Six free seminars offered at the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission this fall/winter on Thursdays starting October 11 to December 6, each at 7 to 8 p.m. The Women’s Commission is at 240 N. Court Ave (SE corner of Council St.) in downtown Tucson. And yours truly has been asked to participate in the October 18 seminar!
The first seminar, “Desperately Seeking Capital,” slated for Oct. 11 is a complete review of funding options for start-up and early stage women-owned firms in Southern Arizona. It will feature Nova Sipes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and representatives from various local funding sources for small women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Women’s commissioner Lucy Howell, president of MOVE Media and Move Business Solutions will be the facilitator.
The Oct. 18 seminar, “How to Get Your News in Print and Online,” will give participants insight into how local newspaper, online, and magazine editors select topics for stories for publication. The seminar will feature Carolyn Classen, JD, an online blogger for “Carolyn’s Community” at Tucsoncitizen.com; Tiffany Kjos, regional editor, Arizona Daily Star; Karen Nystedt, editor, Desert Leaf and Phyllis Braun, executive editor, Arizona Jewish Post. Commissioner Maxine Goodman, MS, a former San Jose, CA weekly newspaper publisher and freelance writer will be the facilitator.
The November 1 seminar, “Bullying and Harassment – What It Is and What You Can Do About It,” will be presented by Margaret Dykinga, MEd., the regional manager for Holman Frazier Behavioral Health. She has managed mental health centers and provided services to over 50 local companies. Commissioner Lucinda Hughes-Juan, MBA, a business instructor at Tohono O’odham Community College, will be the facilitator.
The November 8 seminar, “Basic Intellectual Property for Women Artists and Entrepreneurs,” will focus on how to advance and protect your ideas, and how not to infringe on the protected works of others. Commissioner Kathleen Williamson, JD, LLM, PhD, Intellectual Property Attorney will present.
On Nov 15 – “Our Founding Documents – Our First Words,” will be presented by Bunny Davis, JD, MEdD Read and discuss selected portions of the actual words in the Declaration of independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and a selected Article of the Constitution. Commission Chair Alison Hughes, former University of Arizona health educator will facilitate.
On Dec. 6, “How to Start Your Own Small Business – Pathways to Success and Challenge Faced” will be presented by Commissioner Lucinda Hughes-Juan.
She has been teaching and training for over 25 years in business and workforce development, specializing in business development, cultural dynamics of business management and leadership theory. She will discuss information needed to get started and focus on the planning process as well as insight on overcoming some of the challenges in entrepreneurship.
Please register online (click here), by mail if you have one of the brochures, or call 520-624-5559 or (520) 881-0917.
Registration limited to 15 participants in each seminar.Reservations are on a first-first-served basis at least three days before seminar date.