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2001 Professional Women's Summit
Summer 2001 | June 20 - 21 | Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara, Calif.

WITI 2001 Presents ...
A New Opportunity at Every Turn

kaleidoscope (n) A series of changing phases or events

When you look through a kaleidoscope, you see the images before you as a fixed entity. With one slight turn, you see the same components presented to you in a whole new light.

That's the focus of WITI's 2001 Conference Series. You will be presented with new perspectives, new opportunities, new resources, and new methods for enhancing and enriching your professional and personal life.

Join us and participate in a dynamic two-day accelerated program that will provide you with the essential tools, opportunities, insights and connections to achieve your goals. Take advantage of this unique occasion to network with top leaders and visionaries utilizing technology to succeed.

Why you should attend
Over the course of two days you will:

  • Attend powerful keynote sessions delivered by extraordinary women leaders.
  • Participate in practical skill-building workshops.
  • Join in on roundtable discussions designed to give you one-on-one contact with women who can help find solutions to some of the challenges you may be facing.
  • Participate in highly interactive panel discussions, which allow you to gain access to personal insights and expertise.
  • Network, Network, Network. Whether you are a senior-level executive, manager, individual contributor, entrepreneur or are just beginning your career in the technology industry, you will make invaluable contacts with women and companies that are committed to your growth and success.
Keynote Speakers
WITI's prestigious line-up of keynote speakers has always served as the focal point of each conference. This year's keynotes include: Tracks and Sessions
Business Development Track
In this track, sessions were developed with the idea of creating a space for business professionals and entrepreneurs to discuss strategies and techniques for implementing effective CRM practices, gaining access to capital, establishing and maintaining positive client relationships and other issues that contribute to corporate, organizational and personal success.

LeadershipXcellence™ Track
This track was created to bring together women interested in developing leadership skills with extraordinary leaders to share insights, experiences and strategies to produce new visions for leadership in the modern workplace. Through workshops, panel sessions and roundtable discussions, you will walk away with a new, more complete sense of what it takes to be an effective and inspiring leader.

Professional Development Track
Sessions in this track were developed to provide information and generate discussion on a variety of topics designed to help you achieve personal and professional success. We will look at management strategies for technical professionals, work/life balance issues, techniques for negotiating compensation packages and other topics designed to help you achieve your goals.

Technology Track
For this track, we decided to look at how technological innovations can lead to professional success. You will explore effective strategies for managing virtual workers, how online learning programs can provide you with the educational opportunities to get you that next job and various other issues focusing on the relationship between technology and professional advancement.

Our roundtable sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with other women about issues important to you. Don't miss these opportunities to learn from one another through stimulating and productive discussions on some of today's contemporary topics!

WITI FastTrack Career Fair and Exposition
Wednesday, June 20, noon - 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 21, noon - 4 p.m.
Meet with top technology companies that offer job seekers the opportunity to get in front of employers and recruiters. Candidates will have the chance to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss career opportunities and highlight their skills and experience. We strongly recommend that you bring your resumes. Some companies will hold interviews on the spot!

Men and women at any stage in their career will find the exposition valuable, even if they are not actively seeking a new job. This is a free event.

Become a WITI Partner today!
Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available.

Special Programs
2001 Hall of Fame Awards Gala
In June 1996 the WITI Foundation launched the WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame to honor, promote and recognize the outstanding contributions women make to society through technology. Nominations are submitted by colleagues based on extraordinary achievements in the fields of science and technology. An elite, independent panel of judges then selects the winners based on the criteria set forth by WITI. The Hall of Fame culminates in a spectacular induction ceremony held each year during WITI's annual Silicon Valley Professional Women's Summit which is attended by leaders from academia, government and industry.

This year's Hall of Fame Award recipients are:

Duy-Loan LeDuy-Loan Le
Texas Instruments Fellow
Janet PernaJanet Perna
General Manager, Data Management Solutions
IBM Software Group
Darlene SolomonDarlene Solomon
Director of the Life Science Technologies Laboratory
Agilent Technologies

Executive Women's Forum
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and work with highly successful CEO's and other executive women in a comfortable, interactive roundtable format. One CEO to each roundtable of no more than 10 women will lead discussions on the following topics:

  • Making Globalization Work
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Pitfalls and Promises
  • Negotiating for Yourself
  • It's Lonely at the Top
  • High-Performance Teams: How to Build Them & Maintain Them
  • From Bricks to Clicks

WITI has worked out special airline, hotel and car rental deals for conference attendees.

Overview | Keynote Speakers | Schedule of Events | Sessions-at-a-Glance | WITI FastTrack Career Fair and Exposition | Volunteers | Executive Women's Forum | Travel

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