The WITI Strategist
May 26, 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:
Taking the Lead... in the Digital Age
Silicon Valley
December 8 & 9, 2005

WITI Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary
Silicon Valley
December 8, 2005

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Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

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orange arrow  What You See Is What You Get -- or Is It?
by Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan When Jennifer Mack went to hear a presentation by Rolls-Royce leaders at the University of Bath several months ago, one of her fellow business students asked, "What does it take to succeed at the company?"

The immediate answer: "Testosterone! Testosterone! Testosterone!"

In some ways, the students were lucky: They got an honest answer. The female students knew not to bother applying; the guys knew what kind of culture they'd encounter if they did.

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Join the journey to financial success by making a commitment to uncover and eliminate unconscious barriers to your success. You'll learn to use Seven Agreements for Financial Success to accelerate your "Journey to Wealth & Wisdom" and to transform your relationship to money and live the life you deserve and desire. This class is a powerful series of one hour interactive meetings conducted from the privacy of your own home/office. Close the gap between how much money you have and unlimited prosperity. Achieve your financial goals, even if you have failed in the past. Create a peaceful, joyously prosperous relationship with the money.

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!

orange arrow  Great Growth Habits from Dr. Stephen Covey
By Lisa Nirell

Lisa Nirell For seven years, I have been looking for answers to what it takes to create a winning corporate culture. In the midst of today's confusing economic indicators, I won't find the answers. Company profits are up, yet job growth is unpredictable. Communication happens at breakneck speed, yet we often feel less connected to our peers than we ever did. We live in an age of innovation and wealth, yet people are not any happier than they were 50 years ago.

That's why I was especially eager to interview Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Chairman of FranklinCovey.

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orange arrow  It's Not Just In Your Head - Women Do Have More Pain
By Mellanie True Hills

Mellanie Hills As a woman, do you feel that you have more pain? Research has confirmed that you probably do. And not just a small percentage more, but actually many times more. Your stage of life may influence the amount, too. Why is this, and what's happening?

These findings came from Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), who spoke at a recent conference. He mentioned that many studies have validated, across various areas (surgery, fibromyalgia, migraines, cancer, etc.), that women do have more pain, and they experience it twice as often. He shared the process and findings of UTHSCSA's research into whether pain is sexist. Our estrogen appears to be the culprit.


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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Patricia Moody Patricia E. Moody receives Honorary Doctorate and gives Graduation Address at Endicott College

Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Patricia E. Moody was the commencement speaker and recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the sixty-fifth commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2005.� Approximately 500 students graduated with a Master or Bachelor degree.

Patricia E. Moody was named by Fortune Magazine as "One of Ten Pioneering Women in Manufacturing," and she was also been featured on CNNs 21st Century with Bernard Shaw.� She has authored ten books, including The Big Squeeze: Ten Ways to Cut Your Spending 10% Right Now!, The Incredible Payback, and Breakthrough Partnering.� Her work has also been featured in such publications as Fortune Magazine, Sloan Management Review, and Target Magazine.

Ms. Moody has spent over 30 years in industry and consulting with clients such as British Petroleum, Motorola, Data General, Johnson & Johnson (McNeil Consumer Labs), and Respironics.� She has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels.� She is often a keynote speaker at conferences and has facilitated corporate training and seminars.� Ms. Moody serves on numerous boards including Inside Supply Management, Sloan Management Review, and Ketera Technologies.� She was a Founder, Trustee, Incorporator, and Treasurer of the Marblehead Community Charter School, and she served on the Marketing Committee for Glen Urquhart School. She earned an M.B.A. from Simmons College Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

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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: Data-Scribe™

We provide database services, business and technical writing, and software training for businesses and government agencies. Our specialty is repackaging data and information for the appropriate audience using the appropriate technology.

Specific services include:

  • Database Creation
  • Database Maintenance
  • Database Report Writing
  • Training Development
  • Hardware & Software Documentation
  • Articles, Web Copy, Press Releases, Booklets
  • Microsoft Office & OpenOffice Training
  • Adobe Acrobat Training
  • Macromedia RoboHelp Training

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  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!

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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. Mark your calender to join us in Silicon Valley in December for the Tenth Anniversary Celebrations.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Founded in 1969, IDX Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions to maximize value in the delivery of healthcare, improve the quality of patient service, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce the costs of care. IDX supports these objectives with a broad range of complementary and functionally rich products installed at 3,300 customer sites. IDX products include electronic medical records, practice management and business performance systems, acute care systems, imaging, and connectivity services.

Search for IDX jobs on WITI4Hire.

orange arrow  Job Spotlight

User Interface Design Engineer -- Hewlett Packard
This job is a new role we are creating to support the CIP shift toward experiential design. One way to describe the difference between an experience and a product or solution is the emotional response. The difference between the cafeteria coffee station and Starbucks is the experience, not just the coffee itself. This role will be responsible for helping to create the emotional response to our products that HP is striving for.

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orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

May 25 - Chicago
The Truth about Women and Work (and nothing but the truth...)
May 25 - New York
Joan Bader, Managing Director CSFB - Career Track..."How women can reach what they want and see no boundaries".
June 2 - Atlanta
WITI Mentoring - Taking it to the next level
June 2 - New York
"Networking for Technology" sponsored by Lehman Brothers & Morgan Stanley
June 6 - Boston
Members-Only -- Non-members Join for 50% off! Self Promotion, It's not a Dirty Word --Women who have the skills, but not the exposure
June 7 - Portland
Networking Event: My Summer Vacation
June 9 - San Diego
"Strategically Managing Your Career"
June 16 - Houston
Bringing Presence to your Presentation by Sandra Zimmer
July 6 - Houston
Nanotechnology and Women's Health Studies
July 12 - San Diego
MidSummer's Eve Networking Social
August 17 - San Diego
"The Art of Angel Investing": A Joint Presentation of WITI San Diego and San Diego Tech Coast Angels
September 13 - South Florida
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
September 14 - Atlanta
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
September 15 - Houston
The Naked Truth: Women and the Modern Business World - An Evening with Margaret Heffernan and Friends
September 15 - San Diego
Cocktail Reception: "Taking The Lead-San Diego" Business & Investment Conference
September 16 - San Diego
"Taking the Lead-San Diego"--WITI San Diego's Business & Investment Conference

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!

The 2005 Venture Forum
May 25 2005-May 26 2005
Los Angeles, California
Celebrating Venture Capital Investment in Women-led Companies
May 25 2005
Mountain View, California
Los Angeles Femme Film Festival
May 27 2005-May 29 2005
Los Angeles, California
Virtual Workplace: Challenges and Possibilities
Jun 8 2005
Chicago, Illinois
Employee ROI: NYC Leadership Breakfast
Jun 22 2005
New York, New York
C3 Expo (Corporate & Channel Computing Expo)
Jun 28 2005-Jun 30 2005
New York, New York
Digital Life
Oct 14 2005-Oct 16 2005
New York, New York

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