The WITI Strategist
Sept. 14, 2004

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June 28, 2005

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

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WITI South Florida's Annual Hope Fundraiser

WITI South Florida's Annual Hope Fundraiser is less than a month away! Don't miss this unique and exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insight into the world of IT and give back to other women in IT while experiencing the charm of our community at the beautiful Old Fort Lauderdale Historic Museum. We are offering a night of charity, food and technology that is not to be missed! Not going to be in South Florida? Please forward this on to those who may be interested! For more information...

WITI's 15th Anniversary Membership Drive

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Already an active WITI Member? Please visit the Member's Area for new free videos from our 2004 National Conference as well as acess to discounts and the Members Directory.

orange arrow  Why Talent Matters
By Michael Foster, HCI Chairman

Michael Foster Last month, WITI kicked off an alliance that provides its members with a free executive membership in the Human Capital Institute. Normally $199 per year, this partnership offers WITI members unlimited access to HCI thought leadership, cutting-edge research and education. HCI is an exciting clearinghouse for innovative new strategies that help organizations hire the best people, develop their potential and nurture innovation. Why is this important? Because leaders realize that success today increasingly relies on individual creative talent and team execution.
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orange arrow  WITI Talk TeleClasses: Transforming your Future!
2004 is coming to a close; do you need help figuring out "what next?" Do you want to explore what your life purpose is, so that you can create a "Mission Statement" for your life? Please join us for a WITITalk Teleclass. Participants in this teleclass have made major changes in their life, after just the first class!!

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orange arrow  Give Yourself Permission!
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman What is it that you are doing in you life right now that you would like to stop doing?

What is it that you are not doing in your life that you would like to be doing?

What is it that you don't have in your life right now that you would like to have?

What is stopping you, or getting in the way of your doing or having these things?

Most of us, when we look at what gets in our way, look to external factors (e.g., time, money, opportunity, obligation). But, for the next few moments, I invite you to explore with me the possibility that you are not doing and having what you want in your life simply because you are waiting for someone else to give you "permission." How might your life be different if you came to accept that you don't need to get permission from someone else but instead can learn to give it to yourself? Continued ...

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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: CM IT Solutions

CM IT Solutions provides outsourced IT support for small businesses. We maximize profitability by helping small businesses efficiently use the technology that they already have. Our trainers and technicians are fully trained and certified and will go to your place to work one-on-one with you on your own computer. We also help small businesses with their technology purchases by providing shopping services, and we install and maintain networks and equipment. Computer Moms is a nation-wide franchise that is headquartered in Austin, TX, and has operations in 26 states.

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 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo - An entire year's wisdom... in just 5 days
With the most sought-after knowledge of more one thousand Gartner analysts & consultants distilled into just five days of presentations, Symposium/ITxpo offers you unrivalled ROI (Return on Investment). We invite you to Symposium/ITxpo, to benefit yourself & your company by:
  • Finding knowledge, advice and solutions to your key IT challenges
  • Accessing Gartners unbiased and meticulous research
  • Leveraging valuable networking opportunities
  • Gaining unique strategic insights from leading industry Keynote speakers, including Carly Fiorina, Chairman & CEO of HP
  • Meeting face-to-face with the worlds top IT vendors
For more information or to register, visit gartner.com/eu/symposium today.

Gartner also has many other upcoming events! Please visit our Partner Events list for event information.

EmployeeROI presents Women's Leadership Breakfast
Don't miss this unique opportunity to develop, share, and reinforce new leadership skills and competencies, expand your sphere of influence (power base) through peer networking, and extend your access to knowledge and perceived priority - through affliation. The Women's Leadership Breakfast is coming to New York City on September 22, 2004. WITI Members: Visit the Members' Discount Page for the promo code to receive the partner discount rate of $75. Register today online or by phone (212-937-8413).

NAWBO University 8th Annual NAWBO University
The 8th Annual "NAWBO-University: Ready * Set * Grow!" is scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 2004 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. NAWBO University will focus on enabling small business owners to recognize opportunities and effectively manage resources to stimulate business growth. WITI Members, check out the Discounts page in the Members' Area for the promo code to receive a $25 discount off the individual ticket price when you register to attend the conference. You can register online at http://www.nawbola.org/events/info.php?id=1495.

Mobile Marketing RoadShow Mobile Marketing Roadshow Mobile Marketing Event of the Year
This one day event includes Case Studies, Best Practices, Latest Trends, Stats & Facts, Interactive Sessions & more. Coming to Boston, MA, on Octover 14, 2004. WITI Members: Get $200 off the regular rate! Please visit the Members' Discount Page for the promo code. Register today at www.mobilemarketingroadshow.com or call 212-330-8381.

CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment®, coming to San Francisco's Moscone Center October 25-27, 2004, is the only show that presents how wireless technologies are being integrated into the enterprise and vertical business markets such as healthcare, government, automotive, retail etc. The capabilities of today's wireless devices continue to expand and improve across business sectors and personal entertainment, and CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment effectively delivers wireless data solutions that are right for every segment of the market based on individual needs and budgets. WITI Members: Passes are available! Visit the Member's Area for more information!

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.
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Paladin International and Business and Technology Insider Radio are bringing you an entire format to prepare you to talk directly with federal agencies about specific opportunities. Dont walk away scratching your head about where to go next...come to "Marketing to the Federal Government" at the Sheraton Premiere in Vienna, VA on Nov 2-4, 2004, and be ready to talk real contracts! Confirmed participants include DHS, ARMY, Commerce, NASA, HHS, DOJ, DSS, OPIC, GSA Advantage and more! We have the Contracting Officers from some of the major agencies presenting contract opportunities. Accomplish more with us in 3 days than you can on your own in a month or more! For more information, visit www.technologyinsider.net/mfg04/.

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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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WITI Hall of Fame awardThe WITI Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contribution women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. Join us in New York City in 2005 for the Tenth Anniversary Celebrations.

If you would like to make a nomination for the 2005 WITI Hall of Fame, please download the 2005 nomination form. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2004.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Los Alamos National Laboratory Some of the most profound scientific advances of the 20th century took place at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Moving forward in this new century, the world-class research environment is designed for unlimited professional and personal growth. Scientific expertise is both broad and deep and ranges from innovative biological research to modeling global climate, and from novel methods for examining material properties to helping explore the outer reaches of the solar system.

Search for Los Alamos National Laboratory jobs on WITI4Hire.

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Hardware Engineer - Lexmark International
Lexmark International, a Fortune 500 company, seeks a Hardware Engineer for its Lexington, Kentucky location. This is a Firmware Development Engineering position for embedded software development for printers and AIOs. The successful candidate should have experience and education relating to embedded software development for real time systems. A knowledge or electronic hardware and software development processes is desired. Also, the candidate should posses excellent communication and teamwork skills. Programming skills in C/C++ in an embedded environment is required. Candidate should posses a minimum of a bachelor's degree in CE, EE or CS and at least two years experience.

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

orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

September 15 - Thames Valley, UK
September 16 - Portland
Back to School, Back to Learning for Members of WITI (Women In Technology International) Portland Network
September 17 - Michigan
Tips and Tools: Unlocking the Secrets of Career Advancement
September 21 - Orange County
Topic: Women at the Top, the Road to Success...A Panel of Achievers
September 28 - South Florida
CIO & Silent Auction
October 4 - Austin
Parenting Your Parents
October 5 - New Jersey
Successful Women Entrepreneurs
October 7 - Los Angeles
October 16 - Michigan
Bring Your Daughters to Breakfast
November 10 - Orange County
WITI - Orange County Awards: Tribute to Leaders
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 2004-Sep 22 2004, Multiple Cities and Dates
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 13 2004, Los Angeles, California
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 14 2004, San Jose, California
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 16 2004, Seattle, Washington
Gartner Software Asset Management 2004
Sep 20 2004-Sep 22 2004, Orlando, Florida
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 21 2004, Dallas, Texas
Methodology of Executive Protection
Sep 21 2004, New York City, New York
Executive Travel Safety & Personal Security Seminar
Sep 22 2004, New York City, New York
Gartner IT Asset Management and TCO Summit 2004
Sep 22 2004-Sep 23 2004, Orlando, Florida
EmployeeROI presents Women's Leadership Breakfast
Sep 22 2004, New York, New York
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 23 2004, Atlanta, Georgia
The Future Labor Market and You: How Demographics, Demand, and Work Attitudes Will Change Your Organization
Sep 23 2004, On the Web
8th Annual NAWBO University
Sep 23 2004, Los Angeles, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Sep 24 2004, New York, New York
Gartner Application Development Summit: The Path to Modern AD
Sep 27 2004-Sep 29 2004, Phoenix, Arizona
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Sep 27 2004, Chicago, Illinois
Pipeline Seminiar: Boardroom Bound
Sep 28 2004-Sep 29 2004, Washington, District of Columbia
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 28 2004, Chicago, Illinois
Venture Scene New Jersey presents What Matters Most in Obtaining Venture Funding?
Sep 28 2004, East Brunswick, New Jersey
WIPP 2004 Leadership and Power Strategy Meeting
Sep 28 2004-Sep 29 2004, Washington, District of Columbia
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Sep 29 2004, Washington, District of Columbia
Gartner CRM Summit Fall 2004
Oct 4 2004-Oct 6 2004, Phoenix, Arizona
TECHXNY - New York's Technology Week
Oct 5 2004-Oct 7 2004, New York, New York
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Oct 5 2004, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 14 2004-Oct 17 2004, New York City, New York
Mobile Marketing RoadShow
Oct 14 2004, Boston, Massachusetts
Gartner Presents Symposium/ITxpo 2004
Oct 17 2004-Oct 22 2004, Orlando, Florida
Oct 24 2004-Oct 28 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia
CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2004
Oct 25 2004-Oct 27 2004, San Francisco, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Oct 25 2004, San Francisco, California
Recruiting and Workforce Acquisition Technology 2004 - Tooling Up For The Next Talent War
Oct 27 2004, Seattle, Washington
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Nov 1 2004, Boston, Massachusetts
Marketing to the Federal Government
Nov 2 2004-Nov 4 2004, Vienna, Virginia
Drive Human Capital Results by Engaging and Retaining Key Talent
Nov 3 2004, New York, New York
Technology Review: Talent Management Systems
Nov 4 2004, On the Web
Gartner presents Application Integration & Web Services
Nov 15 2004-Nov 17 2004, Kissimmee, Florida
Women in Leadership Summit
Nov 15 2004-Nov 17 2004, Boston, Massachusetts
Gartner 23rd Annual Data Center Conference
Nov 30 2004-Dec 2 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada
Oracle Open World
Dec 5 2004-Dec 9 2004, San Francisco, California

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