San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) Celebrate the Beginning of Summer Networking Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Green Acre Campus Pointe

10300 Campus Point Drive, San Diego CA 92121

Parking: Free

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

SDWIF announcing our June monthly meeting. Come celebrate the beginning of summer season with our networking happy hour at Green Acre Campus Pointe

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It is that time of year again when the Academy of Business (AOB) invites you to participate in a valuable learning experience for our academy sophomores: AOB Mock Job Interviews!

On Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9  2017 they will be holding mock interviews at Clairemont High School. There will be four 90-minute interview sessions on each of the two days, so that our 10th grade students can practice their job-interviewing skills. We invite you to be a volunteer interviewer! Want more information? Read on and be sure to register on our online Mock Interview Registration Form 2017 no later than Friday, May 26, 2017!

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Mock interviews are an outstanding chance for each of our 10th grade students to practice a personal, one-on-one job interview. On the day of the interviews, volunteers will interview four students for the same position and assess their interview technique as well as their resumes. Finally, volunteers will get to write feedback for each student, and choose which “applicant” of the pool they would like to “hire.” Download our printable event flyer here: Mock Interviews 2017.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for 20 – 25 volunteer mock interviewers

EVENT DATES: Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th all day (but you select session times – see below)

EVENT LOCATION: Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

SESSION TIMES: Volunteer interviewers can choose one or more of the following sessions. During each session, you will interview 4 students for 15 minutes each. Interviews are on two days:

Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th

  • Session A – 7:20 – 8:50 AM

  • Session B – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

  • Session C – 10:35 – 12:05 PM

  • Session D – 12:45 – 2:10 PM

REGISTER NOW: Please register on our online form by Friday, May 26th by 5pm. Click link to sign up: Mock Interview Registration Form 2017

MORE INFO:

(Step 1):  Learn more info about the event, times, procedure, interview questions, and assessment metric by visiting our Mock Interviews Page. You can also view our printable Mock Interviews 2017 Flyer.

(Step 2) You will need to choose what job you are “interviewing” the “applicants” for on the registration form.

(Step 3) Reserve your interview session(s) by filling out and submitting our online Mock Interview Registration Form (you can also link to this form from our website). We will then follow up with you with more details about the interview day.

Thanks so much for your dedication to their students! They hope to have 20-25 volunteers this year! Please feel free to forward this email out the community and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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SDWIF would like to thank Kimberly Sims Director, IT Security and Networking/Independent Security Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank – Office of Finance for your presentation Cybersecurity in Real Life!!!

Your presentation on cybersecurity was educational timely and insightful. One of our members said:  “Kim gave an excellent presentation at the San Diego Women in Finance meeting. She was able to explain complex cyber security terminology in very simple, easy to understand terms to help the audience understand how to implement practical inexpensive cyber defense mechanisms.”

In addition, we would also like to thank our corporate sponsors LPL Financial- Karen Smith and Ledgent Search Group- Kelly DeCicco, for their support and generosity of this event.

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

LPL Financial is a leader in the financial advice market and provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions. LPL Financial is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer since 1996 (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2016), is a fast-growing Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) custodian with $528 billion in retail assets served, and acts as an independent consultant to over 46,000 retirement plans with approximately $127 billion in retirement plan assets served.

Ledgent, As a division of Roth Staffing, remains the only staffing company ever to be ranked #1 on the Inc. 500, recognizing us as the fastest growing privately-held company in the United States over a 5 year period. We have won multiple awards based on our alignment with the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Today, we are one of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing companies with branches throughout the United States

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Clairemont High School invites you to participate in a valuable learning event for our sophomores coming right up in June: Mock Job Interviews!

On Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 we will be holding mock interviews at Clairemont High School. There will be four 90-minute interview sessions on each of the two days, so that our 10th grade students can practice their job-interviewing skills. We invite you to be a volunteer interviewer! Want more information? Read on and be sure to register on our online Mock Interview Registration Form 2017 no later than Friday, May 26, 2017!

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Mock interviews are an outstanding chance for each of our 10th grade students to practice a personal, one-on-one job interview. On the day of the interviews, volunteers will interview four students for the same position and assess their interview technique as well as their resumes. Finally, volunteers will get to write feedback for each student, and choose which “applicant” of the pool they would like to “hire.” Download our printable event flyer here: Mock Interviews 2017.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for 20 – 25 volunteer mock interviewers

EVENT DATES: Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th all day (but you select session times – see below)

EVENT LOCATION: Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

SESSION TIMES: Volunteer interviewers can choose one or more of the following sessions. During each session, you will interview 4 students for 15 minutes each. Interviews are on two days:

Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th

  • Session A – 7:20 – 8:50 AM

  • Session B – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

  • Session C – 10:35 – 12:05 PM

  • Session D – 12:45 – 2:10 PM

REGISTER NOW: Please register on our online form by Friday, May 26th by 5pm. Click link to sign up: Mock Interview Registration Form 2017

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) announces the May 16th meeting Cybersecurity in Real Life!!! Our speaker is Kimberly Sims

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)

Location: LPL Financial Tower

4707 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

Parking: Hosted Parking LPL

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

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Kimberly Sims, an emerging leader in the financial cybersecurity community, will share her personal journey navigating and thriving in this fast paced and challenging arena.  With cybersecurity a topic of upmost importance to not only the Financial Services sector but to all industries, Kimberly will discuss current trends, the latest threats, and what we can do to protect not only our organizations but ourselves.

 Key Topics:

  • My Journey in the field of CyberSecurity in Finance
  • Cyber Threats to the Financial Services Sector
  • The role we play in protecting ourselves and our organizations

About Kimberly

Kimberly Sims is the Director, IT Security and Networking/Independent Security Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank – Office of Finance. (FHLB-OF)She has been with this organization since 2007. Ms. Sims has more than fourteen years of Information Technology (IT) experience including security, networking, systems engineering, telecom and management.

In her current position at the FHLB-OF, Ms. Sims oversees the security, network, and telecom department.  She is responsible for all preventative, detective and administrative security controls, in addition to the perimeter and internal network environment.  Ms. Sims built the organizations’ security awareness program, and authored a three year IT Security Strategy as well as an organization wide Cyber Risk Management Policy, program and framework.  Ms. Sims reports directly to the CIO and is a key advisor to the CEO and the CRO, providing regular updates on the OF’s security posture and the security threat landscape. She is an active member of the FHLB’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  A 2003 graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Systems, Ms. Sims is also a Certified Information System Security Practitioner (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA).   Ms. Sims is an advisory board member and IT lead for the Charter for Veterans, a non-profit organization assisting recovering combat wounded veterans.  She is a member of the Infraguard Washington Chapter, Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Executive Women’s Forum.  Ms. Sims resides in the Washington DC metropolitan.

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

LPL Financial is a leader in the financial advice market and provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions. LPL Financial is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer since 1996 (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2016), is a fast-growing Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) custodian with $528 billion in retail assets served, and acts as an independent consultant to over 46,000 retirement plans with approximately $127 billion in retirement plan assets served.

Ledgent, As a division of Roth Staffing, remains the only staffing company ever to be ranked #1 on the Inc. 500, recognizing us as the fastest growing privately-held company in the United States over a 5 year period. We have won multiple awards based on our alignment with the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Today, we are one of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing companies with branches throughout the United States

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SDWIF would like to thank our speaker, Kim Kerr ARM-P, RIMS-CRMP, Risk Management Director, on her presentation “Risk management what you need to know!”

Kim’s lecture gave SDWIF practical advice on all aspects of risk management. In her presentation she answered the following: What is Risk Management? Who is Risk Management? Where does Risk Management reside in the company? How does Risk Management work? When to engage the Risk Management team in strategy or project? Her best advice to our group,  good risk management is a process that never ends because the risks always changing as does the entity or person.

In addition, we would also like to thank our corporate sponsors TriNetGroup Inc.- Katie Moresi and Ledgent Search Group for their support and generosity of this event.

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) Risk Management what you need to know! Our speaker is Kim Kerr ARM-P, RIMS-CRMP

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)
Location: TriNet Group, Inc.
4747 Executive Drive, Lobby Conference Room, San Diego, CA 92121
Parking: No Host Parking/On street parking
RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Kim Kerr ARM-P, RIMS-CRMP, Risk Management Director, will speak to San Diego Women in Finance about Risk Management. Kim has worked as a risk management professional for more than 25 years for local government and private business.

In modern day business, organizations face more risks than ever before which can seriously jeopardize not just individual projects, but also the survival of the company itself. So it’s not surprising that risk management has become a critical focus for companies of every size and is an expansive and complex subject.

Kim will be sharing:

1) What is Risk Management?
2) Who is Risk Management?
3) Where does Risk Management reside in the company?
4) How does Risk Management work?
5) When to engage the Risk Management team in strategy or project?

About Kim Kerr:

Kim Kerr is the Risk Management Director for Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., that employs more than 2,750 employees with $1.2B revenue and offices across the United States. She worked in local government for 22 years in a variety positions including as a risk manager, assistant county administrative officer, and city manager as well as being a US Army veteran. She has been in private industry for two years. Kim holds a Masters of Public Administration and is a Certified Risk Management Professional. She lives in La Mesa, California.

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with an HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products, along with additional cloud products and strategic services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution

Executive Search for Finance & Accounting
A business line of Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.
As a division of Roth Staffing, Ledgent remains the only staffing company ever to be ranked #1 on the Inc. 500, recognizing us as the fastest growing privately-held company in the United States over a 5 year period. We have won multiple awards based on our alignment with the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Today, we are one of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing companies with branches throughout the United States

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