The WITI Strategist
December 20, 2005

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2005 Conference Series:
Taking the Lead
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In This Issue:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


TKL Interactive

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orange arrow  Checking In With Divine Headquarters
By Wendy Wallbridge

Wendy Wallbridge The holidays are upon us. For many of us this evokes feelings of both hope and dread. We look forward to a time-out from work, the chance to feel ourselves again, and reconnect with our loved ones. But the "season of giving" can activate old patterns that leave us empty, exhausted and resentful.

The sun is a good metaphor for we humans. It continually creates energy for us by essentially destroying itself day after day, millennium after millennium without complaint. We are imbued with that same generous impulse to give - the destruction part is optional. Continued ...

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orange arrow  Reporting to Wall Street about Diversity
By David Creelman & Norm Smallwood

Metrics are a tricky issue in diversity. On the one hand, numbers-focused diversity programs fail. They fail because they end up forcing managers to fill quotas (which everyone resents) while failing to create a workplace welcoming to women and minorities. On the other hand, the use of metrics is associated with successful diversity programs. Metrics are a "best practice" because management pays attention to numbers and they provide a way to keep score. So the bottom line is that organizations should report on diversity metrics. Just what they should report, and to whom, is the subject of this article.
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orange arrow  Book Review: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
By Nina Burokas

By Nina Burokas To assess your individual or corporate viability in the current economy, ask yourself three questions:

1. Can what I do be done cheaper overseas?
2. Can what I do be done faster by a computer?
3. Am I offering something that satisfies the nonmaterial wants of an abundant age?
If your answer is anything other than "no", invest some time in Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind.

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Nina, 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  Women on the Move

Pradipa Karbhari Pradipa Karbhari is Featured Speaker at SilverTrain's Service Oriented Architecture seminar

Pradipa Karbhari, National Practice Director, Web Services and SOA at SilverTrain Inc. was the featured speaker at SilverTrain's seminar on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) in Houston. The seminar covered topics like the implications of moving from "Technology Oriented" to "Business Oriented - Technology Based" solutions; what SOA is... and what it is not; and how to embark on the road to a successful implementation of SOA in your organization.

Pradipa specializes in Web Services, SOA, Systems Integration, and Leading Large Scale Applications Development efforts. She is an improvement catalyst who applies her vast knowledge, skill sets and past experience with Web Services/Integrated Solutions and Service Oriented Architectures for profit growth. She has over 16 years of IT experience on a broad range of technical platforms, and she offers customized solutions for clients by conceptualizing SOA, then architecting, constructing and implementing a solution that meets the needs of their organization. She is an experienced web services/solutions architect, an Engineer by graduate education and a seasoned speaker at various national and international conferences.

Leslie Goodbar's work on exhibit in New York

Leslie Goodbar had two advertising campaigns included in the One Club's Night of the Living Dead show in New York in November. The exhibition showcased creative advertising that was "killed" before seeing the light of day. Leslie's contributions were for a photo lab software by Mitsubishi Presentation Products and a TV spot for a dot-com that's no longer with us - Allpets.com.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Dynamic Wireless

Dynamic Wireless, Inc is a project management and technical services company. Our capabilities include:

  • Wireless Project management and expedition
  • Cell site installation
  • Test and commissioning
  • Microwave network installation and testing services
  • Network design services for both the transport and switching layers of customer's networks
  • Transport T1 testing, sweep testing & drive testing
  • Switch transport testing
  • Radio installation/microwave and path analysis
  • Transport script writing and transport audits

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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"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."
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January 9 - Boston
Women Leaders in Venture Capital -- Sponsored By: Simmons College, School of Management
January 10 - Portland
How to Realize Your New Year's Resolutions
January 11 - Houston
Negotiating the Gender Gap at Work
January 19 - San Diego
"Women as Leaders"
February 6 - Boston
Video Games: Not for Men Only - Sponsored by WorldWinner
February 9 - Portland
Five Secrets of Success in Communication and Leadership
February 13 - San Diego
Taste of Technology Reception
February 23 - Atlanta
WITI Networking Event: Have you had a background check lately?
March 7 - Portland
Distance Learning and Collaboration
March 8 - Boston
Women Innovators & Entrepreneurs -- Sponsored By: Sun Microsystems
March 21 - San Diego
Real Estate Workshop for Business Owners Series: "Leveraging Your Next Lease Negotiation"
March 23 - San Diego
Real Estate Workshop for Business Owners Series: "Exploring the Issues of Buying vs. Leasing"
March 30 - Atlanta
Happy Hour - Networking

More information about network events in your area is available on our website.

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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!

International CES
Jan 5 2006-Jan 8 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
SVASE Main Event: Where the "Hot Money" will be going in 2006
Jan 5 2006
Palo Alto, California
IDC Marketing Performance Measurement Summit for Business-to-Business Marketers
Jan 19 2006
Santa Clara, California
IDC Service-Oriented Architecture Forum
Jan 25 2006
New York, New York
Employee ROI Exec. Symposium for Women Business Leaders
Jan 26 2006
New York, New York
IDC Outsourcing Forum West
Jan 30 2006-Jan 31 2006
Santa Clara, California
IDC Virtualization Forum East
Feb 6 2006
New York, New York
WTC presents: Laying the Groundwork for Stem Cell Commercialization
Feb 7 2006
San Francisco, California
IDC Outsourcing Forum East
Mar 28 2006-Mar 29 2006
New York, New York

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