Why Aren't the Numbers at the
By Carolyn Leighton
Pam Henry, a diversity expert and long time WITI friend
in Austin-asked me to review her book that is about to be
published called "Diversity and the Bottom Line".
When I read the section I have included in this article
about women, the numbers confirmed our perception as to
how little progress women have made - especially in the
areas of access to capital and moving into the top executive
leadership roles - since WITI began 15 years ago.
Pam generously gave me permission to share the information
from her book with WITI constituents. It's time to take
a long, hard look at ourselves to consider what we, as women,
should be doing and,- are not doing to change these numbers.
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Reinvent Yourself at the WITI
Silicon Valley Conference
June 24/25th at the New San Jose Marriott
Those of you who have not yet registered for the WITI
Silicon Valley Conference, stop to consider what you can
accomplish in two days of phenomenal opportunities designed
to inspire you to reinvent yourself, your projects, your
business, to build better results in your life, and empower
you to take risks to achieve your goals. Take a good look
at the line up of speakers and events, all highly interactive,
all opportunities to meet and connect to some of the most
accomplished women in technology who could impact your present
and future!. WITI conferences are truly renewing - if you
come alone, you are welcomed and introduced to wonderful
women who want to meet you, help you succeed, open to sharing
anything and everything that can make a difference in your
future. Some highlights not to be missed:
The WITI Hall of Fame - every year, WITI celebrates the
accomplishments of the most incredible women in technology
- they deserve our applause and support - the Hall of Fame
dinner is included in your registration package.
The Taste of Technology Reception - after a long day of
lively, interactive sessions, we all get together for a
glass of wine, appetizers and time to meet each other -
what could be better than relaxing with a group of smart
women who care about you and your challenges!
Reinvention and Innovation keynotes, panels and roundtables
- we know that WITI women do not want to sit through endless
lectures - all WITI sessions are highly interactive, stimulating
and always deliver new information and ideas we take back
with us when we leave.
Invitation only - Executive Women Reception - if you are
a "C" level woman or VP and above, you may be eligible for
an invitation to a special Executive Women's Reception where
WITI plans to launch its Global Executive Women's Network.
For more info, please contact [email protected].
To register for the conference, go to www.witi.com/center/conferences/santaclara/
Chicago nanotech outreach goes global By Darcy Evon
"It was a technical marvel," said Nik Rokop, president
of nLake Technology Partners and president of the Chicago
Microtechnology/Nanotechnology Community (CMNC). He was
referring to the International Technology Exchange Workshop
held in three Illinois cities and in Sweden last Thursday.
Thanks to Chapri Alyce Nogal (WITI Chicago PR, the event
was co-hosted by the CMNC and WITI
Some 110 people participated in the event, linked by video
conferencing technology supplied by Microsoft NetMeeting
and a satellite downlink at the DuPage Flight Center located
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/TRECC
at the DuPage Airport. Other locations were Northwestern,
UIUC and Sweden.
The event featured speakers at each of the locations on
issues of nanotechnology. Organized in large part by CMNC
International Committee chair Jong Lowe, Rokop noted that
their organization aims to facilitate relationships on the
international circuit to further position Illinois as the
leading center of nanotechnology.
"It was the coolest thing imaginable," said Rokop, "and
there were virtually no glitches." He said that a similar
workshop involving scientists in Switzerland likely will
be organized in the near future.
For information on the CMNC, visit www.chicagonano.org.
Speaking Opportunity for WITI C-level women
Information Week is seeking qualified C-level WITI women
to participate as speakers in their annual top level business
and technology conference, "Real Time Business: Optimizing
Business Processes Across the Extended Enterprise". This
annual Fall Conference is taking place Sept 21-24th, at
the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ and continues to draw
top level business and technology executives from Fortune
500 companies to network and share ideas. Speaking preferences
to WITI members.
Among keynoters are Hyundai Motor America CEO, Finbar
O'Neill. If you are a C-level executive interested in speaking
at the conference, please contact Bethany Cooke, senior
events manager with InformationWeek at [email protected].
Discounts for WITI members are available at www.witi.com/members
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June 1 - 5, 2003
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Exibit opened on May 06, 2003