Reminder Happy Hour Dec. 5, 2018 The last minute location change to Farmer and the Seahorse

San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF)

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Networking Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Farmer and the Seahorse

10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego, 92121Parking: Free

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Networking Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Green Acre Campus Pointe

10300 Campus Point Drive, San Diego CA 92121
Parking: Free

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

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Reminder for SDWIF November 14th meeting. Join our speaker Linh Nguyen who will inspire you to create and articulate a vision for your career and then develop a plan to accomplish that vision.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

Location: Wells Fargo – 4655 Executive Drive, 9th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121

Parking – No host parking-there are parking spaces on the street

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Imagine yourself 5 or 20 years from now.  You’ve accomplished great things in your career. You’ve been successful by every definition.  Or, then again, maybe you haven’t.  Maybe you are still searching for a fulfilling career to stir your soul.  What differentiates the women/men who set new goals and reach new heights, and those that never reach their full potential?  Success is seldom accidental.   It starts with having a clear vision of what you wish to become.  Defining your vision, goals and priorities is the critical first step.

About out speaker:

Linh Nguyen serves as Vice President, Finance & Operations of FMT Consultants, a technology consulting firm headquartered in southern California specializing in architecting, designing and implementing technology solutions.  In this role, she is dedicated to making a difference in her organization by embracing and applying a holistic paradigm on managing the company.  She focuses not solely on the financial perspective of the organization, but also on the “emotional” health of the company, namely, team leadership, culture development, and instilling a sense of purpose in team members.  In 2014, Ms. Nguyen received the Women Who Mean Business Award Winners recognition by the San Diego Business Journal.

Previously she served as CFO of International Stem Cell Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company working to revolutionizing medicine using novel stem cell technology, and CFO of International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, a publicly-traded global software and system developer of lottery and optical scan voting systems.  She earned a Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) from University of San Diego, B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from CSU San Marcos and attended the University of Toronto, Canada.

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group serves the needs of small- to mid-size private held businesses throughout the country.    They provide a proactive approach through a team of local Relationship Managers and others to provide customized service and rapid response to help our customers succeed financially

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Tips N Sips 2018 Sponsored By Kia Classic Women’s Golf Clinic at Aviara Golf Course on Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:30

San Diego Women in Finance has a limited number if spots- first come first served. This will be a fun, easy afternoon of women networking, learning the game, or improving if you already play. Details…….. – no golf experience needed – clubs are provided or you can bring your own – golf or casual attire – wine included RSVP

 

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Announcing the October 10th meeting of SDWIF. Join our speaker Jennifer K Crittenden for our topic:Building Your Executive Presence

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Location: Wells Fargo – 4655 Executive Drive, 9th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121

Parking – No host parking-there are parking spaces on the street

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail

Do you have a strong executive presence? Not sure?

You are not alone!  A recent study reports that women find feedback about executive presence so contradictory and confusing that 81% say they don’t know how to act on it.

In this interactive workshop, Jennifer Crittenden will share her research on what constitutes a strong presence and how to develop the tools to build it. Learning empathy and how to see yourself through someone else’s eyes and then applying that knowledge to behavior modification can permit anyone to improve how they are perceived.

Along with a self-assessment tool, Jennifer will provide specific examples and useful takeaways that you can use to increase your promotability and compensation.Jennifer served as the instructor for an Executive Presence training program for the University of Wisconsin and the National Association of Women MBAs before she began offering the course independently.

Bio:

Jennifer K. Crittenden has a BA in Linguistics and an MBA in Finance and IT from Indiana University. She worked for over twenty years in corporate finance for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Smith & Nephew in the US, Belgium, and the UK. She moved to the sunny skies of San Diego to participate in the emerging biotech industry and worked as Chief Accounting Officer for Anadys Pharmaceuticals and CFO for Biocept Inc.

In her next life, she wrote three business-related books and now offers professional development training programs in career management, communication, presentation, and language skills.  She occasionally serves as interim CFO and writes and speaks on topics related to gender, careers, and the importance of soft skills.

 

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group serves the needs of small- to mid-size private held businesses throughout the country.    They provide a proactive approach through a team of local Relationship Managers and others to provide customized service and rapid response to help our customers succeed financially 

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Roundtable Discussion: “What Would You Tell Your Male Colleagues?” From shaking your hand in a strange way to ignoring you in meetings, are there things that your male co-workers do that you wish they wouldn’t? Author Jennifer K Crittenden will lead our discussion

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2017

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

Location: Wells Fargo

4655 Executive Drive, 9th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Jennifer is seeking input on a book intended for men who would like to build better working relationships with their female colleagues. Here’s your chance to speak your mind! The book will contain positive, light-hearted advice to improve our work cultures for the benefit of everyone.

Also, as a special thank you to SDWIF, she will be giving away copies of her book You, Not I: Exceptional Presence through the Eyes of Others.

About Our Speaker:

Jennifer is a former CFO who worked for over twenty years in corporate finance for big pharma and biotech companies in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. She is the author of The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Men (and Other Difficulties), an Amazon bestseller and winner of a 2012 National Independent Excellence Award.

She offers professional development training programs through her company The Discreet GuideTM on interpersonal, communication, performance, presentation and language skills. She writes and speaks frequently on topics related to gender, communication, and work.

She earned a BA in Linguistics and French from Indiana University, a Baccalaureate certificate in Film Studies, and an MBA in Finance and MIS from the Kelley School of Business. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a CELTA diploma from the University of Cambridge to teach English as a second language

About Our Corporate Sponsors:

Daniel Adams – Senior Vice President, Business Banking Area Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Dan leads a team that provides commercial real estate loans, treasury management, and credit lines to businesses in Southern California and Nevada.    They provide loan structuring, underwriting and risk analysis for operating businesses and commercial real estate investors, and also offer working capital optimization technologies to help businesses operate more efficiently.  Dan’s team originated over $300 million in loans in each of the past four years, including Small Business Administration, Healthcare Finance, Equipment Leasing/Purchases, and conventional lending products.   Dan is a veteran U.S. Marine artillery officer with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Southwest Asia and also an adjunct Graduate Finance Professor at several local universities.

Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group serves the needs of small- to mid-size private held businesses throughout the country.    They provide a proactive approach through a team of local Relationship Managers and others to provide customized service and rapid response to help our customers succeed financially.

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Best Practices on Job Search Strategies and Navigating Career Transition

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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

Location: Wells Fargo Bank (see below map)

  4566 Executive Drive, Suite 1000 San Diego, CA 92121

                                            Parking: Parking garage not hosted or park on street

                                            RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Speaker: Fred Dawn, Retired Vice President and Senior OutplacementConsultant at Lee Hecht Harrison.

From his over 20 years experience advising professionals and senior executives on job search strategy, and his own years of executive experience in business and banking before that, Fred will share best practices for strategizing and for the search process itself. Takeaways from his talk will include:

  1. Understanding how the process works in today’s world
  2. Building the right foundation
  3. Architecting your strategy
  4. Preparing for the search
  5. Avoiding dumb things along the way
  6. Successfully networking, interviewing and negotiating

Developing an effective job transition strategy not only enables you to stand out as the candidate of choice when you’re in search of new opportunity, but subtly puts you in a stronger position within your current company and within your industry wherever you may currently be working. As many of you know, Fred Dawn has been a highly sought-after advisor in the area of career management, and before his retirement a little over a year ago, was the single best-known and respected career counselor in the San Diego area.  Fred doesn’t just have expertise; he has wisdom and an uncommon amount of common sense about the executive job market.

With the ever increasing volatility of the economy and the business cycle, and with relentless trends like artificial intelligence, the “gig” economy and ongoing globalization, the average length of employment continues to decrease.  Understanding how to conduct an effective search is a career-defining skill in today’s world.  Most, if not all, of us will be continuing to make job and career changes in the coming years.  Being well prepared for this possibility will shorten the search cycle, reduce your stress, and maximize your time spent working instead of “looking for that next thing”.

We are fortunate to have Fred share his insights into the current status of the job market, as well as tips on how to plan and advance your job search while integrating your experience and personal preferences into a process that maximizes your chances of success.

About Fred Dawn:

As a Vice President in Lee Hecht Harrison’s San Diego office, Fred served primarily in a consulting capacity.  He worked with a wide variety of professionals, with a special emphasis on senior executives, providing counseling and guidance in their career transition.  Fred’s broad business background, including personally experiencing a “downsizing” many years ago in his career, has allowed him to relate exceptionally well to professionals and executives at all levels.  He was an executive in the banking industry, where he served in such capacities as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Credit Officer prior to transitioning into the career management field.  In these assignments, he served on the bank’s executive leadership committee with specific responsibility for management of a multi office branch system, leading all marketing activities and the hiring and career development of numerous key officers.  He has a total of over 20 years of experience in the outplacement industry, most of it with Lee Hecht Harrison.

Fred holds a B.A. degree from Drake University.  He has been very active in the San Diego business community, and before his retirement, would often be seen frequenting such venues as the San Diego Venture Group, MIT Enterprise Forum, and the Corporate Directors Forum, the latter on whose board he served for a number of years.  Additionally, he has long been a sought-after speaker and panelist, speaking over the years on several Harvard Business School alumni panels, Women in Technology International, FEI, the FENG, the Sino-American Bio/Pharma Professionals Association, and other organizations.

About Our Corporate Sponsors

Daniel Adams – Senior Vice President, Business Banking Area Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Dan leads a team that provides commercial real estate loans, treasury management, and credit lines to businesses in Southern California and Nevada.    They provide loan structuring, underwriting and risk analysis for operating businesses and commercial real estate investors, and also offer working capital optimization technologies to help businesses operate more efficiently.  Dan’s team originated over $300 million in loans in each of the past four years, including Small Business Administration, Healthcare Finance, Equipment Leasing/Purchases, and conventional lending products.   Dan is a veteran U.S. Marine artillery officer with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Southwest Asia and also an adjunct Graduate Finance Professor at several local universities.

Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group serves the needs of small- to mid-size private held businesses throughout the country.    They provide a proactive approach through a team of local Relationship Managers and others to provide customized service and rapid response to help our customers succeed financially.

 

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