Women Winning At Work

Be a part of the start! February 9th marks a big day, as WITI Orlando will be opening its doors during our first networking event!

During this inaugural meeting and networking opportunity, our speaker, Connie Smekens, will present an array of practical suggestions that will guide you in capitalizing on opportunities at work. She will discuss strategies for advancement such as how to:
- consistently exceed expectations
- develop a style which makes male (and female!) managers comfortable
- gaining valuable experience and expertise

WITI's mission is to provide a competitive advantage to women by giving us a way to access other women in technology. WITI is about inspiring and empowering women while building significant positive results in our professional lives. That is the mission of WITI and focus of our first meeting. Come and be a part of WITI Orlando experience!

Featured Speaker(s)

Connie Smekens - Connie graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1987 with a B.A. in Legal Studies. She began her law firm career as a paralegal with one of Florida's largest law firms and practiced in the area of commercial litigation. During her years as a paralegal, she became proficient in the use of technology in a law firm and implemented practice specific software as a tool to create efficiencies in the legal field. In 1995, Connie joined Broad and Cassel, one of Florida's largest law firms, as their first Practice Group Coordinator. Her main responsibility was to research, evaluate and recommend software that would provide the firm with a competitive advantage while adding value to the services provided to its clients. After only one year with the Firm, she was appointed the Director of Technology Services, and today manages a group of 10 ten technology specialists throughout the state. In addition, over the last 2 1/2 years, she has served as the Director of Communications and Business Development and spearheads all of the Firm's coordinated marketing activities. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators, LawNet and several other professional organizations. In addition to her busy professional life, Connie is the proud mother of two boys, Christopher and Matthew, ages 7 and 9.

Schedule of Events

6:15 - Registration opens
7:00 - 7:30 Refreshments and Networking
7:30 - 7:45 Update from WITI National
7:45 - 9:00 Presentation and Q&A
9:00 - 10:00 Networking