December 5, 2015: WIM Holiday Party (NEW RSVP Thursday 12/3/2015)

NEW RSVP date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

The USC Women in Management cordially invite you to join us for a Holiday Brunch

Granville Cafe (website)
807 Americana Way and South Brand Boulevard
The Americana at Brand
Glendale, California

Saturday, the Fifth of December 2015
10:30 am to noon
Selection of light breakfast entrees, hot and cold beverages

Arrive early for group seating promptly at 10:30 am!

WIM members complimentary; Non-member & Guests $15

NEW RSVP date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

For additional information contact Bernice Taylor

Self-parking at The Americana at Brand
Enter Americana Way off Brand Boulevard
Parking rates:
1st Hour – Free
61 to 75 Minutes – $3
Each Additional 15 Minutes – $1
Daily Maximum – $18

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December 16, 2015: HSC Professional Development: , “Tools for Effective E-mail Communication”

DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
TIME: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
PLACE: CHP room 233D
COST: $0 Members; $10 Non-members and Guests
HSC Professional Development Workshop:
Brenda Miller, “Tools for Effective E-mail Communication”

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Description: How you communicate via e-mail affects the way people perceive you professionally. Despite this fact, most of us receive little if any formal guidance on how to use e-mail effectively. Whether you are a novice who breaks into a sweat when asked to send out an e-mail announcement or a “pro” looking to fine-tune your skills, you will walk away from this program better equipped to write more effective and tactful e-mails.
At this seminar you will:
1. Learn a helpful structure for planning, writing, and revising e-mails,
2. Gain confidence in your ability to come across professionally through e-mail,
3. Walk away with strategies and tools that you can use as soon as you get back to your desk.

Instructor: Brenda S. Miller has over 15 years of writing and editing experience and has worked on everything from poetry to academic pieces to children’s books. She loves to share her love of the written word with anyone willing to listen. She also serves as Assistant Director in the USC Marshall School of Business Office of Global Programs and Partnerships.
DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
TIME: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
PLACE: CHP room 233D
COST: $0 Members; $10 Non-members and Guests
Make your reservations online by clicking the RSVP button on the page of the Women in Management web site.
Reservation and Cancellation Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline.

November 18 and 20, 2015: HERS information sessions

Upcoming Information Sessions HSC November 18 and UPC November 20, 2015
Nominations for participation in the 2016 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes are now open. The two Institutes offer intensive residential professional development experiences for women faculty and administrators in mid- and senior-level positions in higher education administration. In January 2016, one candidate will be selected for sponsorship based upon the applicants’ qualifications.

Sponsorship will cover attendance at one of the HERS Institute programs at either Bryn Mawr or Denver.

The application deadline is January 8, 2016.

HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute
(July 11-23, 2016) – A 12-day core curriculum in a 14-day residency summer program on the campus of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
HERS Institute at the University of Denver
(June 13-15, 2016) – A 12-day core curriculum in a 14-day residency summer program on the campus of the University of Denver in Colorado.

Information and applications can be found online at

If you have questions or want to know more about the HERS Institutes, please join us for one of the following information sessions. HERS alumnae Dr. Sonya L. Earley (HSC) and Dr. Lucinda L. Carver (UPC), will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions.

Campus Date Time Venue
HSC Wednesday, November 18 11:30-1:00pm Soto II, Room 2202
UPC Friday, November 20 12:00-1:30pm Musick Law Building, LAW 202 Conference Room
For additional information contact:
Kerry Etheridge at or (213) 821-1786

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November 23, 2015: Coffee and Art

Coffee and Art with WIM
Monday, November 23, 2015, Noon to 1
Old Annenberg Building (the treehouse) mezzanine

Art exhibition “Windows on Death Row.” Come join us to look at this excellent exhibit by artists on death rows and political cartoonists protesting the existence of these death rows. There’s a coffee cart in the old Annenberg building lobby, but there are places to eat if you bring your lunch. If you can’t make it on November 23, the show is up until December 18. And if you can’t see it in person, the webpage is at and more information at the Visions and Voices site: