, the growing climate crisis, to contribute to emerging technologies such as biotech and AI and take their rightful place as innovators and leaders.
  • Current and future access to digital skills that empower every women-led business to expand, become global entrepreneurs, or join global value chains.

Keynote Speaker

Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor and Trade Representative of California


Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero, Director, Trade Development Port of Los Angeles

Kristina Matthews, National Account Manager, DHL (DC)

Martha Montoya, CEO, Agtools Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Simona Racek, Director, Global Trade Getting to Global

Moderator: Kristine Pirnia, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA 


Event Hosts

WITA International









Event Sponsors

Port of Los Angeles, Platinum Sponsor

Roanoake, Silver Sponsor


For more information about sponsoring this event, please view the flyer below, or contact or

WIT-LA's Sponsor Flyer for Summit of the Ame</span>ricas Event (05 24 v2)

The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas, in LA from June 6-10, with a focus on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for our hemisphere. To learn more about the Summit click here: