The WITI Strategist
Aug. 20, 2003
The newsletter for women who consider technology
central to their businesses, careers, professions.

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In This Issue:

WITI Works

Call for Nominations - 2004 National Medal of Technology

Myths and Assumptions about Money!

Women on the Move



Company/Job Spotlight

Looking For A Job?

Not Yet a WITI Member?


Chapter Meetings

WITI Opportunities

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WITI's Feature Story

"Are you one of the many women who live an overstressed life in this 24 by 7, do-it-now world? Are you constantly in multitask mode, instant messaging while in meetings, conference calling or 2-way messaging while driving or boarding planes? There seems to be no reprieve as the treadmill perpetually speeds up. This always-on lifestyle may be putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. You may think that you're too young for that, or not at risk. That's what I used to think, too, until I had a close call. Here's my story." -Mellanie Hills.

New on WITI Discussion Boards: Women and Health!
We want to get WITI women talking and we encourage you to share your experiences. Go to our discussion board and let's talk with Mellanie Hills about her article "Take Back Control...Your Health Depends on It!" She will be on the WITI discussion boards later this week answering your questions and responding to your thoughts on women and health. Let's build, empower and inspire one another by sharing what we know and supporting each other.

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WITI Works

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Call for Nominations - 2004 National Medal of Technology

Commerce Secretary Don Evans has issued a Call for Nominations for the National Medal of Technology for 2004. 2004 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Nation's Highest Honor in Technological Innovation.

"The men and women who receive the National Medal of Technology are the pioneers, explorers and risk-takers who have pushed the boundaries of science and technology, improving all areas of our lives," said Evans. "Their groundbreaking contributions help in bringing innovative technologies to market, create jobs, increase U.S. productivity, improve public health and stimulate our nation's economic development."

Myths and Assumptions about Money!
By Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Chairwoman/Founder, WITI

Even though my parents ran a business and managed a household that included 11 children, money was never openly discussed, but the central theme as to how they felt about money was silently and powerfully communicated - "money is bad, education is good ".

However, when it came to managing money, my parents represented complete opposites. On one side, my father constantly worried about having enough money to pay all the bills for running the business and taking care of such a large family. On the other side, my mother always spent or gave away whatever she had, believing "the universe would provide".

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Women on the Move

Maria Fee, owner and founder of Kitba Consulting Services, L.P., sold her business to SPX Valley Forge in June 2003. Both companies provide technical documentation, training, web services, multimedia, IT, and translation services. Whereas Kitba services mainly the energy and manufacturing sectors, SPX Valley Forge provides technical communication services to automotive companies such as Porsche, General Motors, Toyota, Fiat, and Renault.

As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ms. Fee's new responsibilities continue to be very entrepreneurial in nature. Her key responsibilities include:

  • all public outreach (trade publications, speaking events, etc.),
  • growing the international energy practice, and
  • selling communication services to other SPX companies.

Ms. Fee can be reached at 713-586-5344 (or [email protected]).

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


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    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
    - Hot technologies, great people, rapid career development. That is Keane today!

    Job Spotlight
    Vice President Of Marketing, GEM Resourcing, Philadelphia, PA

    Responsible for overseeing all advertising, branding, direct marketing, tradeshows, sales collateral, internal communications, annual conferences, market research, public relations, analyst relations, investor relations, product management and marketing strategy.

    Looking For A Job?
    Because of WITI'S new relationship with CMP Media, WITI will reach hundreds of thousands more people in business and technology.

    To connect with this market, you don't have to be a WITI member to post your credentials (FOR FREE) or to look at the job opportunites in WITI4HIRE -

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    Consider these benefits for WITI members only:

  • Send/receive e-mails in WITI's general or technical listserves for invaluable and quick input on broad ranging issues.
  • Member spotlights, interviews and speaking opportunities
  • Invitations to members only meetings and events
  • Special Interests Groups
  • New Member Directory
  • Special discounts at all WITI events and meetings worldwide
  • More benefits planned for 2003

    Check out the demo version of our new online member control panel for many more benefits.

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

    [email protected] keeps you up to date on where you will find WITI partners, WITI discounts, WITI women attending industry events. If you want a discount to an event you will be attending and/or want to meet other WITI women at that event, just let us know so we can get it for you!

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    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
    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    Computer and Technology Showcase
    September 17-18, 2003 Atlanta, GA
    AmericasMart, Building 3
    InformationWeek 500
    September 21-24, 2003 Tuscon, AZ
    Streaming Media
    October 13-16, 2003 Santa Clara, CA
    Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003 Orlando
    October 19-24, 2003 Orlando, FL
    November 16-20, 2003 Las Vegas, NV
    Risk Analysis Group
    Multiple Cities and Dates
    The Women in Leadership and Authenticity Series
    Multiple Cities and Dates
    Gartner's Midsize Enterprise Summit
    Multiple Cities and Dates

    Chapter Meetings

    Scheduled Meetings:

    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

    Project Manager: WITI Focus Groups

    Sales Manager - Web sales

    Strategic Partner Directors

    Grant Writers

    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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