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    2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Women in Leadership Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Recruiting Events </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Community Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Evening MBAs </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>First Years Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Presentation Etiquette Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Sign Up </li></ul>
    3. 3. Welcome and Introductions <ul><li>President – Brittany Sever (besever) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Finance and Membership – Sue Vlcko (suevlcko) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Community – Nicole Thomas (nmthomas) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Networking and Development – Nidhi Chandra (nchand) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Corporate Relations – Melissa Vasilev (mvasilev) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Technology – Vivian Chan (vivchan) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Communications – Jeryln Lim (jerlyn) </li></ul><ul><li>VP Evening MBAs – Therese Houlahan (theresec) </li></ul><ul><li>VPs WILC – Hilary Cantor (hacantor) & Leigh Myers (lsond) </li></ul><ul><li>VP First Years – To be appointed on September 28 th , 2006 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Membership <ul><li>Mission/Purpose of MBW: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote learning and discussion of issues of significance to women in business </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a sense of community among the women at RSB </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to network with alumnae and other professional women through on-campus events, mentoring programs, conferences, and corporate-sponsored activities </li></ul><ul><li>Membership options & payment: </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime membership ($50), One year membership ($35) </li></ul><ul><li>Payable by check to Michigan Business Women (Sue Vlcko’s mail folder) or by PayPal through </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime membership </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to past and present Michigan Business Women </li></ul><ul><li>Alumnae lists have been developed… </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to shape the interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for ideas and action! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Women in Leadership Conference <ul><li>Conference details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sept. 21-22, 2006 – Michigan Union </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 th Annual Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draws 350-400 students, faculty, alumni, and corporate partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chair’s duties include securing time/date, keynote speakers, committee chairs, and volunteers; working with Women’s Initiative; facilitating communication and overall smooth execution; serving on MBW Executive Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits include networking, leadership and teamwork opportunities, and event planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairs (Leigh Sondergard, Hilary Cantor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming (Brittany Sever, Beth Huntley) – 8 volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics (Jeanine Chan) – 18 volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing (Merrill Guerra) – 4 volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cocktail Connections (Nicole Thomas) – 3 volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship (Melissa Vasilev) – 3 volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to Get Involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer to help on the day of the conference! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Leigh or Hilary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply to be a 2007 Co-Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of 2 are considered via written application in November 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply to be a 2007 Committee Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1-2 people send applications to the new chairs in spring 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Corporate Recruiting <ul><li>Firm Sponsored </li></ul><ul><li>Many firms want to meet and recruit exceptional women. These firms host events in order to interact with the MBW community. </li></ul><ul><li>Events include lunches, dinners, receptions, resume reviews, and panels </li></ul><ul><li>MBW Sponsored </li></ul><ul><li>Organized by MBW and career clubs to expose members to opportunities in traditionally male dominated fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Events include Women on Wall Street and Women in Consulting </li></ul>Watch for recruiting events in the weekly MBW email <ul><ul><li>If you RSVP yes to an event YOU MUST ATTEND or else this reflects poorly on you and MBW </li></ul></ul>Questions: contact Melissa Vasilev,
    7. 7. Networking & Development EVENTS <ul><li>Fall Events </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Networking Workshop September 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Presence Seminar October 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Salary Negotiations Seminar October ? </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Council Networking Event October 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Intelligence Workshop November 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Voice Skills Workshop December ? </li></ul><ul><li>Tentative Winter Events : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Women Finish Rich, Alumni Dinner, Sexual Harassment Seminar </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Community Activities <ul><li>Thanks to all Community Committee volunteers! </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose : </li></ul><ul><li>To foster a stronger sense of community among the women at Ross </li></ul><ul><li>We will reach this goal by: </li></ul><ul><li>Your help and participation in planned events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Happy Hours (Rush Street) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience Detroit Day - fun day in Detroit (shopping, museum, dinner and more…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tentative: Fashion Show - professional dress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tentative: MBW Spa Saturday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>            </li></ul><ul><li>Increased female representation in the Ross curriculum (through case studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: Nicole Thomas, VP Community, [email_address] ,  512-796-7143 (m) </li></ul>
    9. 9. MBW Communications <ul><li>MBW Update </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly newsletter containing on all MBW specific events and recruiting information </li></ul><ul><li>Published late Sunday evening </li></ul><ul><li>Content requests by Saturday evening for Sunday’s publication </li></ul><ul><li>Sent to MBW members only from September 30, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>MBW Events </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare flyers and digital signage for various MBW events </li></ul><ul><li>Evites for MBW events and reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Forums, MBW cocktail events </li></ul>
    10. 10. Evening MBAs <ul><li>Opportunities to network with day and other evening MBAs </li></ul><ul><li>MBW is sensitive to the needs of the evening MBAs </li></ul><ul><li>Most events scheduled at times convenient to evening MBAs </li></ul><ul><li>Several opportunities to get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances your MBA experience </li></ul>
    11. 11. Technology <ul><li>Responsible for website maintenance and content updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Officer contact information, MBW events and activities, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Women in Leadership Conference webpage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed information on all aspects of the Women in Leadership Conference </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. VP of First Years <ul><li>This role was created in 2005 due to the increasing time conflicts arising when planning events for the MBW community. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Research the Ross calendar when events are being planned to ensure major conflicts do not arise </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the MBW BBA group to develop a mentorship program between the BBAs and MBAs </li></ul><ul><li>Support the MBW initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the MBW First Years to attend the MBW events </li></ul><ul><li>How to get appointed to this role: </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your application via Zoomerang no later than 5 pm EST on September 24 th (application will become available on September 17 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Current MBW executive board will review the applications and inform the person appointed on September 28 th </li></ul>
    13. 13. Women’s Initiative <ul><li>Mary Hinesly, Director of the Women’s Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting women leadership in business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting students, faculty, and alumni through workshops, networking events, and counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Women’s Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up of graduates and friends of Ross Business School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively involved with support of the Women’s Initiative, MBW events and recruitment of prospective students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Show up on time. Do not leave early. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People entering and leaving in the middle of a presentation is a distraction. It is also rude. If the event is worth attending, it is worth showing up on time and staying until the end. If you are late, wait until the formal presentation is over to enter. If multiple presentations are simultaneously occurring, go to one only and find another channel to network with the other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not use laptops or cell phones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to the presentation. Lack of attention causes students to ask questions that are already covered. Do not check email. Turn off cell phones. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask appropriate questions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not everything that you are curious about is appropriate to ask. The answers to some things can be had through alternate means and people. Think first before asking. There is an art to asking thoughtful questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Dress appropriately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business casual is the recommended attire for most presentations. Casual clothing such as jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are strongly discouraged at presentations and office hours. Wear clothes that are appropriate for a business environment. When in doubt, more formal is safer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. Let each person have a chance to speak. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are being evaluated on your social acumen. Good social acumen is a balance of assertiveness as well as deference to others. Don't feel as if the presentation is the only opportunity to network. You can continue to network afterwards. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Do not eat and drink excessively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consuming in moderation facilitates social interaction. Remember, this is not dinner. When there is alcohol, always be aware of your intake. Do not eat food at a presentation that you did not attend. Do not attend presentations just to eat food. </li></ul></ul>Etiquette Guidelines
    15. 15. Q & A