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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST Zoom Meeting

September 28 Table Topics Virtual Meeting

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What is Table Topics?

Our virtual Table Topics feature networking!
Table Topics is a bi-monthly event (February through November) held via Zoom Meeting
that features small group virtual networking and a keynote speaker
focused on communication, business development, or personal development.

For the first 30 minutes of the event, attendees are broken out into small groups to foster connections.
No topic of discussion. Simply time to network.

Questions? Contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner.

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Finding the Best Talent in a Candidate's Market

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Across industries, businesses are struggling to find the right talent. When we find the right talent, we find out as a small company, we can’t always meet the demands of candidates at all levels who are being courted by multiple companies.

Jolene Risch and Andrea Anderson with Risch Results are going to discuss talent pipelining, an approach that will support your short-term and long-term talent challenges by positively influencing potential candidates and building the pipeline of top talent that will stay.

"Talent pipelining is building long-term professional relationships with passive talent for future opportunities. It requires a shift from reactive recruiting to proactive recruiting. Your mindset should switch from recruiting to fill an open position to thinking about who your company will want and should hire in the future." Microsoft Executive Recruiter, Heather Parrot

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Andrea Anderson
Senior Director of Client Services
Risch Results

As Sr. Director of Client Services at Risch Results, I help businesses identify diverse top talent to take their companies to the next level. I lead my career and my clients with the quote: “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

With corporate, agency, small business and nonprofit experience, I join the team with a dynamic, client-focused marketing and communications background. I was formerly the Director of Marketing and Alumni Engagement for Dallas College’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and a member of the College’s Strengths Core Team. There, I served as a Clifton Strengths facilitator and joined Babson College as a Success Coach for the Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (BWEL) program.

I hold a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. I am honored to be a Texas Exes Life Member and serve on the following advisory boards: Texas Exes Black Alumni Network, immediate past President; the University of Texas Black Studies Advisory Committee; the UT Youth Engagement Center Dallas Advisory Board; the UT Austin Black and Latinx Alumni Advisory Board. I am also a chartering member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Dallas Metropolitan Chapter where I serve as scholarship co-chair.

When I am not working with clients or giving back in the community, I love traveling to new places, such as Europe, China, India, Mexico and Caribbean. I enjoy blogging and writing, as well as art journaling and painting with fellow creatives. I am a former contributing writer for the blog Loving On Me and a contributing author of the book, Behind Her Brand: The Expert Edition, 2015.

Jolene Risch
President & Founder
Risch Results

Jolene Risch uses her 25 years of experience in Human Resources to lead a national recruiting firm that specializes in the identification and placement of exceptional talent for growing and dynamic teams.

Risch Results - a certified Women's Business Enterprise, recruits and places outstanding individuals into positions in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, and operations. Recent clients include companies in construction, manufacturing, technology, service, health care, and non-profit who frequently look to Risch Results to recruit for multiple positions.

A graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and the Kellogg Non-Profit Board Member Institute, Jolene also serves her profession and her community on the Dream Team Professional Women's Network (Founder and Immediate Past President), Executive Search Owners Association (Membership Chair), and Communities Foundation of Texas for Business. She is an active Board Member of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association and is a volunteer and serves on the Development Committee for WiNGS Dallas. Jolene is a member of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and is a recipient of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Jolene is an advisor to two college students who developed a platform to match students with businesses to gain work experience (risestudent.com).

Jolene has three sons - Aaron is 22 and recently graduated from Brandeis University, Jolene's alma mater; Eli is a junior at Tulane University; and Jeremy is a junior at Akiba-Yavneh Academy of Dallas. She loves to travel and her last "big" trip was with Aaron and Eli to Japan and Thailand just before the pandemic. Madden and Simba are the golden "fur" boys of the family.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Announcements and Networking [More Info]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation [More Info]

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This event is open to everyone.

Since we've moved from an in-person setting to a virtual format and out of consideration for the current economic environment,
we have discounted this event from $35 per member/ $45 per non-member to $15 per person regardless of membership type. 

Registration is open until the event begins.

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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Abba Staffing and ConsultingSouLam
Abiding StrategyLisaHarrington
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
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Bullseye Database Marketing LLCDeborah KobeNorris
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Energy Utility GroupTimO'Brien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZito O'Brien
Essential Light Design Studio, LLCJillKlores
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First Business BankLanaFidelscaia
First Equipment CompanyDennisEide
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesNatashaHarris
Goldman Sachs, 10.000 Small BusinessessChrisBradshaw
Goldman Sachs, 10.000 Small BusinessessJoshJohnson
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Havens & Company, Inc.DianeGreen
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Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
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Kelsey Anne DesignKelseySiqveland
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Linbeck Group, LLCNicoleBurrell
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Mega Inc LifestyleDorrisBogus
Midtown Personnel, Inc., dba The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
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Painters USA IncMegCook
Pangea BiologicalCamilleSparks
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemAdrianaHinojosa
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemMelissaHurtado
Personalized PayrollKathleenHunt
Prestige Maintenance USAHectorAlmanza
Prestige Maintenance USAHectorMunoz
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Prestige Maintenance USAOtisScott
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Ricochet FuelCassPowell
Risch ResultsAndreaAnderson
Risch ResultsJoleneRisch
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Spot On TalentKarenFox
Springbach ConsultingShelleyStaten
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Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
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Vistra CorpKlaudia Ferrari
Vistra CorpMaryGano
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Watch Me EXCELLenetraKing
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XM PerformanceFanniGambero
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