The WITI Strategist
June 22, 2004

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In This Issue:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

Not Yet a WITI Member?

Network Meetings


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orange arrow  National Conference!

Thank you, thank you from all of us at WITI to the more than 75 women who gave their time, knowledge and expertise as speaker participants to make this one of our best conferences ever! And to the many amazing women who attended the event -- you are the reason we put these conferences together!

If you came to the conference, please visit WITI's discussion board and share your experiences. We'd love to know which sessions were most powerful for you, what made you feel most energized, what connections were most promising. Your comments might even be included in upcoming conference reviews and highlights! Let's hear from you!

And stay tuned... There's more coming! The Post-Conference Learning Center and conference photographs will be online soon, and we're already gearing up for the next conferences. Keep an eye on WITI.com for announcements of new programs and events.

orange arrow  Should You Change Jobs?
By David Creelman

Where did I go Right? There are frustrations even in the perfect job. With experience we learn the grass is not always greener on the other side. Yet, there are times when the job just isn't worth it. How do you know when to make a move?

Jim Hayhurst is a former CEO and author of Where Have I Gone Right? He spends a lot of time coaching people on their careers. He says you can't tell if the job is wrong unless you really understand yourself. Without clarity on your core values, skills and interests you can't distinguish between the annoyances you should live through and more profound issues. Your fundamental values may revolve around integrity, or working on a team, or making a difference in the world, or any number of other things. If the job conflicts with a fundamental value then you owe it to yourself to leave. Continued ...

Discuss this article!

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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:

  • "Transforming Your Future" -- begins June 24, 4pm PST
  • "How To Communicate Effectively At Work" -- begins June 30, 8pm EST
  • More information is on our website. Starting at $49 for WITI Members, you can't afford not to attend! Register now!

    orange arrow  Women on the Move

    Spanish Start-up Launches in Hot New Wireless Sector

    Sandra L. Wear, Network Director for WITI Spain, has had a technology career that includes the founding of a company named one of the Top 100 Emerging Companies by Computerworld (subsequently acquired by a public company for a record amount) and the launch to market of award-winning patented business applications for Fortune 500 companies. Now, Ms. Wear has officially announced the launch of Atalum Wireless SA, a leading provider of standard-based reliable and secure wireless solutions that sense, monitor and control anything from anywhere to create smart WSNs (Wireless Sensor Networks). These WSNs enable smart environments (smart homes, smart buildings, smart indoor or outdoor spaces, etc.), and Atalum is dedicated to enabling people and businesses to be completely free of physical boundaries to do what they need to do.

    Atalum was founded in 2003 by entrepreneurs with a proven track record for creating and building technology companies and executing on-time corporate deployments with expertise in embedded systems and LR-WPAN (Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks) technology. "Our R&D investment and management expertise allow us to offer interoperable wireless solutions that fulfill the specific sensing & control needs of the predicted $7 Billion US marketplace," says Wear, Atalum's CEO & President.

    Atalum will begin pilots in early 2005.

    WITI member quoted in finanical publication

    Alex Ramsey, president of Lodestar Universal, a management and communications consulting firm (check out her profile in the WITI Marketplace), was recently quoted in "White-collar Wake-up Call", an article on global outsourcing published by Women's Wall Street, an online financial publication. Her quotes, emphasizing the importance of continued learning and flexibility in an increasingly global and competitive marketplace appear along side statements from Tom Peters and other management gurus.

    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: Acacia Leadership Consulting
    WITI Marketplace Feature Business

    Acacia Leadership Consulting works exclusively with the CEO and top-executives of women-owned IT companies to ensure long-term profitability and business growth. We help you direct your company's planning and strategy to promote overall organizational effectiveness by acting as a transparent member of your executive team. We provide strategic thought leadership on a broad base of business topics and help you design organizational structure and operating systems to ensure your strategic direction is achieved.

    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 Interviewees Needed!

    Tammie Page is working on a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership at the University of Phoenix. She is conducting a research study entitled "A phenomenological study of female executives in information technology companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area". The purpose of the research study is to identify skill sets, coping mechanisms, and strategies used by executive-level women to sustain their positions for 3-5 years within information technology companies located in the Washington, DC area. Results of this study may increase awareness of the under-representation of women among information technology executives and help executive level women sustain their positions. Participation would include a 1 hour one-on-one audio recorded interview.

    If you can assist Tammie, please contact her at [email protected].

    orange arrow Congratulations to the 2004 WITI Hall of Fame Inductees!
    WITI congratulates Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D., Dr. E. Gail de Planque, Ph.D., Dr. Pat Selinger, Judy Shaw, and Dr. Susan Solomon on their recent induction into the WITI Hall of Fame! The WITI Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. For more information on all five inductees, visit The WITI Hall of Fame.

    orange arrow CEOnetworking

    CEOnetworking Bounce ideas monthly off of 6-10 peer-based CEOs. CEOnetworking is a Membership Organization for CEOs providing an efficient way to create a peer-based advisory board that does not have a vested interest in the company. All executives need to vent frustrations or brainstorm ideas in a neutral environment that does not exist within their company. Come to one of our meetings to experience it for yourself. To register or for more info visit http://ceonetworking.com/td2/ or call Mitchell Levy at 408-257-3000.

    We have a number of groups that are tailored to bringing certain peers in a room together. Come join one of our existing groups or talk with us about creating a new group.

    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.

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    orange arrow  WITI Works

    An Exclusive Network for Executive Women!
    - 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!

    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

    UPS IT Aren't you ready for something more challenging? As a leader and innovator in Information Technology, we're faced with exciting, mission-critical projects every day. And with state-of-the-art technology at our fingertips, we're constantly coming up with industry first solutions that not only accelerate the speed of business, but empower the world.

    We're looking for talented IT professionals who understand the magnitude of what we do and those who are looking for longevity, security, and promising opportunity in a career.

    Search for UPS IT jobs on WITI4Hire.

    orange arrow  Job Spotlight

    PC Systems Specialist Lead, Georgia State University
    This position is responsible for the supervision of workstation support technicians who provide services to the university community as well as troubleshooting basic to advanced level technical issues. You will provide setup and installation of new computer equipment and peripherals, and you will be responsible for automating the tasks of updating the Windows workstations to ensure that all updates and patch are pushed out to the clients utilizing a desktop management package.

    For more information

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    orange arrow  Not Yet a WITI Member?

    Consider these benefits for WITI members only:

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

    orange arrow  Upcoming Network Events
    June 23 - New Jersey
    Functioning Optimally in a Global Environment
    June 25 - Atlanta
    Women in Technology: Setting the Stage for Success
    July 7 - Houston
    "Security for Your Wireless Network"
    July 20 - Orlando
    Success Strategies of Executive Women
    July 20 - South Florida
    Watch for details coming soon!
    July 22 - Orange County
    Two Women's Radical Sabbatical: Marketing Yourself and Building Your Dream Career - A (soon-to-be) Success Story
    July 26 - Austin
    Aw, What the Heck ... Do It Anyhow! Taking Risks Without REGRET
    July 30 - Michigan
    Where Do We Go From Here? Securing A Future For Our Girls
    August 19 - Atlanta
    How to make most of an networking event
    September 15 - New Jersey
    Successful Women Entrepreneurs
    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

    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
    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
    Women's Technology Cluster presents: Springboard: Silicon Valley 2004
    Jun 24 2004, Palo Alto, California
    In Search of Business
    Jul 15 2004, New York, New York
    Gartner Software Asset Management 2004
    Sep 20-22 2004, Orlando, Florida
    Gartner IT Asset Management and TCO Summit 2004
    Sep 22-23 2004, Orlando, Florida
    Gartner Application Development Summit: The Path to Modern AD
    Sep 27-29 2004, Phoenix, Arizona
    Pipeline Seminiar: Boardroom Bound
    Sep 28-29 2004, Washington, District of Columbia
    Gartner CRM Summit Fall 2004
    Oct 4-6 2004, Phoenix, Arizona
    Gartner Presents Symposium/ITxpo 2004
    Oct 17-22 2004, Orlando, Florida
    OOPSLA '04
    Oct 24-28 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia
    CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2004
    Oct 25-27 2004, San Francisco, California
    Gartner 23rd Annual Data Center Conference
    Nov 30-Dec 2 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada

    For more information and discounts

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