WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 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.

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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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Take Charge of your Health
By Carolyn Leighton, Chairwoman/Founder WITI

Carolyn Leighton I was fortunate to grow up in a health conscious home. My mom and dad were way ahead of their time when it came to awareness of healthy choices and I have definitely benefited from their wisdom.

Those of you who know me know how much I cherish my independence, and that I will do just about anything to avoid going to a doctor. I clearly understand that if I don't keep my commitment to healthy choices, I am guaranteed time spent in doctors' offices - ugh!

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orange arrow  WITI Podcasts

Nilofer Merchant Finding the Big Idea: Innovation Strategies
Nilofer Merchant

Almost every company says innovation is important, but few know how to get real about driving innovation. Don't just wait for the apple to fall from the sky. Nilofer Merchant presents a practical tool anyone can use to get the 'Big Idea.' In this session, she demonstrates scenario planning as a framework that allows market intelligence to drive innovation as a regular process. Attendees will learn what to do, and will also understand what role research and insight play in driving innovation.

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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  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...

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: BioMedical Strategies

BioMedical Strategies enables companies to outsource a wide range of services including, all Regulatory Services necessary for product approval, Clinical Studies, Reimbursement Strategy, Assessments, Reports and Modeling, Market and Quantitative Research and analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Product Positioning and more...

For more information, please visit www.biomedicalstrategies.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

E Biz Q ebiz Q
The Insider's Guide
to Business Integration

Businesses are rushing to adopt service-oriented architectures, or SOA's, to offer new services to increasingly demanding customers. ebizQ.net, the insider's guide to business integration, is offering WITI members a 50% discount on the cost of its online "SOA Fundamentals" course taught by leading industry expert Beth Gold-Bernstein.

Check out the course outline and then email [email protected] for your discount course code.

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.

SERIOUS GAMES SUMMIT Serious Games Summit D.C. 2006
October 30-31, 2006
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

The Serious Games Summit D.C. 2006 (SGS D.C.) is the premier professional conference for the creators and commissioners of serious games. SGS D.C. spotlights the rapidly growing serious games industry that features the use of interactive games technology within non-entertainment sectors. The summit provides a forum for game developers, buyers, and industry professionals to exchange ideas and advance the state of the art of serious games development in areas such as: corporate training, education, first responders, government, health, military, science, and social change.

For more information, visit www.seriousgamessummit.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 23 - San Diego
Born to Lead
September 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas - Women's Nutrition (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"
October 3 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas - Education - A Life Long Journey
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 25 - San Diego
The Early Stage Life Science Funding Gap - Yes, It Can Be Filled
November 1 - Houston
Executive Panel
November 7 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas monthly meeting - SAVE THIS DATE!
November 9 - Research Triangle Park
Emerging Technology

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!

Shaking The MoneyTree - Venture Capital Trends & Predictions
Sep 7 2006
Palo Alto, California
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
SVASE & TiE Silicon Valley JOB FAIR For Emerging Growth Companies!
Oct 5 2006
Santa Clara, California
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
Serious Games Summit
Oct 30 2006-Oct 31 2006
Arlington, Virginia
�The Art Of The Start,� A One Day Workshop For Entrepreneurs, Featuring Guy Kawasaki
Nov 8 2006
Mountain View, California

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