WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
January 17, 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.

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 EAST @ The Women's Congress
March 29-30, 2007

Women and Technology Summit
Silicon Valley
September 27-29, 2007

In This Issue:

Women On The Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


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Laura Haas Dr. Laura Haas elected as a Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery

Dr. Laura Haas, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of Computer Science at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, was just elected as a Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her research leadership and contributions to federated database systems. In her career, Dr. Haas has been a key force in transforming the information management discipline from a focus on individual, largely relational database management systems, to one centered on providing a rich information infrastructure for all types of information. As an innovator and leader, she drove the technology foundations of three generations of research projects on integration of diverse information, producing not only innovative technologies and papers, but also shaping IBM products and research directions both in IBM and across the industry.

Nancy King WITI Member Nancy King joins Global Conference Partners

Nancy King, principal of New View Marketing has joined Global Conference Partners as VP of Marketing. The company's flagship product is www.freeconference.com which provides simple, convenient and reliable conference call service at little or no cost. The company was acquired by American Capital Strategies Group in 2006. Ms. King is delighted to come on board and welcomes any inquiry to help members increase their productivity and efficiency through conferencing.

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share?
WITI is looking to highlight women on the move. Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

WITI Women and Technology EAST @ The Women's Congress Boston

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Jane Herman How to Feel Alive Again
By Jane Herman

When was the last time you said to yourself, "I feel so alive"? Or do you more often find yourself saying, "Why do I feel so numb? I feel like a robot. I feel like all of the "highs" have been edited out of my life." The slide from excitement and anticipation of each day to boredom and dread happens over time and is often so subtle that it is hard to notice.

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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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Please send your announcements, article ideas, news, and updates to WITI SAVVY's editor, at [email protected].

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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  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Webolution

Webolution is a web site development firm. In business since 1995, we've developed Web sites for Intel, Sun, Paramount Pictures and WITI, among others. We specialize in Web/database integration and architecture using PHP and MySQL.

We also offer Graphic Design, Flash, HTML & Javascript, Server Hosting and Admin sevices.

For more information, please visit: http://www.webolution.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

Show Stoppers Game Developers Conference 07'
March 5-9, 2007
San Francisco

Register Before Jan 31st and Save up to 35%!

Join the world's leading developers to exchange ideas, be inspired, and advance the art of game creation. GDC returns to San Francisco in 2007 with an expanded expo floor, more content focused on indie and casual gaming, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Keynotes have been announced for GDC Mobile and the Serious Games Summit GDC - find out more today! www.gdconf.com

Show Stoppers

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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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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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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.

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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 18 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys Unlocking Your Career Success Plan
January 23 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries
January 24 - Silicon Valley
"The Art of Influence and Persuasion: Getting Things Done Beyond Authority, Position or Title"
January 30 - Atlanta
Atlanta WITI Network Re-Launch Event!
January 30 - South Florida
Your Invitation to Attend WITI Networking 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
February 13 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas February meeting - Career Strategies Discussion
March 8 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
March 8 - Houston
A Taste of WITI
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 BIGs (Business Interface Groups): Business Showcase + LifeScience: Drugs, Bugs & Devices
Jan 18 2007
Palo Alto, California
SVASE Main Event: Funding 2.0 - Building Your Startup Fast And Cheap
Feb 1 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
Black Hat Euro Association description
Mar 27 2007-Mar 30 2007
Amsterdam, Outside US/Canada
AIIM Expo Conference & Exposition
Apr 16 2007-Apr 19 2007
Boston, Massachusetts
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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