Self Defense for Women

Self Defense FlyerThe Women’s History Month Committee presents, Self Defense for Women.

Wednesday, March 23rd from 11a.m. – 1p.m.
East Studio at Knox Building/Fitness Center*
Featuring The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Sharrieff Nashid. Health Expo Mixer starts at 12:30 on location.

This workshop is designed to increase self-confidence through awareness, empowerment and prevention. * Limited space available. Sign up at the Fitness Center or e-mail Stacie Gatling.

USPTO NEW and WiSE joint event

wiseThe Network of Executive Women (NEW)
and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Present:  Outstanding Women in IP What I Know Now that I Wish I Knew Then
Madison Auditorium
Wednesday, November 18th, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Reception/Cash Bar to Follow

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Please join us for the first collaboration event between the USPTO Network of Executive Women and USPTO’s Women in Science and Engineering as we host a panel discussion with four of the top women in the IP field today! Michelle Lee, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Lisa Jorgenson, the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; and Erika Arner, partner at Finnegan will talk informally about what they know now that they perhaps wished they had known coming up in the ranks throughout their impressive careers.

Opening Welcome – Sarah Harris, NEW Chair
Introduction of Panel – Janet Gongola, NEW Program Director
Q&A, Moderated by Wynn Coggins, NEW Vice Chair
Questions from the Audience
Closing – Sarah Al-Hashimi, WiSE President

Wise Mocktini Event and Benefit for Suited for Change on November 5th

Click for event flyerHello,

I wanted to invite you all and your members to a charity event we are having next week.

The event is free and should be a good networker with leadership within the office. Additionally, we are collecting gently used or new women’s suits, jewelry, bags and shoes to help Suited for Change, a wonderful organization helping disadvantaged women get into or back into the workforce by providing them with professional attire in addition to many resources for supporting their transition to a job or career. A representative from the organization will be in attendance to talk about the business incubator they have launched, supporting the entrepreneurial efforts of some of their clients.

Hope you can join us!

Sarah Al-Hashimi
President of WISE