Women in Consulting (WIC) Announces First Quarter 2011 Programs

WIC Kicks Off the New Year with a Host of Thought Leadership Events and a New Partnership with Apple Computer

San Jose, CA – January 3, 2011—Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners, today announced its first quarter 2011 programs, including webinars, networking events, and two new partnerships with Apple Computer and TriNet to augment its already robust member benefits offerings.

Programs slated for the first quarter include:

January 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm: “Blogging for Better Business: Get the Results you Want,” presented by Ann Evanston of Warrior-Preneur (Webinar)

  • January 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: “Help! How Do I Get Paid?,” presented by Sandy McNabb (North Bay Meeting, Unity Center, Novato; Appetizers)
  • January 10, 11:30am – 1:00pm: “Mission-Critical Tips to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn, the Most Powerful Online Tool for Your Business,” presented by Irene Koehler, Almost Savvy (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • January 12, 11:30am – 1:30pm: “The New Rules for Attracting and Engaging Clients,” with Adrian Ott, called “one of Silicon Valley’s most respected (if not the most respected) strategists” by Consulting Magazine (East Bay Networking Meeting, Pyramid Ale House in Walnut Creek.)
  • January 20, 6:00pm – 8:30pm: “Energizing Your Life, Your Business, and Your Clients in the New Year,” presented by Joanne Bond, a certified Hudson Institute coach (Main Monthly Meeting, Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • January 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: “Courage and Compromise: Redefining the Game in High-Stakes Client Relationships,” presented by Elizabeth Doty (San Francisco Networking Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • February 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm: “Storytelling Secrets for Great Presentations,” presented by Alison Macondray and Matthew Clark of Alimat, Inc. (Webinar)
  • February 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm: East Bay Networking Luncheon, (Pyramid Ale House in Walnut Creek.)
  • February 14, 11:30am–1:00pm: “Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken,” presented by Mike Robbins (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • February 17, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm: “Social Media Research and Trends,” presented by Jen McClure of the Society for New Communications Research and Reimagine Group (Main Monthly Meeting, Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park)
  • February 23, 5:30pm–7:30pm: “Your Web Presence: Strategies and Best Practices,” presented by Irene Koehler (San Francisco Networking Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • March 1, 8:00am – 12:00pm: “Blogging: From Basics to Brilliance,” presented by Ann Evanston, of Warrior-Preneur and Jerry Bates, Creative Director at Fittingsites.com (Workshop, Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • March 1, 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Peninsula Quarterly Networking Meeting (Luncheon, Caprino’s, Belmont)
  • March 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm: “End-of-Life Planning: Surprising Facts About the Laws Managing Your Life or That of a Loved One,” presented by Kathy Lane, author of “Die$mart” (Webinar)
  • March 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm: “Crafting Your Business Narrative: How to Tell Your Business Story,” with Ruth Halpern, (East Bay Networking Meeting, Pyramid Ale House in Walnut Creek.)
  • March 14, 11:30am – 1:00pm: “Helping Your Clients with Their Global Presence,” presented by Lucie Newcomb, The NewComm Global Group (South Bay Networking Luncheon, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • March 17, 6:00pm – 8:30pm: “How to Get Along With Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime in Two Minutes or Less,” presented by Janice Neiderhofer of Peerage Consulting (Main Monthly Meeting, Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • March 23, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: “Self Care, Balance, Mindfulness: Stress Reduction at Work,” presented by Suvanna Cullen (San Francisco Networking Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)

In addition to networking events and business strategy sessions, WIC starts the New Year with two new partnerships—Apple Computer and TriNet. WIC’s new relationship with Apple Computer gives WIC members access to special pricing on business-related purchases. TriNet, founded in 1988, enables small businesses to outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll, and workers’ compensation to a single partner in a cost-effective manner. WIC members receive a 25-percent discount on the setup fee and a 10-percent discount on the ongoing administrative service fee.

“We’re thrilled to start 2011 with the Apple Computer and TriNet partnerships,” commented Avery Horzewski, president of WIC. “Both companies provide products and services that our members want and need, and they support our overall mission to deliver essential business resources and solutions that build strong businesses.”

“I’m equally thrilled with the speakers for our Q1 programs,” continued Horzewski. “They’re reflective of the thought leadership and best practices that underscore WIC’s position as a resource leader for consultants.”

For a complete list of upcoming WIC networking opportunities, meetings, workshops, webinars, and other programs, 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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