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The WITI Strategist
March 6, 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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WITI Women and Technology EAST @ The Women's Congress Boston
March 29-30, 2007 | Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

WITI Women and Technology EAST @ The Women's Congress Boston combines a two-day powerhouse professional conference with a uniquely interactive exhibit floor, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, new opportunities, products and services you need for your business, as well as travel, fitness, green living, family products and services - much more... Register Now!

Keynote Speakers Include:

Sandy Carter Sandy Carter
Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing, IBM

Sandy Carter is Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing for IBM Corporation. Sandy is responsible for driving IBM's cross-company, worldwide SOA marketing initiatives, and in this role, helps oversee the company's SOA strategy across software, services and hardware and sets the company's SOA marketing direction.

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Mary Wilson Mary Wilson
Legendary Member of the Supremes, Best-selling Author, Humanitarian

It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson to co-found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history - The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.

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WITI Las Vegas Founder Laura Fucci is Appointed Chief Information Officer of Clark County, Nevada!

Laura Fucci Laura Fucci, founder of the WITI Las Vegas Network, has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer at Clark County, Nevada. Clark County is home to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, heart of the Entertainment Capital of the World and site of 14 of the nation's 15 largest hotels.

In addition to hosting more than 38 million tourists annually, Clark County is also one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, with more than 5,000 people moving here each month. Laura, a native to Southern Nevada, is excited to take on this new position where she can contribute to the community through the use of technology and help prepare the County for further growth.

Laura brings a rich background of leadership and technical experience with her to this public role. Prior to joining Clark County, Laura was the VP and Chief Technology Officer for MGM MIRAGE, one of the largest casino resort companies in the world.

WITI Hall of Famer Frances E. Allen Honored with the Prestigious $100,000 Turing Award... Congratulations Fran!

Frances E. Allen One of the most prestigious prizes in computing, the $100,000 Turing Award, went to a woman Wednesday for the first time in the award's 40-year history.

Frances E. Allen, 74, was honored for her work at IBM Corp. on techniques for optimizing the performance of compilers, the programs that translate one computer language into another.

This process is required to turn programming code into the binary zeros and ones actually read by a computer's colossal array of minuscule switches.

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WITI's Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership 2006 Chicago Award Winners: Paths to Leadership
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Inspiration comes in many forms. Chicago's "Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership" Award sought to recognize a diverse set of inspirational paths and experiences. The organizations under the stewardship of the Awardees had a unique set of challenges. Their companies are from the private and public sectors, and academia. And by showcasing their paths to leadership, it is clear that it is not one path, but many we can learn from.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Women's Support TEAM

Women's Support TEAM is your key to a less stressful - more successful life... so that Together Everyone Achieves More Success Globally. WS TEAM is for women to help other women achieve more success with less stress globally... all by sharing what they are passionate about and what love to do... in effect by "packaging" themselves. When women create and market downloadable informational products (DIP), they can reach and help so many more women than otherwise possible.

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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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March 6 - New York
WITI New York Networking Event
March 8 - Boston
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems
March 8 - Houston
A Taste of WITI
March 8 - Charlotte
A Day in the Life of a Project / Program Manager
March 13 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
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 20 - South Florida
WITI Women in Community--Next Event March 20, 2007
March 23 - San Diego
Strategically Managing Your Career
March 27 - Atlanta
Life rewards ACTION
March 28 - Boston
VIP Founder's Reception - Prelude to WITI East Women & Technology Conference & Expo
April 5 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Strategic Planning to Avoid Litigation"
April 10 - Orange County
Making Outsourcing Work: The When, What & How of Successful Outsourcing
April 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas April meeting - Building Financial Wealth
April 12 - Research Triangle Park
Communication Skills: Crucial Conversations & Dealing with Angry Customers
April 19 - Boston
The Business Value of IT

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: 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
CSI NetSec 2007
Jun 11 2007-Jun 13 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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