The WITI Strategist
August 18, 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


Human Capital Institute

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orange arrow  How Much is Enough
By Marilyn August

Marilyn August Maybe you've heard people complain about not having enough money? Maybe you've even done it a few times yourself? Is your first reaction to hearing the cost of something you want automatically "I can't afford it" or "That's too much money?" This nasty habit sends a powerful message to your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the part of your mind that responds immediately to your deepest thoughts. The problem with affirming "not enough" is you get is exactly what you are affirming. Continued ...
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WITI's 2005 Silicon Valley Conference Save the Date for WITI's 2005 Silicon Valley Conference!

Plan now to attend WITI's 2005 Silicon Valley Conference, December 8th & 9th at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California! This event will feature the 10th Anniversary Gala for the WITI Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit www.witi.com/sv/.

For sponsorship and exhibiting information, please contact the WITI office at (800) 334-9484 or (818) 788-9484.

orange arrow  The Top Seven Strategies for Website Success
By Philippa Gamse

Philippa Gamse Whether you're concerned with business-to-business, or business to consumer, whether your organization is large or small, commercial or nonprofit, these are some fundamental questions around your Website and technology strategy that should be addressed.

Otherwise, you risk missing opportunities, and not maximizing the return on your investment in your online presence.
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Philippa, 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.

orange arrow  WITI FastTrack WITI FastTrack
The next issue of WITI FastTrack will feature the stories of the amazing women who have been inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame over the past nine years. Show your support for these women by placing an ad acknowledging their extraordinary achievements! The issue closes August 22... Get your ads in today! More information about WITI FastTrack is available here or contact Cindy Zauss at [email protected].

orange arrow  The Importance of Networking
By Wafa R. Musitief

It has been said that the best jobs come from word of mouth. But that's not stopping the thousands of Americans logging on to websites like careerbuilder.com and monster.com, searching for jobs and posting their resumes. The chance of getting a call back is very slim, especially since the average human resources office today is overloaded with hundreds of resumes from other interested candidates. But with no other apparent resources to find work, many are willing to take their chances. Some even invest in fancy resume paper. Yet how much simpler would it be if you had a friend at the company who could recommend you for the position? An inside source who could lead you to the key hiring powers? A shortcut like that could save you valuable time and money in your job hunt.

Experts agree that networking is worth your time and effort and can help you get ahead in the professional world.

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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  Women on the Move

Barbara Clements Barbara Clements announces Auditel's new Colorado office

Barbara Clements, president of Auditel Inc., writes, "Auditel Inc. of Florida has grown this past year, and we have opened a new location in Colorado. It is a great experience to work toward a goal and achieve it. With the help of many business referrals we have challenged the phone companies and gained many companies extremely large refunds and monthly savings.

"With the opening of our Colorado office, we have roled out a special site visit program to help companies with any doubts or questions on their telephone and telecom bills. Now we provide a one day customer site visit and review of telecom bills. We make recommendations (not change of carrier) to correct telecom tariff and billing errors and these savings can be realized quickly and made internally to save even more money. Telecom contract review and negotiation skills can be learned during day training as well." WITI congratulates Barbara and Auditel on their success!

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share? Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

orange arrow  WITI Recommends...

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 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: MindJet

Mindjet Corporation, the leading provider of software for visualizing and managing information, provides applications for business teams to think together, plan together, and work together. Mindjet MindManager, the company's award-winning flagship product with more than 500,000 licenses sold worldwide, is productivity software designed for business professionals working as individuals or in teams at Global 2000 companies. With headquarters in California and operations throughout the world, Mindjet is backed by leading international venture capital firms Investors Growth Capital and 3i. More information is available by calling toll-free 1 (877) MINDJET or by visiting http://www.mindjet.com.

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

Bernard Hodes Global Network Launches Worldwide Employer Branding Survey
Bernard Hodes Global Network, a centralized worldwide Network providing integrated talent solutions to companies on five continents, has just launched a survey on employer branding across all of its global markets. The survey, offered in four languages, will gather data over the next quarter in an effort to define the language, tactics, and employer branding best practices among HR leaders worldwide. The first phase of this study is currently underway, and senior-level HR professionals are encouraged to complete an online survey. More Information >

Oracle Open World Get into the Action at Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle cordially invites you to attend Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle's premier global business and technology conference. OpenWorld is dedicated to providing a complete picture of Oracle's products and technologies, and now that Oracle OpenWorld and PeopleSoft Connect have merged into a single event, Oracle OpenWorld 2005 will offer more than ever before. Oracle has reserved a limited number of Exhibition Hall Plus Passes that include an added bonus - access to one FREE conference session: http://www.oracle.com/go/?&Src=3674892&Act=414. We hope you will take advantage of this very special offer, which is not available to the general public.

ICCM Contact center performance has historically focused on cost reduction activities based on agent productivity statistics such as First-Call Resolution, Average Handling Time, Speed of Answer and Cost per Call. While those metrics continue to be critical indicators of individual and center-wide performance, a new and more robust breed of performance-enhancing tools and concepts is rapidly emerging... To help you learn what these advancements mean to your operation, ICCM has brought together experts in the field of contact center and CRM topics along with the last technology providers.

WITI Members: See the Discounts page in the Members Area for a free Guest Pass.

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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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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Intel Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of solutions to meet our customers' challenging computing needs. Over the years Mercury has built a solid reputation for understanding our customers' applications and providing the engineering and systems expertise to design and deliver the optimal solution.

Offering component-level and system-level solutions that span hardware, software, silicon IP, services, and systems, Mercury has earned the privilege of serving customers across diverse industry segments including aerospace and defense, telecommunications, life sciences, energy, electronics manufacturing, and education and research.

Search for Mercury Computer Systems jobs on WITI4Hire.

orange arrow  Job Spotlight

Engineer -- Fannie Mae
The Enterprise Systems Management organization at Fannie Mae is looking for an Engineer who will be responsible for Providing BEA Weblogic administration and support to several large-scale, production application efforts in Fannie Mae. Hands-on installation, configuration and maintenance of WebLogic 8.1, including troubleshooting production issues, tuning WebLogic performance and deploying application components. Also, develop and document korn shell and perl scripts that will automate tedious administration processes; research, design and documentation of infrastructure solutions for large application development projects; and develop prototypes and explore new technologies in an effort to provide solutions to mission critical development challenges.

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orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

"At a recent WITI Boston event, I met a former client from 10 years ago when I worked for another company. We sat together at the meeting and got re-acquainted. Since then, my former client has introduced me to several IT executives at their firm to generate interest in our services, which may lead to new business. This demonstrates that networking and participating in WITI events can have very positive results...both professionally and personally."
-- Steffani Lomax, Vice President and Co-founder, Software Success Partners

August 29 - Orange County
Summer Networking Social - Orange County. In collaboration with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur).
September 7 - Houston
Creating a Passionate Work Environment by Maria Fee
September 8 - Portland
How To Network
September 15 - San Diego
Branding For Success: Effective Strategies to Sustain Growth
September 19 - Boston
Women: What They Love and Hate About Tech Tools
September 22 - Orange County
Catching the Dollar: Maximizing Your ROI
October 4 - San Diego
Speaker Series Workshop: "Creative Strategic Planning: Planning Instead of Reacting"
October 6 - Portland
Technology in Entertainment
October 11 - Orange County
Outsourcing Panel: The Various Angles of Outsourcing
October 18 - Boston
Leading in Male-dominated Environments

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!

Step Up Fall Membership Meeting
Aug 23 2005
Santa Monica, California
SVASE and PWC present the SVASE Main Event for Q3, 2005 - Money Tree: Venture Capital Trends: The Second Definitive Mid Year Update
Sep 8 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-Kahn Compliance in Information Management Forum East
Sep 19 2005-Sep 20 2005
New York, New York
IDC Security Forum East
Sep 19 2005
New York, New York
IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum
Sep 21 2005
New York, New York
IDC Finance Performance Management Forum
Sep 22 2005
New York, New York
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
2005 WTC Entrepreneur Venture Conference
Nov 1 2005
Silicon Valley, California
Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology
Nov 3 2005
Houston, Texas

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