WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
November 7, 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.

2007 Conference Series:

Women and Technology Summit East
March 29-30, 2007

Silicon Valley Summit
Silicon Valley
September 27-29, 2007

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


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orange arrow  WITI Conference Recap

Women and Technology Summit
Featuring the 11th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards
Silicon Valley, CA | October 29-31, 2006

Women and Technology Summit With more than 1000 attendees and over 25 breakout sessions, WITI's Women and Technology Summit, October 29-31, 2006 was jam packed with great information, outstanding networking opportunities, extraordinary WITI Hall of Fame inductees and fascinating key note speakers.

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

Conference Press Highlights

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Technical Writers - the Antidote for High Tech "Geek Speak"
By Suzanne A. Hosie

The Dilemma
Engineers, scientists and business professionals are now in cubicles and labs scattered all over San Diego. They help make up the backbone of the electronic, telecommunications, software, biotechnology and bio-medical companies that are shaping San Diego's economic future. These high tech pros are not only changing, improving, and remaking San Diego, but are impacting the entire high-tech business world.

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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 Careers

Do You Know the ABCs of Career Change?
By Deborah Walker, CCMC Career Coach ~ Resume Writer

Deborah Walker Making a career change is one of the toughest job-search challenges. For clarification, "career change" means much more than "job change." A career change means choosing a completely new profession or industry. A "job change" is simply changing employers within the same industry and profession.

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orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: CELEST Air

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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.

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WITI is pleased to offer you convenient savings at over 1,000 quality merchants through our partnership with CareClicks.com. Save time, money and support The WITI Foundation with this one stop shopping experience. There is no cost to join, no personal information is needed, it's safe and secure AND a percentage of your purchase supports the WITI Foundation. The amount of contribution is listed right on your screen and by starting your online shopping with WITI, some merchants offer special deals just for you. Check it out at: www.witi.com/mall.

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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

November 9 - Research Triangle Park
Emerging Technology & Tech Trends -- New Venue!!!!
November 13 - South Florida
Wine and Smart Women Connections--WITI's Popular Event
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 - Houston
WITI 2006 Holiday Social
December 5 - South Florida
IT Leadership Award and Silent Auction
December 6 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
December 7 - Charlotte
Dinner and Networking
December 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas "Technology for Tots" Holiday Party with AITP, PMI, and ISACA
January 16 - Research Triangle Park
Career Development - It's In Your Hands
January 23 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #1: "From Idea to Formation"
January 30 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #2: "Intellectual Property"
February 6 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #3: "Initial Funding"
February 9 - Research Triangle Park
How to Put a Recruiter in Your Back Pocket
February 13 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #4: "Preparing the Financing Presentation"
February 24 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #5: "Investor Presentation"
March 8 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems

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!

"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
Women in Games International presents: WIGI Community Mixer in Los Angeles!
Nov 14 2006
Los Angeles, California
The Annual Access EN Dinner Event featuring Bob Larsen, The Rushmore Group "Taking Your Team to the Top"
Nov 14 2006
Irvine, California
O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference
Feb 27 2007-Mar 1 2007
Burlingame, California
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 19 2006-June 20 2007
Bodega Bay, California
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Mar 26 2007-Mar 29 2007
San Diego, California

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