The WITI Strategist
Feb. 15, 2005

Founded in 1989, WITI is the leading trade association for professional tech-savvy women worldwide and is committed to providing every tool, resource, and connection you need to thrive and succeed in your business, profession, and career.

2005 Conference Series:
WITI's 2005 National Conference
Los Angeles, CA
May 5 & 6, 2005

WITI Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary
New York, NY
September 17, 2005

Taking the Lead
Silicon Valley
December 8 & 9, 2005

In This Issue:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcments

WITI Works

Not Yet a WITI Member?

Network Meetings


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orange arrow  Reflections on Carly Fiorina's departure from HP
by Carolyn Leighton, Founder

Carolyn Leighton On the day the news broke about Carly Fiorina leaving HP, WITI was inundated with calls from the media.

This was and is a BIG story since there continue to be so few women heading major corporations; everyone had a different view of what happened and of Carly herself. Since I have been asked so many times to express my view of Carly and what occurred, I realized there was no better place than WITI to state my view for the record.

As many of you know, from the moment Carly first took on the role of CEO of HP and became one of the few women CEO's of a major company - and one of even fewer female CEOs of a major technology company - Carly regularly announced that her leadership, skills, style and success had nothing to do with her being a woman.

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WITI's 2005 National Conference!
Taking the Lead -- Los Angeles, CA -- May 5 & 6, 2005
WITI's 11th Annual National Conference is moving to Los Angeles and is guaranteed to be the most dynamic conference you've ever attended. WITI is committed to being your partner for success and has designed the conference to maximize the amount of connections, information and resources available to you -- so you can move beyond your challenges and move forward smarter and faster. Highlights include:
  • Taste of Technology Reception
  • WITI Mastermind Networking Party
  • Sessions like "Martha's Jailed, Carly's Gone: What Went Wrong or Are Women Just Getting the Blame?", "Tools for Business Networking" and "The Money Conversation"
  • WITI Tech Expo and and Opportunity Expo
Click here for more information.

Register before March 1st with promo code "buildT" to receive an additional $100 off the registration fee AND a free WITI t-shirt.

Has someone mentored you toward achieving your career dreams? Nominate your Corporate Champion before March 1st to see them recognized at the National Conference!

Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available.

orange arrow  Overcoming Self-Doubt
By Tory Johnson, CEO, Women For Hire

Tory Johnson Last summer Women For Hire ran a national contest enabling women to enter to win the chance to meet with CEOs and senior executives in a wide range of industries. We had 55 winners, and I had the privilege of calling each one of them with the good news.

Every single winner was shocked, totally shocked. Some said they weren't even going to enter because they didn't think they had a chance of winning. My favorite line came from a seasoned electrical engineer who said, "My gosh! I didn't think I had a hope in heck to be selected."
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orange arrow  WITI Talk TeleClasses: Transforming your Future!
Are you ready to transform your life and/or your career, but need help figuring out "what next?" Do you know that there must be "more to life," but you aren't sure how to go about finding it? Do you want to explore what your life purpose is so you can create a "Mission Statement" for your life? Have you created a Mission Statement for your life, but don't know where to go from here? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please join us for a WITITalk Teleclass. Participants in these teleclasses have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

WITI Members: Visit the Members' Area for promo codes to receive an additional $25 off this TeleClass! Register now!

orange arrow  Effective Financial Goal Setting
By Vanessa Summers

Vanessa Summers High-peak performers are constantly setting goals about possible and probable outcomes for their future. They are consistently breathing life into their dreams and desired outcomes for their life via their goals. We are here not to just be who we are, but to be more of who we are! Financial goal setting allows us to do this and much, much more.

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News for WITI Members

  • By popular request, we have expanded the Member Profile and Member Search benefits! To faciliate networking among WITI Members, we've made it possible to search the Member Directory for individuals by industry, expertise, education, and more. Check out the improved Member Search. And be sure to update your Member Profile. WITI networking just got more powerful!
  • WITI is now accepting submissions for publication! Publication is an excellent opportunity to earn increased visibility and recognition as an expert in your field. WITI gladly accepts submissions for publication on our web site or in the Strategist, our bi-monthly eNewsletter. For more information or to make a submission, please visit the Members' Area.
  • Not a WITI Member? Join us today!

orange arrow  Escape the #1 Killer of Women
By Mellanie Hills

Mellanie Hills February is Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women today? Read the latest from Mellanie Hills to learn the woman-specific heart attach warning signs.

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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Karenann Terrell Karenann Terrell becomes Vice President & CIO Chrysler Group and MBNA

The DaimlerChrysler Board of Management has recently announced the appointment of Karenann Terrell as Vice President and CIO, Chrysler Group and Mercedes Benz North America. Ms. Terrell was previously Director - Managed Services & International Process Systems. She has also served as Director, eConnect Platform, where she oversaw all e-Business activities for the product and consumer side of the Chrysler Group.

Ms. Terrell holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University (1988) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute (1986). She is also a member of the WITI Advisory Board.

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share? Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

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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 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: MindStretch

MindStretch is a technology training & people skills development company. The MindStretch focus is on putting together programs designed to enable professionals at all levels to Understand, Relate, Adapt and Connect with all types of personalities. A couple of years ago, The Gartner Group said "The greatest need for technology professionals today is interpersonal skills." We take this further; the greatest need for all humankind is to understand, relate, adapt and connect with one another. Our exciting new "Personality Diversity" program is designed to do just that. We invite all WITI members to experience the program and create long term sustainable success in their lives. Please contact Deidre or Leslie at 713-490-6500 or email [email protected] for more information and an exciting special for WITI members.

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  Partner Events & Announcements

Same Words, Different Language All profits from Same Words, Different Language will go the tsunami relief
Barbara Annis' book, Same Words, Different Language, on how men and women misunderstand each other at work and what to do about it is now published in 20 countries and is being translated into Arabic. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to tsunami relief for those affected by the December tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Women for Hire Women For Hire Career Expos Across the U.S.
Network face-to-face with recruiters from top employers at the Women For Hire career expos. Meet with companies such as Aon Corporation, Cbeyond Communications, General Dynamics, Southwest Airlines, Swales Aerospace, Tech Data Corporation, United Space Alliance, Verizon and MANY MORE! Free admission. Resumes and business attire required.

  • New York, Wednesday, February 23rd (Manhattan Center 10am-3pm)
  • Chicago, Tuesday, March 8th (Navy Pier 10am-3pm)
  • Dallas, Tuesday, March 22nd (Adams Mark 10am-3pm)
  • Houston, Thursday, March 24th (Westin Galleria 10am-2pm)
  • D.C., Wednesday, March 30th (Hilton Crystal City 10am-2pm)
  • San Diego, Tuesday, April 5th (Westin Horton Plaza 10am-2pm)
  • Los Angeles, Thursday, April 7th (Hilton Universal 10am-2pm)
  • Tampa, Tuesday, April 12th (Wyndham Harbour Island 10am-2pm)
  • Atlanta, Thursday, April 14th (Cobb Galleria 10am-3pm)
  • Boston, Tuesday, April 19th (Hyatt Regency 10am-2pm)
Register today for a special early morning seminar prior to each event! Women For Hire CEO Tory Johnson will lead a networking session from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. where she'll share inspiring and practical jobsearch advice. All attendees will receive a copy of our book, Women For Hire's Get-Ahead Guide to Career Success, and priority admittance to the career expo! Visit www.womenforhire.com to register.

Institute for Women's Leadership Women Leading Change
This award-winning leadership program is for women who have bold, audacious goals to accomplish but want to get there without sacrificing their health or family. Participants learn how to reveal and shift even the most deeply held beliefs that limit extraordinary performance in themselves and others. Each person brings a real-time work project that in turn that will yield a tenfold return on their tuition investment. Participants will leave with a world-class leadership skill set, a plan for accomplishing their project and a global community of support for sustaining what they have learned. Contact the Institute for Women's Leadership for more information. WITI Members: Visit the Members' Area for discount information.

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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!

Employers Click Here

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.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Accenture Accenture is the world's leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. We bring together the unique experiences and perspectives of a diverse workforce to deliver cutting-edge technologies and solutions to companies around the world to help them become high-performance businesses. That means we help them find ways to become more successful in every part of our business from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, making them more competitive in their market.

We have over 100,000 people in 48 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 87 of the Fortune Global 100 and over two-thirds of the Fortune Global 500. With such a dynamic environment, there's always a chance for growth and opportunity - which means you'll gain more insights and skills than virtually anywhere else.

Search for Accenture jobs on WITI4Hire.

orange arrow  Job Spotlight

Senior Technology Support Analyst -- Miami University
This position will provide advanced technical support to other technical support providers by resolving issues related to Windows desktops, network connectivity and centrally provided services. You will also research and resolve technical issues related to Windows desktops, network connectivity and centrally provided services.

For more information

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orange arrow  Not Yet a WITI Member?

Consider these benefits for WITI members only:

  • Member spotlights, interviews and speaking opportunities
  • Invitations to members only meetings and events
  • List your small business or consulting practice in the WITI Marketplace.
  • Send/receive e-mails in WITI's general or technical listserves for invaluable and quick input on broad ranging issues.
  • Special Interests Groups
  • New Member Directory
  • Special discounts at all WITI events and meetings worldwide

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

orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

February 22 - South Florida
Jump Start Your Career Development in 2005 at WITI's Career-Wise Lollapalooza!
February 23 - New York
Meet the first Computer programmers, the "ENIAC women ", history of women in computing and comments on Harvard President Summers remarks.
February 26 - Atlanta
What's New for 2005 - Technology and Opportunities
February 28 - Philadelphia
Financing your Future: Wealth Management and Small Business Financing
March 2 - Houston
Opening Windows in the Glass Ceiling: 6 Key Practices of Successful Women Leaders by Lynn Matlock Hicks
March 3 - Los Angeles
Women's Leadership Initiatives - Strategies for Personal Growth, and the Importance of Mentoring
March 8 - Portland
What Is Professional Coaching? -- An Interactive Seminar featuring Caroline Weitzer
March 16 - San Diego
Speaker Series: "How to Consult and Make Money at It!"
March 16 - Boston
Women Leading Reinvention and Innovation
March 23 - Atlanta
Executive Workshop Series: SUCCESS BY DESIGN
April 5 - Portland
Networking Event
April 12 - San Diego
Speaker Series: "7 Secrets To Sales Success in 2005"
April 21 - Atlanta
WITI Mentoring - Making the Connection
April 25 - Boston
Gender Differences: The Competitive Advantage
April 26 - New York
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
April 27 - Philadelphia
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends

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!

National Woman's Heart Day Health Fair
Feb 18 2005
Hollywood, California
Women For Hire Career Expo
Feb 23 2005
New York, New York
Gartner Customer Relationship Management Summit 2005
Mar 3 2005-Mar 4 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
85 Broads & Arzu
Mar 3 2005
New York, New York
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 8 2005
Chicago, Illinois
Women Leading Change
Mar 8 2005-Mar 10 2005
Redwood City, California
International Women's Month: Discerning Your Options, Determining Your Future
Mar 8 2005
Chicago, Illinois
85 Broads Networking Event
Mar 15 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 22 2005
Dallas, Texas
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 24 2005
Houston, Texas
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 30 2005
Arlington, Virginia

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