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Growing Within Your Company: Dragonflies and Pelicans
By Pam Lassiter

“I’d like to network with you.” How do you feel when someone says that to you? After surveying a countless number of professionals in my seminars, I see the same reaction: they cringe. People don’t like the concept of being “networked with.” There’s an implication of being used, of being put on the spot, of being asked for names when you’re not sure that you want to share any. Although we all realize networking is important, we have an instinctive reaction against it when we’re on the receiving end. How do we change that reaction so that both teams want to play ball, especially when you’re the one who is seeking new information or relationships? There’s a tactic and a strategy to encourage others to open up to you, then you can start developing your dragonflies and pelicans.   Read More

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Invisible Computers: The Untold Story of the ENIAC Programmers
By Kathryn Kleiman

In 1997, WITI inducted six historic women into its Hall of Fame. They were the original ENIAC Programmers: Betty Snyder Holberton, Jean Jennings Bartik, Kathleen Mauchly Antonelli, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum. The standing ovation these pioneers received at the WITI dinner touched their hearts. It was a moment neither they, nor we, ever forgot.   Read More