WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
January 3, 2007

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:

Women and Technology EAST @ The Women's Congress
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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Carolyn Leighton New Year Affirmations, Not Resolutions
By Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

I have found writing affirmations much more powerful than making New Year's resolutions. One of my first coaches taught me the value of writing affirmations and, since the year is just beginning, I wanted to share his insight as my New Year's gift to you.

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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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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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orange arrow  WITI Opportunities

Account Executive/Sales Associate
WITI is seeking an experienced Account Executive/Sales Associate to join our Sales team. The Account Executive/Sales Associate will develop market demand for the company's products and services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Business Development to maximize sales revenues and meet corporate objectives.
  • Establish effective and trustful relationships with executives to ensure proper sensitivity to their needs and WITI's products and services.
  • Perform sales activities on assigned accounts and negotiate terms of deals through the head of sales.
Job Requirements:
  • Typically requires 2 or more years of experience in dealing with top-level corporate customers.
  • Excellent business development and consultative selling skills.
  • Effective self-management skills with ability to plan and execute a major contribution to the company's field operations.
  • Successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management, communications, decision making, human relations and presentation skills.
Please send your resume to David Leighton at [email protected]

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, at [email protected].

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 WITI SAVVY's editor 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 WITI SAVVY's editor at [email protected].

Click here to find out more...

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: ChildSafe International Corp

At CSI, we put the BITE back into the FIGHT, for security and safety, via our iWatchDog™ Program, and multiple other efforts.

If you are looking for references and solutions that are designed to help make using the Internet and other media a safer experience, then CSI is the organization to contact. This is just the beginning!

For more information, please visit: http://www.childsafe.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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Show Stoppers

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

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.

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?

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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

January 9 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Monthly Meeting: Women at Play - Women as Consumers of Entertainment Technology
January 10 - Orange County
Personal Branding for Women: Building Strong Brands from Core Values to Market Value
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 Unlocking Your Career Success Plan
January 23 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries
January 30 - Atlanta
Atlanta WITI Network Re-Launch Event!
February 7 - Orange County
Love, Achievement & The Art of Balance
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 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
March 8 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems
March 21 - San Diego
Strategically Managing Your Career
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.

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 Main Event: What's Hot And What's Not For 2007 - Web, High Technology And Energy
Jan 4 2007
Palo Alto, California
2007 International CES
Jan 8 2007-Jan 11 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
SVASE BIGs (Business Interface Groups): Business Showcase + LifeScience: Drugs, Bugs & Devices
Jan 18 2007
Palo Alto, California
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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