WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 2, 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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The CTIA I.T. Wireless and Entertainment 2006 Women's Leadership Program

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How Smart Women Win at Office Politics
By Jo Miller

Jo Miller Do you enjoy dealing with office politics?

Becoming politically savvy is not always viewed as a wholesome, worthy goal. The mere mention of the word "politics" triggers negative connotations.

A Senior Finance Manager had said "I refuse to schmooze and manipulate to get ahead". Yet she was frustrated after she was passed over for promotion twice. The two male colleagues who were promoted ahead of her were less qualified, but excelled at politicking.

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orange arrow  WITI Conference Recap

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

Taking the Lead...in the Digital Age Las Vegas 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.

Click here to view photos from this event.

WITI Laptop Bags on Sale @ the WITI Store

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].

Click here to find out more...

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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No Girls Allowed
By Melissa Solomon

Every month or so, it's girls' night out in Boston. It's not female coeds who are hitting the town, but rather five women who lead IT at local universities.

As female leaders in a male-dominated industry, these women can feel isolated. Recently, while giving a presentation at an IT conference, one member of the girls'-night-out group was the only woman in the room.

However, for the last four years, these women, along with their invited guests, have been part of a club where they brainstorm ideas, give each other advice and lend support. In other words, they're alone together.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: HYPHOS 360

HYPHOS 360 The Bridge Between Marketing and IT

At HYPHOS 360, we lead with strategy. Understanding that you have marketing challenges, we always deliver a compelling database solution. We start by participating in your planning process to gain a clear under standing of your objectives and desired outcomes.�From this viewpoint, HYPHOS 360 becomes your results-oriented bridge between marketing initiatives and information technology.

For more information, please visit www.hyphos360.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

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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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 1 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas monthly meeting - Security Technology Session - Capture The Flag
August 16 - San Diego
Demystifying the Role of the CEO
August 17 - Greater Bay Area
WITI Bay Area Networking Social
August 18 - Los Angeles
WITI Los Angeles Network Presents Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
August 18 - Research Triangle Park
Attention-getting Resumes
September 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas - Women's Nutrution (at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub!)
September 13 - Houston
Lessons Learned from a Zig Zag Career Path
September 14 - Research Triangle Park
Work - Life Balance
September 19 - South Florida
Networking Panel Presentation
September 20 - Orange County
Becoming Executive/Board Material
September 22 - San Diego
"Building Business Value Now for Successful Exit Later"
September 26 - Chicago
"Executive Presence - How Savvy are Your Business Skills?"
October 3 - Las Vegas
Initiating WITI Las Vegas Mentoring Program
October 11 - New York
WITI New York Re-Launch Event
October 12 - Research Triangle Park
Career Development - Individual Performance Plans
October 17 - South Florida
Demystifying the CIO Role
October 18 - Orange County
Leadership Development
October 18 - San Diego
The Early Stage Life Science Funding Gap - Yes, It Can Be Filled

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
WISC Network Event - Northern California
Aug 10 2006
San Franciso, 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
Interop New York
Sep 18 2006-Sep 22 2006
New York, New York
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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