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

businespeopleDate: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Farmer & The Seahorse

10996 Torreyana Rd , San Diego, CA 92121

Parking: Free

RSVP: SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

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

 

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SDWIF would like to thank our speaker, Money Bell SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, on his presentation “What Can Finance do to Become a Better Strategic Partner with Human Resources”

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Monty’s lecture gave SDWIF practical advice for finance professionals on ways we can bridge the gap with human resources. On his agenda we covered the following: workplace today, metrics-HR & finance improving the bottom line, technology improves collaboration and relationship building. Effective collaboration between finance and human resources can have a significant positive impact on the bottom line. The attendees found the presentation full of helpful information.

In addition, we would also like to thank both our corporate sponsors, TriNetGroup Inc. and Katie Mores for their support and generosity of this event, as well as Ledgent A business line of Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.

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San Diego Women in Finance Announces the Nov. 17, 2016 Meeting With Our Speaker Monty Bell, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP on “What Can Finance do to Become a Better Strategic Partner with Human Resources”

group_of_womenDate:      Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

Location: TriNet Group Inc

4747 Executive Drive, Lobby Conference Room, San Diego, CA 92121

Parking:         Not hosted

RSVP:    SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

About our Speaker:

Monty Bell has over 25 years’ experience with a broad background in Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management, IT, and Organizational Development. From Controller to CFO to Head of Human Resources, Monty brings a unique perspective to HR, Monty began his career in Accounting & Finance and decided after 13 years that his true passion was in Human Resources with an emphasis in Organizational Development.  While using analytics to drive key organizational changes through its people, Monty specializes in the Turnaround and Start up Space where challenging, fast paced environments is the norm.

Monty is currently the Head of Human Resources and Risk Management for CP Global. Recruited as part of the new Executive Team to strategically and tactically turnaround a 60 year old multistate group of companies with international sales channels dedicated to global sustainability through waste diversion solutions; Manufacturing, Electronic Recycling, Material Sales, and Residential Recycling with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 certifications.

Accustomed to leading large teams in challenging circumstances, Monty serves as the Business Liaison for the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services Operations Center during activations and if that is not enough, he also serves as an Instructor for the California’s Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

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

 

Ledgent

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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SDWIF would like to thank our speaker Milo Shapiro, speaking coach and author, for his engaging and entertaining presentation “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!”

miloSan Diego Women in Finance members appreciated your 10 keypoints to help all of us with our presentation skills. The comments from the attendees was what a fun and educational evening!

In addition, we would also like to thank our corporate sponsors, TriNetGroup Inc. and Katie Brodhead, as well as Legent for their support of this event

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SDWIF Announcing our October 19, 2016 meeting “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!”Our Speaker is Milo Shapiro

business-women1Date:          Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Location: TriNet Group Inc 4747 Executive Drive, Lobby Conference Room, San Diego, CA 92121-3091

Parking:    Not hosted

RSVP:        SanDiegoWIF@gmail.com

“Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!” is speaking coach Milo Shapiro’s informative fact-festival on the critical-yet-ever-feared topic of presentation skills. With his playful, story-filled approach, Milo covers these topics and more:

♦ capturing the power of story to give make points sizzle

♦ setting the stage with your body to help people visualize

♦ the Seven Variants of Vocal Variety™

♦ the Four Stages to Successful Speech Structure™

♦ common ways that we alienate / distract our audiences

♦ taking control of Q&A

So full of fun and loaded with juicy aha‘s to avoid learner burnout that you’ll actually enjoy focusing on this topic that ranked #1 in people’s fears for years…and come to realize that it’s pretty natural to fear what we haven’t been taught to do well! Leaving informed and motivated to implement these ideas will have you excited the next time you need to speak in public. Think you’ve heard it all on this topic before? You haven’t heard it from someone known as “The Improv Guy”. Come laugh and learn!

About our Speaker:

 Milo Shapiro left fifteen years in I.T. to pursue his passion: applying improvisation to events like teambuilding and motivational speeches, creating a fun way of learning business practices, communication skills, and personal development.  .

His self-created teambuilding program, “TEAMprovising”, creates team connectedness, improved communication and boosted innovation among staff as varied as federal employees to spine surgeons.

The active National Speakers Association member’s most popular program is his solo motivation presentation, “We Gotta Fail…To Succeed!” (on risk-taking and coping with change/failure) where he also leads the crowd in interactive games. His customized “IMPROVfessionals” duo presentation is an improv “keynote show” that uses ten improv games to prove ten points on sales, management, teamwork, and other topics.

After requests from attendees to train or coach them in public speaking, Milo launched the coaching side of his business “Public Dynamics” in 2004, helping hundreds of individuals become more prepared, polished and powerful upon the platform.  In conjunction with his teaching beliefs, he published the funny and informative:  “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!” in 2007.  Its sequel “Public Speaking for TEENS: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!” reached #2 on Amazon in 2015.

More about Milo’s improv business at www.IMPROVentures.com and about his speaking coaching at www.PublicDynamics.com

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

Ledgent

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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SDWIF would like to thank our panelist Anila Dhokia, Laurie Stelzer and Cris Calsada for participating in our Biotech Industry Panel

img_3743It was great to hear our panelist discuss broad topics within biotech industry and appreciate that they have shared their expertise, experience and knowledge.

Also, we would like to thank Nathalie Becker from Illumina for hosting the event and Ledgent Search Group for providing the refreshments.

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Announcing the September Monthly Meeting of SDWIF – Thursday Sept. 29, 2016

AA043345Announcing the September 29, 2016 Meeting of San Diego Women In Finance

Biotech Panel Discussion 2016

Join us for a stimulating evening of conversation with our accomplished panelist.

Panelists: Anila DhokiaLaurie StelzerCris Calsada and Moderator: Ellen  Hoffman MBA.

Location:   Illumina

Address:    5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92122

Date:          Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time:         Networking – 5:00 p.m., Presentation – 6:00 p.m.

RSVP:        sandiegowif@gmail.com

Join us for this stimulating evening of conversation with our accomplished panelists who will be discussing the Biotech Industry in 2016.  

Anila Dhokia joined Illumina Inc. in April 2015, as Senior Director, Head of Internal Audit.  She is focused on delivering the company’s Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) mandates, developing her team while building out the audit function, and partnering with the business to ensure controls continue to be at the core of strategic decision-making.  She is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Network at Illumina, and thrives on building leaders at all levels, through dedicated mentoring of individuals, both internally and externally. Prior to arriving at Illumina, Anila spent two years in Redmond, WA as the Controller for Microsoft’s Information Technology organization.  Prior to Microsoft, Anila held a variety of progressively senior Finance positions within Accounting and Control, FP&A, Tax and Internal Audit, over a 17 year career at Nortel Networks. Anila holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from McMaster University, an MBA from Laurentian University and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) from Canada.

Laurie Stelzer joined Halozyme in June 2015 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. At Halozyme, she is responsible for the Finance, IT, and Hylenex Commercial organizations.  Prior to joining Halozyme, Laurie served as the Senior Vice President of Finance supporting R&D, Technical Operations and M&A at Shire, Inc.  Other roles at Shire included the Head of Investor Relations and the Division CFO for the Regenerative Medicine Division, located in San Diego.  Prior to Shire, Laurie held positions of increasing responsibility for 15 years at Amgen, Inc. including Interim Treasurer, Head of Emerging Markets and International Business Development, Executive Director of Global Commercial Finance and Head of Global Accounting. Early in her career, she held various finance and accounting positions in the real estate and banking industries.  Laurie received her MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University, and is a CPA (inactive) in Arizona.

Cris Calsada has over 20 years of accounting, finance and operations experience. Ms. Calsada was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance of Ambrx, Inc. until its acquisition in June 2015. Ms. Calsada served as Executive Director of Finance at Sony Online Entertainment from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, she worked for six years in public accounting and private industry. Ms. Calsada is a certified public accountant and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Ellen R Hoffman, MBA San Diego Women in Finance Co-Founder and Corporate Treasurer Executive will moderate the panel.

About Our Corporate Sponsors: 

illumina 

 

At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative sequencing and array technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These studies will help make the realization of personalized medicine possible. With such rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission critical to have solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, scalable, and complete with industry-leading support and service. As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and prioritizing the needs of its customers, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina’s innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genomic analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug discovery, and the development of molecular tests in clinical labs.

 

ledgent

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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