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WITI Wine and Unwind: Connect, Learn and Be "in" Social

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ll be having a fun night out in July with an "in" social theme, meaning put down those smartphones and experience your surroundings with fantastic, fabulous women in business. We'll provide a recap of the WITI Summit and have our leadership team members host a table to share stories about WITI and find out what you are passionate about with regards to joining networks to exchange information, power and stay connected. Everyone will exchange cards for networking purposes and get a chance to practice their elevator pitch.

Meeting Notes: Food and beverages will be provided. Registration fee includes a complimentary cocktail. Bring your business cards !

About Our Speaker(s)

Deb Stark is an award-winning marketing professional with demonstrated success increasing profitability and visibility for technology companies and market research firms across multiple verticals and geographies. Currently at Charles River Development, a leading investment management solutions company based in Burlington, MA, she creates content rich marketing programs and manages field events for the Americas. Deb is the Regional Director of the Boston WITI Network.

Donna Ceriani is the Chief People Officer for SmartBear Software (www.smartbear.com) and leads the company's talent management and company culture initiatives. With offices in 6 locations including Sweden and Russia, Donna continues to thrive in global leadership roles that leverage her strategic, collaborative and visionary leadership skills. As the Corporate and Technology Alliances Chair, Donna brings this same commitment to WITI's mission to build, empower and inspire women in technology in the Boston area

Nirva Fereshetian is a highly skilled senior Information Technology leader, experienced in managing projects and people with an interdisciplinary background in architecture, construction and technology and a capacity to bridge knowledge to enable informed business decisions and increase productivity. She is currently the CIO(Chief Information Officer) at CBT Architects, a professional design firm providing services nationally and internationally in architecture, interior design, urban design and site planning. Nirva is leading the Boston network's initiative to connect with C-level women in technology and assist with programming and events.

Mary Ellen Sullivan is a Talent & Learning Professional with innovative knowledge management and learning development expertise. She is a disciplined and effective project manager leading projects in high-profile and fast-changing areas of the technology services business. She is an early adopter and pioneer in innovative technology delivery in eLearning and virtual worlds. Mary Ellen is Chair for Education Alliances and Co-Chair Programs & Events.

Alison Duncanson has more than 12 years of experience in the computer training field, in both marketing and sales. She started at SOFTEACH working local trade shows, and is now the Director of Business Development Alison enjoys working with her clients to create custom training programs to meet their varying needs. Part of her drive and determination stems from her 20 years of experience with the US Army, both in the Active Army, and with the Massachusetts National Guard. Alison just retired as a Platoon Sergeant with the Massachusetts National Guard. Alison is chair of our sponsorship programs at WITI Boston.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at:

    UNO Chicago Grill Framingham
    70 Worcester Road
    Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

6:00 - 6:30 pm Networking and Registration
6:30 - 6:45 pm WITI's Mission & Summit Recap
6:45 - 7:30 pm WITI Leadership Team & YOU
7:30 - 8:00 pm Networking and "Wine" Down

Food and beverages will be provided including a complimentary cocktail.


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Pizzeria Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill created the Original Deep Dish Pizza, also known as 'Chicago-style' pizza. This pizza is not simply topped, it's built like a pie. The crust is rich and golden brown, filled with fresh vegetables, cheeses and meats. They also offer a diverse menu including sandwiches, appetizers, gourmet thin crust pizza. The Framingham location is our host for the evening.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Deborah Stark ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.