The WITI Strategist
Apr. 14, 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.

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2005 Conference Series:
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May 5 & 6, 2005

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December 8 & 9, 2005

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcments

WITI Works

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WITI's 2005 National Conference!
Taking the Lead... In the Digital Age
Los Angeles, CA - May 5 & 6, 2005

Don't miss Genevieve Bell, Margaret Heffernan, Marilyn Tam, Joey Tamer, and many more remarkable women at WITI's 2005 National Conference, May 5 & 6 at the LAX Hiton. Click here for more information.

orange arrow  Four Critical Things To Find Out Fast When You Take On A New Management Role
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Whether you are a new manager taking on your first management position, or a seasoned professional taking the next step up the management/executive hierarchy, there are four things you must find out right away when you are about to take on a new role.

1. What is the real definition of your job?

The key information you will need in order to really understand what you are taking on and what is expected of you is not as easy to find as you might think. Continued ...

Meet Jane Herman at the "Women Who have Reinvented Themselves" session at WITI's National Conference. For more information and to register >

Last Chance:
Important New Study on Technology Products for Women

Let your voice be heard!
WITI and IDC are conducting a survey to discover how women use and interact with technology. Last year, women made the majority of tech purchases, outspending men by $14 billion. Yet, the tech industry has yet to embrace or understand that the female market is one to be taken seriously.

Please visit http://mmemoir.com/idc/html.php?ID=1 to participate in this survey. Survey participants will automatically receive a complimentary 3-month membership (Current WITI Members will receive a 3-month membership extension.) For more about WITI Member benefits >

WITI's 2005 National Conference

orange arrow  WITI Webinar: Gender in the Workplace: Same Words, Different Language, Same Workplace
Do men and women really speak different languages? Our discussion will be led by Barbara Annis, the world's leading expert on gender. Barbara's book, Same Words, Different Language, will be the center of the dialog as we explore her findings in this fascinating and practical guide to how gender differences at work and home lead to misunderstandings and how to correct them. Barbara will share with us challenges men and women experience with the opposite sex including:

  • Why do they listen to men and not to women in meetings?
  • When women talk, what do men hear?
  • How do you deal with gender differences?
  • How do you leverage your gender strengths and weaknesses?
Join us for this webinar on April 28 at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern) as we discuss how to overcome gender challenges! All you need is a phone line and internet access. We will provide you with log-in details after you've registered.

Register today! For more info contact Maria Flannigan at [email protected].

orange arrow  Understanding the Human Personality: The KEY to reducing conflict, criticism and anger in the workplace
By Deidre Tretsven

Deidre Tretsven The biggest asset any company has today is its people. Since all companies are in business to make a profit, it makes good business sense to invest in your people. The greatest lack in the workplace today is good interpersonal skills, leading to less productivity, in turn leading to lower profits. The Gartner Research group did a survey a number of years ago and found that "The greatest need for technology professionals today is interpersonal skills." That hasn't changed. In fact, all people need good interpersonal skills regardless of field, and those skills are needed in all areas of life.
Continued ...

Discuss this article!

Deidre, as a WITI Member, submitted this article to WITI for publication. Do you have expertise to share? WITI gladly accepts submissions for publication! For more information or to make a submission, please visit the Members' Area.

News for WITI Members

  • Are you plugged in to your local WITI Network? Be sure to join one of WITI's regional mailing lists to receive event announcements, partner information, and special discounts. Update your mailing list registration today!
  • 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.
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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: Mantra Systems

Mantra Systems is an elite Massachusetts-based technology consulting firm. We are revolutionizing the consulting industry by making it simpler and innovative. We strongly believe that we are engaged to help our clients in their initiatives, and client success is our ultimate priority.

Mantra Systems is committed to servicing companies who value and welcome a diverse workforce. Mantra Systems is certified nationally by the Women's Business Enterprise Council, WBENC. Mantra Systems is an EOE.

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.

  • 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.

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  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

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Lehman Bros. 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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Project Leader: Finance Technology -- Lehman Brothers
Lehman Brothers is looking for a project leader in the Information Technology division's Expense Management Technology team, which is part of the Finance Technology group. The Expense Management group within Lehman Brothers' Finance division is responsible for monitoring, managing and creating efficiencies within the Firm's non-personnel expense base. The position is responsible for managing the firm's PeopleSoft Financials system, which is live with Expenses in the middle of global rollout of Accounts Payable, Purchase Orders and Asset Management, by managing a group of offshore developers in India providing development and maintenance support.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting a Finance division/group (Expense Mgmt, Procurement, Accounting Services, Fixed Assets, etc.) and experience managing resources in another location. The candidate should also be an excellent communicator and comfortable operating in a large, financial services firm environment.

For more information

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orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

April 19 - Los Angeles
Channel Marketing - Leverage Partners for Success **Joint Event with the Software Council of Southern California
April 19 - Houston
Kickoff Career Transitions Mentoring Group
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 25 - Silicon Valley
Speaker Series: "Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Rewarding Personal and Business Life"
April 26 - New York
WORK WARS: Can men, women, life and work ever peacefully coexist?
April 27 - Philadelphia
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
April 27 - Houston
Kickoff General Mentoring Program: Connecting you to what's next!
May 3 - Portland
Feature Presentation: Information Integrity: The Availability and Security of Information on Computer Systems
May 4 - Houston
Building Wealth for Women by Amy Looper
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 25 - New York
Keynote Speaker from Credit Suisse First Boston TBA - ADDITIONAL EMAIL WILL FOLLOW
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: My Summer Vacation
June 9 - San Diego
"Strategically Managing Your Career"
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!

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
Gartner Outsourcing & IT Services Summit 2005
Apr 25 2005-Apr 26 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Why Smart Executives Fail
Apr 28 2005
Webcast, District of Columbia
Streaming Media East
May 17 2005-May 18 2005
New York, New York
The 2005 Venture Forum
May 25 2005-May 26 2005
Los Angeles, California
C3 Expo (Corporate & Channel Computing Expo)
Jun 28 2005-Jun 30 2005
New York, New York

For more information and discounts

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