May 1, 2017: WIM Prof Dev: The Art of Negotiation

WIM Professional Development
The Art of Negotiation
with Sabrian Pasztor
When: May 1, 2017, Noon to 1:30pm
Where: USC Tower, 1150 S. Olive Street, 29th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Getting there: Please take UPS Shuttle to City Center at 11:30 a.m. or if you prefer to car pool, parking is available at the parking lots around the Center for $12 a day.
Cost: $10 non-members; FREE for WIM members
Please RSVP at http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

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1/30/2017: Professional Development session with Sabrina Pasztor

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Faculty Profile: Sabrina Pasztor

Don’t say you’re sorry to Sabrina Pasztor. The assistant professor of clinical business communications doesn’t want to hear it.

Pasztor, an expert in the different communication patterns employed by men and that of women is on a mission to teach business students how communication can help or hinder their careers. Women in particular need to understand how each gender communicates differently (masculine vs. feminine speech styles), and how to utilize the best of both when in a business situation. Also, women – who use feminine speech styles more heavily – need to stop needlessly apologizing.

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Women in business have had to adapt to a masculine style of speech,” she says. “And studies show that when they use this toward a more androgynous modality, they get a positive bump up.”

Traditionally, men “report” or state a specific thesis followed by details. Women traditionally employ “rapport,” establishing empathy and offering full details up front.

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But this is shifting. “The tipping point is at hand,” says Pasztor. “The millennials are the ones who are pushing for equity in communication. They have a keen sense of androgynous communication modes, with men and women employing both depending on their audience.”

With more women coming out of MBA programs and reaching ever-higher positions of leadership, learning how to leverage language is more important than ever.

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Pasztor, who came to USC in 2015 after a long career as a strategist and organizational consultant, teaches communications in the vein of leadership. “I talk about differences in communication styles for undergraduate classes. For graduate students we couch it in larger business topics, such as negotiations or conflict resolutions.”

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What would be most beneficial to her students is a class on gendered communication that emphasizes research findings and practical application. Faculty could use a few pointers as well. “We as faculty need to be able to maximize our communication styles too,” she says.

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Pasztor, who is also fluent in Hungarian, lives in Glendale with her husband, Kevin.

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WIM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION AT UPC 1/30/2017

In spite of equity in education and experience between men and women, a wage gap still exists. Dr. Pasztor will share her research and recommendations to shift policy.

1/30/2017 12PM Bring your own lunch
Free for Members and $10 for Non-Members/Guests

Make your reservations online by clicking the RSVP button on the Upcoming Events page of the Women in Management website at http://uscwim.org.

Reservation and Cancellation Deadline: 8:00 p.m. on 1/27/2017.

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January 30, 2017: UPC Professional Development – The Wage Gap

Gender Wage Gap
Sabrina Pasztor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Business Communications at the Marshall School of Business
UPC WIM Professional Development

In spite of equity in education and experience between men and women, a wage gap still exists. Dr. Pasztor will share her research and recommendations to shift policy.

1/30/2017 12PM Bring your own lunch
Free for Members and $10 for Non-Members/Guests

Make your reservations online by clicking the RSVP button on the Upcoming Events page of the Women in Management website at http://uscwim.org.

Reservation and Cancellation Deadline: 8:00 p.m. on 1/27/2017.

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November 15 and 18, 2016: WIM Financial Support Initiative

Please join us for one of two free brown-bag lunch workshops to learn more about how to apply to WIM’s newest program:

Financial Support Initiative

University Park Campus
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Von KleinSmid Center, Room 261

Health Sciences Campus

Friday, November 18, 2016
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Norris Medical Library, East Conference Room

In keeping with its mission and vision, WIM offers its members the opportunity to apply for financial support in pursuitof professional development for the advancement of professional goals.Examples of possible opportunities include (but are not limited to):
. Career-related seminars and conferences
. Books or tuition for an ongoing or upcoming degree program
. Continuing education or professional certification courses

RSVP for either workshop athttp://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp

Reservations accepted until 10:00am the day of the event. For more information, visit the Financial Support Initiative web page (http://www.uscwim.org/inner.asp?ItemID=36), or contact Kerry Etheridge at kerry.etheridge@usc.edu

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Women in Management (WIM) was formed in 1979 in response to the need for an organization for women in leadership positions at USC, and to address the issues of increased representation of women in responsible positions, equal pay for men and women holding similar positions, and the provision of a forum in which women could develop leadership skills. The purpose of the organization remains to provide a forum for communication, professional development, and career opportunities for women at USC.

August 17, 2016: Wealth Wednesday: Women and Wealth

August 17, 2016: Women and Wealth
Jessica and Russell Kobrin of Transamerica Financial Advisors will share their knowledge on the six steps to achieving financial independence, as well as the three main obstacles to building wealth. They will also be addressing the overall need for financial education, where to get the best information to make the best decisions about your financial future. Men are certainly welcome to attend this event. Due to room size, we can only take the first 20 RSVPs. WIM members: Free; non-members: $10

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
RSVP: WIM Calendar

Afterwards, we might retire to the Edmondson Lounge, if it’s open, for a little refreshment and socializing.

August 3 and 17, 2016: Wealth Wednesday: Safe as Houses and Women and Wealth

August 3, 2016: Safe as Houses
Join us for a talk by Jean Rudny of Priority Capital, and Ramy Zada of Zada Mortgage, experts on getting mortgages and getting the most out of them after you’ve got one. Whether you want to buy a cozy home, investment property, huge tracts of land, or just want more information to make future real estate decisions, this session is for you. Due to room size, we can only take the first 20 RSVPs. WIM members: Free; non-members: $10

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: Norris Medical Library East Conference Room
RSVP: WIM Calendar

Afterwards, we might retire to the Edmondson Lounge, if it’s open, for a little refreshment and socializing.
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May 17, 2016: Dining Etiquette with Dennis Cornell

USC Women in Management hosted an enlightening and delightful etiquette tune-up session with Dennis Cornell, Chief of Staff for President Nikias.