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WITI Houston Regional Network
Building Your Personal Networking Plan

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

As women in technology, we participate in groups like WITI to build networks and find mentors to help us enhance our careers, build our businesses and empower ourselves for greater success. But some of us are shy, uncomfortable promoting ourselves or just not sure how to make the most of networking opportunities. Join WITI Houston to learn how to build your personal and professional network in an interactive learning experience led by one of Houston's business networking women gurus. This working session will teach you how to build your personal networking plan, give you some useful tips and tricks, and help you practice what you have learned in an accelerated networking roundtable.

Meeting Notes: Advance registration is encouraged to ensure a space and dinner. Walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis. Expand your network and career power by becoming an active member in WITI. Introduce a friend to WITI and help her grow as well.

About Our Speaker(s)

Our speaker is Becky Thomas, a consummate networker and VP of Brookwoods Group, a Marketing and Communications consultancy. Her role is driving new business development for Brookwoods Group's marketing and communications services. Prior to Brookwoods Group, Ms. Thomas developed technology solutions for Conchango Texas, CompuCom Systems and Bauguss Consulting. She has served a diverse roster of Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries, including airlines, oil & gas, oil field services, energy trading, chemical, manufacturing, financial services and retail. She is also actively involved in professional organizations, including:

o Greater Houston Partnership
o Houston Technology Center
o Association for Women in Computing
o American Marketing Association,
International Association of Business Communicators

Ms. Thomas is also actively involved in community projects and programs, including: the Houston Audubon Society, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, and as a mentor to many women in the Houston community, and balancing life with her two teenage sons.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00-8:30 on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at:

    Sysco Foods
    1390 Enclave Parkway
    Houston, Texas 77077

Sysco's HQ is located just off I-10 between Eldridge and Dairy Ashford.


6:00 - 6:40 PM Dinner and Networking
6:40 - 7:00 PM Announcements, Introductions and Sponsor Welcome
7:00 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentation and Interactive Workshop
8:00 - 8:15 PM Roundtables discussions and read outs
8:20 - 8:30 PM Networking


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

About Our Sponsor(s)

SYSCO,an acronym for Systems and Services Company, began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Today SYSCO has sales and service relationships with more than 420,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. That commitment generated 2003 revenues of $26.1 billion. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice.

Operating from 145 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, today SYSCO's product lines are as diverse as the 47,700 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Sharon Fortmeyer-Selan ([email protected]).

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