WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
October 18, 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.

This issue sponsored by:

HP - Invent

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

2006 Conference Series:

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

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


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orange arrow  WITI Hall of Fame

WITI Announces 2006 Inductees to the WITI Hall of Fame!
5 leaders in Science and Technology inducted into WITI Hall of Fame

WITI Hall of Fame Class of 2007 Maria Azua
Vice President of Technology & Innovation CIO Office, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi
Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Institut Pasteur

Kim Jones
Vice President of Global Education and Research, Sun Microsystems

Nor Rae Spohn
Vice President, Business Imaging and Printing, Hewlett Packard

Been-Jon Woo
Director, Technology Integration, Intel

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orange arrow  WITI Personal Growth

How to Change Your Experience of Life
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman It is one thing to say you want to change your job or your company. It is one thing to say that you want to change a relationship in your life. It is one thing to say you want to change a bad habit or learn a new skill. It is quite another thing to say, "I want to change my experience of life." Yet more and more as I work with my coaching clients, this latter change emerges as the true underlying motivator for creating a new life direction.

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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  WITI Podcasts

Things That Go Bump In The Night - When a Security Disaster Hits Will You Have What It Takes?
By Sondra Schneider

Sondra Schneider The lighter side of viruses, trojans, malicious code, bad configurations and people. A better way to prepare you for disaster recovery and a restful nights sleep, or not! Scary short security stories to frighten the bejesus out of you...

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Face Your Fears
By Lisa Martin, The Working Mother's Coach

Lisa Martin Fear can be broken down into three categories: real (healthy), imagined (thought-based) and worry. Although fear can get in your way by interfering with your hopes, dreams and desires; fear is not always a bad thing. Admitting you're afraid of something can be quite enlightening. It gives you a chance to assess what is holding you back.

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orange arrow  Women on the Move

Cynthia Mady McCarthy and SilentPartner Advertising/Media Agency Solution to run central agency operations and Six subdivisions of Machado | Garc�a-Serra Communications.

On September 29, Machado | Garc�a-Serra Communications announced the selection of SilentPartner Advertising/Media Agency Solution to run their central agency operations and Six subdivisions providing integrated communications solutions. This system will support premier hispanic advertising agency's growth in staff and client's.

Cynthia Mady McCarthy is the founder, president, and CEO of the M�di Group, Ltd. Ms. McCarthy has a twenty year record of achievement in information systems and strategic information management through consulting and private industry positions.

Since The M�di Group's inception in 1988, Ms. McCarthy has been instrumental in creating and improving SilentPartner, an integrated enterprise project management and accounting solution designed for professional services firms and project-oriented businesses.

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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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orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Bello Associates, LLC

Bello Associates is a computer consulting company focusing exclusively on Network and System engagements by providing strategic consulting, creative design, and technology integration services to small-midrange businesses and individual/residences that want to exploit competitive advantages through network and system technologies.

For more information, please visit: www.bello-associates.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

Serious Games Summit D.C. 2006
October 30-31
Washington, D.C.


In 2006, the Serious Games Summit D.C. expands its focus to explore new ways to broaden the spectrum addressed by serious games. Sessions feature the talent, tools, and technology that make this compelling form of new media a viable means for problem-solving for any industry. The core segments of serious games - military, government, healthcare, corporate training and education - will play a major role at the conference as well.

  • Two days of 60+ conference sessions
  • Keynote addresses from MIT's Henry Jenkins and Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert
  • The second annual Developer Showcase event
  • A dynamic exhibit floor
  • Networking opportunities connecting the commissioners and creators of serious games
For more information, visit: www.seriousgamessummit.com

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.

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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

October 25 - San Diego
The Early Stage Life Science Funding Gap - Yes, It Can Be Filled
October 25 - Orange County
Leadership & Politics: Mastering Politics in the Corporate Environment
November 1 - Houston
Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success
November 2 - Chicago
Excellence in IT Leadership Awards Event
November 2 - Charlotte
Revitalization of Charlotte WITI Network
November 2 - Boston
Succession Planning for Women: Moving from Belonging to Leading - Sponsored by KRONOS
November 8 - Orange County
Becoming Executive/Board Material
November 9 - Research Triangle Park
Emerging Technology & Tech Trends
November 14 - South Florida
Demystifying the CIO Role
November 14 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas - Women Personal Success Stories Featuring Amy David
November 15 - San Diego
Speak Like a Leader: The Three Secrets of Effective Presentations
December 5 - South Florida
IT Leadership Award and Silent Auction
December 5 - Houston
WITI 2006 Holiday Social
December 6 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
December 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas "Technology for Tots" Holiday Party with AITP, PMI, and ISACA
January 16 - Research Triangle Park
Career Development - Individual Performance Plans
January 23 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #1: "From Idea to Formation"
January 30 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #2: "Intellectual Property"

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!

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
Bay Area Career Fairs presents: Diversity Recruitment Career Expo
Nov 8 2006
Santa Clara, California
Launch: Silicon Valley Venture Showcase
Nov 8 2006
Mt. View, California
O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference
Feb 27 2007-Mar 1 2007
Burlingame, California
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Mar 26 2007-Mar 29 2007
San Diego, California

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