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Newsletter Volume 10 Number 1 Fall 2002

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As PWA Launches a Series of Programs

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Celebrating a Decade on Campus
SMALL IN NUMBERS but big on ideas and sixty woman, she shared her story—her
bursting with enthusiasm, the PWA personal journey of how she got to where
program committee, co-chaired by she is today, including how she acquired
Charnae Bailey and Barbra Ortiz, has her interest in the arts, the challenges she
been busy at work hosting fall quarter faced, the interesting experiences she
events and planning activities for winter encountered along the way and her vision
and spring quarters. for the UCSB Art Museum. At a future
Brown Bag, the program committee hopes
• The Fall PWA Kick-off was a great to bring Bonnie back to discuss her
success drawing seventy members and research and writings on the issue of
potential members to the October event stolen art and the repatriation of art looted
which launched the celebration of the in the Nazi era.
Association’s tenth year. The catered
kick-off featured remarks by founding Activities and events in the planning
member, Martie Levy, an introduction of stages include: launching the PWAlking
the new officers, a showcase of volunteer Club; a Brown Bag panel discussion led
opportunities and a pictorial history of by Professor Hsiu-Zo Ho addressing the
PWA. Members were entertained by John findings of the Chancellor’s Advisory
Berberet’s monologue—David Letterman- Commission on the Status of Women’s
style—of the Top Ten Reasons to Join annual report including the Chancellor’s
PWA. Excitement ebbed and flowed as response; co-sponsoring an early evening
twenty-plus door prizes were awarded by Bonnie Kelm event with Soroptimist International of
Barbara Bartolome throughout the noon Santa Barbara featuring a panel on the
hour thanks to the generous donations by Enrollment period as members took topic of Domestic Violence in the
campus departments, including the UCSB advantage of hearing the advice and Workplace; a Winter Faculty Club Speaker
Bookstore, Dining Services, Physical expertise of Laura Morgan, UCSB Health Luncheon with Sociology Professor Sarah
Activities and Recreation, Faculty Club, Care Facilitator, as she talked about the Fenstermaker discussing her latest
Athletics and Arts and Lectures. The topic, “Take Charge of Your Health research on Doing Gender, Doing
event wrapped up on a high note as Care!” Tips for Managing Managed Care. Difference: Inequality, Power and
members were given the opportunity to Members learned the importance of being Institutional Change; a Brown Bag
network in smaller groups focusing on the their own health care advocate and program on Setting and Achieving Goals
question, “What significant change have knowing their patient rights. in the New Year; and, a regularly
you experienced in your professional life scheduled monthly Out-on-the-Town
in the past ten years and how did you • Bonnie Kelm, Director of the networking opportunity where members
handle, learn or grow from it?” University Art Museum since July, was meet at a local restaurant for an early,
the featured speaker at the Fall Speaker after work, no-host dinner. Look out for
• The first Brown Bag event of the year Luncheon held at the Faculty Club in fliers and email notices for these
was aptly timed during the campus Open November. Addressing an audience of upcoming events.
—Barbra Ortiz, Program Co-Chair

Governor’s Conference Draws PWA Members

THE UCSB Professional Women’s
Association was well represented at the the opportunity to share knowledge, software and one of the largest software
California Governor’s Conference for experiences and perspectives. companies in the world; Lorraine Monroe,
Women held in Long Beach in September. President and CEO of The Lorraine
The sixteenth annual conference included Monroe Leadership Institute and the
Seven members of the PWA Steering twenty four seminars addressing an array
committee — Charnae Bailey, Barbara Founding Principal of the Frederick
of topics in the areas of health and Douglass Academy in Central Harlem;
Bartolome, Cecilia Becerra, Carolyn wellness, entrepreneurial spirit,
Buford, Amy Jacobs, Lisa Oshins, Barbra and, Bertice Berry, a leading inspirational
leadership, strategies for success, social lecturer, educator, sociologist and two-
Ortiz, Candace Stevenson and Carol issues, business today, life design and
Wilmoth attended the conference hosted time UCSB Convocation keynote speaker
youth leadership. The daylong conference who moved the crowd from tears to
by Governor Gray Davis and his wife, featured several notable keynote speakers
Sharon. The Governor’s Conference laughter by her moving and rousing
including Carol Bartz, Chairman of the closing talk. During the luncheon, the
provides California women of different Board, President and CEO of AutoDesk,
professions, generations and backgrounds Inc., a leading supporter of design SEE CONFERENCE ON PAGE 3
Message from the Co-Presidents
WE ARE EXCITED to serve as Co-Presidents time of many dedicated individuals to speakers, and the two academic year
of PWA for the 10th year anniversary bring you all the events and programs luncheons held at the Faculty Club. Since
during 2002-2003. The PWA Steering each year. We encourage you to consider this is our tenth anniversary, we have an
Committee identified five goals, at this what role you would like to play in the opportunity to give the campus a
year’s Annual Retreat held on August 14. PWA. Your comments and opinions are wonderful year of programming.
The key issues identified by our officers valued.
and chairs for our membership are: 1) Community Service Committee Chair,
Recruitment/Advertising, Please highlight the dates of the PWA Barbara Bartolomé, held a very successful
2) Belonging/Connecting and events and meetings that are featured in backpack drive with approximately 70
Networking, 3) Community Events, 4) the bi-monthly calendars on your personal backpacks with school supplies
Programming, and 5) the 10th Year calendars. Brenda Reheem designs the contributed for area school children from
Anniversary. The Steering Committee calendars which are mailed to you in elementary through high school. She is
agreed the theme for this year is the 10th campus mail. She also designed “The now actively involved with her committee
Year Anniversary and each committee will UCSB Women’s Center Fall 2002 in planning the annual Children’s Holiday
keep this momentous occasion in mind Calendar” which includes many events of Party for Isla Vista Elementary and
when planning events and activities for interest to our members. Sue Kadner who Brandon School. Please be sure to sign up
the year. is in-charge of our website maintenance to donate a gift by December 9!
(, has updated
Commemorative lapel pins will be made the website to include PWA events. She The Membership Committee Chairs:
available later this academic year, to our has also recruited several volunteers to Phyllis Gibson and Sarah Dillingham
members as renewal gifts and as new help in this effort. have been busy updating our membership
membership tokens of appreciation. PWA records to keep our roster up-to-date. You
Publicity Chair, Brenda Reheem, Mary Rae Staton, our Secretary, has may recall the polished membership
designed the logo for the pin, in forest/ faithfully kept the minutes from each brochure that they circulated to all the
sage green and white, the colors most meeting. Every month, she circulates the women on campus. Brenda Reheem also
frequently used by PWA. minutes to each of the Steering designed the brochure. Thank you for the
Committee members for approval. Jackie wonderful support we received at this
Past PWA co-presidents Amy Jacobs and Gunn-Smith, Parlimentarian, makes sure year’s Fall Kick-Off!
Candace Stevenson urged last year’s that we follow proper procedures for the
officers and chairs to create “PWA meetings. Pam Wilkinson, Treasurer, has As Co-Presidents of the PWA: we will be
Leadership Position Descriptions” and worked dutifully to create monthly serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory
“Timelines” for the various committees. expense statements. She has created this Committee on the Status of Women. We
These tools have proved very useful as the year’s budget with input from each value your concerns. So, please feel free
officers and chairs go about their duties committee chair. to express your opinions. Your support of
this year. We are very fortunate to have this organization is greatly appreciated!
Amy and Candace’s wise counsel. They Co-Vice Presidents: Cecilia Becerra and
also serve as the PWA historians this year. Carolyn Buford are planning the Sincerely,
Candace wrote a “PWA Historical Conference for May with their large
Your Co-Presidents
Perspective” which she will be sharing in committee. We are grateful that we have
articles throughout the year as our so many women involved this year! The
principle writer/editor of the PWA Conference promises to be a great event.
Newsletter. Candace describes this year’s
The PWA Program Committee chaired by
Steering Committee members as
Barbra Ortiz and Charnae Bailey offers
“exuberant.” We fortunately have a lively
many events and activities throughout the
group of officers and chairs who do not
year, including the Fall Kick-Off and
hesitate in voicing their opinions. It
Annual Members’ Meeting in June, brown
certainly takes the combined talents and
bag lunches with a number of individual
Lisa Oshins and Carol Wilmoth

CACSW Discussion Highlights Women’s Issues at UCSB

THE CHANCELLOR’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE on the Status of • I mpact of Tidal Wave II on support staff
Women (CACSW) meets to discuss issues pertinent to the • Staff-student ratio
advancement of women at UCSB. The committee chairperson is • Title IX
Hsiu-Zu Ho. They also draft a letter to the Chancellor • Safety issues
highlighting significant issues. Here is a list of items they • Priority registration for student parents
covered in that letter this past year: • Diversity training
• Female graduate student representation
• Women in key administrative and staff positions • Female graduate student employment
• Faculty and staff governance • Faculty mentors for graduate students
• Women faculty representation • Survival guide for graduate women at UCSB
• Pay equity for faculty women
• Career equity review
• Work/life issues
audience was treated to a unique cross- that protect women from gender violence, deductible for maternity services that
generational address partnering baby harassment and discrimination: exceeds the most common co-payment or
boomer Cokie Roberts, co-anchor and deductible imposed for other medical
chief congressional analyst for ABC News — Assembly Bill 1928, authored by Santa conditions.
and author of the best selling book, We Barbara’s Assemblymember Hannah-Beth
Jackson, created a statutory civil action “Participating in this conference and
Are our Mothers’ Daughters with her sharing the day’s activities with 10,000
Gen-Xer daughter, Rebecca Roberts, the for injuries resulting from acts of gender-
related violence. It allows civil actions to other women was a very powerful
Technology Reporter for the “The World”, experience. Each one of these women has
a daily international radio news program. be brought within three years of the act of
gender-related violence, or within eight had to overcome tough obstacles, break
The highlight of the conference was when years after the victim reaches age 18, through glass ceilings and played a
Governor Gray Davis and First Lady whichever is later. It provides individuals critical role in blazing new trails for
Sharon Davis awarded six Opportunity who have been the victims of gender- others to succeed,” comments Barbra
Scholarships to young women in the motivated violence with a powerful tool Ortiz, PWA Program Committee co-chair.
fields of business, education, health and that will enable them to hold their “It was truly a celebration of what
human services, nursing, public service attackers financially responsible for their California has achieved for women in
and law enforcement, and science and crimes. “This law will allow the victims recent years and a reaffirmation of our
technology. The $5,000 awards are of gender violence to hold their attacker dedication to make even greater progress
designed to help women pay for their civilly liable,” the Governor said. “It will in the future. I highly recommend this
education in order to pursue careers. bring long-overdue justice and relief to conference to all UCSB women.”
Since the scholarship program was those who’ve suffered a violent attack Next year’s California Governor’s
launched in 1993, more than $200,000 has because they happen to be a woman.” Conference for Women has been set for
been awarded to female students in Wednesday, October 22, 2003 in Long
California. —Senate Bill 1411, the Maternity Parity
Act, prohibits a health care service plan Beach. For more information, access the
Governor Davis also used the occasion to from imposing a co-payment or web site at
announce legislation to strengthen laws —Barbra Ortiz, Program Co-Chair

Toys, Tots, Treats and Tradition

PWA Hosts Annual Holiday Party
Each of the children were given the indicators for determining poverty and
chance to tell Santa their heart’s desire on very low income households. At Brandon
Wish Lists they colored in November. The School, all 72 of the preschool children
wish lists were distributed to PWA qualified for free or reduced lunches this
members and many of their campus year. The school staff indicates that the
colleagues, who then purchased, wrapped PWA gifts (suggested range was between
and donated the requested items. The $9 - $15) are the only gift, or will be the
PWA elves will help distribute each major gift, that some of the children
child’s individual gift and all of the receive during the holiday season.
children will receive “goodie bags” of
donated candy, pencils, and other holiday Barbara Bartolomé says, “You can’t
or school theme items, as they leave to imagine the delight in those small faces.
Santa and his special PWA elves will be return to their classrooms. Monetary They all still believe in Santa, so at IV
visiting Isla Vista Elementary School on donations for the purchase of these goodie school, Michael and Ozzie will be
the morning of December 12 to brighten bag items can be made until December smothered with big grins and even bigger
the lives of the five kindergarten classes 6th, by contacting Barbara Bartolomé at hugs. Some of the PWA elves have to hide
there. The annual PWA Holiday Party their tears during this party because it’s so
starts off with the Isla Vista School Choir incredibly heartwarming. The compassion
singing festive songs for the 100 five year Additionally, the 72 preschool children at and generosity of the UCSB campus
olds, while donated cookies and juice Brandon Elementary School completed community is just awesome! The
boxes are distributed by the PWA elves, Wish Lists and the PWA Community children, their parents, teachers, and the
this year led by Barbara Bartolomé, the Outreach Committee collected donated school staff always express their
PWA Community Outreach Committee cookies, juice boxes, wrapped gifts and appreciation to everyone who contributed,
Chairperson. goodie bags. These items will be and to the PWA for coordinating the
delivered to Brandon School on wonderful event every year.” The PWA
Vice Chancellor Michael Young will December 11th so the four year olds can welcomes anyone who is interested in
return this year, to a very enthusiastic enjoy a holiday party with their teachers attending the holiday party to contact
audience, in his beloved role as Santa. the next morning. Barbara Bartolomé, x5663, for further
Ozzie Espinosa, EOP, will serve as his details.
very talented and bilingual elf, “Ozzie”, Isla Vista school recently reported to the –Barbara Bartolomé, Community Service
and will lead the children in singing Feliz PWA that 75-80% of their K-6 grade Chair
Navidad and Jingle Bells as he plays the children's families qualify for free or
songs on his guitar. reduced lunches, one of the state’s
PWA’s Past Presidents Talk About Our Legacy
THE HEART OF AN ORGANIZATION is its programs. We have tried to maintain an
leaders, and a vital organization has leaders appropriate balance in this area and meet the
who are passionate and purposeful in their needs of our diverse membership.
service and support of the mission. We are Participation on committees and community
fortunate to have had such a group of service projects also provide further
dedicated women leaders during PWA’s ten- opportunities for networking. Working as a
year history. They have displayed vision, team on specific projects creates
passion and purpose as they guided this relationships that have lasted for years and
organization from its inception to this, its assisted women personally and
10th anniversary. In celebration of PWA’s response to new issues, trends, and needs. professionally. Martie noted that the
tenth anniversary we wanted to recognize During the first year two keynote speaker committees provided great opportunities for
some of these leaders and find out about luncheons were held. The inaugural women to meet other women and to get
their views and experiences while holding luncheon held in Carrillo Dining Commons involved in different and interesting
the office of co-president. Many of us have featured Celeste Rose, Assistant Vice activities. Yonie Harris (98-99) shared her
such hectic lives that it is difficult to President of University Relations in the evolution of thoughts from when she first
remember what happened a week ago let Office of the President. Seventy-six people ran for the PWA presidency and through her
alone several years, so this was a healthy attended this event and, astoundingly, term of office. She initially had the idea that
mental stretch for those who held office in almost as many were turned away! With this PWA needed to engage in more advocacy—
the early years. They were asked about their very successful event behind them, the be more political. In her own words, “I
vision at the time of their presidency, the membership skyrocketed and the organizers came to understand and fully appreciate that
campus’ perception of us, the impact of this were confident that their vision for PWA the real strength and beauty of PWA was its
leadership role in their personal and would flourish. ability to bring together women from across
professional lives, and some career the campus and up and down the
highlights. Unfortunately, I was unable to When asked about their vision at the time of
their presidency several distinct themes organizational hierarchy, providing level
speak with all of the past co-presidents due common ground on which they could meet
to some very full calendars and scheduling were articulated. Networking, advocacy,
recognition of women’s accomplishments, and work together.” This leads us to the next
difficulties. I am sorry if one of your theme of advocacy.
favorites is missing from the group. and leadership has consistently been in the
forefront for PWA leaders. Networking is We have had an ambivalent relationship
First, here is a very brief history of how we the reason many women join PWA, and it with our role related to Advocacy. Each
came into being. In 1990 Martie Levy and was most frequently mentioned as a year it has varied depending on the feelings
Louise Moore had recently come from UCI membership benefit by our past presidents. and views of the Steering Committee. We
where they had an active academic and Participation in our program activities have shifted from subtle change agent to
professional women’s association. Jody provides valuable networking opportunities. active lobbyist and back again. Margie saw
Kaufman (founder) wrote in the Fall 1997 Micael Kemp (93-94) stated that during her us as fulfilling the role of subtle change
PWA newsletter that they shared stories with year as co-president, they fulfilled the agent. She stated, “PWA was conceived at a
some of their new friends and colleagues of networking goal through the monthly brown time of great optimism for women working
how UCI’s women’s association “provided a bags, luncheons, and the holiday party. She on campus and had the support of
positive forum for professional growth and felt this was especially beneficial to women Chancellor Uehling.” She believed at that
interaction among women”. This became the located in small, isolated offices. Margie time we could advocate for change that
model for PWA. Then they formed a group Weeks (founder and 94-95) believed that would support the advancement of women.
of dedicated women who worked for over networking would make doing our jobs Consequently, the Steering Committee
two years to establish a women’s easier because women would know “who to wrote each campus search committee and
organization at UCSB. Martie (founder and call”, and that it would “create opportunities urged them to cast the net widely and
93-94) stated that her vision “was to create to be recommended for a job.” She also outreach to women in similar positions. De
an organization that would provide women noted that being president brought her into Acker (95-96) thought we were initially
at UCSB opportunities to network and to contact with many interesting and perceived on campus as a radical idea and
develop professional skills through accomplished women whom she would not that lasted for about three years. It is her
education, social and service activities.” This have otherwise met. Ginny Johns (98-99) opinion that “the PWA officers should serve
vision was then incorporated into the saw our programming provide social as “watch-dogs” and advocates for
mission of this organization. That mission networking opportunities that met the needs improving the climate for women at
would be to highlight the contributions of of many women. According to Pat Shepard UCSB.” This was especially true at the
women, provide activities and support to (95-96), “I think PWA was perceived as a senior management level where she
other campus groups that worked for the major positive force for professional women described the climate as unfavorable and a
advancement of women, provide a to network. The programs brought women
networking channel, and a forum to from all over campus together to hear from
influence decisions on campus and accomplished women.” She also said our
community issues that affect women at strength is in our numbers and our
UCSB. When (then) Chancellor Barbara networks, and that we could be taking better
Uehling expressed her support of the advantage of this and providing support to
organization’s goals, PWA attained its women when needed. John Berberet
official recognition as a “community support (2000-01) also saw networking occurring
group” with a membership of 36. during all of our programming whether
serious or light. He said we were challenged
That original mission has been central in all by some criticism of “light programming”
of our endeavors even as we have evolved in even as we responded to requests for such
revolving door. She believes Prop 209 leadership roles than they sometimes have in has themes for each decade. Her time as co-
opened the door to go backward in support their careers. She said it gave her the president occurred during her balance
of advancement opportunities for women. “opportunity to practice presentation skills and decade. Even though she tended to
On the other hand, during the year when manage a volunteer group.” overwork, including her leadership role in
Micael was co-president she recalled “the PWA, the themes in PWA focused on
Steering Committee had many Micael had never been president of an balance and thus supported her. She has
conversations about advocacy, but decided organization prior to her position in PWA now moved on to her adventure decade, a
that it was not the focus of PWA but fell and yet found the task quite manageable. delightful reward for years dedicated to
more to the Women’s Center.” They also felt She felt the position of committee work related issues. Martie has a
it could alienate some of the women they chairperson was more challenging and the combination of principles: “demonstrating
hoped to reach, and they wanted women to arena where the solid work took place. In competence by being of service to the
feel a sense of affiliation and community. the words of Margie, “Sharing the PWA institution, maintaining credibility by being
Chris Van Gieson (96-97) echoed in her presidency with Sandy De Rousse was a honest and direct in my dealings with all
vision statement the desire not to alienate. wonderful experience. We discovered that people, no matter their position, and
She believed PWA was “to be inclusive, we had quite different, but complementary, expecting and giving respect to those you
support and represent women’s issues.” Pat strengths, which made job-sharing efficient work with.” Chris believed PWA supported
expressed her opinion in these words, “I and it allowed us to learn from each other. and encouraged her philosophy to “do the
don’t think the PWA’s advocacy role has We had a lot of fun.” best you can.”
ever been reached.…I see this as the next When asked if their experience as an officer
(overdue) stage for the PWA and would be In summary, involvement in PWA gave
assisted them personally or professionally these women the opportunity to forge new
interested in the creation of a mechanism there was unanimous agreement that it had
that would allow members to appeal to the relationships, develop or refine practical job
been very beneficial. Ginny felt she related skills, and work for the betterment of
officers for statements of support when achieved a broader understanding of the
warranted.” John saw the difficulty of this all women on campus. Most of the officers
campus and issues. De met, worked with held the same position on campus while co-
issue arising from “the lack of a ground and befriended a lot of great women that she
swell of interest to pursue this.” He saw an president as now, but all acknowledged their
still considers friends. These were women experience took them beyond the scope of
organizational shift away from advocacy she would not have met except for PWA
and toward networking. Ginny’s that position and enriched their lives. They
involvement. Margie echoed these have left us a worthy legacy and large
recollection was “the Steering Committee sentiments by stating that she made new
wanted to clarify what/who we were to be footsteps to fill. I am especially appreciative
connections with people who have been of the time they gave me in responding to
and advocacy was the focus.” She agreed helpful professional resources over the
with De’s assessment that we were initially these questions and sharing their experience
years. Martie concurred and added that her as an officer.
seen in an advocacy role, but had since then PWA experience had enriched her life. The
become a good professional development professional benefit has made it possible for According to Dr. Lorraine Monroe,
organization. What is certain is that we have her to call upon other women for advice, nationally recognized educator, “the
supported, trained, educated and assisted assistance and information. Chris felt toughest leadership challenge is to inherit
women in achieving their career goals. We fulfillment in doing something useful for all something good and not mess with it.”
have also acknowledged the important women on campus. Pat shared that her (Nothing’s Impossible: Leadership Lessons
professional contributions of women on this leadership roles enhanced her self- from Inside and Outside the Classroom) The
campus. This was part of Margie’s vision. confidence and sense of professionalism. challenge for the next generation will be to
Pat noted that even though the Unsung She also found the membership support of maintain the integrity of our excellent
Heroines began a couple of years after she community service projects along with the organization, adhere to our core mission and
was co-president (when she was cooperation of the agencies inspirational. values while addressing and responding to
Community Service Chair), the process of Micael said this leadership opportunity new issues that arise. I am confident they
identifying and interviewing them was the provided experience beyond what her career will succeed, and that PWA will continue to
highlight of her year. The women who provided at that time and also allowed her to be a valuable resource to the women of
receive this recognition also consider it a meet people outside the division of Student UCSB. I also believe their success is linked
highlight. The rank of honorees has swelled Affairs. to our support and willingness to reach out
to seventy over the last five years, and to them and provide mentoring relationships
demonstrates the commitment to excellence A few officers shared some interesting and confidence in their abilities. We can
of these and other women on campus. guiding principles for their careers and in expect excellent leaders when we are
life. In Ginny’s words, “Most everything willing to be excellent supporters. Our next
Leadership development and experience can be done better in a group. It is more
has consistently been at the forefront of generation of leaders will have access to the
rewarding and energizing. PWA provided an wisdom and experience of our past leaders
involvement in PWA. Leadership skills are abundance of committee work that
essential whether you are a director, MSO, or who still sustain an interest in our success,
supported this principle.” She also is the and many who would like to stay connected
payroll accountant. Understanding and oldest of 10 in her family so there is an
applying leadership principles enhances all of in a tangible way. A leadership role in PWA
obvious connection here! De stated, “I get is an excellent form of professional
our careers, present and future. Creative to spend my day doing things that I really
problem solving, project management, and development, and can be a critical step in
believe in, working to erase the boundaries your preparation for the next phase of your
teamwork are strengthened by our ability to that prevent women from being successful
employ leadership skills and experience. PWA career. Are you one of our next leaders? Do
academically, professionally, and you work with someone for whom you
has afforded women who take on leadership personally.” She also said, “find a job that
roles the opportunity to develop excellent think this would be an excellent
you love doing and you’ll never have to opportunity? We will thrive as we continue
leadership skills and experience sometimes work a day in your life.” Pat’s principles
unattainable in their jobs. This was echoed by to have women with vision and passion lead
include, “be open to new things, take our organization into the next ten years and
several of those interviewed. Ginny saw us initiative, be innovative, be supportive, and
providing more opportunities for women in beyond. Join us in meeting the challenge.
always stick to ethical principles.” Micael —Candace Stevenson, Past Co-President
Once Again Time to Curl Up with a Good Book and a Cookie
THE PWA BOOK GROUP meets once a month, on the first Thursday Since we all have wide and varied
of the month, in one of the University Center (UCen) meeting reading tastes, we have also adopted the
rooms. We read a book previously selected by the group as a whole custom of sharing different books with
from ideas and suggestions presented by the whole group. the group. A member may bring in one
Sometimes we select books for the next two or three months. The or more books that they have enjoyed
current selection is offered by the UCSB Bookstore at 15% off the and loans them to another group
list price for the month preceding the meeting (unless it’s already member for the next month. Members
on bestseller status—25% off). are also kept posted by e-mail of the
latest developments in the literary
The group enjoys a far-ranging taste in literature, from Harry world, such as Booker and Nobel
Potter and Ian McEwan to Gayle Lynds and Anita Diamant. There prize winners, as well as lists of best-
has been no effort to restrict our reading to fiction, but only eight selling books on other college
of our choices were non-fiction. Twenty-two of the authors were campuses in the country.
men, while 31 were women.
The book selection of the November
We meet from noon to 1:00 p.m. and encourage everyone to bring meeting was The Lovely Bones, by
their lunch and eat while the meeting is going on. Alice Sebold. The December 5
Twice a year, we do something fun at our meetings: During the meeting is at noon in UCen Goleta
December meeting, we do a cookie exchange for the holidays. Valley room, and the book selection
Bring some cookies to share, and take home a wonderful is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by
assortment of different cookies, along with their recipes. (Well, Laurie King. And don’t forget the
sometimes they get home – a lot get eaten before the day is over!) cookie exchange! Everyone is
In June of each year, we read a book having to do with food, and welcome—come and join us.
then bring food to the meeting that is described in the book. The Meetings in 2003 are scheduled as
first year, we read Chocolat, and brought something chocolate to follows: January 30 (The first
share. My goodness, was that a popular meeting! The following meeting of the year is at a different time because of the holidays
year, we read Ruth Reichl’s memoir (she’s editor-in-chief of and the start of Winter Quarter.), March 6, April 3, May 1, June
Gourmet magazine) and brought a variety of foods that she had 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and
mentioned. December 4.
—Susan Kinnell Carty, UCSB Bookstore

11 Keys to Success for Women (Presidents)

Report from the American Council on Education
ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS among women • Pay attention to your campus culture strategies to help more women master the
college and university presidents were and periodically read the political challenges necessary to reach leadership
held with the goals of assessing the status signs. positions.”
and challenges facing women leaders —
today. The result was a report, From • Remember that you can’t do it all— 2001/10october/owhe-publication.html
Where We Sit: Women’s Perspectives on limit your priorities and stay focused.
the Presidency. We think these keys are
very applicable to all women in pursuit of • See mentors at each stage of your
professional success especially in a career to meet your changing needs—
and take time to identify and mentor PWA Fall Quarter Kick-off
university setting.
talented women who will become the
• Don’t be afraid to take risks. next generation of higher education
• Take the initiative in strategically
mapping out your professional goals • Cultivate a proactive network of
and your career. “explainers” as well as listeners.
• Work with those who want to make • Constantly renew yourself spiritually;
change at your institution. achieve inner peace.
• Continue to develop professional “Many of the important issues raised
skills and competencies to meet the during the roundtable discussions are
needs of a changing educational, issues that have been discussed and
cultural and political climate. studied for 25 years,” said Claire Van
Ummersen, vice president and director of
• Respect, cultivate and spend time the ACE Office of Women in Higher
with your board. Education. “But what is truly interesting
is our ability to more accurately articulate
• Create an environment in which the issues. The challenge ahead for
people can achieve their best and women in higher education is to develop
enjoy the experience.
2002–03 PWA Officers 2002-2003 PWA Standing
Lisa Oshins Carolyn Buford Community Service
Office of Executive Vice Chancellor Office of Student Life The goal of this committee is to • x2785 • x8749 promote volunteer opportunities by
Carol Wilmoth Cecilia Becerra
designing and sponsoring projects of
Gevirtz Research Center Financial Aid • x3336
service to our campus and the • x7905
Mary Rae Staton Barbara Bartolome
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education • x8910
Pam Wilkinson
Audit Services Membership • x5344 This committee supports the growth of
PWA through active recruitment within
Jackie Gunn-Smith Co-Chairs:
Billing–Accounts Receivable Office & Cashiers Office Phyllis Gibson • x3480 College of Letters & Science
Amy Jacobs Sarah Dillingham
Office of Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services Graduate Division • x7025
Candace Stevenson x4656
Office of Student Life • x4521
Publicity and Publications
The members of the Publicity and
PWA Statement of Purpose Statement of Appreciation Publications Committee are responsible
To develop awareness among faculty, The PWA would like to thank the for publicizing and informing members
staff, and other campus constituencies of Affirmative Action Office for their of PWA-sponsored events and activities.
the contributions of women and the financial contributions and continued Chair:
mission of UCSB. support of the publication of the bi-annual Brenda Reheem
PWA Newsletter. Office of Student Life
To provide activities and support to other
campus constituencies that contribute to x4568
the advancement of women.
To serve as a networking and Programs
communications channel among women The Program Committee provides year-
employees at UCSB. The PWA Membership Committee round activities and events on topics
co-chairs have been revising the responsive to the member’s needs and
To provide a forum to influence decisions membership lists and labels. If you interests. It researches possible activities
on campus and community issues that receive a renewal card in January, your and coordinates with other campus
affect women at UCSB. membership has expired. constituents.
Barbra Ortiz
Yes! I Would Like to Join the Office of Student Life
UCSB Professional Women’s Association! x 7884
Charnae Bailey
$10 Annual Dues (July-June) • Please Make Check Payable To: UC Regents Financial Aid
Send To: PWA Treasurer, Mail Code 8627, Attn: Pam Wilkinson,
❒ New Membership ❒ Membership Renewal x4497
Name: ________________________________________ Phone: _____________________ Web Site Maintenance
Sue Kadner
Department: ____________________________________ E-mail: _____________________ Information Systems & Computing
I would like more information on the following committee(s). Please contact me!
❒ Membership ❒ Community Service ❒ Program ❒ Publicity
Stepping Out: Join the PWAlking Club
Walking is considered the best and simplest form of exercise…you already know how to do
it, you can do it anywhere and it has the least risk of injury. Walking can be a solo journey
but if you are tired of walking alone and want to meet other walkers to keep it interesting
and you motivated, consider joining the UCSB Professional Women’s Association’s new
PWAlking Club. In the early stages of organization and formation, the PWAlking Club
hopes to fill a niche for everyone whether you’re walking for fitness, weight loss, recreation,
touring, competition, stress reduction or building a social network. If you are interested in
getting involved, contact the PWA Program Committee Co-Chairs, Barbra Ortiz at 893-
7884, or Charnae Bailey at 893-4497, for
meeting times and general information.

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N E W S L E T T E R 2002 – 03
We want to hear from you! Please let us know if you would like to see a particular
topic or event covered in future newsletters. Any comments positive or negative are
welcome. Address all suggestions to Candace Stevenson at
Barbara Bartolomé
Coordinator and Editor: Susan Carty
For more information about PWA: Candace Stevenson Barbra Ortiz
Web Site: Layout and Production: Lisa Oshins
Brenda Reheem Carol Wilmoth

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