The WITI Strategist
May 3, 2006

Founded in 1989, WITI is the nation's leading, global trade association for tech savvy professional women. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

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July 9-11, 2006

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Silicon Valley
October 29-31, 2006

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Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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Remembering Kay Antonelli

Kay Antonelli We, at WITI are very sad to announce the passing of a great pioneering woman, honored at the WITI Hall of Fame as one of the World's First Programmers, and good friend to WITI, Kathleen Antonelli. Her spirit will always live as a source of inspiration for all of us.

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orange arrow  Storytelling - Sharing Stories that transformed our thinking
By Carolyn Leighton, Founder, Chairwoman, CEO of WITI

Carolyn Leighton I have always loved to read. My love of reading started when I was in elementary school. My parents would not allow a television in our home until, when I was about 16, a couple of my brothers bought them one as a gift.

Until then, I spent countless hours reading at home and at the local library. I loved the librarians - they were kind, intelligent and helpful - just like my mother.

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orange arrow  Lack of Time! Perception or Reality
By Diane Randall

Diane Randall We think we have no choices about how we spend our time. Technology that was supposed to make life easier has actually done the opposite and is eating away at our personal time. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), computers, email, cell phones and pagers all compete for our attention. Electronic organizers and communication devices create an "on-call" work mentality that takes priority over personal responsibilities. Lack of time is more perception than reality.

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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  WITI and Pandora's Mighty Soldiers

Looking to show your support of women pursuing a profession in technology? Here's an opportunity to establish and reinforce your company's reputation as a leading employer of women in your industry.

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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Maureen Crawford Hentz

Maureen Crawford Hentz, the Diversity Recruiter at Osram Sylvania since October 2005, is now the Manager of Talent Acquisition. Maureen is interested in networking with women in WITI particularly on issues related to work/life balance, (G)LBT issues and issues related to disability. Maureen writes regularly for the Boston Works HR blog and for quintcareers.com.

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orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Design Motif

Design Motif, lifting you to a higher level of web branding with integrity and style. We specialize in elegant custom turnkey websites, web branding and search engine optimization, creating memorable, enjoyable and highly-visible web experiences.

For more information, please visit www.designmotif.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  WITI Works

Learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know. eClasses are convenient, flexible, and affordable. Instructor-led courses ensure someone is available to help you with assignment questions, provide you additional resources, and keep you up-to-date with rapidly changing internet technologies. See www.witi.com/center/eclasses/ for current offerings. WITI Members: See the Members' Discount page for the promo code to receive special pricing.

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!

Volunteer Opportunities at WITI@
WITI needs volunteers to support WITI at industry and partner events (see the list of events). You'll have access to the event, of course, as well as the opportunity to meet industry leaders and get exposure for yourself and your company. For more details or to participate, please contact David Leighton.

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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."
-- Steffani Lomax, Vice President and Co-founder, Software Success Partners

May 3 - Houston
What To Do When People Make You Nuts?
May 3 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Launch Celebration
May 8 - Boston
Women Inventors: Their Visions, Products & Stories - Sponsored by Babson College
May 9 - Houston
WITI Members Only - Mentoring Program: Connecting you to what's next!
May 9 - Los Angeles
WITI Los Angeles Presents: "Technology is Not Enough - Why Buzzword Initiatives Fail"
May 16 - South Florida
Disaster Recovery Behind the Scenes: Then and Now
May 17 - San Diego
Technologies, Marketing & Media in the New Millennium
May 18 - Research Triangle Park
Financial Planning
May 18 - Atlanta
Mentoring Seminar & Demo Lunch-n-Learn - Pre-Registration Only
May 25 - Atlanta
Happy Hour - Networking
June 5 - Boston
Creating Inclusive Opportunities: Winning Business at Large Corporations
June 6 - Portland
Ice Cream Social
June 7 - Las Vegas
Monthly WITI Las Vegas Meeting - Education
June 13 - Los Angeles
SAVE THE DATE! WITI Los Angeles Chapter Mixer
June 15 - Houston
Developing the Presence of a Leader
June 15 - Research Triangle Park
Career Development - Resume Writing
June 15 - San Diego
The Proper Corporate Role In the Retirement Challenge Ahead
June 22 - Atlanta
Workshop On Leadership
June 29 - Atlanta
WITI Leadership Council & Executive Advisory Committee Members- only - TBD
July 13 - Atlanta
Summer Social & Wine Tasting

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!

Interop Las Vegas
Apr 30 2006-May 5 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
Making Purpose Work - Book Signing and Networking Event
May 4 2006
San Francisco, California
SVASE MAIN EVENT: Leveraging Corporate Investors, Partners
May 4 2006
Palo Alto, California
Making Purpose Work - Book Signing and Networking Event
May 9 2006
Denver, Colorado
Personalize Your Marketing Plan
May 11 2006
Santa Monica, California
Making Purpose Work - Book Signing and Networking Event
May 11 2006
Seattle, Washington
AIIM On Demand 2006
May 16 2006-May 18 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Making Purpose Work - Book Signing and Networking Event
May 30 2006
St. Louis, Missouri
IDC IT Forum & Expo: IT-Enabled Business Transformation
Jun 14 2006-Jun 16 2006
Boston, Massachusetts
Making Purpose Work - Book Signing and Networking Event
Jun 14 2006
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Employee ROI Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders
Jun 23 2006
Chicago, Illinois
C3 Expo (Corporate & Channel Computing Expo)
Jun 27 2006-Jun 29 2006
New York City, New York
ICCM Conference & Expo
Aug 14 2006-Aug 16 2006
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 10 2006-Sep 13 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
Employee ROI Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders
Sep 22 2006
New York, New York
Digital Life
Oct 12 2006-Oct 15 2006
New York City, New York
OracleOpenWorld 2006
Oct 22 2006-Oct 26 2006
San Francisco, California

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