The WITI Strategist
Aug. 6, 2003
The newsletter for women who consider technology
central to their businesses, careers, professions.

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In This Issue:

WITI Works

WITI & Motorola's Six Sigma

Top Companies for Women in Technology Survey

Business Development = Solving Problems, not Selling

Women On The Move

WITI4Hire Company/Job Spotlight

Looking For A Job?

Not Yet a WITI Member?


Chapter Meetings

WITI Opportunities

The WITI Strategist

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WITI Works

WITI Consultants Network. Are you one of the growing number of WITI women starting or growing a consulting business? Because WITI has received a number of requests for consultant recommendations and requests from consultants to gain more visibility through WITI, WITI is launching the WITI Consulting Network which will allow you to promote your consulting services to WITI women and find a consultant through WITI. If you are interested in listing your consulting business in the network contact [email protected].

WITI Marketplace - for too long we have continued to rely on our government and business leaders to make our economy work. WITI is developing the WITI marketplace to empower WITI women to buy and sell from each other. Let's face it - we know WITI women are smart, talented, quality women. If we are truly committed to advancing women, let's start right here. WITI will be offering you an opportunity to demonstrate your support by buying what you need from the WITI women listed in the WITI marketplace - coming soon! For more information, please contact [email protected].

WITI Discussion Boards - have you logged on yet? There are some great opportunities to dialogue with WITI women worldwide - take advantage of these opportunities - check out:

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Relocation Xchange - Are you relocating to another city or another country? WITI plans to develop a Relocation Xchange so you can explore possible rentals, resources and information provided by other WITI women - if you are interested in participating, please e-mail [email protected]

WITI Joins Forces with Motorola University's Six Sigma program

Motorola University and WITI are pleased to introduce you to the Motorola University Six Sigma Program. As Motorola's corporate change agent and a world-renowned corporate university, Motorola University brings time-tested and highly refined business improvement practices to leading organizations around the world. Most notably, as the inventor of the Six Sigma methodology for continuous improvement, Motorola University offers a variety of Six Sigma services designed for speed, results, and sustainability -- whatever the size or nature of your business. WITI is proud to work with Motorola on the roll out of this program to make it available to WITI constituents around the North America. Please go to to find dates and locations of classes starting in your area. Make sure to let them know that WITI sent you....

Top Companies for Women in Technology Survey - thank you!

Thank you for your overwhelming response to this survey. You will find results in the next issue of WITI FastTrack Magazine which will be distributed to over 100,000 women around the country. Should you be interested in advertising in this issue, please contact David Leighton at [email protected] or 818 342-9746.

Business Development = Problem Solving, not Selling

I have never departed from my love of teaching, my first profession, and have always been committed to spending time coaching other women.

I recently offered some coaching time to a woman in WITI, who recently transitioned out of a technical job into her very first business - a consulting business. I had never spoken with her before, but knew she was spending a great deal of time building a new chapter for WITI and wanted to give back.

She told me she loved the benefits of having more control over her work, working from home and thoroughly enjoyed her first two consulting assignments. However, she needed help with lining up her next assignments. While she felt she did an excellent job consulting and solving broad ranging challenges of her clients, she "hated the idea of selling".

One of the most common mistakes even seasoned professionals make, I told her, is that they believe they must "sell themselves" in interviews and meetings with clients or prospective employers. While we are always "selling" our ideas, thinking, etc., the words "sales and selling" now come with so much baggage, that it has always made more sense to me to take an entirely different approach to the process.

Moving from "me centric" to "you centric".

For more....

Women on the Move

Women on the Move is a new section for the newsletter and the web site. Please allow us to acknowledge your new move by sending your announcement to [email protected]

Company/Job Spotlight

Every issue of the WITI Strategist will feature a Job Spotlight. If you want to get in front of companies, specifically looking for women in technology, post your resume for free in WITI4HIRE:

Company Spotlight
- Compuware Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company, provides business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle.

Job Spotlight
Principal Digital Video Engineer, Fox Meyers, Los Angeles, CA

Fortune 500 company has an exciting career opportunity located at their Southern California campus for a Principal Digital Video Engineer.

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    WITI @ ...Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!

    August 14, 2003 Silicon Valley, CA
    September 5, 2003 Los Angeles, CA
    September 7-11, 2003 San Francisco, CA
    Executive Women's Forum
    September 10-12, 2003 Flemington, N.J.
    September 15-18, 2003 New York, NY
    DEMO Mobile
    September 17-19, 2003 La Jolla, CA
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    InformationWeek 500
    September 21-24, 2003 Tuscon, AZ
    Streaming Media
    October 13-16, 2003 Santa Clara, CA
    October 19-24, 2003 Orlando, FL
    Risk Analysis Group
    Multiple Cities and Dates

    Chapter Meetings

    Scheduled Meetings:

    WITI Gainesville - Financial Planning for Women
    Wednesday, August 6

    WITI Los Angeles - Summer Happy Hour
    Thursday, August 14

    WITI Charlotte - Meet Gail Evans, best-selling Author, CNN Executive and former White House Aide!
    Tuesday, August 26

    WITI Atlanta - Get Organized so you can think!
    Tuesday, August 26

    WITI Atlanta - Entrepreneurs in Technology - Getting Started
    Saturday, September 13

    WITI New York - Diane Brink - Vice President of Marketing - IBM Americas
    Wednesday, September 17

    WITI Silicon Valley - Five Myths About Getting a Job
    Thursday, September 18

    WITI Philadelphia - Communicating Effectively for Promotion
    Thursday, September 18

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    Project Manager: WITI Marketplace

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    Strategic Partner Directors

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    WITI Chapter Directors
    WITI is currently looking for Regional Chapter Directors. Launching and operating a WITI Chapter can be a very rewarding and satisfying experience. WITI Chapters provide women unique opportunities to develop professionally and personally through shared experiences and networking. As a WITI Chapter Director you will have the opportunity to create a platform for women involved in technology, to share their knowledge, inspire and support each other, expand their business contacts, and improve their skills. You will interact directly with some of the most exciting professional women who will speak at WITI Chapter meetings, and you will experience the satisfaction of creating a network of women who will support each other to excel in technology. Chapter leadership requires dedication and a personal commitment of time and effort. If you embrace and disseminate WITI's core values, and if you are ready to make a commitment to supporting and advancing women in technology, the WITI Professional Association will work with you to ensure the success of your Chapter. To receive more information and an application please contact our Executive Director, Carolyn Grossman ([email protected])

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