The WITI Strategist
Mar. 17, 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.

This issue sponsored by:

Level 3 Communications

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:

WITI Health

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcments

Network Meetings


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orange arrow  Integrity: The Key to Getting What You Want
By Marcia Wieder

Jane Herman The most critical attribute for realizing our dreams is integrity. In a conversation about dreams, integrity is essential and can be summarized this way: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Honor your word and agreements and you will be living with integrity, where dreams really do come true.

Simple, yes, but not always easy. Vastly overscheduled, often the person it's most difficult to keep our commitments with, is yourself. As you practice upholding your values, you are given opportunities to show up or to sell out. When you are challenged, do you lose sight of what matters to you? Do you have an internal pulse, a set of conscious principles that you live your life by? Continued ...

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Special "Taking the Lead" Teleseminar Series!
Meet Our National Conference Speakers BEFORE the Conference
Mar. 22, Mar. 29, Apr 5, Apr. 12, and Apr. 19, 2005 (5 P.M. PST)
WITI Member Jody Colvard of WiredRightNow.com will lead an insightful, weekly interview with Marcia Wieder, Carolyn Leighton, Genevieve Bell, Robin Raskin, and many more presenters graciously sharing their time, stories, and insights. We will record and iPodCast the interviews so you can listen to them at your leisure.
It's Free! Register now! Space is limited to 200 people for the Series.

orange arrow  Nearly Sixty Years Later the World's First Programmers Are Still Doing Gender Battle
by Robin Raskin

Robin Raskin The events of recent weeks have puts the issue of women in the workplace top of mind once again. First Harvard's President Lawrence Summers made some unfortunate and inappropriate remarks attributing the small number of women in the sciences to innate biological difference between the sexes. At almost the same moment, Carly Fiorina was ousted at Hewlett-Packard. A misfit between her marketing background and HP's engineering culture was the partial culprit. And now, we've seen the transformative experience of a woman who's paid her dues, as Martha Stewart morphs from piranha to muse. The good news? As these events transpire women's place and unique challenges in the workplace are once again being debated and discussed. The bad news? Like all diversity conversations, as long you're discussing it, it's still an issue.

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WITI's 2005 National Conference
Sponsors and Exhibitors: Join us for a sponsor information luncheon sponsored by Raytheon to learn about how your company can participate in the National Conference and other WITI programs.

orange arrow  Women Really Are More Vulnerable To Stress
By Mellanie Hills

Mellanie Hills Medical research continues to point to countless differences between how women and men respond to our environments, medications, and diseases. Over several issues, we'll explore different aspects; Part 1 is about how women are more vulnerable to stress.

Have you ever heard of someone dying of a broken heart? It's more real than we ever imagined, and the effect on women is far greater.


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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  Women on the Move

Buying Solo Vanessa Summers publishes Buying Solo: The Single Woman's Guide to Buying a First Home

Buying Solo: The Single Woman's Guide to Buying a First Home was published by Penguin Group (USA) and released earlier this month. In it, financial guru Vanessa Summers teaches women to take charge of their own financial lives - not by finding Prince Charming, but by buying their own home, even with less-than-perfect credit or no extra cash for a down payment. Buying Solo provides guidance for every step along the way - from selecting a property to closing. Summers also explains:

  • Why a home is the best investment a single woman can make
  • How the credit-challenged can buy
  • How much monthly mortgage, as a percentage of salary, is affordable
  • How to find a great real estate agent and the best deals
  • The art of the "Trump-like" negotiation and closing the deal
Vanessa Summers is a former stockbroker, a Registered Investment Advisor, a money coach, and the author of Get in the Game! The Girl's Guide to Money & Investing. CNBC calls her the "Financial Guru" of the MTV generation and Glamour magazine named her their very own "Money Model." She is also the founder of the nonprofit Sutra Foundation, dedicated to providing financial education to young women. Find her online at www.vanessasummers.com.

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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: Reachon.com

Reachon.com provides online contact marketing solutions to enable advanced Email contact with existing and potential customers. Reachon enables companies, small to large, to: send out Emails, while providing advanced reports to assist companies in reviewing how well their online campaigns are doing; Unsubcribe/duplicate filtering; Lead management areas, and more. Our services are available for as little as $10, making us the most reasonable contact management software on the Net. WITI Members can test drive the service for free by logging on to reachon.com. With no downloads, the application is easy-to-use. WITI members receive 10% off on selected Email Campaign packages.

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

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.

  • Dallas, Tuesday, March 22nd (Adam's 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.

Kraft/Nabisco WITI partners with Kraft on Nabisco Open - Palm Springs, March 23-25th
In our effort to create highly desirable, diverse events�designed to�provide our members exceptional networking opportunities�with worldclass executives, WITI is pleased to partner with Kraft on the Nabisco Open. The WITI/ Kraft LPGA Tournament is one of the premier women's sporting events that attracts�executives from around the country. WITI has a few complementary VIP passes still available for our members. Please contact Susan Bishop to reserve your space today. More information is available at www.kncgolf.com.

Raytheon Attention Corporations: You're invited to be Raytheon's guest for lunch!
Please accept Raytheon's invitation to be their guest at a luncheon to learn how they have successfully turned a partnership with WITI into real bottom-line benefits. The National WITI Conference is May 5 & 6 in Los Angeles and this is a tremendous opportunity to learn how your company can benefit by showcasing your products, services and business opportunities to professional, tech savvy women.

Raytheon has successfully built its brand and ability to attract outstanding women as employees and business partners and increase its retention rate among senior level women through a strategic, cohesive partnership with WITI. Please join us at the LAX Hilton on March 30th from 10:30 to 1:30 (approximately). RSVP by March 25th to [email protected] or (800)334-9484.

Streaming Media East Streaming Media East 2005is THE event for leading minds in streaming and digital media solutions! Coming off of a successful Streaming Media West show in October 2004, Streaming Media East 2005 is shaping up to be even bigger than last year. The conference will feature a busy exhibition hall, keynotes from CitiGroup and U.S. State Department executives, and high-level networking opportunities. Streaming Media East is a must-attend event for anyone involved in IT, streaming, or digital media solutions. WITI members: see the Discounts page in the Members' Area for information on how to save $200 on registration.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Lehman Brothers Lehman Brothers, an innovator in global finance, serves the financial needs of corporations, governments and municipalities, institutional clients, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Founded in 1850, Lehman Brothers maintains leadership positions in equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity, and private client services. The Firm is headquartered in New York, London, and Tokyo and operates in a network of offices around the world.

Search for Lehman Brothers jobs on WITI4Hire.

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VP, IS Operational Services -- Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
Halbrecht Lieberman Associates is one of the premier healthcare insurance providers in the southeast United States. This $3.5B Company is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to 3.2 million members. The Vice President, IS Operational Services will report to the Corporate CIO. The position is responsible for the planning and high-quality, cost-effective operation of the Company's technology and infrastructure operations including two data centers. This position manages a staff of approximately 75 and an annual operating budget of about $55M.

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orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

March 23 - Atlanta
Executive Workshop Series: SUCCESS BY DESIGN
April 4 - Boston
Igniting Passion in your Work and Life
April 5 - Portland
Networking Event & Mini-Program: "What does your professional image say about you?"
April 6 - Orlando
Laugh at Yourself - Others Are!
April 7 - San Diego
Moving Research Products Into Clinical Diagnostics: "What You Need to Know"
April 12 - San Diego
Speaker Series: "7 Secrets To Sales Success in 2005"
April 19 - Los Angeles
Channel Marketing - Leverage Partners for Success **Joint Event with the Software Council of Southern California
April 21 - Atlanta
WITI Mentoring - Making the Connection
April 21 - Portland
Confident Communication: Ideas and skills to help you untangle the web of gender, culture, and language in communication
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 26 - Silicon Valley
Speaker Series: "Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Rewarding Personal and Business Life"
April 27 - Philadelphia
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
May 3 - Portland
Feature Presentation: Security
May 10 - Orlando
Take A New Look at Getting Dressed!
May 12 - San Diego
Speaker Series: "The Art of Negotiation"
May 24 - Cleveland
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
May 25 - Chicago
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
May 26 - St. Louis
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
June 1 - Houston
Nanotechnology and Women's Health Studies
June 7 - Portland
Networking Event
July 12 - San Diego
MidSummer's Eve Networking Social

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!

Human Capital Management Principles
Mar 21 2005
Houston, Texas
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 22 2005
Dallas, Texas
Buying Solo & Wealth Success Workshop
Mar 23 2005
Beverly Hills, California
Principles of Human Capital Management
Mar 23 2005
Houston, Texas
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 24 2005
Houston, Texas
Women For Hire Career Expo
Mar 30 2005
Arlington, Virginia
Continuous Change: Kaizen and Kaikaku
Mar 30 2005
Webcast, District of Columbia
Gartner Outsourcing Summit 2005
Apr 4 2005-Apr 6 2005
Los Angeles, California
Women For Hire Career Expo
Apr 5 2005
San Diego, California
Solving High Volume, Nation-Wide Recruitment Through One of a Kind Candidate Self-Service Technology
Apr 6 2005
Webcast, Delaware
Women For Hire Career Expo
Apr 7 2005
Los Angeles, California
Contingent Workforce Strategies Open Session
Apr 7 2005
Teleconfernce, District of Columbia
Wireless and Mobile Summit 2005
Apr 11 2005-Apr 13 2005
Orlando, Florida
Gartner Wireless and Mobile Summit 2005
Apr 11 2005-Apr 13 2005
Orlando, Florida
Gartner CIO Academy
Apr 12 2005-Apr 15 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Women For Hire Career Expo
Apr 12 2005
Tampa, Florida
Women For Hire Career Expo
Apr 14 2005
Atlanta, Georgia
Diversity Recruiting & Retention Open Session
Apr 14 2005
Teleconference, District of Columbia
Human Capital Management Principles
Apr 14 2005
Los Angeles, California
Gartner Application Integration and Web Services Summit
Apr 18 2005-Apr 20 2005
Los Angeles, California
Gartner Wireless and Mobile Summit 2005
Apr 18 2005-Apr 19 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Human Capital Management Principles
Apr 18 2005
Seattle, Washington
Women For Hire Career Expo
Apr 19 2005
Boston, Massachusetts
Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
Apr 20 2005-Apr 21 2005
Los Angeles, California
Human Capital Management Principles
Apr 21 2005
San Francisco, California
Why Smart Executives Fail
Apr 28 2005
Webcast, District of Columbia
Streaming Media East
May 17 2005-May 18 2005
New York, New York
C3 Expo (Corporate & Channel Computing Expo)
Jun 28 2005-Jun 30 2005
New York, New York

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