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UPC Brown Bag Book Club – Designing Your Life (An extra month! check in on 11/10 and book club 12/1)

Designing Your Life coverSo.

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,

Find the flyer here.

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WIM UPC Book club [9/15]– The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

Jade Change and The Wangs vs The World cover
Image is from this article In Electric Lit

WIM Brown Bag Book Club

The Wangs vs. The World

By Jade Chang
Book Club meeting: Friday, September 15th,
Noon to 1pm
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 304

For more information about the book,

Please RSVP at in case there are updates!

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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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June 23, 2017: UPC Book Club “Death is a Lonely Business”

WIM Brown Bag Book Club

Death is a Lonely Business

by Ray Bradbury

ISBN 9780380789658

Next Meeting: Friday, June 23, 2017, Noon to 1:00

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 308

More information:

Please RSVP at in case there are updates.

Death is a Lonely Business flyer


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May 19, 2017: UPC Book Club “The Handmaid’s Tale”

WIM Brown Bag Book Club
The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
ISBN 9780385490818
Next Meeting: Friday, May 19, 2017, Noon to 1:00
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 304
More information:
Please RSVP at in case there are updates.

Handmaid's Tale flyer


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


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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



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

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