Women in Consulting (WIC) Announces Second Quarter 2010 Events

Full Calendar of Programs Designed to Guide Members on Proven Business Strategies from Leading Business Experts

wic-w-onlySan Jose, CA – March 31, 2010—Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners, today announced its second quarter 2010 programs, including webinars, in-person events, and seminars throughout the Bay Area.

Events slated for the second quarter include:

  • April 7, 11:00am – 12:00pm:Play Like the Big Guys: Great Productivity Tools for the Well-Connected Consultant,” presented by Denise Brosseau, founder of the Brosseau Group (Webinar)
  • April 12, 11:30am – 1:00pm:Boost Your Income with e-Commerce: Getting Started in Four Easy Steps,” presented by Christy Hubbard (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • April 14, 11:30am – 1:30pm: “Getting Famous,” with Dennis Erokan, creator of the Bay Area Music Award (Bammies) and CEO of Placemaking Group (East Bay Meeting, Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek)
  • April 15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm:Accomplishing More with Less: Five Productivity Principles for the Digital Age,” with Pierre Khawand, founder of People-OnTheGo (General Monthly Meeting, Quadrus Center, Menlo Park)
  • April 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: San Francisco Networking and Best Practices Meeting (San Francisco)
  • May 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm:Taking the Plunge: Becoming an Approved Vendor,” with Sandy Thorpe, principal Blue Sky Consulting (Webinar)
  • May 10, 11:30am – 1:00pm:Best Practices for Life/Work Balance,” facilitated by Angel Rampy and Jennifer Berkley (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • May 12, 11:30am – 1:30pm: “Social Networking: It Works for Business!” with Ann Evanston, one of the Bay Area’s top influencers on Twitter (East Bay Meeting, Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek)
  • May 17, 8:00am – 2:00pm: “Generating Business via Social Media,” a collaborative presentation by Jeff Widman and Amy Bruegmann from BrandGlue.com; Tatyana Kanzaveli, a social media CRM consultant; and David Stevens, programs and events manager for the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce (Workshop, Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara)
  • May 20, 6:00pm – 8:30pm:Entity Selection and Tax Implications for the Consultant,” by Katie Phetteplace, Esq., partner at Starr Finley, LLP (General Monthly Meeting, Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • May 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: San Francisco Networking and Best Practices Meeting (San Francisco)
  • June 1, 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Peninsula Quarterly Networking Meeting (Luncheon, Devino’s, Belmont)
  • June 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm: “Improve Business Success by Reading—and Understanding—Financial Statements,” by Renee Daggett, CEO of Admin Books (Webinar)
  • June 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm: “Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken,” with Mike Robbins, bestselling author (East Bay Meeting, Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek)
  • June 14, 11:30am – 1:00pm:30-Day Social Media Plan,” facilitated by Elaine Starling (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • June 17, 6:00pm – 8:30pm:Adaptability: How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For,” with MJ Ryan, change expert and best-selling author (General Monthly Meeting, Quadrus Center, Menlo Park)
  • June 23, 5:30pm – 7:30pm:Business Love Letters: How to Deepen Client Relationships and Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd,” presented by Tresa Eyres and Janet Gallin (San Francisco Meeting, San Francisco)

WIC events are interactive and provide participants with timely business advice and best business practices. They also serve as a forum for exchanging business ideas and networking with speakers and other consultants.

New for 2010 is a Member Orientation held before all General Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30pm, either at Quadrus in Menlo Park or Michael’s at Shoreline in Mountain View. This Member Orientation is the perfect opportunity for new, veteran, and prospective members to learn about WIC, its programs, and how to take advantage of the numerous benefits offered to members. Each session covers:

  • Member benefits
  • Procedures, processes, and overall structure
  • Available tools and how best to access them
  • Ways for members to increase their exposure within the WIC community for optimum networking
  • Pro bono opportunities within WIC that help deepen members’ WIC connections

“Our current and prospective members look to WIC to provide engaging and thoughtful meetings and seminars that meet their business needs,” said Avery Horzewski, president of WIC.  “I’m thrilled with the diverse program offerings and the caliber of speakers our programs team is developing this year. I’m equally excited about the new Member Orientation program created by the membership team and look forward to expanding it to our satellite groups and online community via a webinar format later in 2010.”

For a complete list of upcoming WIC networking opportunities, meetings, workshops, webinars, and other events, visit the WIC website.

About WIC

Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members and affiliates a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large. 

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