The WITI Strategist

Oct. 1, 2003
The newsletter for women who consider technology central to their businesses, careers, professions.

This issue sponsored by:

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003, October 19 - 24 in Walt Disney World, Florida. Technology's most strategic conference for senior IT and business strategists. Unbiased research from 150+ Gartner analysts. 200+ analyst-led sessions. Legendary keynotes including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Intel's Craig Barrett, MCI's Michael Capellas, and Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina. IT learning lab featuring over 300 product demos. Unparalleled networking and more! Space is filling quickly! Visit the WITI Members area for a discount.

Oct. 27 Boston
Evening with Tom Peters
Dec. 8 San Jose
Town Hall Meeting
Jan 22 2004 Los Angeles
Regional Conference
Mar 10-11 2004 Dallas
Regional Conference
May 12-13 2004 San Jose
National Conference
July 31 2004 San Diego
Spa Week-end
Oct. 20 2004 Chicago
Regional Conference

In This Issue:

Townhall Meeting

An Evening with Tom Peters

WITI Works

WITI & Motorola's Six Sigma

Looking For A Job?

Not Yet a WITI Member?

Chapter Meetings


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An Evening with Tom Peters

Tom Peters' new book, Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age, challenges Corporate America on its self-defeating dismissal of women in the office and the marketplace. Join us for an Evening with Tom Peters as he hosts a panel discussion on "Women Rule! How Women's Leadership Skills and Market Power are Re-shaping American Business".

Join us for this very special event on Monday, October 27, 2003 at The Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. Registration begins at 5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Tom Peters, his panelists and other WITI women personally at the reception following this event. Register now or contact us for group rates.

The Challenges Then and Now - The Evolution of WITI Part 3
By Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Chairwoman/Founder, WITI

By 1994, I had reached a personal and professional crossroad. WITI was growing so rapidly, and taking so much of my time and personal funding, I realized it was time to make a serious decision.

To turn WITI over to volunteers who could give whatever time they had available, or leave my position at Criterion Research and turn my complete attention to growing WITI into a global presence which made a major difference for women.

It was an easy decision on one hand and a very difficult decision on another; Criterion was experiencing tremendous growth with big possibilities. Practically, Criterion was a much better investment of my time if money were my primary drive. For More...

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Women At Bat: How they're hitting homeruns out of the park!
WITI Annual Town Hall Meeting 2003 And Day Of Reinvention
December 8, 2003

A shift in leadership is occurring. Women ARE at bat. Women ARE hitting homeruns. And Women ARE "the strongest and most dynamic force at work in the American economy today" (Tom Peters).

Please join Kyung Yoon - Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles, Zoe Lofgren - Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives, Ann Peckenpaugh - President, Board Search Partners, and Sophie Vandebroek - Chief Engineer and Vice Presient, Xerox Engineering Center, Xerox Corporation to discuss how the dimensions of business and government are changing because of the leadership that women are bringing to the "plate". This event is presented in a Townhall Meeting format on December 8, 2003, at the San Jose Marriott. Register BY October 1 and receive a free copy of Tom Peter's new book Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age. Register Now!

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WITI Works

WITI Marketplace - Pre Launch Opportunity for WITI Members - For years, WITI women have told us they like doing business with other women. Our corporate partners have told us they are committed to hiring more women owned businesses as vendors. Now everyone will be able to demonstrate their commitment to supporting women owned businesses by visiting the WITI Marketplace.

The WITI Marketplace is in its prelaunch phase and all members are invited to register their company or consulting practice. Not a WITI Member? Join now!.

WITI GEN - (Global Executive Network) Are you an Executive Woman who wants the opportunity to get together with other executive women to share solutions, access connections and influence top level executives in industry? WITI has now launched WITI GEN for Executive VPs, Presidents, Chairman and Board members who meet GEN membership requirements. GEN Charter membership entitles you to a lifetime membership for the cost of one year after official launching January 1, 2004. If you want to be considered for a GEN membership, please complete the application and someone will get back to you within 3 days of receiving your application!

WITI SIGS - opportunities for alliances, resources and connections
Are you taking advantage of the WITI SIGs and discussion boards? This is a great opportunity to dialogue with WITI Women worldwide, and it's free!

A partial list of WITI SIGS:

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WITI4Hire - Is your resume at WITI4Hire yet? Submit it today to be noticed by top tier Global Investment Bank and Financial Services Firms searching for more than 100 qualified women technologists with professional experience in the investment banking and financial services industry. These new employers just signed up to search our database, and they are looking for professionals in Web Development, Software Development, Telecommunications, Networking, Databases, System Administration, Technical Support, Software Support, Business Analysis, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, and more. So go to WITI4Hire and submit your resume today! - has better rates, more capacity and better service than major hosting companies- if you are fed up with your hosting company or just want to upgrade your hosting services, check out for comparisons and fees.

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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....

Television Host Wanted

Blue Book Films is an award-winning documentary film company looking for a host for a cable television documentary on the Ark of the Covenant. The program will explore the theory that the Ark was an ancient power source or battery. They have a team of scientists building an ark according to biblical specifications, and they will take their ark to Egypt to try it out. They are seeking a female host with a background in physics or engineering to go with them and help tie all the information together for the audience. There is some compensation, and all travel expenses will be paid. Please respond a.s.a.p. by email to Rene' Barnett or fax (818-763-3893), and kindly include resume and photo.

Nomination for WITI Hall of Fame 2004

Company Spotlight

Capital One
Capital One
Superheroes wanted. (We'll supply the cape.)
Everyday people performing superhuman tasks - it's something you don't see very often. At Capital One, we witness it every day.

That's because we offer our associates an entrepreneurial environment where they can share their ideas - and then we give them tools to help their ideas take flight.

Capital One Highlights

  • One of the fastest growing financial services companies in the U.S.
  • One of the top ten credit card issuers in the world
  • Over ten locations worldwide
  • Entering new markets such as auto financing, installment loan, and investment service
  • Challenging careers to fit a variety of professional and educational backgrounds such as IT, Marketing and Analysis, and Management

Search for Capital One jobs on WITI4Hire.

Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We promote a drug-free work environment.

Job Spotlight

Applications Development Project Manager
Lowe's Companies has an exciting opportunity for a Applications Development Project Manager based in their Corporate Headquarters in North Wilkesboro, N.C. The Applications Project Manager is responsible for the selection, development, and maintenance of application systems for assigned functional areas. Experience in Logistics, Distribution or Retail environments is highly desirable. The Applications Project Manager works closely with Business Solutions and user management in the scheduling, development, and implementation of new software systems and the maintenance of current systems. The Project Manager plans, structures, and controls assigned projects providing timely status reporting to key management team members. The Project Manager is in a leadership role and mentors the project team to ensure the success of assigned projects. Additional responsibilities include participating in the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of Solution Delivery personnel and managing the development of assigned staff.
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Looking For A Job?
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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

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And much, much, more .... Become a Member Today!

Chapter Meetings

More information about chapter events in your area is available on our website.

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

WITI@ keeps you up to date on where you will find WITI partners, WITI discounts, WITI women attending industry events. Visit the Members area of the WITI website for priority discount codes for these 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!

Women and the MBA, sponsored by Princeton Review
Sep 6-Oct 19 2003 Multiple Cities and Dates
The Women in Leadership and Authenticity Series
Sep 29-Oct 30 2003 Multiple Cities and Dates
SVASE & TiE Silicon Valley present Technology & Startup Job Fair
Oct 2 2003 Santa Clara
Streaming Media
Oct 13-16 2003 Santa Clara
"Building Great Businesses" series
Oct 14 2003 San Leandro
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003
Oct 19-24 2003 Orlando
CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2003
Oct 21-23 2003 Las Vegas
2003 Venture Showcase Series: Spotlight on IT & Homeland Security Sectors
Oct 22 2003 Berkeley
Fall 2003 Advisor Technical Conferences
Oct 26-Nov 7 2003 Multiple Cities and Dates
Information Technology Showcase
Oct 30 2003 Hilton
IRI 2003 Fall Meeting
Oct 30-Nov 1 2003 Coronado
Risk Analysis Group Seminar
Nov 3-Apr 23 2004 Multiple Cities and Dates
Nov 16-20 2003 Las Vegas

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