Event Calendar and Registration

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This year we’re going to have a series of speakers and topics focusing on the theme of "Navigating Challenging Women’s Issues.” Whether we’re talking about assertiveness, leadership, the glass ceiling, harassment or any number of issues, it’s clear we need to focus on improving women’s lives professionally and personally. Please join us as we explore issues with our guest speakers and mark your calendar for our social events. 

2018 Calendar

March 21 - Judy Pearce, Esq. "Address a Harassment Complaint with Skill & Confidence: Learn Exactly What to Do When an Employee Complains of Sexual Harassment"
May 16 - Linda Lubin Thompson  "The Subtle Dynamics of Gender Bias"
July 18
September 20 - a Thursday due to the Jewish holiday
November 14 - a week early due to Thanksgiving

Address a Harassment Complaint with Skill and Confidence: Learn Exactly What to Do When an Employee Complains of Sexual Harassment
Judy Pearce, Esq.
March 21, 2018

Idit Stefanson and Galina Karpinska are our Board Members planning this event. 

Judy Pearce, HR Consultant and Attorney, has conducted 150+ sexual harassment investigations and has served as an expert witness on investigations in both state and federal court. She will lead us through a productive, step-by-step process.

When an employee complains they are experiencing  harassment, you have a legal and ethical obligation to thoroughly investigate the charges. But after hearing the complaint for the very first time, what do you do to demonstrate you are a top-notch HR professional?
·         How do you inspire belief in the employee?
·         What specific things should you say?  Not say?
·         How do you assure them of no retaliation?

Judy’s consulting savvy stems from her experience working with Silicon Valley companies from their infancy forward.  Her legal practice with start-ups at Wilson Sonsini led to consulting with Google at 40 employees—to working with Intel at 20,000 employees.  Judy is recognized as a valued HR consultant, executive and counsel. Clients like her ability to catch on quickly to technology and to provide real examples of how similar businesses solve critical issues. Her insider street smarts lead her to design low-risk solutions that actually work.   

Our sponsor is Oakwood Worldwide - The Premier Global Provider of Corporate Housing and Serviced Apartment Solutions.

LocationOakwood Sunnyvale, 874 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  -  6:00 pm: Doors open, networking

  -  6:10 – 6:25 pm - Oakwood Extended Stay housing solutions Property Tour
  -  6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome and Announcements
  -  6:35 - 7:35 pm: Speaker
  -  7:35 - 8:30 pm: Audience Introductions, announcements and networking
Cost: this is a free event. Our host is generously providing snacks.
Click here to RSVP. For this event and future notifications of events, please join us on Facebook. If you’re bringing a friend, kindly register that person, too.

I hope to see you soon!


Marcia Stein, SHRM-CP, PHR