During this meeting we played a fun game that went over several major topics regarding women in the workforce: the wage gap, educational achievement, female entrepreneurism, female management roles and representation, and the global representation of working women.
We also went over the logistics for our annual UW Conference! Feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. We will be picking up trash around the IHS campus with the resources provided by Issaquah High School's Green Team. In addition, this volunteer work will equate to one, NHS-sponsored community service hour. We will meet in Mr. Foley's classroom (RM #1307) at the beginning of the meeting.
November's theme is philanthropy and a central part of business is giving back to our communities. Thus, we hope to see everyone there, ready to better Issaquah High School for its students, staff, and visitors!
In the first meeting, we will discuss these google forms.
But to summarize:
Membership form: Each member must submit this google form to be a member of Issaquah Women in Business. Essentially, we just ask for your name and contact information so you can be in the loop. We also ask that you give us permission to charge your student account a $5.00 club fee that will cover expenses of the WiB events (transportation, food, guest speaker gifts, etc.). You do NOT need to pay this fee now, but just before the end of the year. Once you complete this form, you will be approved to join the WiB Facebook page (joining is not required).
Board Application: The Secretary, Director of Communication, and Director of Fundraising spots are open for the Women in Business board. The application is a google form that will ask about your interest in being a board member and your past leadership experience. Please read the board member descriptions that will detail the responsibilities of each position (this document will be linked on the google form). Application deadline is November 1st. We will individually email the results on November 5th.
First meeting is on October 16th (this Tuesday) in Ms. Hardy's classroom (RM #3106)! This will just be an introduction meeting where we will explain the Women in Business organization, discuss the upcoming events we plan to host, and mention the nuts and bolts of becoming a member and a potential Board member. So, if you attended last year or are new to the club, please come and bring friends. We have an exciting year planned! Oh, and there will be snacks. :)
Be in the loop with the IWiB Club:
-Remind: text @de6a6he to 81010 to join for monthly updates
Thanks to everyone who came out to the first meeting! It was a lot of fun. Excited for a great year. Today we just went through some basic info about the club, housekeeping stuff, and did a fun sales pitch competition. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE "official membership form" so I have your contact info, can add you to the remind and Facebook, invite you to future events, etc. Also let me know if you want to get involved with leadership
I have attached below some documents that can help give you an overview if you missed the meeting or if you want to take a second look. Let me know if you have any questions
First meeting 12/19/17 Powerpoint
Official Membership Form
Sign up for the Remind to get reminders on important info (directions to sign up below)!!:
Welcome back fellow Washington Women in Business members! We have an exciting year planned and would love to have new and old members join us for our very first meeting on Tuesday, December 19th in room 1603 (DECA/Mr.Shanafelt’s room next to gym). We have many exciting announcements and a lot of business we need to take care of so please save the date and be sure to join us to kick off a great year! Whoever brings the most friends to this first meeting will receive a bag of candy of their choice so start recruiting! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Hope to see you all there.
Field Trip: University of Washington on Friday, May 19th from 8:15 AM to 1 PM
Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB) is a organization at the University of Washington that is a part of The Foster School of Business. The mission of UWiB is to strive towards advancing the continued progress of women in business through educating and encouraging their individual development as business professionals, and assist in the exploration of multiple career opportunities. UWiB seeks to promote greater awareness and understanding of ongoing issues and challenges that women presently face in business, while providing professional relationships with female business leaders for the undergraduate community.
Many of you may have attended the fall conference in November where we got a tour of the school, heard from a keynote speaker, and got assigned a mentor from the Foster School of Business. Since the fall conferences have always been a huge success, this year we are adding a Spring conference! The spring conference features a ton of cool, new events so even if you did already go in November, join us again this May! This is a tentative schedule for the Spring Conference:
-9:00-10:00 AM Networking Breakfast with UWiB
-10:00-11:00 AM Negotiations Workshop
-11:00-12:00 PM Resume Workshop OR Visit from Foster Professor--will keep you posted
ALSO, I am super excited to announce that recently, I have expanded WiB to multiple high schools beyond Issaquah High. So, at this conference, we might also be joined by other young women from Bothell and Edmonds Woodway!
We will be leaving at 8:15 AM and will get back to the school at around 1 PM. Students will be able to attend most of 1st period, miss 2nd-5th period, and be able to go to 6th period most likely. This will be an excused absence but it is encouraged to talk to your teachers ahead of time still.
To attend this field trip, it will cost $10. This is to cover the cost of transportation (from Seattle and back) and lunch, which will be provided (Jimmy Johns, MOD, or something like that - TBD).
By signing this field trip form, it is understood that you agree to pay the $10 fee for the field trip and you give WiB permission to charge it to your student‘s account. The ASB Bookkeeper, Ms. Pfeifle, will then charge the student account. From there, the student can pay the bookkeeper in person at her window or pay online anytime convenient for you.
More details can be found at womeninbusinessihs.weebly.com or on the Facebook Event Page. Please email Grace Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thanks!
I look forward to this event and hope that your child will be able to join Women in Business in this amazing educational and networking opportunity.
Please return a signed field trip form by Wednesday, May 17th to myself (President) or Andrew Shanafelt (Adviser).
ALSO, if you know anyone who might be interested in also attending this field but is not a member of WiB, please let me know and we can work something out! Anyone is welcome.
Learn more about UWiB at: https://students.washington.edu/uwib/wordpress/
Please join Issaquah Women in Business after school on Monday, Feb 13, 2017 for this amazing opportunity to hear from a renowned entrepreneur and female business leader. You don't have to a member of the club and you are welcome to bring friends! There will be cookies :)
Find more information on the Facebook event page Issaquah Women in Business or on the website, womeninbusinessihs.weebly.com
Let me know if you have any questions! Hope to see you all there
Joan Harkins, the President and CEO of Kitterman, is an accomplished entrepreneur and owns several businesses. She is also the President and CCE of FrenchCider.com. With a MBA from the University of Washington and a BA from Stanford University, Joan is incredibly educated and is highly experienced in the business field.
Join us on Monday, February 13th from 2:16 - 3:30 pm to hear from Joan in this exclusive iWiB Event. This is a great opportunity to network and learn more about entrepreneurship from a successful female business leader. Come prepared with questions, friends, and enthusiasm! There will be cookies! Please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page so I can get a head count.
Also, please submit any questions you might have for Joan about business and entrepreneurship on this anonymous form: https://goo.gl/forms/sqt7IGpGU57bcu322