April 2004 Member of the Month
Syndi Seid is NAWBO-SF's past chapter president and a long-time supporter and member of NAWBO. It was in 1992 as part of Syndi Seid's business plan for her start-up business that she joined NAWBO. During her first years she was active on the membership committee and was the registration chair for the first two our WEB signature events.
By 1995, Syndi was recruited to be president-elect. At first she wasn't sure she should take on this enormous task—her business was just 3 years old. Thanks to lots of support from lots of people she became our chapter president from 1996-1997.
Nationally Syndi has served on the National Nominating Committee three times; the National Awards Judging team for two years; and currently is serving on the National Traveling Board Training team and the Chapters in Formation Committee. For our chapter she is our Corporate and Economic Development Council Representative, participating in the International Committee.
Additionally Syndi has been active in the community, stemming from being a graduate of Leadership San Francisco, Class of 1995. She is the incoming chair of The City Club of San Francisco; on the board of the Nob Hill Association; a delegate for NAWBO and past president of the San Francisco Small Business Network; a founding partner and coalition partner representative for WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy); and on the California Advisory Board of WLE (Women's Leadership Exchange). She is also a volunteer speaker for the CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service) program since its founding five years ago.
Professionally, Syndi is a professional trainer and speaker, under the business name of Advanced Etiquette. She is positioning herself to be the etiquette expert of choice to companies and individuals seeking comprehensive training and consulting in international business and social etiquette and protocol. Take a look at her web site to enroll in her FREE "Etiquette Tip of the Month" newsletter which currently is seen by over 7,000 people monthly, and growing. For the past three years she has also offered NAWBO members the ability to take one of her courses at up to as 50% discount. Her Spring series begins 22 April. Both her newsletters and schedule of seminars can be found at www.AdvancedEtiquette.com.
Personally, Syndi is joined in life by her husband, Ron Hildebrand, who is an illustrator and graphic designer of his own small business called Hildebrand Design. Together they have no children, but are surrounded by 13 nephews and nieces and six great-nephews and nieces on Syndi's side, and eight children and two grandchildren from Ron's side. Their gift buying is often cheaper by the two dozen.
Syndi can be reached at:
"... the missing link to a complete professional education."
1168 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-1406
Phone: 415.346.3665 or 800.276.7419
E-mail: [email protected]