The WITI Strategist
July 22, 2004

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orange arrow  Women seen and heard: Speaking with a strategic vision
By Lois Phillips, Ph.D.

Imagine yourself at the front of a vast auditorium, about to begin your presentation describing a technology advance. You know your stuff, and want to bring people together to increase mutual success. But the audience may wonder if they should take you seriously. Although you are the epitome of cool, you are still up against the stereotype of woman as illogical, emotional, details oriented. The truth is that even when women achieve position and status, women speakers need to gain credibility before they are believed. Men start with credibility as leaders; women have to earn it. Continued ...

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Are you ready to transform your career, your life, or your business? Are you interested in making a career change or starting a business/consulting practice, but don't know how to get started? Do you want to explore what your life purpose is, so that you can create a "Mission Statement" for your life?

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    orange arrow  Avoid The Top 5 Résumé Mistakes
    By Deborah Walker, CCMC

    Over the years as a recruiter, career coach and résumé writer, I've seen the consequences of poorly written résumés. Unfortunately, many don't seek professional career help until they experience the frustration of a long and fruitless job search. For most, their problems began by committing the top five résumé mistakes: lack of focus, absence of marketing strategy, no accomplishments, lack of keywords and incorrect format. Avoid those mistakes by following these five simple résumé rules.
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    orange arrow WITI Marketplace
    What an immediate impact we could make if each of us decided to spend our business and consumer dollars on women-owned businesses - to find a coach, consultant, software vendor, dentist, conference-call vendor, phone service, computer and so on from a woman! This is what the WITI Marketplace is all about. There are over 100 women-owned businesses in the Marketplace so you don't have to search far to find the products and services you need! Search the Marketplace today!

    WITI Marketplace Featured BusinessFeatured Business: IRisk Management, Inc.

    IRisk Management, Inc. is an independent information security consulting firm that focuses on assessing corporate-wide information security risk and implementing security programs, which includes developing policy and procedures, security awareness programs, and business continuity planning. We also offer "Chief Security Officer On-call for small companies who may not have a Chief Information Security Officer.

    For WITI members: 15% discount or a 15% referral fee thru 2004.

    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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    WIPPThe "WE DECIDE!" National Voter Registration Drive is now a reality!
    WITI is working with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and Office Depot to ensure registering to vote can be quick, easy and powerful! All 900 Office Depot locations across America have a space in each store specifically dedicated for voter registration and the www.wedecide2004.com website is up and active. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to ensure every tech-savvy and business-savvy woman takes five minutes and registers or re-registers to vote. And we need to ensure that every employee of a woman-owned business is also registered as well. WIPP will use the number of hits to the www.wedecide2004.com website to show the press and politicians that tech-savvy and business-savvy women and those they influence truly are the deciding swing vote in 2004.

    So please, take just five minutes and do these three easy things:

    1. Go to www.wedecide2004.com and register or re-register.
    2. Attach the www.wedecide2004.com link with a quick note to your employees, friends and business acquaintances encouraging them to register or re-register at www.wedecide2004.com. Just attach the note and send it to your e-mail address book.
    3. Join the celebration of the 84th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote by attending the "WE DECIDE!" National Luncheons on August 18th. With 21 locations across America, this will be a tremendous opportunity to highlight the gains women have make in the voting booth and in business. More information is available at www.wedecide2004.com.

    San Jose BioScience Incubator
    The San Jose BioScience Incubator & Innovation Center (SJBIIC) provides scientists and entrepreneurs access to a state-of-the-art facility and valuable business development services that enable them to grow and scale successful businesses within a collaborative, entrepreneurial community. Find out more: http://www.wtc-sf.org/biosanjose.html.

    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 Teleclasses, led by Barbara Annis exclusively for WITI GEN members, will begin this September. 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

    Veritas VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTS) is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and employs more than 6,500 people in 40 countries. With annualized revenues over $1.77 billion in 2003, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. Through its award-winning and market-leading products focused on business efficiency and continuity, VERITAS Software provides the building blocks for utility computing.

    Search for Veritas jobs on WITI4Hire.

    orange arrow  Job Spotlight

    Software Architect - Trustworthy Computing
    This position requires a senior, innovative individual to lead the definition of a long-term research agenda for Trustworthy Computing. Identify directed research problems and promising proactive approaches to Trusted Computing that are beyond the organization's current business unit product planning cycles. Establish domain leadership by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. Make original contributions in the field of trusted platform technologies. File patents. Establish working relationships with potential collaborators in industry. Author proposals for collaborative research and drive internal ratification processes. Lead research collaborations with key academic researches.

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    orange arrow  Upcoming Network Events
    July 26 - Austin
    Aw, What the Heck... Do It Anyhow! Taking Risks Without REGRET
    July 28 - Denver
    Women, Politics & Us: It's In Our Hands
    July 30 - Michigan
    Where Do We Go From Here? Securing A Future For Our Girls
    August 4 - New Jersey
    August 5 - Los Angeles
    August 26 - Atlanta
    How to make most of a 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,
    Fortune Small Business presents Go For Growth
    Aug 27 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    Fortune Small Business presents Go For Growth
    Sep 9 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    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
    TECHXNY - New York's Technology Week
    Oct 5-7 2004
    New York, New York
    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 presents Application Integration & Web Services
    Nov 15-17 2004
    Kissimmee, Florida
    Gartner 23rd Annual Data Center Conference
    Nov 30-Dec 2 2004
    Las Vegas, Nevada

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