Friendly reminder: any health related products or services are solely used at your own discretion. The group and I bear no responsibility for these services or products.

Micki Downey's husband Randy Downey is a Certified Massage Therapist and is offering a 25% discount on your first massage. He is familiar with a variety of techniques, including hot stone. If you'd like to download your certificate, please click here. The discount is still available but please book in advance. Randy has been very generous in continuing to extend this discount to us.

Frostianne Sewell, with Frostianne's Simple Organizing Solutions, will be giving you an extra hour free when you pay for the first four hours. Do you know what a Professional Organizer does? They help you with de-cluttering, paper management, sorting & purging, hauling away rejects, creating storage systems, space planning and more. Do you need help with your office, closets, laundry room, kitchen, bedrooms, craft room, or playroom? All customers are different, and each is an individual with their own needs and ways of doing thing. Believe it or not, you can actually have fun organizing with Frostianne. Call 408-386-6707 and get started TODAY!

Virtual Connection will provide a 20% discount for their products and services to members. Check them out at They help managers and teams learn how to be optimally effective in a dispersed, global, remote, virtual world! Contact Barb Miller at

Elizabeth Jolissaint is offering a $59.95 discount on a Multi-Pure Drinking Water System – This valuable green product is …Great for people and the Planet! We offer a point-of-use water purification system which removes 99% of known chemical contaminants of health concern for only 8 cents per gallon plus a lifetime guarantee. Multi-Pure has been a leader in the drinking water industry for over 30 years. ȁKick the Bottle” by not purchasing bottled water (2/3 is just plain tap water anyway) and eliminate plastic in our land fills by utilizing a drinking water system @ your home or office. Countertop and Under-sink models available plus “No Interest” and “Rent to Own” plans available. Contact: or 831-252-2238 for more information or visit and enter Code: 164729disc at “check out” time on the web site.

Karen Brown L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, offers a 20% discount for initial appointment for all HR Women, their family and friends. Her website is She has worked as part of the faculty of Five Branches College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, work as an acupuncturist as part of an integrative medicine team at a major medical clinic, and has a private practice in Los Altos. Acupuncture treats pain, numbness, atrophy, headaches, menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders, allergies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress, weight loss, digestive disorders, colds and flu, geriatrics and side effects of chemo and radiation. Karen's phone number is 408.202.9375.

Eva Martin-Long, State Farm Agent in Cupertino is offering a FREE Insurance and Financial Review! Comprehensive planning includes specific areas of the client’s financial history along with other areas of concern. The basic areas include: risk management (appropriate insurance) and retirement planning. Do you know if you have enough coverage? Please contact Eva at, or her office: 408.973.0700. For more information, please visit her website! [I’d like to add that this agency provided me with a great competitive quote on my business and E&O insurance.]

Rebecca Linquist of English by the Hour is offering $100 off live internet delivery coaching packages. Please ask anyone interested in this discount to mention "HR Women & Friends" when calling (408) 429-3557 or emailing: Visit for details about their American Accent 1-1 Personal Coaching programs, and watch their You Tube videos at to learn more about how they create lasting behavioral change. Coach bios are available at The company also offers corporate 1-1's and corporate lunchtime seminars, as well as live internet coaching, including call centers in India. All of their clients receive linguistic analyses of their speech and customized action plans to create behavioral change in just 2 months!

Developed to help vet incoming software engineers, Top Talent has designed an open ended testing system that will discover skill sets and cognitive thinking abilities. The program utilizes proprietary metrics to discover the thought process behind each answer by recording key strokes, discerning if a candidate copy and pasted, detecting if they navigated off of the screen to do searches, identifying time spent away from the computer, and showing the hiring manager how long it took the candidate to complete each question. Please contact Dayna Racow at for a free 14 day trial of their service and an additional 30% off a year contract.

Annabella Ip of VIP Web Consulting is offering a 50% discount on all Web Design for members of Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources...and Friends. Annabella used to be an executive in HR. She retired from the HR world and now owns a Web Consulting company helping small businesses set up Website to direct revenue/customers to their business. The one-time set up fees will be $600 for a simple 1 to 5 pages Website (original price was $1200), and $1500 for a 5 to 10 pages Website with introduction Flash Header, and e-Commerce capability (Original price $3000). Hosting fee is only $50 per month, covering free site modifications & page additions, free site promotions tools, free live technical support, free Google map & directions, email addresses and aliases…and more. Please contact Annabella at To learn more about the Features and Benefits of their Websites, please visit

Allegro Framing and Art is pleased to offer a special discount of 50% off on all frames to Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources members. Whether you are promoting company values on the office walls, honoring employees with awards, or decorating your own home or office, you can turn to Allegro Framing and Art for superior design, quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship. We have there locations to serve you – South Los Altos, Portola Valley, Woodside. Contact or visit Please mention the Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources organization when requesting this discount.

Evelina Villa is offering a 10% discount on Spanish interpreting and translation services, and bilingual HR and Training consulting. Please mention that you are a member of the group. People can contact her at or call 925-256-8556.

STEIN CONSULTING'S CUSTOMER REFERRAL REWARD! Do you know someone interested in one of my onsite workshops? By referring potential new Northern California customers to Stein Consulting, you are eligible to receive up to 10% of the cost of the first workshop, if the lead generates a sale of any one of my onsite training programs. Should the sale consist of more than 1 workshop, you will receive another 5% for the second workshop. Workshops are listed on the Products page; go to this page for details about the referral program.

Karen Mathews of Real Change Experts is offering a 15% discount to our members on-going for her book/CD set Mastering Stressors in the Workplace Manual. She is also offering a 12% discount on the companion 2 hour workshop if booked by the end of October 09 which includes the manuals for up to 40 attendees. For details and order information for the manual and/or workshop see

Lorna Kellogg, Certified Professional Life and Business Coach, of Kellogg and Associates, is offering a free sample coaching session followed by a free intake, value $250 to our group. Lorna has been a coach and consultant for over twenty years and has helped thousands of women achieve their personal and professional goals. Her clients achieve a 96% success rate of the goals they set out to accomplish. Visit, call 707-490-7212 or email for more information.

Gwyneth Anne Freedman with Personal Journey Coaching offers SVWHR members a 10% discount on career and life coaching services. She has 14 years experience in Human Resources with a variety of Silicon Valley companies and started her coaching business in 2002. In HR we are often isolated and having a coach provides the confidential forum to step back, evaluate and strategize on what’s most important in order to make the biggest difference to your organization. To learn more visit To get started, email Gwyneth Anne at or call 408.246.7427 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Karen Duffy is offering a 10% discount to SVHRW&F members on her handmade jewelry through May 2011. Karen creates professional looking necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and pearls, polymer clay, and quality components at reasonable prices. She offers a variety of pieces that can be worn to work, on weekends, or evenings out. If you are looking for accessories for work or for an interview, Karen can create a customized piece for you. Karen is a vendor at the Campbell Farmer’s Market located in downtown Campbell on E. Campbell off Bascom and will be returning in early spring. The market is open on Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm. Please visit and use coupon code SVHRWF10 for a 10% discount or contact her at

FountainBlue is offering the partner rate of $32 to the When She Speaks series. It's on the 2nd Fridays of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jane Kow invites all members of HR Women to attend a two part training program on Preventing, Addressing and Investigating Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints held on September 14, 2011 at the Alameda County Training and Conference Center located at 125 Twelfth Street in Oakland, CA. Special discounts still apply for two or more attendees from the same company or HR organization and any unemployed or underemployed HR professional may apply for a hardship discount of 50% of the full day registration fee. Complete information about the program content and handouts are posted on the training bulletin board of HR Women. This interactive two part class complies with AB 1825 and is designed to help supervisors, managers and HR professionals understand their responsibility to address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as their company’s obligations to investigate and take corrective action. Using examples drawn from actual cases, this class will provide clear examples of what kinds of workplace conduct are prohibited, the victim’s potential remedies in the event of a lawsuit, and the steps that HR must take to appropriately respond to and investigate workplace harassment complaints. For questions about program content and registration, contact: Jane Kow, Esq., HR Law Consultants, (415) 567-0367,

If you know of a local business that would offer our group a discount, please let us know.



Our members qualified for discounted rates at the 2002 through 2011 HR Symposium, the 2005 Women In Business Conference, the 2004 and 2005 Future of Work Conference, and the 2002, 2006 and 2008 WITI Conferences in San Jose and the HR Summit 2009. We had a discount for the 2005 The Women's Expo, and profits benefited the Career Closet. We have also offered discounts for the Tova Yaron Day Spa and "Menopause the Musical". Laura Browne, a member of our group now living in Arizona, provided a free teleconference and a discount for her book, “Why Can't You Communicate Like Me? How Smart Women Get Results At Work". Frostianne Sewell, of Frostianne's Simple Organizing Solutions offered an extra hour free for her service. The University of Phoenix offered our group a free registration with class sign-up. Grace Gaddi's company offered a discount. We had a discount through Darlene Forsythe-Beacham is a Mary Kay representative and she has offered us discounts. Krista Henley, the Director of the South Bay OD Network Organization offered our group a discount to their 2006 conference. Amy Shaheen in a See's Candy Account Representative and offered us a group discount. She works with many companies to offer corporate discount packages. {If you’re interested in contacting her for your company, her number is 408-292-7076.} Jo Miller, the CEO of Women's Leadership Coaching invited members to a sneak preview of the new seminar 'Poised for Leadership'. Jo also provided a discount for her 2009 webinar series with 6 topics of leadership training, featuring senior-level women from industry. Carole Martin, The Interview Coach, provided a discount for her teleconference: The Speed Interview Event with Master Interview Coach. Weight Watchers At Work offered a discount; contact Kimberly Willison, Corporate Account Manager with Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions. Kimberly can be reached via email at or via phone at 831-646-8800.

A discount and pre-show event was offered by Amy Provenzano of TheatreWorks in Mountain View. Veena Viswanath of Iris Embroidery offered a free monogram per garment with the purchase of a garment from her company. Linda Holroyd of FountainBlue is providing a series of discounted events for our group. The 2nd Annual HR Week WestTM Conference & Expo and HR Management SolutionsTM and HRO WorldTM Conference provided a discount for us. Janet B. MacAulay, the President/CEO of Chrysalis Consulting Services, LLC posted an event on our bulletin board with a discount to our members. Jo Miller discounted her webinar series titled Roadmap for the Emerging Leader. The Melita Group and Hopkins & Carley discounted a learning event. Audrey Wong represented Weekenders and provided discounts. offered a discount for their event, "What's an Employer to DO?" In 2009, we partnered with The South Bay Women's Social Group to present The 2nd Annual South Bay Women's Social Benefit 2009 for Innvision the Way Home. We were invited to the 1st Annual San Francisco Giants Professional Women's Networking Night.


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