WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
July 21, 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.

2006 Conference Series:

The CTIA Women's Leadership Program
Los Angeles
September 12, 2006

Women and Technology Summit
Silicon Valley
October 29-31, 2006

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

WITI Works

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


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Taking the Lead... in the Digital Age Las Vegas
July 9-11, 2006

Cindy Solomon With 750 attendees and over 25 breakout sessions, the WITI Taking the Lead in the Digital Age conference, July 9 - 11, 2006 was jam packed with great information, outstanding networking opportunities and fascinating key note speakers.

In the next few issues of The Strategist we will highlight key findings and major takeaways from the conference.

Cindy Solomon offered a very energizing and informative key note speech entitled, CREATING A CULTURE OF COURAGE: THE NEW LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE.

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WITI's Las Vegas Conference - THANK YOU!

orange arrow  On the Frontline: WITI SAVVY Magazine


We want to Hear from You!

Now that we have launched WITI Savvy magazine, we want to hear your good news - professional triumphs, updates on WITI events/programs in your area, news about starting new Networks, etc.

Please send your news, updates and announcements to WITI Savvy's editor, Sara Fiedelholtz, at [email protected]. To be included in the Fall 2006 issue, all information needs to be sent by August 31, 2006.

Caught in Print
Have you had a book published? Have you written an article for a trade journal? We want to know about it. Please send all the details to Sara Fiedelholtz at [email protected].

Article Ideas
Have a subject you've always wanted to write about? Think that WITI Savvy needs to cover a specific topic or subject? We are looking for ideas and writers for WITI's quarterly magazine. Please send all ideas and comments to Sara Fiedelholtz at [email protected].

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Reinventing Yourself is an "Inside Job"
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman If I asked you if you had ever reinvented your life, what would you say? My experience is that most people say "No" unless they have gone through a drastic career or relationship change, or are in recovery from a major addiction. They apply a stringent criteria of "drama-required" when assessing their own changes or the changes that others make. Unless a change is observable and dramatic - for example a software programmer becoming a trapeze artist or a senior manager chucking a promising career to start a bed-and-breakfast - it doesn't "qualify" in most people's book as a reinvention. I fundamentally disagree.

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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!

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Push Fast Forward
By Dr. Tammie Page

Dr. Tammie Page Desperate to find the right job, but don't know where to turn? You have the skills, but you don't know how to capitalize on them? You took all the right classes and got all the right certifications, but you still can't catch a break. All you want to do is get your foot in the door, an opportunity to prove yourself.

You interview but you still don't get the dream job. You feel stagnant, as if your career is going nowhere fast. Well join the majority of women in middle management positions. You're not complacent. You're stuck!

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orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: M7 Inc.

M7 Inc. is an award-winning marketing/design firm that creates marketing and sales tools for high-tech companies.

For over a decade, M7 has provided effective print, multimedia and web design solutions for clients ranging from small start-ups to large corporations. Some M7 clients have included: Sony, SanDisk, Brocade, Fujitsu and over (100) startups.

For more information, please visit www.m7design.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

Workforce Performance 2006 Workforce Performance 2006
September 9-13
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Brought to you by the producers of TechLearn
The Workforce Performance business-oriented framework provides targeted, solution-oriented educational sessions, workshops, certificate programs, and a dynamic exhibit showcase. Workforce Performance brings together an international community of learning, training, HR, organizational, and workplace performance professionals looking to explore strategies and technologies, exchange ideas, generate new practices, and learn how to leverage what's new and what's next in technology. For more information, or to Register, please go to: http://www.workforce-performance.com

Black Hat Briefings & Training USA Black Hat Briefings & Training USA

July 29 - August 3 in Las Vegas, the world's premier technical event for IT security experts. Featuring 36 hands-on training courses and 75 Briefings presentations, networking opportunities with over 2,500 delegates from 40+ nations.�

WITI members receive a $100 Briefings discount by inserting BH06USAASSOC in the box marked "Coupon Codes" on the web registration page, shown on the final invoice.� Early bird deadline is June 30.� For more details, visit www.blackhat.com.

Women Leading Change Women Leading Change
September 18-20, 2006 in Oahu, Hawaii

Take three days to examine your own leadership presence, and how it affects your teams and organization, as well as your family, community and well-being. Define who you want to be as a leader, and use new tools to get there.

You may have the next great idea to turn your company around, create a new product, or be a catalyst for change. �Are you looking at how to get authority, buy-in, or the opportunity to implement your ideas? �WLC will help you get there!

For more information, visit www.womensleadership.com.

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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

July 25 - San Diego
WITI's Annual Summer Networking Social!
July 25 - Houston
"Steps to Success -- Filling the White Space"
July 26 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
August 1 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas monthly meeting - Security Technology Session - Capture The Flag
August 10 - Research Triangle Park
Attention-getting Resumes
August 16 - San Diego
Demystifying the Role of the CEO
August 18 - Los Angeles
WITI Los Angeles Network Presents Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
September 5 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas monthly meeting - SAVE THIS DATE!
September 13 - Houston
Lessons Learned from a Zig Zag Career Path
September 14 - Research Triangle Park
Work - Life Balance
September 20 - San Diego
Shake That Speaking Brain! Learn How to Deliver Killer Presentations
October 3 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas monthly meeting - SAVE THIS DATE!
October 12 - Research Triangle Park
Career Development - Individual Performance Plans

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!

SVASE August 06 MAIN EVENT: Raising Capital For Early Stage Tech Companies - The Definitive Crash Course!
Aug 3 2006
Palo Alto, California
ICCM Conference & Expo
Aug 14 2006-Aug 16 2006
Chicago, Illinois
Workforce Performance 2006
Sep 10 2006-Sep 13 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
Women Leading Change
Sep 18 2006-Sep 20 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii
Employee ROI Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders co-hosted with Boardroom Bound, Diversity Pipeline Alliance, and The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Sep 22 2006
New York, New York
Digital Life
Oct 12 2006-Oct 15 2006
New York City, New York
Oracle OpenWorld 2006
Oct 22 2006-Oct 26 2006
San Francisco, California
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Oct 23 2006-Mar 1 2007
Bodega Bay, California

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