Network that network network

“So it all starts with networking. The problem then becomes: Where should you start?

“Having a network of strong working relationships across your organization can connect you with hidden information, resources, and opportunities to help strengthen your network. Having a great network also makes it easier to get your job done, influence outcomes, and gain buy-in more easily, three critical skills every emerging leader should possess.

“Who, then, do you look for when it comes time to network? To maximize your time while you expand your network, consider starting with The Five Key People You Need in Your Network:”
Ask Jo: Five Key People You Need in Your Network, by Jo Miller, Be Leaderly, March 15, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm (super great for networking), and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


Where networking grows on trees (or something)

And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

Grit! It’s not just for square-jawed ruggedly handsome Western heroes anymore

“It turns out that intelligence might not be the best indicator of future success. According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls ‘grit.'”
Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful, by Lisa Quast, Forbes, March 6, 2017

Please don’t forget our last WIM Mixer at HSC’s Edomondson Lounge on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-7pm and our last Professional Development session of the Summer Program at HSC:

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp


And get your grit on!

Also, please don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

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8/15 and 17/17: WIM HSC this week: Mixer and Prof Dev

Just a reminder:
WIM Mixer, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Edmondson Lounge, 4-7pm

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP, which closes on Tuesday, 8/15.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

Oh, and HSC WIM Book Club is cancelled on Monday, and will be rescheduled asap.


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

8/15/2017: Another WIM Mixer at HSC (mixer 2 of 2) at Edmondson Lounge

Unwind with WIM again
Another WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Still a free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

7/20/2017: WIM Mixer at HSC (mixer 1 of 2) Edmondson Lounge

Unwind with WIM
A WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

And then…
Unwind with WIM again
Another WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Still a free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

July 27, 2017: HSC Book Club Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

This is a free book club meeting like all WIM book club meetings, just this one has a wonderful poet, tea and snacks with it. See below on what and where to read Ms. Thompson’s poetry, if you are so inclined. Or just come for the snacks (but RSVP so we have enough snacks, thanks).
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5-7pm
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Lynne Thompson is the author of “Start with a Small Guitar” (What Books Press, 2013) and “Beg No Pardon” (Perugia Press, 2007). She received a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles for 2015-16.

Ms. Thompson’s “Beg No Pardon” won the 2007 Perugia Press Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. A Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of three chapbooks, “We Arrive By Accumulation”, “Through a Window” and “Jezebels on the Loose”, Ms. Thompson received commissions from Emory University and Scripps College to write poems in collaboration with a choreographer and a sculptor, respectively. Thompson’s poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Salamander as well as the anthologies New Poets of the American West and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Thompson lives in Los Angeles, California, where after 20 years, she retired from her position as Director of Employee & Labor Relations at UCLA. (Further proof that not even a day job can keep a poet from the pen!)

You can read Ms. Thompson’s poetry on these websites: http://www.poetry.us.com/lynnethompson.html https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/lynne-thompson as well as http://www.graphitejournal.com/lynne-thompson/ where she provides some insights to her writing philosophy.

Lynne mentioned she’d be reading from Start with a Small Guitar
(http://www.whatbookspress.com/start-with-a-small-guitar.html), also available at Amazon if you’d like to own it, Beg No Pardon, or Jezebels on the Loose.

Click here for pdf flyer

This event is a meeting of the USC Women in Management HSC Book Club.
This is a FREE event. RSVP deadline is July 20, 2017 so we can get the catering worked out. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions. Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.
Seating is very limited, please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp ASAP and see the WIM Blog at http://www.uscwim.wordpress.com for more detail.

And here’s a photo from our previous poets tea in February of our past WIM president, Stacy Patterson, and our future WIM president, Kristin Moe, enjoying themselves. The lady next to Stacy is Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque Foundation and Penguin Books who was instrumental in publishing “Wide Awake,” the book we read for the event in February. Click here for a few more photos of that very fun event.

As always, you don’t have to be a member of WIM to enjoy the WIM book clubs, however, if you are ever so inclined…


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

WIM HSC Summer Program

Updated July 17: Click here for updated pdf Summer Program flyer; Updated July 13: good to go on Yoga Breathing, thanks everyone; Updated July 12 to add name and description to 8/8 prof dev biking session; Updated July 11 to add note on Yoga Breathing; Updated July 10 to add prices for events; Updated July 6 to add August 8 biking Prof Dev session (see below).

The first ever WIM HSC Summer Program:

Yoga Breathing for Health and Happiness
(and those times when screaming into a pillow isn’t an option)
July 18, 2017 10:00-11:00am
Yoga teacher Lisa Moncure shows us various breathing techniques to get calm and centered when the stress goes up, and how to use breathing to boost your energy naturally, especially around that mid-afternoon slump. More information on this event closer to the date. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP.
Norris Medical Library West Conference room
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members

Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
Unwind with WIM.
July 20, 2017 4-7pm
Edmondson Lounge. Please RSVP in case Edmondson changes the date (this happens sometimes).
FREE to all.

Luncheon with Dr. Barbara Ferrer
Director of LA County Public Health
July 28, 2017 Noon to 1:30
More information on this event closer to the date. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP.
Norris Medical Library West Conference room
$18 for WIM members; $20 for non-members

Learning Google Hangouts
August 2, 2017 8:30-9:30
Rev up your speakers and microphone and learn how fun and useful Google Hangouts can be for you.
Online course, so need you to RSVP so we can email the GH link to you.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members

Citizen Cycling – a quick and fun guide to urban bike riding
August 8, 2017 9:00-10:00am
Josef Bray-Ali and Susan Wong discuss biking in LA, especially the HSC part of LA, biking to work, and biking for fun. It’s all about gear, dressing for bike riding success, safety (hear stories about every possible crazy thing that can happen to riders in this part of LA), and the benefits of biking as often as possible. All your biking questions will be answered on August 8. Children under 18 may attend for free if accompanied by a responsible adult. RSVP closes on Friday, August 4, at NOON. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP. Thanks.
Norris Medical Library West Conference room
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members

Using Google Drive
August 9, 2017 8:30-9:30
Spend some time with the most useful tool in the admin toolbox.
Online course, so need you to RSVP so we can email the GH link to you.
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members

Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
August 15, 2017 4-7pm
Unwind again with WIM.
Edmondson Lounge. Please RSVP in case Edmondson changes the date (this happens sometimes).
FREE to all.

Joy, Success and Meaning: Creating the Balance you Desire
August 17, 2017 Noon to 1:30
Are you living the life you have always wanted, or are you just going through the motions of every day? This workshop introduces a structured method to help you identify the most important areas in your life and to focus with intention on the areas that you want to improve. You will leave this workshop knowing what is important to you and excited about making positive changes in various areas of your life. You may be discussing topics of a personal nature (but you don’t have to), so please come with an open mind and agree to keep everything said confidential. Facilitated by Elaine Padilla, Ana Nguyen, and Kristine Moe. Seating is very limited, so please don’t delay submitting your RSVP.
Norris Medical Library East Conference room
FREE for WIM members; $10 for non-members

Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.