One cool night in Chicago, a group of women representing various ages and backgrounds gathered in a room filled with laughter and great conversation over pomegranate martinis. From this gathering, an idea to create the Women of HR website was created. The goal of this website was to create a place where women can go to get information, discuss the issues that impact their lives, and find the sense of community and collaboration that the founders felt that fateful night in Chicago.
Trish McFarlane discussed the Women of HR site on her blog May 21, 2010. The Women of HR founders include a group of fun and smart social media and HR professionals - Lisa Rosendahl, Trish McFarlane, Shauna Moerke, Charee Klimek, Sarah White, Jennifer Payne, Byron Abramowitz, and Lance Haun.
The website also has content from contributors who include Andrea Ballard, Meghan Biro, Debbie Brown, Tammy Colson, Traci Deveau, April Dowling, Krista Francis, Deirdre Honner, Cindy Janovitz, Jennifer Miller, Lois Melbourne, Franny Oxford, Diane Prince, Becky Robinson, Kimberly Roden, Laurie Ruettimann, Rachel Salley, Robin Schooling, Mike VanDervort and myself.
Today is my first post on the Women of HR and I am excited and a little nervous. This post is a bit more personal than the ones typically written on this site. I am very excited about the future of the Women of HR and look forward to continued contribution.
Thank you to the founders for this great idea.