September GBM Sponsored By First Investors

On Wednesday, September 30th, First Investors Corporation is sponsoring our September General Body Meeting and our first event of the 2015-2016 fiscal year at the Caltrans District 11 Offices.

Guest speaker and Financial Service Representative, Christine Melendez, will be presenting a Financial Wellness session. Christine’s presentation will have time for Q&A. Topics that may interest you include: Savings and Investing strategies (401K, stock, IRAs, etc), student loan debt strategies, and assets vs. liabilities. The session will have value for professionals and students graduating in the near future.

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Registration deadline is 9 PM 9/29/15

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Caltrans District 11 Offices – Garcia Meeting Room
4050 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Tentative Agenda:
(5:30 – 6:00) Registration, Networking & Refreshments
(6:00 – 6:45) Financial Wellness Session
(6:50 – 7:30) SHPE General Body Meeting

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More about First Investors Corporation:

First Investors (Foresters Financial Services, Inc. as of 9/21/15) began operations in 1930, and through numerous bear and bull markets, recessions, and wars, we have remained committed to helping clients reach their financial goals. Believing in a long-term investment approach, we do not specialize in pushing “hot” funds or trying to help our clients time the market. Rather, we are committed to a disciplined approach, utilizing asset allocation and diversification, to investing.

More about Christine Melendez:

Christine is a Financial Services Representative with First Investors Corporation (Foresters Financial Services, Inc. as of 9/21/15). It is her goal to help her clients achieve their short, intermediate, and long-term financial goals and objectives. Whether they are an individual, family, or small business, she works closely with each of them to make investment recommendations that will help them achieve their financial goals. Recognizing that the goals of her clients change over time, she emphasize an ongoing long-term relationship.

2015 Latino ERG Summit (Postponed)


Please join SHPE San Diego at our first Latino Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit where we will be bringing together Latino ERG Leaders from San Diego companies in a forum that enables synergy and collaboration while also providing ERGs resources presented by experts in Diversity to develop engaged members, a strategy for success and an impactful ERG within their company and the community.

This event is open to:
Members of Latino ERG, Business Resource Groups(BRG), Affinity groups, or associations from companies, educational institutions, and government organizations. The event is also open to companies and organizations interested in starting a Latino ERG.

Thursday, September 17th, 3 – 8 PM

Event Location:
Solar Turbines, Kearny Mesa Facility
4200 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123

*We are currently limiting registration to 5 members per organization.

Tentative Agenda
3:00 – 3:30 Registration
3:30 – 4:00 Welcome and Introduction
4:00 – 4:50 Workshop 1: Developing our ERGs on the path to Diversity and Inclusion
4:50 – 5:40 Networking and Dinner Break
5:40 – 6:30 Roundtable: ERG Best Practices and Lessons Learned
6:35 – 7:25 Workshop 2: Developing ourselves as Leaders for and through our ERGs
7:30 – 8:00 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Registration is FREE to SHPE Members and $40 for non-members.
Not a SHPE member? Information on membership and a guide to register is available at: Professional Membership
*Registration fee will be used to fund SHPE San Diego STEM Outreach and Professional Development Programs.

We are excited to have Dr. Bernardo Ferdman facilitating our two workshops. We are very fortunate to have SHPE CEO Richard Morley in attendance to moderate our round table discussion.

About Bernardo M. Ferdman, PhD.
Bernardo is an accomplished Leadership and Organization Development Consultant with more than 28 years of experience working with diverse groups and organizations to increase individual and collective effectiveness. Bernardo has been a University Professor since 1986, he has broad knowledge of theory, research and practice in diversity and inclusion, organization development, cross-cultural management/leadership and Latinos/as in the workplace. Bernardo is a Member of the Diversity Collegium and was a network associate with America Speaks. His Book Diversity at Work: The practice of inclusion (Wiley, 2014) Provides a state-of-the-art, research based on inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it and navigate its challenges.

Thank You to Solar Turbines for sponsoring our Latino ERG Summit.

More about Solar Turbines
Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 15,000 units and over 2 billion operating hours in over 100 countries.Solar Turbines’ products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1,500-30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1-22 megawatts).
Solar’s foundation is people and Solar’s culture is one where individual contributions are valued, diversity in the workplace is encouraged, and safety is emphasized in all aspects of the business.

If you have any questions please contact Veronica Alcantara at [email protected]

2015 SHPE SD Latino ERG Flyer

2015 MANA Mega Networking Mixer July 8th

Come mix and mingle with San Diego’s Latino/a professionals at MANA de San Diego’s Annual Mega Networking Mixer at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.

MEMBERSHIP PERK – Join the SHPE SD Professional Chapter by July 5th and attend the MANA Mega Mixer for FREE (a $20 value).

Date: Wednesday July 8th, 6 – 8 PM

Event Location:
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

Network with members from MANA de San DiegoNational Society of Hispanic MBAsHispanic Chamber of E-CommerceHispanic Dental Association of San Diego/BajaNational Latina Business Women Association-San DiegoSan Diego Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSan Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, and SHPE San Diego.

Enjoy door prizes, hosted appetizers and a no-host bar. Free for all organization members – $20 for non-members. Plenty of free parking.


2015 SHPE SD End of Year BBQ June 27th

The San Diego Professional Chapter would like to extend its gratitude to all student chapters, professionals, employee resource groups (ERGs) and sponsors by inviting all of you to an end of year BBQ (Carne Asada) on Saturday, June 27th starting from 12PM at NTC Park Liberty Station. Come make new friends, meet the new SHPE SD board members, and engage in some friendly games! We will be playing picnic games (students vs. professionals) so come prepared to represent! Everyone is welcome, no need to be a SHPE member!

The BBQ is a family friendly event so feel free to bring your family and children. The park is kid friendly with a playground nearby.

What is SHPE SD providing?
SHPE SD will be providing the Carne Asada, tortillas, and salsa on first come first serve basis.

What should attendees bring?
Please bring side dishes and drinks. Alcohol is allowed at this park but glass is prohibited; please be professional and remember that families will be present. If possible, please post what side dishes you are bringing by commenting on this post. No need to RSVP but if you use facebook, you can let us know you are coming by joining this Facebook event page.

Date: June 27th 12pm – 6pm
Location: NTC Park Liberty Station