The WITI Strategist
Nov. 23, 2004

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In This Issue:

WITI Health

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

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orange arrow  Cancer and Heart Disease May Go Hand-in-Hand
By Mellanie Hills

Mellanie True Hills In a recent issue, I dealt with how you can improve your odds against breast cancer. That applies to many other cancers as well. But what if you are a cancer survivor? Then there's another risk to know about and act upon - heart disease. Whether or not you've had cancer, you should still read this because cancer and heart disease are closely intertwined, and women are especially at risk. You, or someone you know, may need to know this information.

Did you know that having cancer could predispose you to heart disease, the number one killer? I have friends who have survived both breast cancer and heart disease. At first, I thought that was a strange coincidence, but then my friend, Catherine, who is a breast cancer survivor twice over, mentioned that chemotherapy drugs affect the heart. Talk about a one-two punch!


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orange arrow  Take Your True Self to Work Day
By Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan "When I go to work, it's as if I leave my true self locked in the car. I go up in the elevator and emerge as Work Self. If I leave in time, I can get back to the car and reclaim my true self. But if I'm too late, by the time I get there, my true self is just out cold." That's how a salesman I hired described his life in corporate America. He had to be two different people. Work didn't want his true self, but he fought hard to keep it alive. Sometimes he succeeded, sometimes he didn't.

Sound familiar? Of all the issues I've discussed with managers and employees around the world, the most painful and persistent is the acute conflict they sense between who they feel themselves to be on the inside and who they present on the outside. My salesman -- let's call him Steve -- wouldn't find life so painful if his two selves were closely related to each other. But they aren't. They are dangerously very far apart. At work, he advocates independence, fast results, toughness, and flexibility. At home, he preaches the importance of loyalty, long-term commitment, selflessness, and steadfastness. No wonder he's hurting.
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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Dawn Sweetser New England Cryogenic Center hires new Director of Marketing
Dawn Sweetser joins pioneer in the stem cell industry

Dawn Sweetser has recently joined New England Cryogenic Center (NECC), the parent company of the New England Cord Blood Bank, as their Director of Marketing. She brings her extensive knowledge of marketing as well as stem cell research / banking to her new position with NECC, where she leads a team in furthering the awareness and development of umbilical cord blood banking.

"I am thrilled to have joined NECC. It's an opportunity of a lifetime knowing that you are part of something so significant. I look forward to educating the public on the outstanding work we do at NECC and the opportunities that lie ahead for stem cell and cord blood research", says Sweetser.

Sweetser has over 10 years experience in marketing, having served as Senior Brand Manager for Holland Mark, a Boston-based advertising firm representing TJX Companies and Mass Mutual, Bank Boston, iMarket Inc., and Scudder Kemper among others. She will bring her experience with strategic planning, media relations, creative development and multi-tier management to her new position with NECC.

Cord blood stem cells are currently used in the treatment of certain cancers such as leukemia as well as immune and genetic disorders. Current research is demonstrating that cord blood stem cells may someday change the way many disease are treated. NECC is a pioneer in the stem cell industry, having introduced the potential for treatment of stroke, diabetes, heart disease, muscular and cartilage diseases, autoimmune disorders and neurological disorders.

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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 Business Featured Business: Margaret E. Anderson Interpersonal Persuasion Training

Based in Southern California, BahiaHomeNET, inc. is a USA operated software development corporation with a unique and driven approach to software development. Our business model allows us to provide customers with superior software development services at amazingly low costs. The BahiaHomeNET difference stems from our onshore/offshore partnership model and our vision of becoming the premier software solutions provider offering the most efficient, effective, and personalized service available. Our trained and experienced U.S. team work closely with customer to: understand project initiatives, lead the entire process by remaining an integral part of it, conduct high level design, and secure end product development.

The BahiaHomeNET team has extensive experience in software development, backed by decades of practice. This includes knowledge of numerous languages, including C++, C# and .NET, as well as strong familiarity with modern software development technologies, such as Object Oriented Analysis and Design. Our main area of strength consists of software development in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Our focus includes software for real-time applications and automation. Key areas of specialty are working with semi-conductor machines, internet applications, and B2B solutions.

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Oracle OpenWorld Experience Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco December 5 - 9
Over 500 Sessions and 250 Exhibiting Partners! See keynote presenters Larry Ellison from Oracle Corporation; Carly Fiorina from HP; Michael Dell from Dell Inc; Richard Wirt and William Swope from Intel Corporation; Scott McNealy from Sun Microsystems; and Joe Tucci from EMC Corporation. Register Today For FREE!

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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!

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Verizon It's a brand new era in telecommunications. The unique and complimentary strengths of Bell Atlantic and GTE have come together to form one of the world's premier communications companies - Verizon Communications - offering a single source solution for residential, business and government customers.

Verizon offers a flexible benefits plan that you can tailor to fit your needs including a variety of options for medical, dental, life insurance and reimbursement accounts. We also have a number of work/life benefits such as an Employee Assistance Program, Dependant Life Insurance, Adoption Benefits and in some locations Day Care Assistance. We have a generous time off plan including vacation, personal days, and floating holidays. We also offer retirement benefits, including a 401(k) with employer matching contributions, and a defined benefit pension plan. You can enhance your career development through formal education by utilizing our generous tuition assistance program. Employees are encouraged to expand their professional qualifications by attending training classes, seminars, and conferences. We also have an extensive internal training curriculum designed for individual development and professional growth.

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Systems Architect - Keane, Inc.
As a Systems Architect at Keane, you'll be responsible for the well-being of every solution your team delivers, and for the satisfaction of your clients. There are technical responsibilities: maintaining system interfaces, designing for scalability and modularity, supporting platform-level architecture and future development. There also are business responsibilities. You'll be charged with proposing and analyzing new product and platform concepts that have the opportunity to create new business. Best of all, you'll be part of a creative, entrepreneurial team seeking to make these ideas come alive.

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ROI in Talent Management
Nov 23 2004
On the Web Gartner 23rd Annual Data Center Conference
Nov 30 2004-Dec 2 2004
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Real Talent Management: What Top Organizations are Doing
Nov 30 2004
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Real Talent Management: What Top Organizations are Doing
Nov 30 2004
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Dec 5 2004-Dec 9 2004
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Dec 7 2004
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