The WITI Strategist
May 11, 2004

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In This Issue:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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WITI's 2004 National Conference - Register Now!

WITI is pleased to announce the participation of many amazing women and dynamic speakers at our National Conference event. Visit our website for speaker information and attendee testimonials. Register today!

orange arrow  Vacation Time: Reset Your Perspective
By Mellanie Hills

Mellanie True Hills We just returned from a family vacation that was several weeks long.

We travelled in a motorhome, and spent several days enroute, soaking up local scenery. After a delightful week visiting relatives in Alabama and Georgia, we took our son on a college visit at our alma mater, and then dropped by the Florida coast for spring break. The pristine beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore were truly spectacular. Nearby was a fabulous seafood restaurant; we had a lovely lunch on their patio overlooking the beach, and returned again to enjoy the sunset. Continued ...

Register today to see Mellanie at WITI's National Conference on June 8 & 9, where she will be speaking on "Designing the Plan for Your Life and Health". Discuss this article!


orange arrow  Résumé Readiness
By Vivian VanLier, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCMC, Certified Career Coach and Résumé Writer

Vivian VanLier Do you have an up-to-date résumé? Hardly a week goes by that I don't receive a call from someone asking if I could write their résumé, TODAY!!! An opportunity has been presented to them and they've been asked to provide their résumé ASAP. Since I require my clients to provide me with salient information regarding their past accomplishments, achievements and value-added contributions in previous positions as well as identifying their core marketable talents, they are rarely prepared to provide me immediately with the information I need to write an interview-clinching résumé.

Today we are experiencing the tightest, most volatile and highly competitive job market in years. More than ever, you must be proactive in continually assessing and self-marketing your skills, talents, abilities, experience and training. A "Cutting Edge Résumé" that positions you ahead of your competition is a critical tool in your job search and career management arsenal. Continued ...

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    orange arrow  Women on the Move

    Atlantic Associates Hires Director of Operations / Legal Counsel
    Julie Ross leaves Suffolk County District Attorney's Office for new position with local IT firm

    Julie B. Ross recently joined Atlantic Associates, Inc., a full service information technology temporary-to-permanent staffing solution company in West Roxbury, Massachusetts as the Director of Operations/Legal Counsel.

    Atlantic's CEO John Fitzgerald has seen unprecedented growth in his firm since first opening in 1998. "We are in a very fortunate position to be doing so well in spite of so many companies sending their IT work overseas," says Fitzgerald. "By hiring Julie, we're making a major commitment to our operations department while bringing our legal counsel in-house".

    Ms. Ross brings her extensive knowledge of computer operations and technology to her new position with Atlantic. Previously, she has served as a prosecutor specializing in computer and white-collar crime with both the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the Attorney General's Office. As lead legal counsel for Atlantic, she is building a training program that will mirror her efforts at the Attorney General's Office, working to create proactive systems that will protect a company from potential computer crimes.

    Ross' father is Steve Ross, the founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial. As a daughter of a holocaust survivor, Ross is the President of Generations After, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the legacy of holocaust survivors. Generations After is a now involved in a pilot program with the Jewish Family and Children's Services.

    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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    orange arrow WITI Marketplace
    Featured Business: Personal And Business Success
    WITI Marketplace Feature Business

    Jane Herman is the Personal And Business Success Coach who specializes in working with people in the process of redesigning their lives, their careers, or their businesses. She helps them bring their vision into focus and achieve their goals. Her clients include:

    - People who want to stop reacting to life and start taking control of what gets their time and attention
    - Those who feel "stuck" and want to get the awareness, tools, and support they need to get unstuck
    - Those in career or life transitions looking to define a new path consistent with Who they are
    - People who want to create and live a life of their own design versus living life by "default"
    - Managers and Executives looking to hone their leadership and communication skills
    - Newly-promoted managers needing a Mentor to get them up the learning curve, fast
    - Employees going after a big win, transition, or new career role
    - Business owners who are ready to take their business to the next level
    - Women zeroing in on personal and/or professional goals
    - Women who want to upgrade their life, career, business, and relationships
    - Women re-defining their roles
    - Those who want to communicate more effectively in their work and personal relationships

    Jane offers a complementary 30-minute telephone coaching session so that you can experience the power of coaching first-hand. For more information, visit Jane at www.PersonalAndBusinessSuccess.com.

    SPECIAL OFFER FOR WITI MEMBERS: Just give your WITI membership number and you will receive a $50.00 discount on your first month of coaching!

    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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    orange arrow Support our WITI 2004 National Conference Silent Auction to Benefit The Women's Alliance

    The Women's Alliance June 8 and 9, 2004, WITI will host a Silent Auction during its 2004 National Conference in Silicon Valley. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit The Women's Alliance, a national organization of independent community-based members who provide professional attire, career skills training and related services to low-income women seeking employment. Each year, The Women's Alliance members help more than 30,000 women in transition from poverty, welfare, and other dire circumstances.

    With your donation of a Silent Auction item, The Women's Alliance can continue to help low-income women in your community prepare for and succeed in the workplace.

    For more information contact Nicole Wild at 305-762-6400 or email: [email protected].

    orange arrow Attention Authors!

    Meet your readers at our "Books That Empower Women" expo at WITI's National Conference. If you'd like your book included or if you are interested in scheduling a book signing, then complete our Author's Participation Form and tell us how your book inspires and empowers women.

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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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    Celebrate the accomplishments of this year's WITI Hall of Fame Inductees at WITI's National Conference in San Jose, CA on June 8 & 9! Register to attend today.

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    orange arrow  Company Spotlight

    Bank of America The Promise of Higher Standards. Bank of America is founded on an important idea: People are their best when they are striving to exceed accomplishments of the past. Our company has a long-standing commitment to redefining world-class business performance and standards of operational consistency, accuracy and efficiency. We have long insisted on continuous improvement and the sustained intensity that drives it, promising never to settle for an industry benchmark or our own historical performance. We have said our goal is nothing short of becoming the world's most admired company. This drive to excel can be summed up in two words: Higher Standards. This is our goal in everything we do.

    If you share our commitment to Higher Standards, Bank of America provides unmatched opportunities.

    Search for Bank of America jobs on WITI4Hire.

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    Senior Designer, Hampton Brown
    For our Carmel, California Office to provide sparkling, innovative, creative and appropriate design solutions for major components or the entire level of a project through accurate interpretation of design specifications. To contribute to the conceptualization of designs and art approaches for major, complex programs; provide appealing layouts and designs to secure high quality art, and to prepare pages that fit design and production specs. A key responsibility will be to carry the major design impetus.

    For more information

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    May 18 - Portland
    WITI PDX Presents: The Challenges of Taking New Technology to Market
    May 18 - Chicago
    Outsourcing: How to Turn it into a Profit Maker
    May 19 - New York
    former CEO of DDB Ad agency and author Mary Lou Quinlan discusses her book "Where are the Women". Fast Company magazine Senior Writer, Linda Tischler
    May 19 - Thames Valley, UK
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    "In the Company of Women"
    May 24 - Hong Kong
    "The Competencies of Effective Global Leaders" presented by Professor Kathleen Slaughter, Associate Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business
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    The Authenic Self: Living the Life You've Always Dreamed Of
    June 23 - New Jersey
    Functioning Optimally in a Global Environment
    June 25 - Atlanta
    Women in Technology Setting the Stage for Success
    July 30 - Michigan
    Where Do We Go From Here? Securing A Future For Our Girls
    September 17 - Michigan
    Tips and Tools: Unlocking the Secrets of Career Advancement
    September 21 - Orange County
    Unleash Your Speaking Power!
    October 16 - Michigan
    Bring Your Daughters to Breakfast
    November 19 - Michigan
    Michigan WITI Awards: Honoring Outstanding Companies Supporting Women

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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!

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    Feb 8-Sep 22 2004
    Multiple Cities and Dates,
    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 presents E-Crimes: An Update and Discussion
    May 18 2004
    Call-in Phone Number TBA,
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    May 18-19 2004
    San Francisco, California
    Mobile Marketing BootCamp
    May 18 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Tech-Ed 2004 Women in Technology Luncheon
    May 26 2004
    San Diego, California
    POWER: Opening Doors for Women
    May 27 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    SVASE Presents Global Financing for Biotech
    Jun 3 2004
    Santa Clara, 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
    Mobile Marketing BootCamp
    Jun 16 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    Jun 20-24 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Pipeline Seminar: Boardroom Bound
    Jun 21-22 2004
    Washington, District of Columbia
    In Search of Business
    Jun 22 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Risk Analysis Group presents Secure Email: A Risk Assessment Perspective
    Jun 24 2004
    Call-in Phone Number TBA,
    Mobile Marketing BootCamp
    Jun 24 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    In Search of Business
    Jul 15 2004
    New York, New York

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