Saturday, February 1, 2014

Silicon Valley Women in HR...& Friends Mailing and Event Announcement

Dear Friends,

How's your year going so far?

If you strictly want information about our next event, please look at the links to the right and go to Event Registration.  Before you go, please check out the links at the bottom of this page. 

Did you make New Year's Resolutions?  I don't make them, but I like to reflect on a regular basis about what I want to do, need to do, how I can help others, how I can prepare myself for upcoming challenges, what I want to learn.

If I don't do everything, it's okay.  I know my patterns and keep examining my life.  It seems to work for me.  What do you do?

This year, I encourage you to get out there and go to meetings, meetups, lectures, classes, or social events.  It's so easy for us to communicate via email, texting and social media, but getting to know other people in person just can't be beat.

In addition to professional workshops and meetings, I like to go to lectures and take classes.  We're fortunate to be in an area with so many offerings.  All you have to do is look around or ask others and you are sure to find something fun or interesting or both.

The HR Symposium is coming May 13!  They have been very generous to us in the past and they have extended a discount again this year.  Check the post on our discount page for details.  Meanwhile, they sent this note and I hope you have a good nominee!
Nominate and Celebrate! The HR Symposium’s nominations for the HR awards of excellence are due March 24th. Surely you’ve admired and/or experienced the leadership and achievements of a particular HR professional or team, colleague or HR business partner and have always felt that their achievements should be recognized.  Now is your opportunity to honor them.  We are accepting nominations for the HR awards of excellence ceremony at the 2014 annual HR Symposium held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Tuesday, May 13th.  As part of our program we will be recognizing individuals or teams whose efforts have advanced initiatives and/or contributed to the betterment of the HR field.

Many thanks to  Jenny Vonderwerth, SPHR-CA,CIP  for helping me plan last month's event with Trudy Schapansky, PHR:  "How to Conduct an HR Audit."  Click on the Previous Speakers' link and search for a download of the presentation.

1. HR Women and Friends February Community Event - Barbara Gottesman presents "How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific." 
2. Discounts
3. Using our Forum
4. Spam Filter Alert
5. To change you email address
6. Unsubscribe
7. Potential Speakers/Topics
8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts.

February 19, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m. - Wednesday - Community Event - Barbara Gottesman presents "How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific."
 Please click on the registration tab for detail and to RSVP.

2. Discounts and Offers – view them on our discount pageThe HR Symposium is coming May 13!  They have been very generous to us in the past and they have extended a discount again this yea and details will be posted soon.  Thanks to everyone for extending the discounts to our group!

3. Using our Forum at You can view messages without registering, but you must register to reply or post a message. You are not automatically registered because you receive this email. Please review the Terms and Conditions available under any topic on the forum. It’s your responsibility to keep track of your user name and password, and if you change email addresses, please log in and update your profile. If privacy is an issue, please be careful when you post anything: use a separate email if necessary and you can skip your street address if you’d like.

4. SPAM Filter Alert: please add to your address book.

5. To change your email address, click here and go to the correct form.

6. Unsubscribe: To discontinue mailings please respond with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line or go to the form. If you receive mail at more than one email address, please note all addresses to delete.

7. Potential Speakers/Topics. Please see for details and a form to submit your information.  This will be reviewed during the January 2014 meeting.

8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts. If you email me right after I’ve sent a mailing, I can update the website, but I can’t send a separate mailing to the group. It will be in the next mailing.
Because of my commitments I can’t mentor you, and please don’t send me unsolicited resumes. Come to an event and meet someone who can help. I receive a lot of unsolicited resumes (from our group and strangers) and I refer people to the forum at See the blog post for more thoughts.

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I hope to see you soon.

All the best,


Marcia Stein, PHR -

Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting"

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