Attention Consultants: Participate in the WIC Best Practices Survey — and Get a Free Copy of the Report

27 03 2017

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been a longtime member of Women In Consulting (WIC), which is a terrific organization for consultants and business owners — for women and men.

One of WIC’s many powerful resources is their annual Best Practices Survey.
Over the years, it’s offered excellent insights into the evolution of Bay Area consulting businesses, such as billing trends and rates, consulting expertise and specialties, structure and operations.

Take the Survey and Get a Free Copy of the Report. 

The survey is open March 14 to April 7, 2017 and takes only 10 – 15 minutes to complete at: www.tinyurl.com/wic2017

You do not need to be a member to participate — and participants will receive a free copy of the survey results when it is released in June.

Also, everyone who participates is entered into a drawing for a free WIC workshop or general meeting.

Whether your business continues to expand, has experienced a slowdown or turnaround, or is consistent with last year, please share your experiences.

Feel free to pass the survey link along to other consultants outside of the WIC Community. The more people who complete the survey, the more meaningful the results will be. Male consultants are welcome to participate, too!

Important Details

The survey closes April 7, 2017 and takes 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

All participants who complete the survey receive the results (normally a member only benefit!) and are entered into a drawing to win one of five prizes (whether or not they’re WIC members): a seat in any future WIC workshop (1 winner) or a voucher for one recorded webinar (4 winners).

All information collected in the survey is confidential.

The survey asks some detailed questions about your business for 2016:

  • Total revenue for 2016
  • Average hourly rate (if applicable)
  • Average retainer fee (if applicable)
  • Average project fee (if applicable)
  • Target hourly rate in project fees (if applicable)
  • Number of subcontractors used
  • Total amount paid to subcontractors and/or employees

In addition to the report that WIC sends to all participants, they will also present the results at a members-only meeting held at Michaels at Shoreline on Thursday, June 15.

If you’d like to take this opportunity to join WIC as a Premium or Leaders Network member prior to the meeting, you will be able to attend the meeting and benefit from the many other resources and informative meetings WIC provides to consultants.

Thank you in advance for participating, and please forward this to other consultants you know..…the more the merrier!

Thanks, everyone,

Sue

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100 Scholarships for Girls to attend Summer STEM Program free. Deadline 4/1/15

27 03 2015

Hello Everyone,

At a great event I attended last night, Women of Influence, hosted by Tech In Motion, I heard from an impressive panel of women start-up founders and CEOs on a host of topics. But one that was clear is the vital need to encourage young girls to explore and feel confident in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

I also heard about a special program by ID Tech and Code.org that is providing 100 scholarships to young girls to attend the STEM Summer Program free of charge (at various locations nationwide).

NOTE: The deadline is 4/1 to apply!
Please see the details below.

Please help spread the word and share this with friends and parents of young girls and teens!

Thank you all,

Sue

20150327-161017.jpg100 Scholarships for Girls to Attend Summer STEM Program free

Application deadline 4/1/15

Girls can apply for a scholarship at www.iDTech.com/girls

The world needs more girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). That’s why iD Tech has partnered with Code.org to give 100 girls scholarships to attend iD Tech Camps — free!

At this weeklong summer program, students ages 7-17 create mobile apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, build robots, code with C++ and Java, produce movies, and more.

Programs are held at over 100 campuses nationwide.

In addition to iD Tech Camps for girls and boys ages 7-17, we also offer all-girls programs for ages 10-15, half-day camps for aspiring innovators ages 6-9, and 2-week, pre-college academies for teens ages 13-18.