WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
December 6, 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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2007 Conference Series:

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March 29-30, 2007

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September 27-29, 2007

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


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Wendy Wallbridge Saying YES to Life!
By Wendy Wallbridge

Bonnie, the receptionist at my dentist's office asked me if I'd like to attend the fund-raiser for the local school. My "No" was met with a huge 'Thank you!" She explained, "I hate it when people say, 'Let me check my schedule', as if their calendar is their decision-maker. They already know the answer but are afraid to say "no."

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WITI 2007 Conference Series... SAVE THE DATE!

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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.

Attention WITI Members and Conference Attendees: Click Here to watch Cindy Solomon's Key Note Video!

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The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right
By Debbie Weil

"Corporate blogs are proliferating faster than you can say 'ping.'"

The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right (Portfolio Hardcover, August 3, 2006) is online marketing consultant and business blogging authority Debbie Weil's take on why marketers and executives should blog - or not, as the case may be - and how to get it right the first time.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Dolci Deleria

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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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Technopolis Communications Inc. Technopolis® Communications Inc.
2129 Sea Eagle View
Austin, TX. 78738
v 512-288-0950
[email protected]

PR for software, hardware, Internet and services companies. Co-host of ShowStoppers™, the media-only special event and tradeshow. Technopolis is a registered trademark in the US and Canada, used under license.

For more information, visit our website: www.technopolis.com

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Care Clicks WITI Mall

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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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"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

December 6 - New York
WITI New York Holiday Networking Party
December 6 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
December 6 - Research Triangle Park
Looking for Leadership in All the Unexpected Places
December 7 - Los Angeles
LA Marketing and Technology Holiday Mixer
December 7 - Charlotte
Holiday Dinner and Networking
December 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas "Technology for Tots" Holiday Party with AITP, PMI, and ISACA
December 12 - Silicon Valley
Holiday Mixer
December 13 - San Diego
Red Hot Holiday Mixer 2006!
January 10 - Houston
How to be Politically Savvy Without Losing Your Soul
January 11 - Charlotte
Looking for Leadership in all the Unexpected Places
January 16 - Boston
Women on the Front Lines: Leading in the Defense Industry - Sponsored by Raytheon
January 18 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan
January 23 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries
January 30 - Atlanta
Atlanta WITI Chapter Re-Launch Event!
February 8 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Everything a Startup Needs"
February 9 - Research Triangle Park
How to Put a Recruiter in Your Back Pocket
March 8 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems
March 8 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
April 5 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Strategic Planning to Avoid Litigation"
June 7 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "From Bench to Business in Biosciences"
August 9 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Trademarks and Copyrights"

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!

SVASE Main Event: Alternative Exits For Technology Startups
Dec 7 2006
Palo Alto, California
2007 International CES
Jan 8 2007-Jan 11 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Black Hat Briefings & Training DC
Feb 26 2007-Mar 1 2007
Arlington, Virginia
O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference
Feb 27 2007-Mar 1 2007
Burlingame, California
2007 AeA Venture Forum and Golf Event
Mar 13 2007-Mar 14 2007
Greensboro, Georgia
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 19 2007-Jun 20 2007
Bodega Bay, California
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Mar 26 2007-Mar 29 2007
San Diego, California
CTIA Wireless 07'
Mar 27 2007-Mar 29 2007
Orlando, Florida
Interop Las Vegas
May 20 2007-May 25 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
SIIA On Demand Delivering Software as a Service
Nov 8 2007-Nov 9 2007
San Jose, California
Oracle Open World 2007
Nov 11 2007-Nov 15 2007
San Francisco, California

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