WIM Mixer at Barabara’s in the Brewery on June 26

A wonderful time was had by all at the WIM mixer last Thursday at Barabara’s in the Brewery.

There were drinks.

There were USC Women in Management.

There was a raffle drawing.

There were raffle winners.

And there were more USC Women in Management.

Our next Mixer will be at McKay’s across from the main campus on September 26. Stay tuned for more details.

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What WIM are reading

“In four studies, Bowles and collaborators from Carnegie Mellon found that people penalized women who initiated negotiations for higher compensation more than they did men. The effect held whether they saw the negotiation on video or read about it on paper, whether they viewed it from a disinterested third-party perspective or imagined themselves as senior managers in a corporation evaluating an internal candidate. Even women penalized the women who initiated the conversation, though they also penalized the men who did so. They just didn’t seem to like seeing someone ask for more money.”
Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate, by Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker, June 11, 2014

“The elusive nature of confidence has intrigued us ever since we started work on our 2009 book, Womenomics, which looked at the many positive changes unfolding for women. To our surprise, as we talked with women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot that we couldn’t quite identify, a force clearly holding them back. Why did the successful investment banker mention to us that she didn’t really deserve the big promotion she’d just got? What did it mean when the engineer who’d been a pioneer in her industry for decades told us offhandedly that she wasn’t sure she was really the best choice to run her firm’s new big project? In two decades of covering American politics as journalists, we realized, we have between us interviewed some of the most influential women in the nation. In our jobs and our lives, we walk among people you would assume brim with confidence. And yet our experience suggests that the power centers of this nation are zones of female self-doubt—that is, when they include women at all.”
The Confidence Gap, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, The Atlantic, April 14, 2014

If we want innovative results, we need leaders who aren’t afraid to think differently. And who aren’t afraid to lead differently. The most successful leaders know all too well that their high-demand positions mean nothing if they can’t influence others to believe in their mission. What’s their secret to effectively being on top? We asked 10 successful women leaders what they think most people don’t know about leadership. Here’s what they had to say:
10 Women In Leadership Share Their Secrets To Success, by Vivian Giang, Fast Company, June 17, 2014

WIM Mixer June 26, 2014 near HSC from 6-8PM

Join us for a WIM mixer at Barbara’s at the Brewery, 620 Moulton Ave Apt 110, Los Angeles, CA, US, 90031 (323) 221-9204, http://www.barbarasatthebrewery.com, for food, drink, a business card raffle with fabulous prizes, and more fun than you can shake a spreadsheet at. Flyer, directions, and raffle information below. Click on the images for a larger pdf. Hope we see you on June 26.

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The Raffle! Bring one of your USC business cards for the raffle, which will be held at 7PM, and you must be present to win one of these fabulous prizes:

Updated June 21, 2014:

== A $100 gift certificate to Leslie Needham’s Knitwear in Pasadena ==

== One pound of Starbuck’s Brezza Blend and a box of VIA Latte Caffe Mocha ==

== A $30 gift certificate to Contessa Collection or Contessa Chocolates in Pasadena ==

== Two graphic novels from Collectors’ Paradise in Pasadena ==

== A $25 gift certificate from Tres Jolie Lingerie in Pasadena (expires July 30, 2014) ==

== Scarf, garment bag, and lip balm from Ann Taylor in Pasadena ==

Bring one of your USC business cards for the raffle at 7PM, winner must be present so we can see you jump up and down when you win! Yay!

Ann Taylor also gave us a lot of discount coupons, so be sure to get some of those, too. And if you go to Ann Taylor on Lake, ask for Susie — she’s the greatest!