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WIM Board Seeks Nominations

The Board of Women in Management is seeking nominations for board positions that are open for the upcoming cycle. Like the Membership cycle, Board Members serve for one year (coinciding with the University’s fiscal year), after being slated and voted on by all Members in good standing. Upcoming terms will begin immediately after voting (which, this year, will be after the beginning of the fiscal year).

Self nominations are welcome and encouraged!

Time expectations for each position vary from 1-3 hours per month depending on event schedules. In addition, all Board Members are expected to attend a 60-minute, monthly Board meeting. NOTE: Individuals will be expected to join or renew their WIM Membership ahead of the slate being presented to Membership for voting.

  • Membership Co-Chair (HSC): works with UPC Membership Chair to create, monitor and manage membership development, including membership roster within the WIM Website (with guidance from the WIM Webmaster). Organizes and hosts membership events and mixers for current members and to recruit new ones.
  • Professional Development Co-Chair (UPC): organizes/produces at least one PD event during the year with the focus on tangible skills that help attendees grow and succeed in their work. May collaborate with HSC PD Chair.
  • Public Relations – flyers: using established templates, creates flyers for WIM events and programs for use on the WIM website and in the newsletter and on social media. Ideal candidate has interest and experience with graphic design or layout.
  • Speaker Series Co-Chair (HSC): organizes/produces at least one event for the year, highlighting a leader or leaders from areas of interest to our members and guests. May collaborate with UPC speaker series chair and provide support to the committee overseeing Signature Events (like the Sr. VP spring luncheon).

Complete the online Nomination (Google) Form by Monday, July 11, 2022.

Survey results will be reviewed and you may be contacted by the Slating Committee: Diana Jaque, Amanda Vanni, Elizabeth O’Toole and Stacy Patterson. Confirmations will be sent the week of July 18, 2022.

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Women’s Leadership Conference – Nov 29th

Calling all WIM members! The Los Angeles County Women’s Leadership Committee is hosting its 9th annual Women’s Leadership Conference on November 29, 2018.

Early bird registration is now open, Registration includes:

  • Access to great speakers and authors
  • A professional headshot
  • Gift bag and opportunity to win prizes throughout the day
  • Breakfast and lunch.

To register, please visit

See you there!

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Do you like organizing parties?
Do you like networking with your peers?
Do you like presenting speakers new and exciting ideas?

Well, nominating yourself for a spot on the USC Women in Management Board might be right for you!

Feel free to contact Stacy Patterson to nominate yourself for role on the WIM Board this coming year. If you’d like more information about all this WIM wonderfulness, please take a look at our Board and Board Members on this webpage and feel free to contact any one of us to discuss your potential future on the WIM Board should you decide to throw your very chic hat in the ring this year.

But don’t delay! Time is running out to nominate yourself for an exciting adventure on the WIM Board.

You do have to be a WIM member to stand for a WIM Board Member position, so…

It’s fun and easy.

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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 at

Reservations accepted until 10:00am the day of the event. For more information, visit the Financial Support Initiative web page (, or contact Kerry Etheridge at

Click for pdf

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.

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Grants, etc.

To qualify, an applicant must be re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The applicant must be a woman 35 years of age or older for whom the opportunity to return to school will lead to economic independence. The applicant can be either married or single, with or without children.

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports professional development, graduate education and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop the human capital capacity they need to meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public. For FY16, there are two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program funding opportunities with two separate deadlines. In addition to the opportunity described in this Notice of Funding Opportunity, an additional LB21 funding opportunity was announced in September 2015 with an application submission due date in October 2015.

The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards is a not-for-profit program that gives financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and children, specifically in the areas of health, education, social reform and esteem. These awards honor the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe.
Continue reading Grants, etc.

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Grants: somewhat vague, but possibly useful

“The Foundation’s original charter grants to the Trustees broad discretion to consider support for charitable, scientific, literary and educational areas. The Trustees may elect to give special emphasis to any one or more of these endeavors and may change its emphasis from time to time. However, for all of its history, the Foundation’s primary focus has been on support of private colleges and universities, particularly in California.”
The Fletcher Jones Foundation (NOT the car dealership)

“The I Could Do Great Things Foundation doesn’t just fund great ideas. In addition to an idea, you have to have a concrete plan and a serious commitment. We want to understand what Great Things you intend to do, how you are going to do Great Things and how the money that you get will lead to Great Things.”
I Could Do Great Things

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AAUW Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants

“The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for its Career Development Grants program, which assists women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in a professional development institute, are making career changes, seeking to advance in their current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Deadline: December 15, 2015”
AAUW Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants