The WITI Strategist
June 21, 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
Silicon Valley
December 8 & 9, 2005

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

In This Issue:

WITI Health

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcments

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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orange arrow  How Does Your Website Make Me Feel?
By Philippa Gamse

Philippa Gamse When people think about the Internet, they think about technology. When people hear that I'm an Website strategy expert, they see me as a "techy type".

But for me, the most intriguing aspect of your online business isn't about the technology. It's about human connections, and how you can create these in a virtual environment.

It's commonly understood that "people buy emotionally, not intellectually."

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orange arrow  WITI Talk TeleClasses:
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 join the journey to financial success by making a commitment to uncover and eliminate unconscious barriers to your success? 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  Money and Math
By Marilyn August

Marilyn August There is a small but growing group of people who are beginning to recognize that finances are about more than just math. While the numbers are important, if money were that simply than there would be no debt, marital arguments, or financial upset of any type. Everyone would do exactly what needs to be done in order to live a financially fulfilling life. Unfortunately only a small percentage of people live a financially fulfilling life no matter how much money they have. Money and its emotional component remains one of the last great taboos. Money is so emotionally charged it is not considered polite to talk about money or discuss personal finances other than with close family members. Continued ...

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orange arrow  Pondering Loss
By Mellanie Hills

Mellanie Hills As we prepare our house for sale, we're re-painting every room. I dislike painting, but due to our son's allergies, we have no choice but to do it ourselves. At least it gives me time to reflect and contemplate.

I've needed that time because I've been impacted lately by the loss of several folks whom I greatly admired and who were much too young to go.


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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Creating More Effective Graphs Naomi B. Robbins publishes "Creating More Effective Graphs"

"Creating More Effective Graphs" by Naomi B. Robbins was recently published by John Wiley and Sons. It offers a fast, user-friendly seminar on creating more effective charts and graphs for use in any context-from media to business to academia. Through a series of questions about the way readers use these essential visual tools, the book provides a clear perspective on the limitations of many of the common graphs and charts. It highlights the profound effect that the choice of a graph or chart form has on viewers' understanding of the data. Ms. Robbins aldo offers seminars and consulting on creating better charts and graphs and recognizing misleading and deceptive graphs. See www.nbr-graphs.com for more information.

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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: Custom DesignSoft

Custom DesignSoft is a technology company specializing in performance and functionality improvements to help customers increase production and profitability. All of our services and solutions are aimed at helping our clients achieve profitable growth by improving their ability to manage their products and services. We bring technical expertise to the critical business functions that impact productivity, leading them from conception to implementation. We provide guidance to our clients by including the customer in each stage of design, build, and implementation of business solutions that generate results. We serve as a technology bridge to our clients from idea to fruition.

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

Now, more than ever, the technology industry demands a central event addressing the purchasing needs of corporate business.

C3, the Corporate & Channel Computing Expo, delivers June 28-30, 2005 at the Javits Center in New York City.

June 28, 10:15AM - 11:15AM
Women As Consumers of Technology
Moderated by:
Kristin Zhivago, President, Zhivago Marketing Partners, Inc.
The panel includes a "consumer" technology consumer, a "business" technology consumer, and one or more female CIOs. The panel will reveal their preferences about products and marketing/selling methods, and discuss how they typically make their buying decisions.

June 28, 2:30PM - 3:45PM
Growing Within Your Company
Presented by:
Pam Lassiter, Principal, Lassiter Consulting
Acheive the success you desire right where you are. Why do you need to keep changing your skills even while in the same job? How do you grow within your company when the right jobs aren't open? What does it take to make you a star within your company and without? The 5 key strategies of The New Job Security are your answers.

June 29, 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Acheiving Successful SOX Compliance Sustainability
Presented by:
Anthony Ghosn, Corporate Goverance Expert, Risk Analysis Group
Learn about tactical and technical aspects of real-life war stories relating to SOX implementations. How does the IS enterprise provide value creation in SEC compliance and internal control solutions? Also hear about methodology in relation to detection, prevention, operational controls and doing business internationally.

Register today for the full conference program for just $50! (A $200 value)

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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.

If you would like to make a nomination for the 2006 WITI Hall of Fame, please download the 2006 nomination form. The nomination deadline is February 1, 2006.

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

AOL Global leadership. World's largest online community. Security and safety online. This is just the beginning of what we've accomplished at AOL over the last two decades.

Search for AOL jobs on WITI4Hire.

orange arrow  Job Spotlight

Quality Assurance Lead -- Bose Corporation
We are currently seeking a QA Lead to lead the strategy and high-level objectives and measurements for the UAT initiatives of the Supply Chain Management project, monitoring, assessing, and reporting these to SCM management and CIS management.

For more information

orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

June 22 - New York
Networking in New York
June 28 - Orange County
"The Feminine Principle of Leadership"
July 6 - Houston
Nanotechnology and Women's Health Studies By Rebekah Drezek
July 20 - San Diego
MidSummer's Eve Networking Social
August 12 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social-Los Angeles
August 17 - San Diego
"The Art of Angel Investing": A Joint Presentation of WITI San Diego and San Diego Tech Coast Angels
August 19 - Orange County
Summer Networking Social-Orange County
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
October 4 - San Diego
Speaker Series Workshop: "Creative Strategic Planning: Planning Instead of Reacting"
October 22 - San Diego
Halloween Masquerade Ball

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!

[email protected] 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!

Employee ROI: NYC Leadership Breakfast
Jun 22 2005
New York, New York
The Internet with Integrity Summit
Jun 24 2005-Jun 26 2005
New York, New York
C3 Expo (Corporate & Channel Computing Expo)
Jun 28 2005-Jun 30 2005
New York, New York
Funding Your Company: Trends in 2005
Jun 30 2005
Mountain View, California
Gartner IT Security Summit
Sep 14 2005-Sep 15 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Oracle Open World
Sep 17 2005-Sep 22 2005
San Francisco, California
TechLearn: Driving Business Execution Through Learning
Sep 25 2005-Sep 28 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 25 2005-Sep 28 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada
Frontline Expo: Transforming IDentification into Business Benefit
Sep 27 2005-Sep 29 2005
Chicago, Illinois
WIPP Leadership and Legacy Summit
Sep 28 2005-Sep 30 2005
Washington, District of Columbia
Digital Life
Oct 14 2005-Oct 16 2005
New York, New York

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