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Springfield, Missouri Chapter Newsletter
October 2019 Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • President's Letter
  • AWC National News
  • AWC Chapter News

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Program: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.425 Downtown,

425 West Walnut Street
Springfield, MO

Join us at 11:30 a.m. for networking

$16 for members

$10 for first time guests

$25 for guest’s second meeting

$10 for AWC students/student members
RSVPby 10/4/2019

Please note: No-shows and late cancellations (cancellations received later than noon the day prior to the meeting) will be billed. If you have special dietary requests please specify in your RSVP.

*Guests may attend up to two meetings without being an AWC member.


Upcoming Meetings:

All meetings at 425 Downtown, 425 West Walnut Street


October Speaker Series
READY TO LEARN, GROW, & NETWORK?
We are excited to have Dina Readinger as our guest speaker for the October luncheon. In this discussion, Dina will talk about
  • Diagnostic Thinking(TM), a novel group process designed for women to help accelerate their leadership and revitalize their lives by breaking through hidden barriers
  • Self-bias
  • Strategies for overcoming hidden barriers to success.
Before the lunch: Take the Core Values index. This assessment “flips the script” and uncovers the core values that undermine your career acceleration. It literally only takes 10 minutes. And . . . It’s FREE!http://bit.ly/dreadinger-free-cvi

About Dina
Dina founded Ace Coaching Company, LLC, in August 2015, following her retirement from the pharmaceutical giant, GSK. As regional sales director, Oncology, from 2008 to 2015, Dina successfully led multiple teams inside GSK during the height of pharmaceutical growth, and throughout turbulent times of downsizing and restructuring. At GSK, Dina managed teams of 10–15 people, and portfolios as large as $250 million, growing the assets
by more than $65 million in the critical year prior to the hand off to Novartis.

At the asset hand off of GSK Oncology to Novartis Vaccines, Dina decided to apply her skills and started her own management consulting business that helps executives through strategic coaching, skills development, and culture transformations. Coaching clients of Ace Coaching Company, LLC, have included companies during transition, such as Wallis Oil Company, Novo Novodisk, and T.C. Jacoby & Co.

Dina’s newest company is Diagnostic Think, LLC, which evolved from a volunteer project that began in May 2017 involving graduates of Washington University’s Women’s Leadership Forum, a non-degreed certificate program. After proving the need for this type of group executive coaching for women through this successful pilot, Dina has joined with Jackson Nickerson, PhD, a nationally respected professor of strategy and organizational development and the science of decision making. Together, they launched Diagnostic Thinking, LLC, last February to help executive women positively change and accelerate their careers by helping them develop better decision-making processes and transform their team. She is also a LEAN IN circle leader, “50 Ways to Reduce Bias at Work.”

Friendly Reminder of our AWC Tuesday Speaker Series Lunch Event Pricing

$16Registration
$18Late Registration (after 10/7)

$18Walk-In Registration

$10Student Registration

$12Student Late Registration (after 10/7)

$12Student Walk-In Registration

$10First-Time Guest Registration
$12First-Time Guest Late Registration(after 10/7)

$12First-Time Walk-In Registration

$25Repeat Guest Registration
$27Repeat Guest Late Registration (after 10/7)

$27Repeat Guest Walk-In Registration

Pondering from the President
Know Yourself before You Try to Know Others
Jessie Hughey, President

The main reason I joined AWC was for the people involved. Secondly, I joined for the programs. I could not be more excited for the October program in Diagnostic Thinking. Personally, I am fascinated to learn about myself from the expertise of others. 

It is so important to know yourself before you expect others to know you. Knowing yourself helps you interact as a leader, member, supporter, or even friend. As you continue to learn about yourself, you will understand yourself in so many ways. I urge you to find your why . . . what drives you as a person. Once you truly understand your“why,” you may understand yourself on a completely different level.


Make sure you do the quiz beforehand! Come check out October’s program and learn things you may not have even known about yourself. See you there!


AWC Chapter News

Are You in the National Directory?

Have you updated your profile in the AWC national directory?

If you haven't already, please add your profile and photo (semi-professional) to the AWC directory. Here's what you need to do:

1. Log onto womcom.org.

2. Click "Member Login" at the top right of the screen.

3. Enter your username.

4. Enter your password, or create a password if this is your first time on the site.

5. Once you've logged in, select "Members Only," then "Members Only Home" in the drop-down menu.

6. Click the "Membership."

7. Click "Update Membership Profile." Click on any of the words in boxes to see what needs to be updated.

8. In the "Personal Info" box, select "Member Directory."

9. A new page will open. At the very bottom, under “Photo,” click the “Select New Photo" button to upload a new photo.

10. In the “Biography” section, add information about your personal accomplishments and more.

11. When finished, click “Save.” You’re done!

If you don't have your username email Jessie Hughey or any of the other board members. They can get it for you!

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AWC Connects

Get to know other AWC members through AWC Connects. This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with other members of AWC. Each month you are matched with another member to schedule lunch, drinks, a walk in the park . . .whatever works! To sign up for this month, email Mitzie Zerr (Mitzie.Zerr@yahoo.com).

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October Coffee Talk

When: October 25, 2019,7:45am - 9am
Where:Neighbor's Mill South
1435 E. Independence, Suite 110
Springfield, MO 65804
Join us for coffee, tea, breakfast and great conversation! This is a come-and-go event, so you can just stop in on your way to work. There's no cost, you just pay for whatever you purchase. Bring a friend or co-worker. No RSVP needed.

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October Membership Anniversaries:

Karen Catt— 1 year
Colleen Neill4years

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New Member Spotlight

Laurie Goslee
College Planning Advisor with Class 101
 
Where do you work and what is your role there?
I am the owner of Class 101, a college advising and planning service.I work one-on-one with high school students to help them plan and prepare for college and to help them navigate the journey.

 

What attracted you to AWC?
Networking with and learning from other professional women first attracted me to AWC.I love to connect with others and especially enjoy being part of a group of women who encourage and support one another.

 

What is your business goal this year?
I want to help as many students as possible navigate the complex process of planning and preparing for college and engaging in the process and to make it more affordable for their parents.

 

What word best describes you?
Encourager

What is your motto in life?
I believe that to be truly content, we need to continually improve and develop our skills both personally and professionally.To be a part of that improvement in others is a true joy.

 

What are you most proud of?
I have an 18-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son.They are amazing.

 

What are your hobbies?
I love boating and just being at the lake, cooking, entertaining, karaoke and learning new things.

 

What was the last book you read?

I primarily read non-fiction. I loved “On Writing” by Stephen King


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