Wendy Oliveras
Most Recent Book Title
Let's Play SHESS Succeed in your game of life and business by playing chess: from Pawn to Queen
Book Description
Let’s Play SHESS is written to inspire and shake up women of all ages and backgrounds to take a chance, learn something new and believe in their abilities. This book provides a fresh entertaining approach to exploring every woman’s inquisitive mind and entrepreneurial passion by playing chess. The fascinating and realistic correlation between transferring the chess-playing skills into your real life is revealed, as well as the invaluable rewards and benefits you gain as a result.

SHESS is an all-encompassing term which represents “your game of life.” All of the circumstances which exist in your life, including challenges relevant to business development represent your individual “battlefield.” Whether on a personal or professional level, SHESS relates to how you think, react, analyze and solve problems, and make decisions.

While this book is dedicated to women, everyone is certainly welcome to explore its wisdom.
Additional Book Titles
“The Use of Business Ethics to Create Corporate Compliance: Strategies to Combat Unethical Corporate Behavior”
Published by Aspatore, Inc. (Aspatore Books—A Thomson Reuters business)
ISBN-10: 1596225815 | ISBN-13: 978-1596225817 | Publication Date: September 1, 2006
This 28-page report written for executives guides its readers down the six intertwining roads of corporate compliance. Starting with a summary of the key terms, the author navigates the complex course of business ethics with an overview of the current laws and regulations and how to find the right balance of corporate self-regulation and governmental regulation. A comparison of good and bad companies is provided, along with examples of each one. This report describes the factors that lead to unethical corporate behavior and the role that Human Resources plays in facilitating corporate compliance. A list of the events that led to the signing of Sarbanes-Oxley and rules of professional responsibility for attorneys can be found in the appendices. The author successfully demonstrates how ethical training and enforcing a code of conduct and ethics will help combat the growing problem of fraud and corruption in corporate businesses. Other topics include change in leadership, corporate culture, The Society for Human Resources and Management (SHRM), Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), SEC Acts of 1933 and 1934, whistleblower provisions, the noisy withdrawal rule, the American Bar Association (ABA), legal industry and lawyer ethics, ethics in the healthcare industry, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a collective balance system, NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ.

“A Back-Door Perspective on the Attorney Job Search and Legal Market”
Published by Aspatore, Inc. (Aspatore Books—A Thomson Reuters business)
ISBN-10: 1596220333 | ISBN-13: 978-1596220331 | Publication Date: March 15, 2005
Wendy Oliveras has been selected by Aspatore, Inc. and its Editorial Board as a leader in legal recruiting and as an author in the new book “Inside the Minds: The Art & Science of Legal Recruiting: Legal Search Experts on What Recruiters, Clients, & Candidates Need to Know to Win Successful Placements in Today’s Legal Market.”
Location (city/state/country)
Jersey City/NJ/USA
Author bio
Wendy Oliveras is a long-time resident of Jersey City, proud Latina entrepreneur, author, columnist, search consultant, motivational speaker and career mentor. She is Founder & CEO of Oliveras & Company, Inc., a prominent full-service legal search firm specializing in the recruitment of intellectual property attorneys and partners in New Jersey since 2001. Oliveras brings 31 years of combined hands-on experience in intellectual property law firms and attorney placement worldwide. Her vision and passion to help others find permanent or temporary placement opportunities has been her motivation to create a successful staffing company.

In addition, Oliveras passionately mentors and motivates girls and women to believe in their abilities and achieve their goals through her recently published book “Let’s Play SHESS.” The SHESS ideology is spreading rapidly and worldwide. SHESS is a play on two words “she” for female and “chess” for the game. It represents “your game of life” and encourages women of all ages and backgrounds to play a fun game of chess and transfer the chess-playing skills into their real life activities, including strategies for business development.

Oliveras is very proud to announce a Spanish version of "let's play SHESS" titled "Juguemos SHESS Sé exitosa en el juego de la vida y de los negocios, jugando ajedrez: de Peón a Reina" will be available this Fall 2013. The Spanish version will be publicly launched on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-4 pm and hosted by the Biblioteca Criolla (New Jersey’s largest Spanish public library in Jersey City). “Juguemos SHESS” empowers Latina/Hispanic girls and women to take proactive steps towards personal and professional growth and development. A children’s book series is also in the works and Oliveras hopes to have the first book available late next year.

Oliveras is a recent recipient of the “Women of Action” Award given by City Hall, Jersey City, including Mayor Healy and the municipal Council. She was President of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Hudson County Chapter from April 2010 to April 2012. As a devoted advocate to empower women worldwide and at all levels through chess, she continues her passionate leadership role of inspiring, motivating, and guiding girls and women in their personal and start-up endeavors, including business development here and abroad.

Oliveras holds a Masters of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Human Resources Management and a post-Masters Certification in Career Development and Planning from The New School in New York City. Her professional affiliations include Ambassador, New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC); Board of Trustees, Mother Daughter Network (MDN); New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO); Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP); National Association of Female Executives (NAFE); National Association of Professional Women (NAPW); and Toastmasters International.

Wendy Oliveras also appeared on Fox MY9NEWS with Brenda Blackmon to discuss shopping locally and women-owned small businesses. She is a well sought after motivational speaker and is available to speak at schools, universities, corporate functions and community groups. For more information, please visit her website at www.playshess.com or send her an email at info@playshess.com.
Professional Speaker Topics
SHESS for the Aspiring Student: Strategic Moves from Pawn to Queen

SHESS for Success

Learn to play SHESS for fun

SHESS and the Entrepreneur: A Guide to Startup

Chess, Life & Business: How to Play SHESS and Win
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Think, plan, react...be the SHESS player not the chess piece, from Pawn to Queen." - Wendy Oliveras

"A SHESS player never considers herself a victim, but rather a victorious warrior on her battlefield." - Wendy Oliveras

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