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Women in Healthcare Security Network


Events & activities

See all the Security Industry and WIHS Network events here. All WIHS Network events are free of charge for members.

Women Empowered at KP BRG Partner Events

Disclaimer: The WE at KP partner events are available for WIHS Members working in the KP contract only. Participation in those events are encouraged and are considered volunteer activities for professional and personal development. Hourly employees will not be compensated.  To receive the invite, contact William Jelenic.  Invest in you! Join us!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM pst

Career Mobility - Designing Your Way Forward (Part 2)

Welcome to our community meetup. We’re excited to partner with Sonia Jensen, Senior Learning Consultant, Office of Talent Development, for a two-part professional development series on career development.

Lunch and Learn series

Friday, may 17, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Creating communications plans

This presentation will guide you through the essential steps of developing comprehensive Communications Plans, covering strategy formulation, target audience identification, message crafting, and channel selection. Learn how to effectively communicate with stakeholders and achieve your organizational goals through strategic communication planning.
This session will be hosted by Leticia Barroso and Daisy Rodriguez and recorded for future reference.

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Friday, June 14, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Microsoft One note Best practices

Learn amazing tips and tricks on how to leverage Microsoft One Note for much more than note-taking. This session will be presented by our incredible colleague Valerie Johnson and it will be recorded for future reference.

Past events & Webinars

Women Empowered at KP BRG Partner Events

Friday, May 10, 2024
12:30 Pm - 1:30 PM pst

Health Benefits of Sleep Presentation

Women Empowered@KP in collaboration with Pride@KP are proud to present a May Community Meetup in honor of National Osteoporosis Prevention Awareness Month, featuring guest speaker, Kirsten Ransbury, RD.  


Adapting Your Nutrition With Age and Nutritional Disparities - Kirsten will  discuss changing nutritional requirements with age, recommendations to avoid osteoporosis, and discuss nutritional disparities in certain minority populations. Kirsten Ransbury is a registered dietitian from the KP Northern California region.

Monday, April 29, 2024
12:00 Pm - 1:00 PM pst

Health Benefits of Sleep Presentation

Presentation on the health benefits of sleep and how to get better sleep. To join the presentation, please email:

Presented by: Adriana Guillen

Saturday, March 30, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm pst

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Women Empowered @ KP BRG Presents: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Following our virtual session on March 20 with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we are taking a docent-led tour of “Remix the Collection.” After the tour ends, attendees are welcome to explore other exhibits in the museum before leaving.

Women Empowered @ KP BRG is offering 19 tickets for the event. Tickets are available on a first-come basis. 

Location: 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States

Interested in attending? Email

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
12:30 - 1:30 pm pst

Researching From Within
Join the Women Empowered@KP Business Resource Group to learn “herstory” of KP women researchers. The event will explore their pursuit in the field of research and their career journey at KP. Learn more about the event and find additional ways to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
9:00 AM pst
Heart Health Webinar


Thursday, December 7th, 2023
11:00 - 12:00 pm pst

Quarterly Women Empowered @ KP Community Meetup

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
11:00 - 12:00 pm pst

Women Empowered @ KP Community Meetup

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 pm pst
Quarterly Women Empowered @ KP Community Meetup

The WIHS Network proudly spearheads concepts of total health, including a focus on mind and body balance. Our partner’s Women Empowered at KP Business Resource Group (BRG) hosted a virtual meetup on September 7! This event covered cardiovascular disease (CVD), the world's number one killer, just before World Heart Day (09/29), with a discussion about CVD and its impacts on women’s health.

Lunch and Learn series

Friday, may 3, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst tips & Best practices

Learn how to maximize efficiency and productivity on the platform, highlighting expert strategies for effective task management, team collaboration, and workflow optimization.
This session was hosted by Jackie Sewell and recorded for future reference.

Friday, April 19, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Computer Life Tips: Chair Yoga & Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises

Learn how to perform simple yet effective yoga poses and stretching routines directly from your chair, designed to alleviate the strain of long hours in front of a computer, reduce neck and back pain, and improve your overall posture and well-being.
This LinkedIn Learning session was hosted by Deb Finkler and was not recorded.

Friday, April 5, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Time Management and Organization Tips & Tricks

In this presentation, we shared practical tips and tricks to optimize productivity, reduce stress, and achieve a harmonious balance between work and life. Learn how to conquer your to-do list, set achievable goals, and leverage technology to streamline your tasks. 
This session was presented by Lindsay Daigle and recorded for future reference.

Friday, March 22, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
ATD - Aerosol Transmissible Diseases for Security Professionals

This session is suggested for: Security Managers, trainers, and any security personnel who would like to learn more about ATD, the related Cal/OSHA ATD standards, the importance of PPE, the hierarchy of controls, exposure management, and contract compliance. 

Presenters: Lilly Kaneshige, KP National Environmental, Health & Safety Senior Consultant & Bob Durand, BCI VP of Learning & Development

Friday, February 23, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Onboarding to NSS and BCI Communications

In this session, the BCI and the NSS communications teams introduced new hires to resources, tips, and tricks related to the NSS department and BCI Contract. This session is highly recommended for new hires and the recording is available in the NSS Internal SharePoint or on-demand request via email.

Friday, February 9, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Corporate Writing best practices with leticia barroso

Learn tips on what's behind the creation of a Communications Plan, how to be prepared for incident/crisis communication, and best practices to navigate difficult relationships.

Friday, December 22th, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Virtual collaboration basics
Learn the basics of collaborating using SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams & how to leverage these platforms.

Friday, December 8th, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm pst

Lunch and Learn Session: Microsoft Bookings

To be added to the lunch and learn, email

Friday, November 10, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm pst

Lunch and Learn Session: Powerpoint tips & Tricks

To be added to the lunch and learn, email

Friday, August 4th, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm pst

Lunch and Learn Session: Mental health & Well-being

To be added to the lunch and learn, email

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About the Speaker

Jerry O'Keefe is the Senior Director for our National Employee and Physician Assistance Program. He's responsible for delivering EAP services to over half a million physicians, employees, their families, and dependents. Jerry's national team is comprised of an internal staff of licensed mental health clinicians who serve our hospital-based markets in CA, HI, and the NW, and Espyr, the EAP vendor that covers the GA, CO, WA, & MAS markets. Jerry is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) who started his career 

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with Kaiser Permanente in 1996. He joined our organization after many years of leading Sutter Health's EAP program, which served not only Sutter Health employees and families but numerous external companies, including the San Francisco Giants. In addition to having served the Giants, he's an avid Giants and Golden State Warriors fan. Coming from a sports loving background and family, he boosts his wellbeing with a variety of athletic endeavors, including golfing, skiing, and surfing. No matter what Jerry endeavors to do, whether personally or professionally, it is built on a life foundation of gratitude, mindfulness, and kindness.

tuesday, June 13th, 2023
11:00 - 12:00 pm pst

Building strategic relationships

Thursday, June 1st, 2023
11:00 - 12:00 pm pst
Quarterly Women Empowered @ KP Community Meetup

tuesday, april 18th, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm pst
Building Meaningful Connections

Thursday, March 30th, 2023
12:15 - 1:00 pm pst

Fuel for the Future - The Center for healthy living presents easy ways to nourish your body 

Hi WIHS Network!


As you know, the WIHS Network proudly spearheads concepts of total health, including a focus on mind and body balance. Please join us on March 30th as we partner with the Women Empowered at KP ERG to celebrate National Nutrition Month & Women's History Month. They’ll host a powerful and inspirational Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from the Center for healthy living, to share easy ways to nourish your body.  This is a Kaiser Permanente Southern California department specializing in evidence-based, clinically effective lifestyle and health behavior change programs and services. Their programs are focused on wellness, positive lifestyle change, and health improvement. The resources shared at the event are designed to guide and support every life stage in a variety of convenient ways.


This is a voluntary event (hourly employees will not be compensated for their time):

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Time:  12:15-1:00PMPST/3:15-4:00PMEST

Monday, September 26th, 2022 
12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
Women in Security virtual Panel ​

Couldn't participate live?

To support the continuous development of WIHSN members, we recorded the session. View the recording below.


Contact Katie Moracco at or 510.410.5178

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 
12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
LinkedIn Workshop

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Couldn't participate live?

To support the continuous development of WIHSN members, we recorded the session. Click here to view.


Click here to download the materials that will assist in the tutorial. 


Contact Katie Moracco at

or 510.410.5178

Wed August 25th, 8:45 AM-1:00 PM and

Thu August 26th, 1:00PM-4:00 PM PST

Fifth Annual Women in Security Conference

A two day women in security event hosted virtually by Facebook. Our very own Elizabeth Rice will be presenting on "Leading Through Change". ​

Thu June 17th, 11 am PST

personal branding - your billboard for success

WIHS has partnered with ASIS San Francisco Bay Area to promote a free virtual webinar about personal branding. Join us to learn how to promote yourself professionally using social media. The presentation will include:

  • ​How to build a LinkedIn profile attractive to recruiters

  • Do's and don'ts of social media

  • How to verify privacy settings

  • Creating a personal branding account vs a private account

  • Success and failure, lessons learned

Thu April 1st, 2pm EST

blazing the trail: the journey of women in security

Securitas USA and Axis Communications are joining efforts in a webinar to discuss the journey of women in security, including a Q&A session.  Please feel free to join this voluntary event on Thursday, April 1st at 2 PM EST.  Click here to learn more and register. If you can’t make the live event, go ahead and register anyway and the organizers will send out the recording so you can watch it at a later date.

Some discussion topics the panel will be discussing include:

  • Mentorship – Building your tribe

  • Pathways to success

  • Failing forward – Taking risks and learning from failure

Thursday, November 4th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm pst

Please join us for the WIHS Network Leadership webinar to learn about Executive Presence and Personal Branding. 


Your brand and presence are key for your success in any industry and they represent what is authentic about your personality and character - reflecting the perception of you held by the external world. By developing behaviors and characteristics that enhance your performance and what you are known for, you will pave the way for new opportunities. 


This webinar will teach you the process of deliberately developing your brand, managing your presence, and give you techniques to help you engage with stakeholders while driving change and impacting decisions. 


Click here to download the webinar deck.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

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