The WITI Strategist
July 20, 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:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcments

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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Bill LamondBill Lamond will present on The Feminine Principle in Leadership on August 15 at the UCI club in Irvine, CA. Bill caused a sensation at our annual conference with his presentation. Do not miss this! Sign Up Now.

orange arrow  Lighting the Fire of a Burning Desire: Living The 8th Habit
By Lisa Nirell

Lisa Nirell Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, learned that successful people shared 17 common traits. One of those traits was that they shared a "burning desire."

How many of us work for organizations where the burning desire--or vision that launched the business--resembles a pile of smouldering embers?

Or worse yet, where a clear vision never really existed?

This question surfaced for me during WITI's Los Angeles conference...

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Enlightened PowerEnlightened Power is a primer for men and women in any field who want to access more efficient and effective ways of leading -- guided by the voices and experiences of 40 female and male thought leaders -- including David Gergen, Pat Mitchell, Peggy Klaus, designer Eileen Fisher, Barbara Corcoran, Marilyn King, Swanee Hunt, Rayona Sharpnack, Riane Eisler, and many others. Please take a look at this standout text, and order at least one copy today for your corporate library.

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orange arrow  Here Come the "Brides"
By Marcia Tanner, Guest Curator, San Jose Museum of Art

In Brides of Frankenstein, an exhibition on view at the San Jose Museum of Art from July 31, 2005 through October 30, 2005, the fifteen contemporary female artists showcased are the metaphorical mates of Dr. Frankenstein. They use robotics, animatronics, computer animation, video, digital photography, the Internet, computer games, and other digital and electronic media to animate synthetic creatures with virtual life. But as artists they resemble Mary Shelley. Their creatures embody complex responses to the human and aesthetic implications of the technologies that made them.

Like Shelley's, their works contemplate our relationships - emotional, psychological, physical - with those technologies: how we interact with them and they with us.
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WITI FastTrack WITI FASTTRACK features in-depth content on the issues facing today's most talented and influential women professionals in technology. It is the only regularly scheduled supplement targeting women in Information Technology. In partnership with CMP Media, FASTTRACK will be published two more times in 2005, appearing within the pages of InformationWeek magazine. InformationWeek is the leading IT publication in the industry, reaching 440,000+ qualified IT professionals on a weekly basis for the past 25 years. FASTTRACK will also be distributed to all attendees of WITI's annual conference, the WITI Hall of Fame event, as well as to WITI members attending hundreds of regional meetings per year.

For more information regarding advertising opportunities in WITI FASTTRACK, please contact Cindy Zauss at [email protected].

orange arrow  Women on the Move

Barbie Reed encourages a young friend. Barbie Reed's work with girls recognized by Daytona Beach News

Barbie K. Reed was recently profiled by the Daytona Beach News in recognition of her work helping others, especially women and girls. She teaches workshops and conducts seminars, retreats, support groups and life coaching sessions for women of all ages. "We need to change the mindset of our belief system," she says, speaking of the negative voices that women - especially teenaged girls - hear daily from television, movies and magazines. "I know I have found my voice in this venture," says Reed. "It has become my purpose. . . my passion. Now I know that this is what I was meant to do. I want to give women and girls the secret to be as successful as they have a right to be."

Barbie was the first black bank teller in the Daytona Beach area, an experience that inspired her to create a budget and counseling service to help people with financial problems. This venture earned her recognition as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs of 1989 by the US Small Business Administration. Since then, she has launched B.K.R. Unlimited, offering diversity training, team building and leadership workshops to local and national businesses, governments and organizations, including Stetson University, EVAC, VOTRAN and the City of Daytona Beach. This past March, she was honored with the 2005 Appreciation Award by the National Association for SelfEsteem. Women's Lifestyle Magazine presented Barbie with its Spirit Award for Inspiration at Daytona Beach Community College in October, 2004.

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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: MindOH!

We motivate kids to take personal responsibility and practice ethical behavior.

MindOH! is a Houston-based, e-learning company created to research and develop innovative, measurable character education software systems that effectively increase high school graduation rates and decrease suspensions, alternative school transfers and dropout rates. MindOH! is enhancing relationships between students and educators and parents and their kids.

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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Special Summer Pricing!! Click Here for more details.

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!

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

Home Depot Build a career with the youngest retailer ever to reach $73 billion. The Home Depot ®, founded in 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, is the largest home improvement retailer, operating over 1,900 stores across North America.

Search for Home Depot jobs on WITI4Hire.

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Software Design Engineer -- MSNBC Interactive News
MSNBC is seeking a highly experienced, creative software development engineer with exceptional engineering, technical, and communication skills to be a member of the team that publishes the MSNBC.com news site.

For more information

orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

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 18 - 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 19 - Boston
Women: What They Love and Hate About Tech Tools
October 4 - San Diego
Speaker Series Workshop: "Creative Strategic Planning: Planning Instead of Reacting"
October 18 - Boston
Leading in Male-dominated Environments
October 22 - San Diego
Halloween Masquerade Ball
November 14 - Boston
BioTech-BioScience: What's the Future for Women

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!

The Mercury News Career Fair
Aug 3 2005
Santa Clara, 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
IDC Security Forum East
Sep 19 2005
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

For more information and discounts

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