Past Events & News

Networking Ninja: Breaking Barriers

  • April 20, 2018

Its time to bust through the ceiling.

Whether it's the glass ceiling, the bamboo ceiling or any other barrier to the success you want, it's time to break through.

We've all been there. You see that guy with the fancy dental work, the $300 blue jeans and the oh so confident air get the deal, the gig, or the position you've always wanted. And it makes you SO ANGRY. But what if you could learn the secret skills to be seen as the power broker, the winner and the number one candidate? You can with POWER NETWORKING. In this hands on networking session you'll learn to look, sound and act like a million, no a BILLION dollars.



In this course, you will learn to:
  • Stand and sit and act like a superhero,
  • Tune your nonverbal communications to project power and confidence,
  • Match your communication style with your intended audience,
  • Tune your voice to project confidence not arrogance,
  • Effectively advocate for yourself in both calm and confrontational situations,
  • Take credit for your talents and your own work,
  • Learn why you are apologizing and how to STOP DOING THAT,
  • Negotiate for what you are truly worth, and
  • Stop worrying about sounding smart and start making your others feel smart.

Hosted at: Aetna

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Selfless Listening to Build Relationships

  • March 22, 2018

MEETING POSTPONED. FUTURE DATE TBD

Technology has provided us the ability to be connected all the time We can easily carry a multi-functional communication tool everywhere we go We are in constant contact with everything we need, whenever we need or want it

Are we really connected?

Has email, texting, Facebook and voicemail truly helped us remain better engaged, connected and understood?

Are we actively solving problems, or simply managing them?

Have we lost our ability truly communicate, engage, and collaborate?

We have reached the tipping point where speed and efficiency have diminished our ability to connect, understand and listen to each other to bring resolution to critical personal and business issues!

This is why Dave Cooke is so passionate about his program, "Selfless Listening." "Selfless Listening" helps participants discover how to re-connect and communicate effectively with those we most need to be engaged with in both our personal and our professional lives.

Selfless listening provides participants with the skills and the process to: - Listen effectively to others - See and understand what others see, experience, and feel from where they are - Create an environment which builds trust - Engage in behaviors which:

    - identifies issues - brings clarity to conflict - prioritizes the problem - encourages collaboration - establishes commitment


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The Key to Being the Indispensable CTO: Breaking down communication barriers, learning new tools and understanding exactly what your role is

  • February 15, 2018

If you ever searched 'what is a CTO?' you will find article after article filled with buzzword after buzzword like synergy, innovative, collaborative and other subjective words. But what exactly is your role? Why as a start-up or small to mid-sized company is this role so hard to fill? Who should they really be reporting to, The CEO or the Board of Directors?

If you are a CTO do you feel like sometimes you are talking to the preverbal "brick wall," that your words are just not getting through? Come participate in this CTO workshop where I demonstrate tools and tricks to help you bridge the gap between STEM world and the Business world.


Hosted at: Conscientia Corp

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First Annual Celebration of Women in Technology

  • December 18, 2017



Be BOLD, Be STRONG, Be YOU!

In a year with sexism, sexual harassment, and questioning the abilities of women in technology, it's important to recognize and celebrate women in technology and encourage more women to join the technology fields. Women continue to be underrepresented in the field with only 25% of the Technology workforce. In order to move the "needle" we need to provide support and encourage confidence in women to join the field and advance their careers.

WITI is a community of strong professional women to learn and grow from so you can gain confidence and succeed in the technology field.

Come celebrate with us at our first Annual Celebration of Women in Technology and be a woman that represents women!

We will be holding a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Child Crisis Arizona. Child Crisis Arizona's mission is to provide Arizona's children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families.


Sponsored by: Aetna



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Wine N Unwind

  • November 16, 2017



Come join us for an evening of making connections!

Appetizers and drinks will be served in the Private Bar area.


Sponsored by: Dell EMC



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Cybersecurity - Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

  • October 19, 2017

In a world more connected than ever before, there is a stronger focus on consumers and their cyber safety. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Join the conversation where we will discuss cybersecurity risks, IoT and keeping data safe by sharing tools and best practices to help us stay safe online. Together, we can help make the cyber world more secure!

Join us for this highly-interactive workshop!

Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events!


Sponsored and Hosted by: Aetna



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CXO Mentoring Circles

  • September 21, 2017

Come join us for one of our premier events of the year....CXO Mentoring Circles! Spend an evening with CXO level executives in an intimate setting as you rotate through three 20-minute sessions along with 8-10 attendees per executive circle.



Topics range from career coaching, budgets, project schedules, outsourcing, or any number of other subjects.

This is an event you won't want to miss!

Members can win a personal CIO mentoring hour.

Sponsored and Hosted by: APS



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Cocktails and Connections

  • June 15, 2017

Join WITI Phoenix for a fun evening of Cocktails & Connections! No panel discussion tonight, bring your business cards and come out and meet the other tech and life sciences professionals in the Phoenix community.



The Only Constant is Change

  • May 18, 2017

Successful ways to handle change at home, work and everywhere else!

Hosted at: On Semiconductor

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Discover your Data Clean-Up Access and Prevent it from Getting into the Wrong Hands

  • April 20, 2017

This workshop will discuss automated methods for discovery, clean up and prevention of loss. Attendees will be given a worksheet that assists in identifying the data that automated tools just can't find - however, if it got out - would hurt your company, your employees or your shareholders.

  • Clean-up access control
  • Data Discovery
  • DLP
Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events!


Hosted at: On Semiconductor

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Systems Thinking - The Road to Sustainable Innovation

  • March 16, 2017

"Systems thinking" is being called the top skill required for being successful in the 21st Century.

As the world becomes more and more complex, so do the situations we face. In order to navigate the roiling waters of change, we must be able to clearly and deliberately make decisions. Sustainable, lasting decisions can only develop if we are able to look holistically and understand how the parts of a situation interact. Systems Thinking surfaces cause and effect links and loops to provide a different perspective and a new way to communicate.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Habits of a System Thinker
  • Understanding the difference between analytic and systemic thinking
  • Tips for better defining problems and solutions to avoid unintended consequences
  • Analyzing the impact of the situation's Stakeholders and their point of view
  • Mapping the cause and effect links of decision-making

Hosted at: Aetna

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Communicating with Clarity and Impact

  • February 16, 2017

This high-energy program focuses on the foundational communication skills: listening, asking insightful questions, and interpreting non-verbal communication (body language, voice tone).

Participants will learn a communications model that will enable them to communicate more clearly, confidently, and effectively. Participants will learn techniques such as pacing and leading that will improve their ability of building stronger rapport and improve their overall communication with others.


Hosted at: Arizona Public Service

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Wine N Unwind

  • January 19, 2017

Join us for Happy Hour to celebrate Women In Tech, network with some great people and learn about our exciting workshop lineup for 2017!



Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend all WITI events.


Sponsored by: Conscientia Corporation

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