SOURCE: Women in Consulting

Women in Consulting

March 30, 2011 09:00 ET

Women in Consulting (WIC) Announces Second Quarter 2011 Events

Consulting Business Know-How Featured in Calendar of Events for Members and Nonmembers Alike

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners, today announced its second quarter 2011 programs available for members and nonmembers alike, including webinars, in-person events, and half-day workshops.

Events slated for the second quarter include:

  • April 6, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "Working with Difficult and Abrasive Clients: Keeping Your Engagement on Track," presented by Patrick Reilly, Resources In Action (Marin/North Bay WIC Meeting, The Club at McInnis, San Rafael)
  • April 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "Who's Got Your Back? Sharing Best Practices," Group Discussion (South Bay Satellite Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • April 13, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "Three Strategies for Creating a Brand that Fits Your Business Perfectly," presented by Erin Ferree (East Bay Satellite Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • April 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "Work that SKIRT: Business Development Through Relationship Marketing," presented by Michele Alberda, author of SkirtWorking: How to Network Using SKIRT (General Monthly Meeting, Quadrus, Menlo Park)
  • April 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: "Speed Networking," presented by Debra Mugnani Monroe of Monroe Personnel Service (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • May 4, 11:00am - 12:00pm: "Maximizing Your Investment in WIC," presented by Kathie Sherman of TenFour Marketing and Renee Daggett of Admin Books (Webinar)
  • May 4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "The Power of Strategic Partnerships: New Ways to Grow Your Business," presented by Emily Hall, Olive Grove Consulting (Marin/North Bay Meeting, The Club at McInnis, San Rafael)
  • May 9, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "Women and Negotiation Skills," presented by April Gilbert (South Bay Satellite Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • May 11, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask for" presented by M.J. Ryan (East Bay Satellite Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • May 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "Building Your Brand," presented by Patty Azarello, author of Rise... How to Be Really Successful at Work AND Like Your Life (General Monthly Meeting, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • May 20, 8:00am - 12:00pm: "Silencing Your Inner Critic," presented by Kathy Klotz-Guest and Francine Gordon (Workshop, location TBD)
  • May 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Networking Meeting (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)
  • June 1, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "Prioritizing Prospects to Increase Sales Success," presented by Cheryl Downing (Marin/North Bay WIC Meeting, The Club at McInnis, San Rafael)
  • June 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon (Peninsula Satellite Meeting, Divino Restaurant, Belmont, CA)
  • June 8, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "Consulting Negotiations," presented by Jeff Slater (East Bay Meeting, Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek)
  • June 13, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "Organizing Your Workspace," presented by Melissa Stacey, founder of Feeling Organized (South Bay Satellite Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • June 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: "Stop Selling and Start Closing," presented by Mike Johnson (General Monthly Meeting, Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park)
  • June 22, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Networking Meeting (San Francisco Satellite Meeting, King George Hotel, San Francisco)

WIC events are interactive and provide members with direct access to successful consultants and small business professionals who share best practices on how to thrive in a competitive marketplace. It's not necessary to be a member to take advantage of WIC events. To find out more and register to attend, go to

Laurel Standley, a WIC member says, "After moving here from Boston a couple of years ago, I started my business without knowing many people in the area. Joining WIC gave me an instant connection to mentors, friends, and business partners. I now attend meetings both as a treat for myself to spend enjoyable evenings in the company of smart, positive women and to continue to learn and grow in my business."

"Each quarter brings a unique combination of educational and inspirational topics," commented Avery Horzewski, president of WIC. "This deliberate strategy supports our organization's primary commitment of providing a collaborative learning environment that leaves attendees energized, informed, and ready to take their businesses to the next level while preserving life balance."

For a complete list of upcoming WIC networking opportunities, meetings, workshops, webinars, and other events, visit the WIC website.

About WIC

Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large.

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