Survey Fatigue


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As a 49ers season ticket holder, I receive requests to complete a survey on my experience after every single 49er event (No joke, literally after every single game). They want to know things like how my tailgate experience went, how my food tasted, did I like the halftime entertainment, how was my interaction with staff, how was parking, my restroom business (ok, maybe not that), but you get my point.  Frankly, it feels like every time I think about the 49ers or Levi’s stadium, they want to know how my experience went.  There is such a thing as ‘survey fatigue’, and I’m pretty sure I have it.  Don’t get me wrong, I do realize that this feedback is important. I know there’s a great group of hardworking individuals who crunch and analyze the data, and I truly appreciate them for their efforts and how serious they take our answers; but after every event?

When another survey came in about two months ago, I opened it thinking “no more!” It’s the off-season, and as a fan I needed a break.  But this time, it wasn’t just a survey. There was also an invitation to a focus group, which intrigued me.  I looked at it more as an opportunity to meet with other season ticket holders to promote Ladies of the Empire.  So I signed up, took off half a day from work, and prepared my list of praises and areas for improvements.  The focus group turned out great; however, it felt as if many people had more complaints than praises.  The facilitators took it with stride and, as a thank you, took down our jersey sizes with the promise of giving us each a Jimmy G jersey!

About a month later, we received our thank you jerseys along with an invite to tour the staff’s offices and parts of the stadium I’d never seen before, including the team locker room (shout out to Moon who leads the survey team)! And while I cannot confirm or deny that I saw a very neat and tidy Jimmy G locker (keyword is ‘tidy’ ladies), it was definitely an unforgettable experience! But unfortunately cameras weren’t allowed… *sigh.

But that wasn’t all! They then invited us to a Draft Day 2 party at the Bourbon and Steak Pub! I thought to myself: “All you can eat and drink on a Friday night? I’m in!” So of course I went! And just as I was eating some of the most delicious Caesar salad and beef loin, I looked over my shoulder to see one of the largest men ever. It was our first round draft pick, Mike McGlinchey!  He was there to say hi and meet us. Unbelievable!

So, needless to say, I’ve changed my tune on surveys.  I’m in! Send me a survey, and I’ll gladly take it.  Hope you do too. =)

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Meet our 2017 sponsors for our annual mixer and fundraiser! We’re extremely grateful for their contributions!


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On the evening of September 28th, the Ladies of the Empire, represented by Oona Smith, Cindy Robins and Monique Morales, were honored to be in attendance at the Cocktails and Couture event to benefit the San Francisco 49ers Academy. Under the clear dusk sky, we were graciously welcomed into the private home of one of the Academy’s Board members in Woodside. Vendors lined the walkway with their scrumptious treats, beautiful artisan creations from jewelry and apparel to unique sports themed gifts for men. The wine and cocktails flowed freely for this incredible cause. Ladies cheerily conversed as they sampled culinary delights while sipping these festive beverages. And of course, some our favorite 49ers football players were there too, to mingle and participate in the fashion show. Dontae Johnson, Eric Reid and Raheem Mostert were there with their gorgeous ladies. Alumni was represented by the ever-charming, handsome former Forty-Niners Quarterback, Steve Bono and his lovely wife, Tina. The event was charged with energy, great raffle prizes and a live auction, which included “Dinner with Firemen”, a big hit for sure! The fashions were delightful and looked amazing on the models. The event was a great success. We are grateful to support the San Francisco 49ers Academy and can’t wait to attend again next year.

Located in East Plao Alto, the San Francisco 49ers Academy is a private non-profit agency embedded in the public school system providing on-site services, staff, and programs to middle and high school students. This unique and innovative model allows the 49ers Academy to address ongoing challenges facing low income students and helps bridge the opportunity gap that they face daily.

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We would like to thank Terri and her team at Beyond Treasures for sponsoring the upcoming Mixer! Their contribution is extremely appreciated.

A little about the company…

Beyond Jewelry specializes in bridal and fine jewelry. There is nothing they can’t do. From personalized jewelry to repairs, Beyond Jewelry puts customer service first, making sure that every customer is completely satisfied with their product. Owner Terri Stubblefield, believes jewelry brings that extra special touch to your wardrobe, so she will work with her customers until they get the final product they envisioned. Visit the Beyond Treasures website at to see all of their breathtaking pieces!

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On May 25, 2017, Ladies of the Empire attended Ohlone College’s Scholarship Awards Reception where 117 students received over $230,000 in scholarship money, with LOTE at the forefront, giving a scholarship to a new student, a transferring student and a continuing student.    

LOTE proudly met the recipients that we selected.  Each of them subtlety demonstrating the very reason why we selected them.  Luis being the first in his family to go to college, was joined by his proud mother Olivia.  Samir who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit informed us he’ll be going to school over the summer and Megan, an activist majoring in Anthropology, expressed her deep gratitude to LOTE and its donors in a kind and authentic way.

Additionally, 2017 is Ohlone’s 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, they awarded 50 full-ride scholarships, meaning 2 years of tuition, books and fees are entirely paid, to deserving students from local high schools.  Ladies of the Empire was proud to sponsor 5 of those students, all who graduated from Washington High School and plan to attend Ohlone College in the fall.

Our recipients want to send a message to our donors, thanking each of you from the bottom of their hearts for supporting their dreams of going to college.  LOTE knows these scholarships transform the lives of the recipients; we also thank you for your continued support and donations.

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Join the Ladies of the Empire for the Watermark Conference for Women! Watermark is a community of executive women in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to increase the representation of women at executive levels to drive innovation, human development and economic growth. The Watermark vision is to ensure women are able to make their mark in and for their companies, their careers and their communities by providing programs focused on connection, development and advocacy.

For more information on conference and some of the speakers, visit

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Tonight’s the Night!

Tonight is LOTE’s 4th Annual Mixer! The event begins tonight at 6pm at Levi’s Stadium! A few of our players will be there in addition to three of our scholarship winners. The Ladies of the Empire look forward to seeing all of you who will be attending!

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