Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
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    SMART Women Have Real Discussions

    About Teen Bullying & Suicide

    Join us for the second session in this Summer Series!  This will be a two-part series that will be followed up on August 26th with "SMART Women Know the Hurt & Danger of Adult Bullying in the Workplace."

    As we all know, having more than a two-minute conversation about anything of substance with most teens can often feel like a huge victory!  If we aren't given the time to have the "hard talks" with our teens, how do we identify the underlying signals of teens that are being bullied or contemplating suicide?

    Our provocateur,  Geraldine Garcia, retired Asst. Chief of Police for SAPD; a Career and Technical Education Teacher/School Resource Officer in the East Central Independent School District; as well as an Associate with Andrade-Van de Putte & Associates, LLC, will get into the hard facts of this ever growing problem. 

    She will share her accumulated knowledge from her 34 years with SAPD, relationships with the municipal, county, and federal law enforcement, and local school districts to provide details around identifying bullying behavior, youth violence, addressing the problem, and the Texas Anti-Bullying Law. 

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
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    SMART Women Know How to rebrand, refocus, & rethink business strategies

    Whether you are running a corporation, a small business or possibly a nonprofit organization, you have undoubtedly noticed the way of doing business during this pandemic outbreak has  taken a huge shift.

    Join us for this third session in our Summer Series as provocateur,  Sara Helmy, CEO of Tribu, a nationally recognized local marketing firm, brings her energy and expertise to the table.

    Sara founded Tribu in 2011, at the young age of 22.  She was recognized in 2016 as a Finalist at the San Antonio Business Journal's Tech Titan Awards, and has published expert articles on Forbes.com, as well as being quoted in featured publications such as Mashable, The Business Journal's, and Business News Daily.

    You will be energized by the ideas and specific examples Sara will share during this presentation.

    • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
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    SMART Women Know the hurt & danger of adult bullying in the workplace

    The fourth and final session of the Summer Series continues our discussion on bullying, this time diving into the topic of adult bullying in the workplace. 

    According to the Workplace Bullying Institute U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, workplace bullying impacts 60.3 million people every year.  Even though we thought we left high school, we may still be dealing with the Office Mean Girl, who likes to form cliques and targets other women who threaten their work or social status.

    Former Assistant Chief of Police for the SAPD, Geraldine Garcia, will return as the provocateur discussing what are the different kinds of people that are targeted; ways to tell if your boss is just being tough or a bully; and, the long-term effects  if bullying is ignored.  Geraldine will also provide tips on how to recover from bullying in the workplace.