Monday, December 3, 2012

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

Dear Friends,

Happy December!  I hope you're well and enjoying the season.

If you strictly want information about the next event, please look at the links to the right and go to Event Registration.

Many thanks to our volunteers our Volunteers, Jenny Vonderwerth and Krissy Vollersen for planning and leading last month's event, "Do It Yourself Corporate Wellness Programs." Jenny was our speaker and what a wealth of information she is! 

The year went quickly in some ways and in other ways, it was long and upsetting.  So here's the good stuff:  more of us are working and the economy has taken a turn for the better.  Here's the rotten, stinking stuff:  I'm disgusted and appalled by the way Americans have been treating each other over politics and politicians.  No matter your political beliefs, there are places to go to confirm facts and it seems to me that a lot of people aren't doing that.

Just after 9/11, do you remember how united our country was?  It's a terrible thing to have that as a unifying event, but it did unify us.  It didn't take long for us to fall apart, have all kinds of scandals, corporate malfeasance and spewed hatred.

I'm a news junkie and go to sites that have actual fact checking rather than opinions.  Why not do the same?  Take out the emotions and look for the facts.  I think we'd be better off tuning out most of the screamers and paid opinionists on TV, radio and the Internet.  How about listening to the "other side" now and then to get new insights and maybe some ideas?  Don't let yourself get caught up in this hatred.

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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.

1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:00-8:30 p.m.
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1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:00-8:30 p.m. Won't you join us for our year-end party?  Please click on the
registration tab for details
and the response form.

2. Discounts and Offers – view them online. Thanks for extending the discounts to our group.

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7. Potential Speakers/Topics. Please see details and a form to submit your information.

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.

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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