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WITI Research Triangle Park Regional Network
The Lost Art of Person to Person Networking

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
5:30 PM

Join us for Join us for 3 facilitators and hands on exercises designed to increase your person to person networking skills. What is networking? How to network? Where to network? What to do after you have collected that big stack of business cards? How does networking help established professionals? This will be an experiential, interactive, learning event. This meeting is jointly sponsored by WITI, the Society of Women Environmental Professionals, ACS' Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Meredith College. A limited number of Pokens (green business cards) will be available for sale at this event.

About Our Speaker(s)

Jeanne Moyer is a Realtor, Writer, Speaker, Networker and Environmentalist. Jeanne is affiliated with CityGate Real Estate Services providing buying and selling assistance to clients throughout the Triangle for nearly a decade. As an early adopter of green, Jeanne branded herself as Triangle Green Homes as an expert on green homes and sustainable living. She is one of the first EcoBrokers and Certified GREEN Realtor in the Triangle. She is passionate about energy efficiency and supporting the local economy. Jeanne sponsors local events to provide education about energy, housing and environmental topics.

Throughout her career Ms. Moyer has supported women in the workplace She a member of SWEP, Sierra Club, the NC Sustainable Energy Association and NC GreenPower. She is a networker and founding member of local organizations, Business Marketing Association and Coffee and Contacts, a women’s professional networking organization. She’s an early adopter of technology and uses Pokens as a green alternative to traditional business cards.

Jeanne is a graduate of Meredith’s MBA program, served on the Graduate Student Advisory Board and represented Meredith in the annual Case Study Competition. When is not showing houses or blogging Jeanne spends her time biking, hiking and gardening.

Jeanne Moyer
Realtor, MBA, EcoBroker
CityGate Real Estate Services
[email protected]

Felicia Joyner is a visionary Information Technology Professional achieving results through business process / requirements definition and solutions architecture. She is skilled in planning, coordinating and administering global multi-tiered architectural projects. Felicia successfully leads others facilitating cross-functional teams. She develops creative approaches meeting challenges of solutions delivery, resource and project measurement.

Felicia Joyner is also a dynamic public speaker. She is recognized for her very personal and practical approach. With 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience, Felicia helps organizations attract, engage, train and retain technical associates. Felicia’s powerful presentations have inspired participants to define success and balance and create action plans to achieve life goals. Some of her presentation topics include:
• Work – Life Balance
• 4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan
• Starting and Running a Profitable Investment Club
• Women in IT… Where Are You Now? And Where Do You Want to Go?
• Network Boot Camp
• Courses preparing participants for Microsoft and Novel Network administration and engineer certification examinations.

Felicia graduated with a B.A in Spanish from the University of Southern California and has also earned a M.S. Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. She holds certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Network Administrator; Project Management Professional Certification. Felicia has worked in various capacities for a number of corporations in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.

Felicia is the Regional Vice President for Women In Technology International (WITI). Her region covers North Carolina. In addition to her love for technology, her interests include reading, analyzing stocks and investing in the stock market and playing spades on line.

Felicia’s mission is to evaluate, translate and build information systems, counsel and providing secure networks advancing commerce.

Dr. Laura Sremaniak received her BS degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 1991, and a PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. She joined the chemistry faculty at North Carolina State University in 1996 and is now a Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the department. In addition to teaching physical chemistry, she has developed and implemented two Computational Chemistry Laboratory courses in the BS curriculum. Her research interests include electronic structure calculations of adsorbates on metal, oxide and zeolite surfaces. Laura has been an ACS member since 1990 and is currently a councilor. At the national level she is a member of the Women Chemists Committee (WCC), chairing the Advocacy Subcommittee, and she also chairs the local WCC. She serves on the local advisory subcommittee for Project Seed, and has assisted with the NC State Fair and the NC Local Section Meetings.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at:

    Meredith College - Science & Math Building, Atrium (both floors)
    3800 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

Directions: http://www.meredith.edu/about/directions.htm

Campus Map: http://www.meredith.edu/about/campus-map.htm
All directions below guide you to the Hillsborough St./Meredith College exit off I-440. Take that exit (#3), turn left onto Hillsborough St., then turn left at the second traffic light into the main entrance to the campus.

Coming from the West:
• From I-40 West -- West of Raleigh, follow the Wade Avenue Exit (#289). At the I-440 junction, take I-440 South; stay in right hand lane and take the next exit (#3).

• From Highway 70 West -- Exit onto I-440 South (US 1 and 64 West); take I-440 to Exit #3.

• From Highway 70 East and I-40 East -- From 70 East, take I-40 West. Follow I-40/ 440 West to Exit 293. I-40 East travelers, take I-40/440 West as well. At Exit 293, take I-440 North to Exit #3.

• From I-40 West -- West of Raleigh, follow the Wade Avenue Exit (#289). At the I-440 junction, take I-440 South; stay in right hand lane and take the next exit (#3).

• From US 1 South and 64 West -- 64 West travelers take US 1 North. US 1 will become I-440 North. Follow it to Exit #3.

• From US 64 East -- At the I-440 junction, take I-440 North. Follow it around the western part of the city to Exit #3.

• From US 1 North and 401 North -- At the I-440 junction, take I-440 West to Exit #3.

• From US 401 South -- Take I-440 South; follow I-440 to Exit 293, which becomes I-440 North. Take I-440 North to Exit #3.

Printable Campus Map: http://www.meredith.edu/about/campus-map.htm


Alumnae Lot Staff and Visitors (#2 on link to campus map)

Once on the Meredith campus take the third road off the circle drive toward South Campus Drive. The first right turn will bring you to the Alumnae Lot. The Science and Math Building is located past Ledford Hall (see map).

Chapel Lot Staff and Visitors (#1 on link to campus map)

Once on the Meredith campus take the second road off the circle drive toward Main Campus Drive. You will see Jones Chapel on your left as you drive on this road. Take the first left into the parking lot. From there, it is a short walk to the west side of campus. The Science and Math Building is a short walk from the Chapel.

Main Campus Drive

Parking is available along the drive and conveniently located near the Science and Math Building. Walk towards the west side of campus, pass the Chapel and continue to the next red brick building.

Cate Center Lot Staff

Once on the Meredith campus take the third road off the circle drive toward Cate-Park Center (South Campus Drive). Once you’ve turned on the road (South Campus Drive) off the circle drive you will want to count the number of right hand turning options. Take your third right into lot labeled Employees & Visitors Only, M-F– 7am-5pm) opposite Lot P-5 on your left. Walk to the east side of campus. The Science and Math Building is located next to the Cate-Park Center.


5:30-5:45 Registration, Networking, Hors d’oeuvres & Water (Fruit and Plain)
5:45-6:45 Panel Discussion and Experiential, Interactive Activities
6:45-7:00 Questions, Answers and Session Evaluation
7:00 Adjourn


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Partner(s)

SWEP info and LinkedIn

The Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) is a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, engineering, business, and policy. Our chapter serves as a resource for members in Massachusetts, providing opportunities for professional development through networking, educational programming, mentoring, social events and public service.

SWEP is a unique organization composed of professionals from a variety of disciplines, providing members with greater exposure to information from and contacts in diverse environmental practice areas.

WCC: Women Chemists Committee
Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society

The Women Chemists Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society. Our mission is to be leaders in attracting, developing and promoting women in the chemical sciences. There are four goals designed to fulfill the mission statement:
1. Attract women to a profession in the chemical sciences.
2. Take an advocacy position within the ACS on issues of importance to women in the chemical sciences.
3. Provide leadership for career development opportunities for women in the chemical sciences.
4. Promote and recognize the professional accomplishments of women in the chemical sciences.
The North Carolina Section of the ACS Women Chemists Committee strives to promote women’s professional success in the chemical sciences. We maintain a listserv, a website (http://ncacs.sites.acs.org/Discussion%20Groups/wcc/index.html), and host several events each year, both to serve the needs of our membership as well as outreach events to the community. Examples include Dutch treat networking brunches, dinner meetings with speakers, and career panels for high school students.
Anyone in the chemical sciences may join the American Chemical Society (http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content), but the local WCC events are open to all women who have in interest in connecting with other women scientists in our area.

Meredith College
Meredith College, an independent, private women’s college located near the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., offers a transformative educational experience. The College’s rigorous curriculum and leadership development programs prepare graduates for successful lives as engaged global citizens and leaders. Since its opening in 1899, Meredith has expanded to become one of the largest private colleges for women in the U.S. Campus life at Meredith is shaped by more than 2,200 students from 27 states and 37 countries. With more than 40 majors and concentrations, Meredith provides a comprehensive liberal arts undergraduate education, as well as coeducational graduate programs in business, nutrition and education.

Center for Women in Science and Mathematics
Meredith has a range of programs designed to support and promote women as leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, particularly through the Center for Women in Science and Mathematics. Offerings include a unique and growing dual degree Engineering Program with NC State, significant scholarships designed to recruit and support women to the fields of science and mathematics, and a vibrant undergraduate research program. In addition, those outside of the Meredith community benefit from programs that include science and math camps for middle school girls and professional development opportunities for middle and high school teachers.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.