Announcing SDWIF January 30, 2018 meeting. Please join us on our annual economic outlook with our speaker Ryan Ratcliff, Associate Professor of Economics at USD

San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF)
Annual Economic Outlook for 2018
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)
Location: BDO 3570 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 400 San Diego , CA 92130
RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Announcing the January Monthly Meeting of SDWIF. Join us for our annual economic outlook with our speaker Ryan Ratcliff, Associate Professor of Economics at USD, who will be discussing the global, national, California and San Diego Economies in 2018.
Ryan Ratcliff is an Associate Professor of Economics, specializing in forecasting, macroeconomics, and financial economics. His research interests include the formation and updating of macroeconomic expectations, linkages between financial markets and the macroeconomy, state and regional economic forecasting, and the macroeconomic impact of housing cycles.
Prior to coming to USD, Professor Ratcliff spent three years at the renowned UCLA Anderson Forecast, where he was the primary author of the quarterly forecast for California, as well as numerous other reports on local economic forecasts and regional housing markets. He has also worked in market research and applications development at the Franklin-Templeton family of mutual funds, as a market analyst on the U.S. Treasury’s Mexico Task Force, and as a compliance researcher at the Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank.

Our Sponsor
BDO
For more than 100 years, BDO USA has been recognized as a premier accounting, tax and consulting organization for our exceptional client service; experienced, accessible service teams; focus on quality and efficiency; and our ability to adapt to, and navigate successfully in, a changing marketplace. The firm has grown to serve clients through over 60 offices and more than 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. Today, BDO USA, LLP, is the U.S. Member of BDO International Limited, which forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) Thanks our Speaker Peter Schuster Merger & Acquisition


Peter’s lecture gave SDWIF practical advice on mergers & acquisitions.  M & A is not a strategy, it is a means to achieve Company strategy. In his presentation he answered the following questions: How a company can assess whether they are ready to execute a transaction? How to set themselves up for success in M&A? The attendees found the presentation full of helpful information. 

In addition we would like to thank our corporate sponsor BDO of their support and generosity of this event.

 

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) announces its Nov 14 meeting on Merger & Acquisition with Speaker Peter Schuster

Date: Tuesday, Nov  14, 2017

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

Location: BDO 3570 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 400 San Diego , CA 92130 

                                           RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Key Topics:

Peter will be talking about mergers & acquisitions and how a company can assess whether they are ready to execute a transaction and how to set themselves up for success in M&A.  Specific topics to be covered include:

Successful M&A starts with a sound company strategy

Characteristics of effective acquirers

Attributes of a successful deal

Qualities of an underachieving deal

 

About

Peter Schuster is a financial executive, who is a specialist in mergers & acquisitions and has developed expertise in a variety of financial disciplines from the various senior positions he has held during his 35 year finance career.  Peter served in several corporate development roles during his 16 year tenure at Leidos (NYSE:LDOS).  He served as Vice President of M&A at Leidos since the creation of the Company in 2013 with its spin-off of SAIC into a separate public company.  He was responsible for all elements of the Leidos M&A program including acquisitions, divestitures, Joint Ventures and minority investments.  While at Leidos Peter closed over 25 transactions ranging in size from $2 Million to $500 Million.

Peter played a key role in negotiating and closing Leidos’ $10 Billion merger with the Information Systems and Government Solutions Group of Lockheed Martin in August of 2016.  In September of 2017, Peter became Director of Finance and Administration of Innovega Inc., a developer of cutting edge systems to view augmented and virtual reality through a combination of stylish glasses and contact lenses.  Peter also teaches a Mergers & Acquisition course at University of San Diego.Peter is a CPA and a has a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University.

Our Sponsor

BDO

For more than 100 years, BDO USA has been recognized as a premier accounting, tax and consulting organization for our exceptional client service; experienced, accessible service teams; focus on quality and efficiency; and our ability to adapt to, and navigate successfully in, a changing marketplace. The firm has grown to serve clients through over 60 offices and more than 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. Today, BDO USA, LLP, is the U.S. Member of BDO International Limited, which forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

 

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San Diego Women in Finance (SDWIF) Fall Networking Happy Hour

businespeopleDate:  Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Farmer & The Seahorse

10996 Torreyana Rd , San Diego, CA 92121

Parking: Free

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

Announcing the Fall Monthly Meeting of SDWIF. Come celebrate the holiday season with our networking happy hour at Farmers & Seahorse.

 

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SDWIF is proud to be partnering with Clairemont High School, Academy of Business Mentoring Program 2017-2018 school year.

Things are a little different this year. Their goal this year is to connect each 11th grader from our four academy industry pathways (Business, Engineering, Medical and Info Tech) to a mentor volunteer who can guide their academic and career decisions.  Mentors will be carefully matched to small groups of two or three students. The more mentors who volunteer, the lower the ratio of students to mentor. Mentors meet with students monthly on campus at CHS. All agendas, materials, and training are provided! See below for quick program facts and specific meeting dates and topics.

If interested, time is short! The application window is now open and will close on October 18th! Please see details below for more info (some changes this year!) and help us spread the word.

Register now on our CHS Mentor Program Application and Profile Form.

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR’S CHS MENTOR PROGRAMS:

*Want the quick overview? Please download our Mentor Program Fast Facts for a one-page printable PDF of the program details. (Also listed below).

*Want exact dates and times? Please take a look at the Scheduled Mentor Meetings 2017-18 with exact dates and times of all meetings this year. (NOTE that meetings with students this year will be held on Fridays).

Dates:  All mentor monthly sessions are on the 3rd Friday of each month (except for the first meeting in Oct). Exact dates are pre-scheduled and can be found on the next page as well as on our school website.

Times: Sessions are each 80 minutes in length including mentor announcements prior to each student meeting. Session times are specific to our CHS Academy Pathways. Though it is ideal to match mentors to students in the academy that best fit their industry sector, this is not mandatory.

9:00 am – 10:20 am   – Academy of Information Technology 11th grade students

9:00 am – 10:20 am   – Academy of Health & Medical Sciences 11th grade students

10:30 am – 11:50 am – Academy of Engineering Design 11th grade students

12:45 pm – 2:05 pm  – Academy of Business 11th grade students

*Need to know more? Please visit our CHS Mentor Program Page to read more details about this year’s Mentor Program Application Process and Commitment.

 

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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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