The WITI Strategist
Mar. 23, 2004

WITI's mission is to empower women to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformation through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

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WITI Health

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

Women On The Move

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orange arrow  Don't Let A Fear Of Failure Derail You
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman You're stuck. Frozen. Can't seem to move forward. What's stopping you? Is it because you're afraid you might fail? Here are some ways to blast through the blockage and get on with it.

1. You have heard the expression, "Anything worth doing is worth doing well." Here's your new motto: "Anything worth doing is worth being willing to do badly."

If something is important to you then you have got to be willing to try it, even knowing that you may fail. If you have the attitude that you can't do something unless you can do it well, or perfectly, then you will never take a step. Be willing to take the step. Continued ...
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Identify and clarify what you really want in your life, translate what you want into viable options, and then put an action plan together to make it happen. Join us for the next WITI Teleclasses, beginning April 1! More information is on our website.
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Maryfran Johnson Computerworld's editor in chief recognized for editorial courage
The national business journalism award honors 'independent, honest, and ethical journalism'

WITI congratulates Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief of Computerworld and the first-ever recipient of the Timothy White Award, a national business journalism award honoring her "goal of placing readers first and maintaining independent, honest, and ethical journalism". In an era where those who take a stand for honesty and integrity are frequently sidelined and punished, it is always encouraging to see someone who continues to act with and promote these values. Especially refreshing is seeing someone rewarded for this dedication. Three cheers for Maryfran Johnson from WITI! Keep up the excellent work!

Read the full story of Ms. Johnson's award in Computerworld.

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share? Send your news to Carolyn to appear in "Women on the Move."

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Mellanie Hills Visit WITI's Health Channel for the latest from Mellanie Hills. And see Mellanie at WITI's Southwestern Regional Conference May 7-8, 2004, where she will be speaking on "Designing the Plan for Your Life and Health".

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Featured Business: Relevant Technologies, Inc.
WITI Marketplace Feature Business

Relevant Technologies is an independent provider of information security research and advisory services. Our award-winning analysts have the ability to identify promising security technologies and foresee how they impact your business, and where they can take you. We help you figure out which technologies are relevant, and which ones are not.

We write about security technology so you can understand it. Whether you are trying to understand what product to buy, what technology to use, or which security vendor may be a favorable investment, we unravel complexities that help your organization make well-informed decisions. Our focused research, tutorials, product evaluations and columns are published world-wide.

Is your business in the WITI Marketplace? Do you have a special offer for WITI members or would you like to be a featured business in a future issue of the Strategist? We'd love to hear from you!

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Gartner Whatever their issues -- global networking, system design and optimization, security, doing more with smaller budgets, and more -- conference attendees find the latest thinking and practical advice at Gartner Events. Attendees are decision-makers looking for perspective, analysis, and impartial advice. They include senior IT and business executives from virtually all major categories of commerce and industry. Many are CIOs or senior business strategists. Most are responsible for IT budgets and technology/ business strategy. WITI members receive a minimum $200 discount off Gartner's standard pricing for seminars and conferences; visit the Conference Discounts page in the WITI Members Area for the promo code. Visit Gartner for details on conferences and seminars.

WIPP WITI joins WIPP (Women Inpacting Public Policy)!

WITI is proud to join WIPP (Women Influencing Public Policy), the nation's largest bi-partisan public policy organization that advocates for, and on behalf of, women business owners and women in business on economic issues. WITI is now a Coalition Partner with WIPP! Your WITI membership will now work to influence the legislative process of our nation, create economic opportunities, and build bridges and alliances for businesswomen and small business organizations. Watch for more information coming soon on our website.

orange arrow The Happy 100: Women Who Love Their Work, and Why

Joanne Gordon is currently working on a book, "The Happy 100: Women Who Love Their Work, and Why," to be published by Ballantine Random House in early 2005. As the title suggests, the book will profile 100 working women (from CEOs to scientists, engineers to artists) and explore their jobs and career paths. The book's mission is to help women of all ages craft happy working lives by profiling others who already have.

� Do you love what you do? Ms. Gordon is still interviewing potential "Happy 100" women, and she invites WITI members to visit her website at www.thehappy100.com. She is especially interested in hearing from women who do not work on the East or West coasts.

Risk Analysis Group Risk Analysis Group Webinars

Risk Analysis Group, the leader in traditional seminars on Integrated Risk Management, brings break-though knowledge right to your office.

Webinars offer a real-time visual presentation on your computer, with the audio portion delivered by telephone. Feel free to invite as many people as you want to your office or conference room for no additional charge.

  • April 27: Corporate Travel Safety
  • May 18: E-Crimes: An Update And Discussion
  • June 8: Sarbanes-Oxley, Simitian, And More
  • June 29: Secure Email: A Risk Assessment Perspective
These webinars qualify you to earn your CPP, CISSP, CLSD, PHR, SPHR, CFE and CLE Credits. All Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and are one hour long. Register today!

Women For Hire Women For Hire career expos: Make your next connection!

Women For Hire career expos are great opportunities for women in technology to connect with companies such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Swales Aerospace, Siemans, Nextel Communications, Integic, General Dynamics, among dozens of others. The Women For Hire events will put you in touch with hundreds of technology positions! Visit www.womenforhire.com today for full details and to register.

orange arrow  Why Try to Find Customers When You Can Have Them Find You?

Adweek Magazines and The Laredo Group present the IN SEARCH OF BUSINESS training seminars. Marketers and agency execs will learn how to develop and integrate Search Engine Marketing programs. WITI members are eligible to register for only $350! New York (April 14), Los Angeles (May 17), Chicago (June 22). Co-sponsored by Overture, Google, Business.com and Kanoodle. http://www.insearchofbusiness.com

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Accelerate Your Career!
- Companies that get it are searching the resume database at WITI4Hire every day. Don't be overlooked! So, whether you are actively seeking a job or just open to great possibilities, add your resume today (FREE for members AND non-members, and confidential too!) to be noticed by companies like New York Times Digital, Best Buy, Altiris, Southern California Edison and GOJO Industries, Inc. Don't want to wait? Visit WITI4Hire and search for your next job!

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Founded in 1969, IDX Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare, improve the quality of patient service, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce the costs of care. IDX supports these objectives with a broad range of complementary and functionally rich products installed at 3,300 customer sites. Customers include 138,000 physicians who utilize practice management systems to improve patient care and other workflow processes.

IDX offers a full suite of information technology solutions for healthcare organizations of all sizes. The core IDX financial, administrative, and clinical solutions deliver a total information system solution to physician group practices, academic medical centers, hospitals, and integrated delivery networks (IDNs). IDX products include electronic medical records, practice management and business performance systems, acute care systems, imaging, and connectivity services.

Search for IDX jobs on WITI4Hire.

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Network Administrator/Distribution Center, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowe's Companies is the second largest home improvement retailer in the U.S. Our tremendous growth has made us one of the nation's fastest-growing Fortune 100 companies. With over 900 stores in 45 states and growing, Lowe's offers tremendous career opportunities. These are just a few of the many reasons that make Lowe's a great place to work. Our caring and forward thinking management team knows that when you succeed, we all succeed. So if you are looking for an outstanding career opportunity without limits, then Experience Life Under Our Roof.

Lowe's has exciting opportunities for a Network Administrator based at our Distribution Center in Garysburg, NC. The purpose of this position is to perform systems administration duties for all computer systems and peripheral equipment at Distribution Centers. The incumbents in this position monitor system performance and integrity, provide user support, install system hardware and software, perform preventive maintenance and system backups, and troubleshoot issues brought to their attention.

For more information

orange arrow  Internship opportunity

WITI needs a graphic intern to assist the content editor with a variety of images. Acquire experience and expand your portfolio. Experience not necessary, but a familiarity with Photoshop or a comparable graphics program essential. Workload flexible. If you are interested in this unpaid opportunity, please send a note to the editor and include a sample or two of your work.

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March 25 - New York
Business Intelligence - Keynote Speaker - Sue Alipanahi at Oracle Corporation
March 25 - Hong Kong
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword! Digital pen and paper and business process efficiencies - Keynote Speaker - Melanie J. McFarland
April 7 - Corpus Christi
Gender Communication
April 13 - Los Angeles
WITI-LA Professional Development Committee
April 14 - Chicago
Breaking the Glass Ceiling - One Woman's Journey Through IT Success
April 15 - Houston
MEMBERS ONLY : Persuading Away Conflicts
April 22 - Austin
Don't Plan on Having a Man Be Your Retirement Plan!
April 29 - Orlando
10 Hidden Telecom Bill Mistakes Revealed
May 6 - Los Angeles
May 10 - Boston
"Kick Start Your Success"
May 20 - Orange County
"In the Company of Women"

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

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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!

Midsize Enterprise Summit
Feb 8-Sep 22 2004
Multiple Cities and Dates,
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Mar 28-Apr 1 2004
San Diego, California
SVASE & TiE Silicon Valley Present.... 2004 JOB FAIR for Emerging Tech Companies
Apr 1 2004
Santa Clara, California
SVASE presents CTO Forum: Bringing Innovation to the Bottom Line with Erich Helfert
Apr 14 2004
Menlo Park, California
Gartner Presents: Business Intelligence 2004
Apr 26-28 2004
Chicago, Illinois
Risk Analysis Group presents Corporate Travel Safety Webinar
Apr 27 2004
Call-in Phone Number TBA,
G-CON: The Gartner Government Conference
May 3-5 2004
Washington, District of Columbia
Networld + Interop
May 11-13 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Gartner Presents: Outsourcing Summit 2004
May 17-19 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Gartner Presents: Application Integration & Web Services Summit 2004
May 17-19 2004
Los Angeles, California
Risk Analysis Group Seminar
May 18-19 2004
Atlanta, Georgia
Risk Analysis Group presents E-Crimes: An Update and Discussion
May 18 2004
Call-in Phone Number TBA,
10th Annual Gartner IT Security Summit
Jun 7-9 2004
Washington, District of Columbia
Risk Analysis Group presents Sarbanes-Oxley, Simitian, and More
Jun 8 2004
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