WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
March 14, 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!

Conference Highlights:

Sandy Carter Kickoff Keynote!
Sandy Carter, Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing, IBM
Thursday, 9:15am - 10:00am

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... Click here for details!

Angela Johnson Microsoft® Business Certification Demo
Angela Johnson, Product Manager, Microsoft Business Certification
Thursday, March 29 @ 10:30am

Please join Angela on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30am on the main presentation stage of the WITI/The Women's Congress Conference and learn about the new generation of Microsoft Office Certification for the Office 2007 system and Windows Vista... Click here for details!

Monster.com Monster.com Recruiting Area

WITI and Monster.com Invite you to join us for a unique and engaging event @ The Women's Congress Boston.

This is the place to learn about great opportunities to boost your career or to seek talented employees. Network with top companies, meet tech-savvy women and so much more... Visit the Marketplace for details.

Carolyn Leighton VIP Founder's Reception
Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
Wednesday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Us on Wednesday, March 28th for WITI's VIP Founder's Reception & Prelude to WITI Women and Technology EAST @ TWC Conference & Expo. Carolyn Leighton, WITI's Founder, will share the story of how she came to start WITI, the challenges she faced, and discuss her vision for women and for WITI globally... Click here for details!

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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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Stop Shoulding on Yourself
By Lisa Martin, The Working Mother's Coach

Lisa Martin Have you ever counted how many times a day you say the word should? For most people I know should is one of the most commonly used words in their vocabulary. I should call so-and-so. I really should go to the gym. I should take some more courses. I should redecorate my living room. Shoulds show up all the time. And most of us aren't even aware that they are there.

How can that be? When shoulds have been ruling your life for years they are almost invisible. Like the electricity that runs your home, shoulds can power your life.

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Maureen Murray Joins Account Management Team @ The Devon Group

The Devon Group, an award-winning public relations and marketing services firm, today announced the addition of Maureen Murray to its account management team. Joining the firm as an account supervisor, Murray will be working directly with The Devon Group's clients to advance significant competitive gains through strategic public relations and marketing programs.

Previously, Murray was Communications and Business Relations Director for a major healthcare association and Public Relations Director for several companies. In addition, she has run a successful public relations and marketing company, having produced press releases, brochures, newsletters, presentation folders, direct mail pieces and other collateral materials for a wide variety of companies. She also has diverse experience as a technical writing consultant to the complimentary and alternative health, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries.

Murray holds a bachelor's of arts degree in English from Fairfield University. She also has completed coursework in the master's degree program in business administration at Seton Hall University.

She is active in New Jersey's Point Pleasant Borough Rotary Club and served as PR Chair for Rotary District 7500 for three years. She recently was elected to her second term as a Point Pleasant County Committeewoman in Ocean County.

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Don't Let Fear Keep You Frozen
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Of all the things that keep people stuck in dead-end jobs and unsatisfying careers fear is the most common and the most difficult to overcome without the proper "tools." Without these tools you can find yourself frozen - unable to pick a direction, plot a course, or take action. When you "own" these tools your fear will recede into the background and you will be able to move through it, around it, and in spite of it.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: ZTAP Designs.com

Personalized thank you notes & invitations. Handmade stationery with (floral) handmade papers imported from Asia (personal or business use; or as client gifts.)

Can be designed and delivered within 24-48 hrs. Shop online. Credit cards accepted.

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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Blogher Business Conference '07 BlogHer Business Conference '07
New York, NY
March 22-23, 2007
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Your company might not need a blog, podcast, vlog or wiki. Or such social media tools might be exactly what you need. How do you decide? How do you incorporate a social media program into your business strategy and then identify the best people to execute?

It's time to make informed decisions: about how to use social media tools, and about how to get your company to interact with the customers, partners and employees who are already part of the social media world.

BlogHer Business '07 will strip away the hype and answer questions that businesses are still asking. Join industry leaders and social media gurus, including Marissa Mayer (Google), Lynne D. Johnson (FastCompany.com), Barb Dybwad (Engadget), Cyn Skyberg (Second Life), Nicki Dugan (Yahoo!) and others on March 22/23 for this fresh look at social media and what it can do for your company.�

For more information about the event, click here: http://blogher.org/node/10425
To register, click here: http://acteva.com/go/blogher

Coffee & Capital: The Equity Breakfast Series
Spring & Fall 2007
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Prism Ventures (February 8) Pilot House Ventures (April 5) Weston Presidio (June 7) Golden Seeds (October 4) Flagship Ventures (December 6)

Come and hear both sides of the equity story! Sit down with the area's leading venture capital firms and angel groups for an intimate and candid round-table discussion on the art of raising equity capital. You will be joined in the conference room by investors from the host firm, as well as one of their recently funded entrepreneurs. Come and hear both sides of the story and meet the industry experts!

Second Breakfast
Thursday, April 5th 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Pilot House Ventures The Pilot House, Lewis Wharf Boston, MA 02110

Event Details
Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. First come first serve. Sold as individual breakfast tickets ($100/event) or as a 5-event package ($425). For more information or to register, contact Amy Bean, Venture Center Manager at 617-532-0242 or [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

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 22 - San Francisco
WITI Membership Reception
March 23 - San Diego
Strategically Managing Your Career
March 27 - Atlanta
Life rewards ACTION, Join the Atlanta WITI Network NOW!
March 28 - Boston
VIP Founder's Reception - Prelude to WITI East Women & Technology Conference & Expo
April 4 - Houston
Managers do things Right; Leaders do the Right thing. How right is your Career? Your Life?
April 5 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "Strategic Planning to Avoid Litigation"
April 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas April meeting - Building Financial Wealth
April 10 - Orange County
Making Outsourcing Work: The When, What & How of Successful Outsourcing
April 12 - Research Triangle Park
Communication Skills: Crucial Conversations & Dealing with Angry Customers
April 19 - Boston
The Business Value of IT
May 2 - Houston
How to Be A Leader Even When Nobody is Following
May 2 - San Diego
HOW SHE DOES IT: How And Why Women Owned Businesses Are So Successful
May 10 - Research Triangle Park
The Road to Entrepreneurship
May 22 - Las Vegas
WITI 1 Year Anniversary Event -details coming soon!
May 29 - Atlanta
Hot Trends in Technology

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 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
BlogHer Business Conference '07
Mar 22 2007-Mar 23 2007
New York, New York
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
Women on Boards
Apr 17 2007
Clayton, Missouri
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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