Join the LA Fleet Week activities, have lunch, visit the USS Iowa, and have your own private tour of the active Navy battleships which have come to LA for the event. http://www.lafleetweek.com/ http://www.pacificbattleship.com/
Spaces are limited, and when they are gone, they are gone! If you’d like to join us, or just have questions, please email student assistant Lin Zhu at email@example.com., with the following:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your date of birth
- Your country of citizenship (international is just fine!)
- Your cell number
- Would you be able to drive carpool?
I look forward to seeing you,
WIM Chair of Professional Development
Associate Director,PSR and METRANS Transportation Centers
University of Southern California
USC WIM Board members attended the annual transition lunch held in July to honor outgoing members, to welcome incoming members, and to kick off a new season of empowering the women of USC! This year we ventured to the Artist’s District’s Zinc Café. Board Members Leonette Williams and Bernice Taylor were honored for their service as they step off the board. Leonette Williams has been a part of USC Women in Management since its inception forty years ago. She served various roles over the years and returned to serve the past four years as WIM’s Vice President, ensuring that the HERS Institute scholarship continues well into the future. We welcomed new board members: Dana Coyle, Karen Escobar, Victoria Esquer and Janet Schmidt.
As a group we talked of being grounded and powerful as individuals and coming together as a community of like-minded individuals to continue to provide our members the strength of this organization. We discussed the desire to include more members in the creation of events via subcommittees to brainstorm the upcoming year’s programming. We noted that our mission “to empower the women of USC” remains as it did since the inception of Women in Management in 1979; however, what is our vision? Members agreed it had to do with creating a cohesive leadership program, connecting with senior leadership, developing deeper relations with other organizations doing similar work within our university and throughout higher education. We agreed that getting feedback of members-at-large as how to even better serve us all was critical.
We reiterated the fact that our organization was formed by twenty like-minded women at the University of Southern California (USC) in 1979 who followed the need: to empower the women who work at USC and to have women represented in the leadership positions at the university. From our own About Us page: “The compelling forces driving the formation of Women in Management included the need for increased representation of women in responsible University positions, equal pay for men and women holding similar positions, and the provision of a forum in which women could develop leadership skills.”
The organization was not offered by the institution; it was a community created by like-minded, forward-thinking individuals who felt compelled to come together to make the changes they sought and were needed.
Let us continue to follow the need and to offer a platform that will propel women to the highest levels of responsibility at USC. Let us build a network of like-minded women who will support and empower each other at every level of the institution. Let us all take ownership of the positions we hold and lead at every level.
Your 2018-19 USC WIM President
Reposted from METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 9:45pm
By Richard Aviles, USC MSW MPL 2019
On March 6th, 2018, at the USC Doheny Memorial Library, USC Women in Management (WIM) and METRANS hosted USC alum Suzanne Dworak-Peck in a lunch conversation centered around her life and career, her principles, and her advice. Suzanne Dworak-Peck has served as President of the National Association of Social Work, is a member of the USC Board of Trustees, and is a proud social work practitioner, and generously provided the naming gift for the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. We appreciate her sharing her time and thoughts with us, and both WIM and METRANS for making this event possible.
Dworak-Peck stressed to the audience of students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from varied backgrounds know that at the center of her work and career, the values of social work have been at her core. She noted that, as conveyed by the NASW’s Code of Ethics, social workers strive for “competence, dignity and worth of the person, human relationships, and social justice,” and these have been her guiding principles in all aspects of her life.
About the Author: Richard Aviles
Aviles is a dancer, choreographer, and dual degree student. As an artist, Aviles focuses on choreographing queer and feminist theories in American Modern Dance. As a student, Aviles is interested in using his background in choreography to further his interest in spatial analysis and the role of social workers in the development process.
WIM Members– you are invited to join the METRANS group on a field trip of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Tour on Thursday, February 15, 10:30am-12:00pm, courtesy of our UPC Speaker Series Chair, Vicki Deguzman!
Please RSVP to Cherie at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend.
We resonated with last month’s book (Designing Your Life) and decided to take an extra month to lean into the exercises.
If you want some accountability in getting to the exercises, we’ll meet Nov, 10th to do a check-in.
Then we’ll have another book club meeting about the book on December 1st.
Think of it as extra time and space to end 2017 on an uplifting, rethinking priorities way.
Check in, Friday, November 10th –
Noon to 1pm
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 304
Book Club meeting: Friday, December 1st,
Noon to 1:00pm
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) rm 219
For more information about the book, https://goo.gl/wd2g65
Find the flyer here.
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 http://www.uscwim.org/officerdir.asp 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.