WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
February 16, 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

Women on the Move

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Network Meetings


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The New Management Reality: Retention is the Name of the Game!
By Pattie Vargas, The Vargas Group

Pattie Vargas "Our people are our greatest asset!"

How many of our organizations have something similar to this statement either buried within their mission statement or stated somewhere in some obscure corporate document? How many of us would say the day-to-day business practices support this claim?

The reality is that most organizations would agree with this statement. On some level they realize that it is the people who do the work - the quality of the employees they hire and maintain determines the quality of output.

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Participants in these teleclasses have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

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How to Recognize the Signs that You Are On the Right Path
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman When you embark on a path of personal or professional growth you expect to see progress. You might be willing to accept the fact that important life changes take time and forward progress may be slow, but you certainly do not expect to move "backwards." Yet in my experience of working with those who are redesigning their lives, careers, or businesses I see an interesting phenomenon occur over and over. Even when my clients are making tremendous positive changes they often can't see it for themselves. In fact, the very signs that indicate they are making progress they interpret the wrong way.

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Meet Alicia Young, the new Executive Director of the WITI New York Network

Alicia Young Alicia Young, an Executive Vice President and New York Technology Practice Leader for Ruder Finn, brings more than a decade of editorial, marketing and public relations experience to WITI.

Working for clients such as NEC, Infonet Services Corporation, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Agency.com, the Technology Practice has earned more than a dozen industry awards and nominations for its proprietary Client Reporting and Measurement systems, Media Relations campaigns, creative use of multimedia PR tools, and effective promotion of new and existing technologies to the press and analyst communities.

With a diverse background in consumer, business-to-business and high-technology programming, Alicia is a strategic partner in helping clients leverage their marketing and product/service assets to develop visionary branding and communications programs based upon insightful corporate messaging and measurable results.� Alicia's experience involves working with such clients as: Information Builders, Targus, Ricoh Corporation, Microsoft, AboveNet, Sharp Electronics, Time Warner Cable, Technology Service Solutions (IBM), Reebok International, Target.com and Alliance Data Systems.

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share?
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WITI Showcases Corporate IT Women Leaders
By Marian Cook

Last fall, the Chicago Chapter showcased the winners of the second WITI "Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership" Award for top Chicago female IT executives. Held at elegant facilities at Northwestern University, the event was sold out and the audience energized, a testament to the community's hunger to hear success stories such as the night's winners'.

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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.
  • 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]

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Center for New Futures

We are committed to empowering people and organizations to design new and extraordinary futures. We offer consulting services and workshops that go beyond the ordinary. We are an organization known for not only "hitting home runs", but "winning the world series" for our clients. If you are looking for organizational results at new levels, something to set your sales conference apart, or career transition planning that has people finding the jobs of their dreams, then Center for New Futures can help you.

For more information, please visit: www.centerfornewfutures.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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AIT Join WITI @ The United Nations
Attend the 51st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference & Exhibit, Feb 28, 2007, In UN HQS, NYC!

IT is Key: Global Development, Empowerment, and Gender Equality; Eliminating Discrimination and Violence Against the Girl-Child, Through Information Technologies

Presented By: UN Division for the Advancement of Women; UN Global Alliance for ICT & Development; UN Department of Public Information; InfoWorld Media Group, CXO Publications; AIT Global

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2007, all day
Where: United Nations HQs, NYC
More Information: http://www.aitglobal.com
Register to Attend at No Charge: http://www.aitglobal.com/theform.html

Game Developers Conference 07 Join WITI @ Game Developers Conference 07
March 5-9, 2007
San Francisco
Register Now!

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

INTEROP Las Vegas Join WITI @ Interop
May 20-25, 2007
Las Vegas
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Attend Interop Las Vegas to get the big picture. As the leading global technology event, Interop brings together IT professionals and business leaders to see all of the latest technologies in action. Visit more than 400 exhibitors, attend 200+ sessions, and check out live demos of tomorrow's business solutions. Learn how different technologies work together to connect your infrastructure, your business, your people and your customers. Come to Interop this May. It's the only place you'll get the big picture.

Join the Interop mailing list to receive event updates and special offers from Interop.

Register today and save up to $600 at www.interop.com

Director of IS Operations Job Posting

H-E-B's Information Solutions Department is looking for a talented leader who:

  • Has successfully led IT Operations for a large regional or national retailer, financial institution, manufacturer, or similar organization.
  • Understands the absolute importance of infrastructure up-time.
  • Has experience crafting and executing a strategy that provided for significant IT operational improvements, using frameworks and guides such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Gartner's IT Management Process Maturity Model.
  • Has a proven track record of developing talent within an organization, a strong service orientation, and deep experience with IT Service delivery.
  • Is conversant in the technologies typically leveraged by large IT infrastructure organizations, to include data centers, voice and network systems, servers, enterprise storage, and infrastructure applications and protocols such as messaging, directories, and IP.
  • Possesses strong vendor-management experience, to include the ability to align vendors with the IT infrastructure organization's strategies, and solid contract negotiating skills.
  • Has proven budgeting and financial management experience.
  • Is experienced with offshore application support models.
  • Has participated in business continuity / disaster recovery planning and execution.
  • Enjoys working in a challenging, dynamic, growth-oriented company, and understands the demands placed upon an enterprise-class IT infrastructure organization.
As a Leader in I.S. at H-E-B, you will need to accomplish the following:
  • Enjoys working in a challenging, dynamic, growth-oriented company, and understands the demands placed upon an enterprise-class IT infrastructure organization.
  • Accountable for the direction, management and performance of an area of IS.
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of all programs within the area.
  • Responsible for budgeting and resource planning.
  • Develop and implement policies in accordance with company goals.
  • Advise executive staff on industry trends and legislation that affects specific programs.
  • Align systems and processes to the IS strategy.
  • Manage execution of plans.
  • Develop, manage and audit IS policies and programs.
Apply to: [email protected]

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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

February 22 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #3: "Initial Funding"
February 26 - Silicon Valley
Hope to Health
February 27 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #4: "Preparing the Financing Presentation"
March 3 - San Diego
WITI Entrepreneur eSeries Session #5: "Investor Presentation"
March 6 - New York
WITI New York Networking Event
March 8 - Houston
A Taste of WITI
March 8 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
March 8 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems
March 13 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas March meeting - Conflict Resolution Discussion
March 15 - Research Triangle Park
Looking for Leadership in All the Unexpected Places
March 27 - Atlanta
Life rewards ACTION
April 5 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Strategic Planning to Avoid Litigation"
April 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas April meeting - Save the date!
June 7 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "From Bench to Business in Biosciences"
June 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June meeting - Save the date!
July 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas July meeting - Save the date!
August 9 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Trademarks and Copyrights"
August 14 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas August meeting - Save the date!

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!

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
Women in Government Relations Professional Development Day 2007
Feb 27 2007
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
51st Session of the Commision on the Status of Women
Feb 28 2007
New York City, New York
Career Comeback: A UBS Fellowship Program for Professional Women Reentering the Workforce
Mar 3 2007-Mar 5 2007
Philadelphia, California
SVASE MAIN EVENT: SVASE & TiE Silicon Valley JOB FAIR For Emerging Growth Companies!
Mar 8 2007
Santa Clara, California
2007 AeA Venture Forum and Golf Event
Mar 13 2007-Mar 14 2007
Greensboro, Georgia
SVASE BIGs (Business Interface Groups): Business Showcase + Security: Private Security Companies' Opportunities And Exits
Mar 15 2007
Sunnyvale, California
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
Net.Finance 2007
Apr 16 2007-Apr 19 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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