WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
January 31, 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

Women and Technology Summit
Silicon Valley
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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Global Leadership: Around the World, Leaders Learn Best From Each Other
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Welcome to WITI Strategist's inaugural column on developing global leadership skills. This column is dedicated to those that recognize that the world has changed and either have adapted or are ready to. Globalization, sophisticated technologies, downsizing, outsourcing, astounding productivity expectations and the retirement wave are just some of the changes and trends profoundly impacting work as we know it. In this column we will discuss how to prepare for the impact on your company and your career, and those strategies and tactics you and others in your company can use to develop the highest value career, skill set and mind set for the future economy.

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Creating a Mission Statement For Your Life & Career
By Kathy Hill, Professional Coach - Career & Life Transitions

Kathy Hill Without a Mission Statement for your life and your career, you are traveling without a plan or a ruler to measure your choices by. You may not even know what you "really" want. What is your mission - what is your purpose? Spending the time to get total clarity around this and to create a Mission Statement that excites and empowers you, is one of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself.

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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.
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  • Successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: TalaTek LLC

TalaTek provides high-level, IT Risk Management and Network Engineering consulting services with an integrated business approach. Which means that our difference is how we combine a common-sense security approach with practical risk management solutions that are both effective and cost-conscious.

But it's really our standards that most distinctly set us apart from other firms offering similar services. We won't do anything that we don't think is right or required. Many firms will always "give the customer what they want." We insist on only giving customers what they need.

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It's time to be heard and be counted!
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is conducting its Annual WIPP Membership Survey and your participation is critically important.� This survey allows us to speak authoritatively on your behalf with Members of Congress, key officials in the White House, and renowned national reporters.� Many thanks to our affiliate organizations who contributed to the survey content.

When the question is, "What do women in business want?" the annual survey lets WIPP answer with the greatest impact.� And "impact" is what it's all about: Women Impacting Public Policy.

Please take a few minutes and complete the�survey linked below.� It covers a variety of policy issues such as taxes, procurement, access to capital, energy, and healthcare and allows you to let us know what issues are important to you.� All surveys are confidential and must be completed and submitted by February 5, 2007. �Survey results will be posted on our website at www.WIPP.org.

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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."
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February 7 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Everything a Startup Needs"
February 7 - Orange County
Love, Achievement & The Art of Balance
February 8 - 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 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems
March 8 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
March 8 - Houston
A Taste of WITI
March 15 - Research Triangle Park
Looking for Leadership in All the Unexpected Places
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.

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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: 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
Career Comeback: A UBS Fellowship Program for Professional Women Reentering the Workforce
Mar 3 2007-Mar 5 2007
Philadelphia, 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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