Saturday, September 21, 2019

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

Dear Friends,

I usually make a few personal comments on this page and if you’d like to skip to the invitation, please scroll down. 

We had a lovely summer social planned by Diane Cusano and Galina Karpinska. Thank you so much for your work!

Important Group Announcement

This meeting will be our last formal meeting (unless the group comes back in the future). Although we have over 2,400 members on LinkedIn and fantastic speakers, our attendance has been low. 

We have a wonderful Board and we’re all in life stages where the demands don’t match the time needed to lead the group. I wish I had been able to identify more people interested in volunteering and leadership. I did identify two people a few years ago but both moved out-of-state.

I was in another group that ended suddenly several years ago, and after a few years, they successfully revived the group. That may or may not happen with our group. 

This has been an almost 23 year labor of love for me. We started with a small group of women in human resources meeting over dinner and that was our format for a couple of years. We gradually added speakers, volunteers, and opened the group to other professionals and did not limit membership to women.

It was my philosophy that having a free place to go for information and networking was helpful to people at all levels of an organization, those who were working, seeking another job, unemployed and looking for a new opportunity.

Over that time, members have become friends, found/become mentors, landed new jobs, grew professionally, and learned to speak in front of a group. All of this applies to me, as well. This group has been wonderful to me: I’ve met so many wonderful people, gained knowledge, added important professional contacts and landed jobs.

We’ll continue as a LinkedIn Group and on Facebook. I hope you join us at this event and online.

Event - October 16 - Exceeding Expectations: Life and Business Lessons Learned

We’ve all learned a lot through our experiences and observations, and this is the perfect opportunity to share those lessons. Our Board of Volunteers will be sharing their experiences and thoughts, and we invite you to bring your own life/business lessons to share.

Schedule
 5:30 pm – Registration and Networking  
 6:00 -8:00 pm – Meeting and Networking

Finding the room
There is a monitor in the lobby listing the evening's events/classes and assigned room number on the wall to the left (beyond the receptionist desk) as you enter the lobby. The service desk will be open should you have questions or need directions to the room.

Let us know if you can attend on our Eventbrite page. If you’re bringing a friend, kindly register for that person, too. 

I sincerely hope to see you there!

Regards,

Marcia
Marcia Stein, SHRM-CP PHR www.linkedin.com/in/marciastein
Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" "Recruiters on Recruiting” www.tellmeaboutyourself.info
Retirement on Your Mind https://retirementonyourmind.blogspot.com
Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources...and Friends www.ourhrsite.com

1 comment:

  1. We’re having a planning meeting on 11/7th....if you are interested in helping, just let me know and I’ll be sure to send you the invite with meeting location and details. Also, save the date for 11/20 and plan to attend our next meeting. Details to follow. Jenny (jvonderwerth@mcgriffinsurance.com)

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