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Upcoming Events

Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS)

Organized by: NAMA and UN Women
Topic: Women in the Business World
Presentation Date: December 10 & 12, 2019
Time: All day
Location: Sharjah, UAE

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Recent Events

UT – Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

Topic: Business Etiquette and Networking
Presentation Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: UT San Jacinto Ballroom

This annual Global Professional Training is focused specifically on communicating, studying and working in East and Southeast Asia. The conference draws on the expertise of university faculty, international educators and community leaders that demonstrate the connection between the United States and East & Southeast Asia in a globalized economy context.

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OSU Global Leadership Initiative

Topic: Dining Etiquette Dinner
Presentation Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

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Texas EU Business Summit 2019: Trade, Investment & Innovation

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Topic: Bridging the Atlantic- Women Leaders Tell Their Stories
Five powerful women leaders talk about running a business — from one side of the Atlantic to the other. Whether it’s the U.S. division of a multi-national, a disruptive variant of a traditional business or an innovative approach to a whole new set of market needs, each of these women has carved out a singular and successful career path to reach her goals. HOW DID THEY DO IT? Join us for a lively discussion of being a successful woman in international business.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Location:  University of Texas, Austin
San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall
309 E 21st Street
Austin, TX 78705
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South By South West (SXSW)

Topic: International Business- 2019 SXSW Mentor
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Location:  JW Marriott, Salon 8
110 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78741
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OSU Fisher College of Business Global Leadership Initiative

Topic: Asian & European Executive Etiquette Dinner
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Location: Ohio State University Faculty Club
181 Oval Dr S, Columbus, OH 43210
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Austin Technology Council- Leadership Dinner Sponsored by Orsa Saiwai 

Topic: Leadership Dinner- Panel Moderator
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:  Z’Tejas, 1110 West 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Agenda:
5:00-6:00 pm Networking Cocktail Hour
6:00-7:00 pm Panel Discussion
7:00-8:00 pm Dinner
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Women In Facility Management (WIFM)

Topic: Modern Business Manners
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location:  Maggianos in The Domain:
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78758
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Austin Board of Realtors

Topic: Cultural Confidence for Realtors
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Austin Board of Realtors Headquarters 
4800 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759
Auditorium B
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World Workforce- WIFM National Luncheon

Topic: Modern Business Etiquette in Global Facility Management
Presentation Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 12pm-2:30pm
Location: Mint Museum Uptown:
500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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Women in Facility Management (WIFM)

Presentation Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: VMWare
6500 River Pl Blvd
Austin, TX 78730
Building 6
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2018 SXSW Interactive Conference

Topic: International Business Mentor Session, Workplace Track
Date:
 Wednesday March 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m
Location: JW Marriott 110 E 2nd St, Second Floor, Salon 8, Austin, TX 78701

Network: Sharon will be available 12:45 pm to 2:30 pm at Café Medici at 200 Congress Ave to network and answer your questions on global business.

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Ellevate Network: International Women’s Day Panel & Breakfast

Presentation Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Athleta at the Domain, Austin, TX 78758
Details: Co-panelist with Raquel Greer Gordian, Co-President of Austin Ellevate Chapter

Coffee and breakfast provided.

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Quickbooks Connect Conference 2017

Topic: Self-Employed Session- Panel: Top 5 Survival Tips for the Self Employed
Date:
 Thursday, November 16 , 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California
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Austin Board of Realtors Course 

Topic: How to Future-Proof Your Career in a Globally Shifting World
Presentation Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: ABoR South
11200 Manchaca Road
Ste. 301
Austin, TX 78748
South Training Room
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OSU Global Leadership Initiative

Topic: Dining Etiquette Dinner
Presentation Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
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SIETAR USA 17th Annual Conference

Topic: Intercultural Mentoring as a Path to Socio-Professional Integration and Development for Immigrants
Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Presentation Date: 2:40 to 3:40 pm (PST)
Location: San Diego, California
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International Practice Management Association (IPMA) Conference 

Topic: Access to Culture: 6 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Interaction
Presentation Date:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Location: JW MARRIOTT New Orleans 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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Austin Board of Realtors Course 

Presentation Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Austin Board of REALTORS
4800 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759
Auditorium C
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Brian Jones Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area Annual Etiquette Dinner

Topic: Modern Table Manners and Dining Etiquette
Presentation Date:
 Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Sixth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit 2017
Cultural Competency and International Collaboration 2020


Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 
University of Texas, Austin
San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall
309 E. 21 st Street
Austin TX 78705
Topic: What skills will companies need to work successfully with international counterparts—now and in the future? New organizational models will require strong global relationships. European & US industry leaders highlight certain skills as increasingly important for businesspeople applying cultural knowledge in rapidly shifting landscapes. An expert panel will discuss the evolution of cultural competency.
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Society of Government Meeting Professionals,
Texas Lone Star Capital Chapter

Topic: Modern Business Manners & Networking Enrichment
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn,
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin TX 78752
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The Big Ten Academic Alliance Fourth Annual Summit
Exploring Engagement and Integration of Students
Hosted By Ohio State University
Two Day Conference: April 6-7, 2017

Topic: The Future of Work 2020 and Community Engagement
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 6,2017
Time: 12:35 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Location: Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Topic: The Future Dynamic For Cross-Cultural Partnerships:
Trust, Respect, and Endurance
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 6,2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Office of International Affairs
2050 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Topic: Cultural Competence: Applied Knowledge
Presentation Date: Friday, April 7,2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Location:Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Topic: Where Do You Go From Here?
Other Assessments, Inventories, and Profiles
Presentation Date: Friday, April 7,2017
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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OSU Global Leadership Initiative

Topic: Dining Etiquette Dinner
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: OSU Faculty Club
2nd Floor
181 Oval Dr. South,
Columbus, OH 43210
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Advantage Dubai Luncheon Seminar

Topic: Dubai Economic Briefing
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Headliners Club
20nd Floor McBee Room
221 W Sixth Street,
Austin, TX 78701
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World Affairs Council of Austin,
Austin Business Professional Series: Inaugural Event

Topic: Modern Dining Etiquette & Manners
Date: Monday, January 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
107 W 6th Street,

Austin, TX 78701
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Executive Women in the Texas Government
2016 Annual Professional Development Conference
Two-Day Conference: November 20-21, 2016

Topic: How to Future-Proof Your Career in a Globally Shifting World
Presentation Date:
 Monday, November 21, 2016
Time: 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Location: Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane
San Marcos, Texas 78666
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Westlake Chamber of Commerce Interactive Course

Topic: Email & Social Media Etiquette
Presentation Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Laura Bush Community Library
9411 FM 2244
Austin, TX 78733
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SIETAR USA 16th Annual Conference
Four-Day Conference: November 9-12, 2016

TED-style Talk: Gogo Boots and GoPros: Bridging the Intergenerational Disconnect 
Presentation Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Time: 4:15 pm -6:15 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Style & Standards: Festive Fashion and Party Protocol

Topic: Fashion and Etiquette for the upcoming holiday season. 
Presentation Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Sharon Schweitzer Robinson’s residence (Austin, TX 78735)
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American Marketing Association Austin Chapter Monthly Luncheon

Topic: Competing in Dynamic, Global Markets: Cross-Cultural Colors & Marketing Cues
Presentation Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Threadgill’s, 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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International Connections, Roundtable Speaker Event
Sponsored by Texas Capital Bank

Topic: International Protocols and Cultural Differences
Presentation Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Cover 3
2700 West Anderson Lane, Suite 202
Austin, TX 78757
Complimentary breakfast to be served
To RSVP contact the Texas Capital Bank Austin office.

Association of Legal Administrators: Intellectual Property Conference Welcome & Keynote
Two-Day Conference: September 15-16, 2016

Topic: International Etiquette
Presentation Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Style and Standards Workshop

Topic: Personal Image and Modern Manners
Presentation Date:
 Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin Hotel & Lodging Association Luncheon

Topic: Bridging Cultures with International Guests
Presentation Date:
 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: The Driskill, 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Association of Fundraising Professionals Austin Monthly Luncheon

Topic: Modern Business Manners & Networking Enrichment for Fundraising Professionals
Presentation Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church – Crail Hall
301 E. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Brian Jones Austin Boys and Girls Club Annual Etiquette Dinner

Topic: Modern Table Manners and Dining Etiquette
Presentation Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication Workshop

Topic: Culture Snapshot: Myanmar – Lone Wolves or Asian Tigers?
Presentation Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA
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Westlake Chamber of Commerce Business Builder Lunch

Topic: Mini Cross-Cultural Sales & Marketing Session
Presentation Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Location:
Texas Land & Cattle
1101 S. Mopac
Austin, TX 78746
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Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2016
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr Campus
Two-Day Conference: May 19-20, 2016

Topic: Doing Business in Myanmar – Lone Wolves or Asian Tigers?
Presentation Date:
 May 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location:
BENE Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, New Building
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Steyr Campus, School of Management
Wehrgrabengasse 1–3, 4400 Steyr, Austria
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Ohio State University Author Book Signing: Access to Asia

Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Barnes & Noble The Ohio State University Bookstore
1598 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Light refreshments offered.

World Affairs Council Author’s Night: Sharon Schweitzer Presents ‘Access to Asia’ with Book Signing

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:
ACC Highland Business Center
2nd Floor Board Room
5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, TX 78752
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OSU Global Leadership Initiative, Dining Etiquette Dinner

Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:
OSU Faculty Club, 2nd Floor
181 Oval Dr. South
Columbus, OH 43210

Empower A Billion Women Celebration & Panel at SXSW

Date: March 11, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Tap Room – 319 Colorado Street, Austin, TX
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Junior Austin Woman’s Club & Austin Woman’s Club Program with Book Signing

Date: February 4, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Chateau Bellevue, home of the Austin Women’s Club
708 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX, 78701
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Confucius was a Foodie – Chinese Ceremonial and Banquet Dining Etiquette – TV series filming

Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
Location:
Hutong Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
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Westlake Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour & Book Signing

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location:
Hotel Granduca Austin
320 S. Capitol of Texas Highway
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Ohio State University Author Book Signing: Access to Asia

Date: November 18, 2015
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:
Barnes & Noble The Ohio State University Bookstore
1598 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

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