Monday, May 1, 2017

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

Dear Friends,

Happy May! Is it just me or is the year zooming ahead?

Our last event was planned by Pamela Addie and Mahi Saraf. Linda Lubin Thompson presented "No Bragging Required: Getting the Recognition You Deserve" and she was simply wonderful. I told her she should be a TED speaker. Crafthouse Cocktails had a table set up for tasting and I thank everyone for this great event. 


I like to have a little personal message in these notes, and I have a special one this time around. I've been planning for retirement for some time and I'm semi-retired. What's that mean? It means that I'm not actively soliciting business but will do training when asked. I still love it.

I will continue to be involved with our group and work with volunteers so that when the time comes, willingly or unwillingly, to turn over the leadership, there are people who can step up and take over. Succession planning is so important, isn't it? I've been very impressed by our volunteers!


Because we'd been thinking about the coming years and what retirement is, what it means in daily life, I had started to collect weblink and I decided to organize them on another blog about retirement. I'm also helping an elderly relative. (You can read a bit about that on my other blog.)


As retirement liberates me, I plan to write about where I think HR is going, what we do well, what we need to improve upon, and I'm not going to be shy about criticism. Many of my thoughts pertain to other fields, as well.


Our next event is May 17 with Arda Ozdemir presenting "Women's Self-Empowerment Movement." Please click here to read all about it and RSVP if you're coming.


I hope to see you at our next event!

All the best,

Marcia

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




   
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Dear Friends,

Happy March! 

Our next event is Linda Lubin Thompson presenting "No Bragging Required: Getting the Recognition You Deserve." Crafthouse Cocktails will have a table set up for tasting. This will be held March 15 and details with the RSVP link are on our event page


We had a wonderful time at our 20th Anniversary Champagne Brunch. What a lovely group of people. I'm so glad we had a little time to get to know each other.

This group gave me everything: a good reputation, a brand, job leads, a professional network, ongoing education and what I value most of all, friendship. I've met so many people I would not have met in any other way. 

I've seen people new to our profession grow from entry-level to directors, business partners, owners of small companies. I've also seen people move on to their next stage of life, retirement. We've lost members over the years and we've supported people who were ill.


It has been beyond anything I could have imagined when we had that first dinner 20 years ago and I thank you all. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to have this event and celebrate with you.


Thanks to our planners who guided, provided ideas, made calls, picked up items and made our brunch look beautiful. They include ArLyne DiamondDiane Cusano and Trudy Schapansky

Our models borrowed clothes from Designers Corner and did a great job of modeling. They looked fantastic! Thanks to ArLyne Diamond, Diane Cusano, Pam Sheppard and Tess Lorico and to our friends at Designers Corner who generously provided discounts to party-goers. 

So many people stayed to put away tables, chairs, consolidate dishes and clean up everything. This was a great team and so very kind and helpful. 

I hope to see you at our next event!

All the best,

Marcia

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




   
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Friday, February 3, 2017

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

Dear Friends,

Happy February! 

Yesterday I was still writing 2016. Is anyone else having this problem? Tell me it isn't just me.

We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary on February 19! Details, location, cost and the invitation page have changed. We determined that there was not enough response for Mariani's so we cancelled that location. They could not have been nicer and I would recommend them for a nice Sunday brunch or other meal.

We are going to have a bagel brunch at the clubhouse where I live in Cupertino. It'll be a little less formal and less expensive and we're still having champagne and a short fashion show. Please see details and RSVP on Evite. If you're already replied, you can change a response but if your response is the same, there is no need to update. Just check for location and details.

Will you come out to celebrate with us?  

Thank You for Our Last Event
Nancy Clark was our speaker and she discussed our four generations in the workplace – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers and Millennials. Be sure to check out her LinkedIn profile and her website. It was a fascinating discussion and we also learned about some great non-profit work she's doing.

I hope to see you at our party!

All the best,

Marcia

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



   
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Monday, January 2, 2017

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

Dear Friends,

I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that 2017 will be a great year for you.

I am so grateful for the people in this group: the diligent volunteers who plan our events, kind people who provide space for us to meet, our terrific speakers, and our wonderful attendees. Thank you all for making this such a great group.

We have several events coming up and here's the list:

  -  1/10/17 Deadline to submit to be a speaker. Please read more and complete the form if you’re interested. 
  -  1/11/17 Annual Meeting of Volunteers - click on this link to learn more.
  -  1/18/17 "The 4G Workforce — Do Your Leaders Know How to Work with the New Generation?" Guest Speaker: Nancy Clark
  -  2/19/17 - Our 20th Anniversary! 

Our January 18, 2017 Community Event: The 4G Workforce — Do Your Leaders Know How to Work with the New Generation?
Nancy Clark is our next speaker and she will be discussing our four generations in the workplace – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers and Millennials. Please see the event details and RSVP link by clicking here.

We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary on February 19! Please see details on our Evite. I sincerely hope you can join us for a lovely champagne buffet and fashion show.  

Thank You for Our Last Event
Marilyn Messer, our long-time volunteer and one of our original members from our first fateful meeting planned our year-end dinner. It was fun to meet with people over dinner and I enjoyed that evening. Thanks so much, Marilyn!

Not only do I hope to see you at our next event, I do hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to plan some extra networking events. I would love to attend some!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful year!

All the best,

Marcia

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



   
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