Mar 28 | AdminProfessionalsConnect
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
A New & Exciting Opportunity to Expand Your Network!
We’re connecting Silicon Valley Administrators who want to develop and nurture business friendships with each other.
Here’s what you can expect
- Expand your professional network through Personable Business® Introductions.
- Learn from industry experts as they share their experiences and best practices.
- Meet our preferred vendors.
You are personally invited to participate and be at the hub of this new community forming. If you know of other like-minded Administrators, please invite them too.
Join Us! •
Thursday, March 28, 2013
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Network Meeting Center
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara CA 95054
Why Networking is Important Even if You're not Looking for a Job
Joanne Linden, Chief Executive Assistant, Synopsys; Master Trainer, Adminuniverse™ & Author
Joanne Linden has a background that spans more than 30 years as an executive assistant. With the majority of her career in Silicon Valley, she has worked with and been part of both successful start-ups and billion-dollar corporations.
A true activist for professional administrators, Joanne, along with other CEO assistants, developed the first certificate program for administrative professionals with UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. Joanne served on the advisory board and has been an instructor for that program. Joanne is a member and past Chairperson of Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) and past President of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), San Jose and Crossroads Chapters.
Joanne, along with Linda McFarland, is the author of the book “Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants.”
$25 | Administrative Professionals | includes appetizers, wine and beer tasting, desserts
$50 | General Admission | includes appetizers, wine and beer tasting, desserts
$195 | Preferred vendor | includes a vendor marketing table, 30 second introduction to the group, 1 event registration, appetizers, wine and beer tasting, desserts
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We are excited to meet you and introduce you to our other business friends!
When & Where
Business Women of Silicon Valley | a sisterhood of business friends
Networking | sales, networking, success Skill Mastery | Membership
There are too many business women struggling with aloneness and loneliness.
We work from home.
We are solo business owners.
We’re in management and leadership.
We work in a male dominated profession, industry or company.
We’ve had bad experiences interacting with other business women and female bosses.
One of the biggest shortcomings for business women is not having a big enough network.
We revere self-reliance and independence so we won’t ask.
We’re skeptical and slow to warm up to one another.
We’re territorial and hold back on sharing our contacts and resources.
We criticize & compare ourselves and end up disconnected by being better than or less than.
We hide behind “being busy” because it’s easier & more comfortable than showing up to network.
Add to it…
We don’t understand the need for and context of networking. Yikes! It’s so complex.
We can change this however! We at Business Women of Silicon Valley ARE changing this!
We network to make business happen!