The WITI Strategist
Apr. 6, 2004

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

In This Issue:

WITI Health

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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June 8-9, 2004
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Chicago, IL

Oct. 20-21 2004

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Moving Powerfully Into the Future!

Southwestern Conference
May 5 & 6, 2004

National Conference
June 8 & 9, 2004

"I have attended numerous other technical conferences in the past and was a little apprehensive in attending the WITI conference because I wanted to leave with more than just great talk. I wanted more substance.

"WITI's 2003 National Conference blew me away. I was surprised at the level of professionalism and the caliber of speakers. I met women from different walks of life, from different countries in the world. The sessions and seminars were powerful and provided a wealth of knowledge. The speakers actually shared their experiences and knowledge! I had a wonderful time at this very enriching and rewarding event. I knew then I had found an organization to be part of.

"What makes a WITI conference unique? WITI has something that cannot be bottled: the Spirit of WITI. It is their genuineness and commitment to advancing women. I recognized their authenticity. This conference restored my confidence that there exist out there women with a vested interest in helping other women actualize their dreams. I have found a group of women who are committed to creating new possibilities for the success of other women."

-- Chioma A. Ndubuisi, Project Manager, Option One Mortgage

Don't miss the extraordinary opportunites of WITI's 2004 Conference Events, coming to Houston May 5 & 6 and to Silicon Valley June 8 & 9! Register today!

orange arrow  Creating A Legacy
By Carolyn Leighton, Founder, Chairwoman, WITI

Carolyn Leighton A few weeks ago, while I was in Los Angeles for a retreat for Women's History Month, my son surprised me by taking me to a special screening of Iron Jawed Angels. I had not seen any previews, read any reviews and had no idea what to expect from the film. What an amazing evening!

The movie was a mesmerizing account of the women who valiantly fought for and won the right to vote for all American women. The courage of these women who sacrificed so much to take a stand for what they believed is awesome and inspiring. Led by a young woman named Alice Paul, a largely unknown and forgotten heroine of United States history, these women gave up the promise of marriage and children, went to jail, launched a hunger strike, suffered countless abuses and criticisms from men and women, and still did not let anything deter them until they won the vote. Stop a moment and really think about this: these women were willing to give up everything, including their lives, so you and I would have the right to vote today. Continued ...

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orange arrow  WITI Talk TeleClasses: Transforming your Future!
Do you want to increase your wealth or plan for your retirement? Do you need to learn how to better sell your product or your self? Check out the new WITI Teleclasses:

  • "Your Money & Your Life"
  • "TELE POWER - Using The Telephone To Advance Yourself And Advance Your Business"
  • "It's Never Too Late - and Never Too Early (Ten Things You Can Do Now to Catch up on Your Retirement Savings)"
  • "How To Get Unstuck"
  • "How To Communicate Effectively At Work".

    More information is on our website. Starting at $49 for WITI Members, you can't afford not to attend! Register now!

    orange arrow Staying Healthy and Sane in an Insane World

    Mellanie Hills Recently, Melanie shared her story with the WITI Network in Austin, Texas. Hear how she survived and learn what you must know about heart disease by checking out the video of her presentation, available now in the WITI Members' Area!

    Don't forget to plan now to 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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    orange arrow WITI Marketplace
    Featured Business: Earth Friendly Promotions
    WITI Marketplace Feature Business

    Earth Friendly Promotions delivers a network of socially responsible resources, products and services. When it comes to creating a conscious lifestyle, Earth Friendly Promotions is the leader. We create entire eco-effective environments at your place of business or in your home. Saying "Yes!" to socially responsible products and service is easier than ever, and it makes good sense for you and for the planet.

    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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    WIPP WITI partner WIPP needs your help!

    Do you own your own business? WIPP (Women Influencing Public Policy), the nation's largest bi-partisan public policy organization advocating for, and on behalf of, women business owners and women in business on economic issues, needs your help! To effectively represent you in Congress, it's helpful to have the North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS Codes) for their membership base. Since WITI is a WIPP Coalition Partner, all WITI members are automatically WIPP members.

    Enable WIPP to enhance their continued lobbying activities for women in business. Look up your business's NAICS Code at http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html. Then send it and your zip code to [email protected] or fax to 415-434-4331. It will just take a minute to make sure your voice is heard in Washington.

    orange arrow How Women Can Beat Terrorism

    How Women Can Beat Terrorism If the world stays on its present course, terrorism and conflict may take the lives of over 100 million people during the next three decades. Give women the opportunity and resources to combat poverty and hopelessness that foster terrorism and the gloomy forecast improves, writes Curt Weeden, author of How Women Can Beat Terrorism.

    A billion-dollar grant-maker who has worked for 30 years with international development organizations, corporations and foundations, Weeden concludes that only if women in the U.S., Europe and other industrialized countries take the lead are women in poorer nations likely to have a realistic chance of improving their quality of life and creating a climate that discourages terrorism. How Women Can Beat Terrorism presents a simple but compelling plan for helping billions of men, women and children living in poverty while at the same time making the Western world less prone to a multitude of deadly terrorist attacks.

    How Women Can Beat Terrorism is available from the author's website, Amazon and other bookstores near you.

    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.

    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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    orange arrow  WITI Works

    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

    Epson America
    EPSON manufactures award-winning digital cameras, printers, scanners, and other imaging solutions. People who thrive in our environment love challenge, ownership, and a fast pace. We have a Merchandising Specialist position available.

    We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)w/company match, 13 paid holidays that includes a week in December, etc. Our headquarters is located in Long Beach, CA.

    Search for Epson America jobs on WITI4Hire.

    orange arrow  Job Spotlight

    Technical Architecture Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    In this challenging role as the DS Technical Architect, your primary responsibility will include architecting, developing and implementing PwC's technology roadmap. In support of the CDO and EA leader, you will drive integration strategies for Architecture Services, Middleware Services, Portal Services, the Portfolios to include- People Systems, Financial Systems, Engagement Systems, and the Market Leadership. Services in their mission to support the information technology strategies, which meet the core business requirements for the client. Further, your approach will be innovative and proactive to ensure all aspects of integration enhances the Great Place to Work environment we are working towards within US IT and Development Services.

    For more information

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

    orange arrow  Upcoming Network Events
    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 20 - South Florida
    No Guts, No Gain! How to Achieve Your Personal Growth
    April 22 - Austin
    Your Retirement Plan - Independent of a Man
    April 27 - Hong Kong
    Digital Pen and Paper Business Process Efficiencies presented by Melanie J. McFarland
    April 29 - Orlando
    10 Hidden Telecom Bill Mistakes Revealed
    May 6 - Los Angeles
    May 10 - Boston
    "Kick Start Your Success"
    May 18 - South Florida
    South Florida's Innovative Local Area Networking (L.A.N.) Series
    May 20 - Orange County
    WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN: "In the Company of Women"
    June 23 - New Jersey
    Functioning Optimally in a Global Environment
    September 21 - Orange County
    Unleash Your Speaking Power!

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

    orange arrow  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!

    Midsize Enterprise Summit
    Feb 8-Sep 22 2004
    Multiple Cities and Dates,
    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
    In Search of Business
    May 17 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,
    Tech-Ed 2004 Women in Technology Luncheon
    May 26 2004
    San Diego, California
    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
    Call-in Phone Number TBA,
    Gartner Presents: PlanetStorage 2004
    Jun 14-17 2004
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    For more information and discounts

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