Friday, October 12, 2018

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

Dear Friends,

Happy October! I hope you're well and happy.

In addition to some brief comments this note will cover our September event. 

Thanks to Christine Young and Belina Pignataro for planning our last event. Bob Loftis' topic of coaching others to manage workplace emotions was useful not only for the workplace for my personal life. Thanks to all and to our gracious hosts at TechCU.

Wednesday, November 14: Christine Young presents "Job Hunting During the Holidays"

Many companies will continue to interview during the holidays to ramp up for 2019. Amazingly, many job seekers scale back their efforts during this time, believing that companies just go dormant. As a result, job seekers miss out on valuable opportunities. 
Don’t be one of them. Learn more! In this special workshop leading by Christine Young, you'll learn how to separate myth from reality and develop effective strategies for job hunting during the holidays. 
Christine Young, a career coach/strategist, applies her business knowledge and deep understanding of the talent acquisition process to the job search. She has hired more than 5,000 people in the high-technology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Hewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, and Silicon Valley start-ups have benefited from her career coaching, HR services, and training programsSee details and RSVP and on Eventbrite.

And now for a few words...

The Me Too and Time's Up movements along with the testimony from Dr. Blasey Ford have brought up a lot of bad memories for many women (and men) who have been sexually assaulted. A definition of sexual assault is found on Wikipedia. The Me Too site has good links for help that the Time's Up page has some statistics and resources for those who have experienced harassment. There is a sexual assault hotline and information through RAINN.

There is help out there. If you've suffered from assault, abuse, harassment, I send you my support.

Now for a few other words...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I had cancer, surgery, chemo in 2000. And I'm here. I was aware of the issue, was on top of my screenings, fired doctors who didn't take it seriously, and was proactive in my choices. Breast cancer is very survivable when you catch it early, and early diagnosis and treatment have improved substantially since 2000. I have links regarding cancer on this site. At least 5 people in our group (that I know of) are survivors. Please take care of yourself, and if you want to talk for a few minutes, you know where to find me.

I hope to see you at our next event!

All the best,


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