The WITI Strategist
September 13, 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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WITI Members impacted by Hurricane Katrina

We at WITI are shocked and saddened by the devastation wrought earlier this month by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. We have been contacted by a number of our members who have been affected by this disaster. We have also heard from other members who would like to support those who need assistance. In response, we have set aside an area on our discussion boards. If you are one of those affected by the hurricane, please let the WITI community know if there is anything we can do to help you. If you have resources to offer, please take a moment to visit the discussion boards to see how you can be of assistance.

orange arrow  The Myths Of VOiP
By Robin Raskin

Robin Raskin VOiP is shorthand (and definitely geek speak) for Voice Over Internet Protocol. What that means is that you can use the Internet to transmit your phone conversation. The advantages? You can save money compared to using your traditional telephone service. And, because you're transmitting voice digitally you can have all sorts of features that you either would have paid for or didn't even exist before.

I'm not going out on a very big ledge when I predict that Voice Over IP (VOiP) will be the hottest trend of 2006 (almost as big as the iPod).
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orange arrow  Emotions: The Behind-The-Scenes Drivers Of Your Life
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Right now there is an unseen force acting in your life, influencing you and all those who come into contact with you, yet chances are you are giving it little attention. It runs like an undercurrent in the river of your life, silently but surely affecting the "flow" of your actions, and reactions, and the nature of your relationships. This force is called "emotion." Sure you are aware at some level that you "have" emotions, but have you ever really thought about how they play out in your life? Until you do, you will not be in a position to take control of your life or make the changes that you want to make. So let's take a moment to explore the power and complexity of our emotions and the effects they have in our lives. Continued ...

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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  Corporate Support For WITI.com
WITI is upgrading our technology infrastructure to support our recent growth. In order to do this, we need new, high-end servers, and we are looking for a company interested in partnering with WITI to provide servers in exchange for WITI branding, sponsorship, products, services, etc. For more information about partnering with WITI, please visit www.witi.com/corporate/. For specific information on WITI's needs at this time, please contact us.

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Thorney Solutions (TA Solutions) Thorney Solutions (TA Solutions) is featured by Verio in IT Journals and Magazines

Carol Yvette Thorney, president and CEO of Thorney Solutions, writes, "It is with great pride that we announce that our strategic partner, Verio, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, the world!s largest telecommunications company) has published an advertorial in Sys-Con IT Solutions Guide (an insert for Java Developer's Journal and Linuxworld magazines). The article will focus on Verio's partner programs and will feature Thorney Solutions ("TA Solutions") and one of our clients, Smith Whiley & Co, a Hartford-based Investment company -- with quotes from each of us pertaining to the development, disaster recovery, network infrastructure, security, remote backup and telecom work we implemented in 2004-2005. A Verio case study is also scheduled for publication at a later date.

"This could not happen without the dedicated efforts of our teams in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, California and Canada. This is truly a testimony of the power of our collaborative strength and teamwork."

WITI congratulates Carol and her team on a job well done!

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 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: True Results - Performance Development Systems

We assist and support our clients as they strengthen essential emotional intelligence and communication competencies and skills which make up the foundation of achievement and success. We work with individuals and groups to get at the essential factors that drive performance, success and overall happiness; we assist clients in maximizing their capacity to achieve exceptional results and experience personal satisfaction.

Are your ready to learn your EQ?

We can provide you with a full EQ-i evaluation package, which provides you with an overview of the assessment, your full report, including customized graphs, a list of recommended action plans and a two-page narrative that provides a personal analysis and in-depth evaluation to support your EQ development. In addition, you will receive a 45-50 minute debriefing session with a professionally certified EQ Consultant and trained Coach to assist you in understanding how to apply your new self-knowledge.

Special offer for WITI Members: 10% off the Bar-On EQ-i full report and feedback session. Contact us for details.

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's Game Conference (WGC) Women's Game Conference (WGC)
The second annual Women's Game Conference (WGC) is just over 1 month away, taking place October 26-27, 2005 in Austin, Texas. WGC focuses on women in the computer and video game industry and highlights the importance of women as consumers of games, draws attention to the contributions women bring to the game industry workforce, and creates an environment conducive to networking. Kris Soumas, Vice President of Interactive for Lifetime Entertainment Services will deliver the keynote address at WGC.

Early-bird registration ends in 2 weeks on September 30th. Early Registration - only $145 for game industry professionals - and more information can be accessed by logging on to http://www.womensgameconference.com. Student scholarships are available; see http://www.womensgameconference.com/scholarships.html for details.

Serious Games Summit 2005 Serious Games Summit D.C.
Interactive Solutions for Shared Challenges

Join the leaders and experts shaping the emerging field of non-entertainment games at the Serious Games Summit D.C., October 31-November 1, 2005. See how learning theory and game technology come together to create interactive solutions for shared challenges. Visit seriousgamessummit.com for information, and to register! Register with Priority Code TEENXX before 9/21/05 for best pricing.

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!

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.

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].

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orange arrow  Company Spotlight

Welcome to excitement and opportunity. Welcome to Toyota Financial Services (TFS). If you're a motivated individual, then TFS is the destination you've been looking for.

Since 1983, TFS has grown from a small company of eight associates to more than 2800, with nearly $50 billion in managed assets, serving 2.3 million customers under the Toyota Financial Services and Lexus Financial Services market brands. At TFS, tomorrow means rising to the challenges of a changing marketplace by promoting a high-performance culture that will allow us to develop better solutions, programs, and services for both existing and new customers. Our commitment to delivering extraordinary customer care creates the trust and loyalty that drives our business.

Search for Toyota Financial Services (TFS) jobs on WITI4Hire.

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Associate Informatica Developer -- AIM Investments
We are looking for an experienced developer with at least 2 years of Informatica experience. The individual should be knowledgeable in all major aspects of Informatica development: Environment installation and setup, designer and workflow configuration, security administration, and environment migration. In addition, heshe should have the ability to understand business requirements and apply said requirements to the Informatica environment. The ability to communicate with both business users and IT professionals is a must.

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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

September 15 - San Diego
Branding For Success: Effective Strategies to Accelerate Growth
September 19 - Boston
Women: What They Love and Hate About Tech Tools -- Sponsored By: IDC
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 -- Sponsored By: Montblanc Boutique
October 21 - San Diego
Fall Mixer: Joint Event with NSHMBA

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!

Gartner IT Security Summit
Sep 14 2005-Sep 15 2005
London, Outside US/Canada
Forbes CIO Forum - West
Sep 14 2005-Sep 15 2005
San Francisco, California
Blogging Your Way to the Top!
Sep 15 2005
Santa Monica, California
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
2005 Mercury News Career Fair
Sep 20 2005
Santa Clara, California
IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum
Sep 21 2005
New York, New York
Fireside Chat with Scott McGregor, CEO of Broadcom
Sep 21 2005
Irvine, California
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
Health magazine's Race for Women 5k Race and Yoga Festival
Oct 15 2005
Brentwood, California
Develop and Market Better Products Faster
Oct 18 2005-Oct 19 2005
Los Angeles, California
Women's Game Conference
Oct 26 2005-Oct 27 2005
Austin, Texas
Serious Games Summit
Oct 31 2005-Nov 1 2005
Arlington, Virginia
2005 WTC Entrepreneur Venture Conference
Nov 1 2005
Silicon Valley, California
Open Source Business Conference East
Nov 1 2005-Nov 2 2005
Boston, Massachusetts
Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology
Nov 3 2005
Houston, Texas
Women in Leadership Summit
Nov 6 2005-Nov 9 2005
San Francisco, California

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