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Springfield, Missouri Chapter Newsletter
January 2020 Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • President's Letter
  • AWC National News
  • AWC Chapter News

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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
RSVP by 1/3/2020

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

January Speaker Series
The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get

We’ll hear from a panel of women who have risen throughthe ranks of traditionally male-dominated fields.

The panel was inspired by this Ted Talk which discusses how women are often coached differently from men. Many women are told they will advance if they demonstrate excellent leadership skills and inspire greatness in others. However, this isn’t entirely true. Being promoted from middle management entails a complete understanding of a business’s financial and strategic goals. We’ll hear from women who have succeeded in their careers, with a focus on how they used financial, business, and strategic acumen to advance.

Friendly Reminder of our AWC Tuesday Speaker Series Lunch Event Pricing

$16 Registration
$18 Late Registration (after 1/3)

$18 Walk-In Registration

$10 Student Registration

$12 Student Late Registration (after 1/3)

$12 Student Walk-In Registration

$10 First-Time Guest Registration
$12 First-Time Guest Late Registration(after 1/3)

$12 First-Time Walk-In Registration

$25 Repeat Guest Registration
$27 Repeat Guest Late Registration (after 1/3)

$27 Repeat Guest Walk-In Registration

Pondering from the President
Goals for the New Year
Jessie Hughey, President

A new year can mean new beginnings and these can be achieved through goals and planning. Most of us have many things we want to accomplish throughout the new year. The best way to accomplish these things would be to set goals.

According to multiple sources likethebalancesmb.com, goals should be SMART: Specific,Measurable,Attainable,Relevant, and Time-based. By setting goals with these qualities, we are more likely to obtain the desired outcome and meet the goals in which we have set forward.

Take each task one step at a time. Celebrate the completion of each step as a win. You can do whatever you set your mind to and know that you have your friends at AWC behind you!

Happy New Year!

AWC National News

AWC Has an App!

Have you downloaded the AWC app yet? Available for iPhone or Android, this is a great way to stay connected with what’s happening in AWC. Update your member information, stay connected with other members, and keep up to date with important information and resources from AWC. You can even chat with other AWC members through the app. (This function isn’t available on the website.)

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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January Coffee Talk
Get January’s Coffee Talk on your calendar now! No RSVP necessary.
Just drop in and invite a friend/colleague to come with you.

When: January 24, 2019, 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Where:Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café
1435 E Independence Street, #110
Springfield, MO 656804

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January Membership Anniversaries:

  • Stevie Stryker, 2 years
  • Sarah Thomas, 2 years
  • Stephanie Hohenshell, 4 years
  • Carlye Wannenmacher, 7 years
  • Brenda Jackson, 21 years
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New Member Spotlight

Mikayla Throne
Social Media and Digital Analytics Associate
BKD CPAs and Advisors

Where do you work and what is your role there?
I work in the national office for BKD CPAs & Advisors as the Social Media & Digital Analytics Associate.

 

What attracted you to AWC?
I have a goal of seeing 100 inspirational female speakers over the next six years, and AWC monthly meetings seemed like a natural fit to help me achieve that goal.

 

What is your business goal this year?
To create a sustainable and successful paid advertising plan for our firm to transition advertising from print to digital.

 

What word best describes you?
Ambitious. I’m driven towards achievement, and enjoy the challenge of pioneering new methods, ideas, and technologies.

 

What is your motto in life?
The stone cutters creed holds a special place in my heart, and has been my driving force for the last 5 years.“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” —Jacob Riis

 

What are you most proud of?
As a recent college graduate, I’m most proud of my All-American award for intercollegiate speech & debate. This award was particularly meaningful since our organization put a heavy emphasis on philanthropy in addition to academics and competitive ranking.

 

What are your hobbies?
I’m a bit of a podcast addict, but when I’m not listening to Freakonomics, NPR, or The Journal, I’m probably making friends with the dogs in my apartment building, or watching HBO’s newest series.

 

What was the last book you read?

I’m currently working through The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.


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