I’m happy to report that the Women in SharePoint West Coast branch attended its first event at the SharePoint Saturday held in San Diego this last weekend. It was a great event where we got to share our mission of supporting women in the SharePoint field through a variety of educational outreach activities.
Our table in the vendor area drew a lot of participation and questions from the many women who attended this busy SharePoint Saturday. Held at the San Diego convention center the organizers went out of their way to have this event carry the torch of enthusiasm that SPS events are famous for. This one was no exception! For me it was great to see my friends in the community again.
Women in SharePoint is a national organization which is pursuing its 501(c)(3) status. I’m happy to be participating in its West Coast branch. Dedicated to community outreach our own branch leaders met after #SPSSan to discuss our goals and how to achieve them. This great group of women included Nedra Allmond (Ascent Media Group), Paula Rippenkroeger (Slalom Consulting), Pouneh Kaufman (Warner Brothers) and Melissa A. Layupan (K2). They take after my own heart in their passion for community service, fun and dedication to leadership within the technology industry.
Follow our group on Twitter at @WSPWest and stay tuned for our own website to be launched soon. Meanwhile check out the WomeninSharePoint.org site to learn more about this worthwhile organization’s goals or follow their work at @WomeninSP or @WSPDC for the Washington DC branch.
Shoot me an email if you’d like to be involved as there will be lots of opportunities for all sorts of involvement in the community going forward. Hope to see you soon!