WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
March 28, 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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Software-as-a-Service Conference (SaaScon) April 17-18, 2007 Santa Clara, CA

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2007 Conference Series:

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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Mentorship In Action
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Thirty years of research by Catalyst, a premier information source on women in the workplace, confirms that mentorship is the top reason why men tend to rise higher then women in their careers. According to Sheila Wellington, President of Catalyst, mentors are "more important to career success then hard work, talent and intelligence." WITI acknowledges those women who have found creative ways to reach out by making mentorship one of the award's key criteria for winning. Each of the Chicago chapter's winners of the "Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership" Award understood that their leadership role included counseling others on their journey.

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

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A Recipe for Feeling Great
By Lisa Martin, The Working Mother's Coach

Lisa Martin When you feel good within yourself and about yourself, the result is a happy and self-content you. All the ingredients for your overall well-being are within your reach. Follow the recipe below to get the most out of your life.

1. Two cups of positive selfishness.
Being positively selfish means choosing to spend your time and energy on things that bring you joy and making decisions occasionally that are based on what you need instead of what others want.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: OutSystems Inc.

OutSystems markets the OutSystems Platform, a software system that completely re-engineers the process of developing, deploying, and maintaining enterprise applications. By combining the productivity offered by visual modeling tools with the level of extensibility and customization found in integration suites or custom development frameworks, the OutSystems Platform is helping a diverse range of businesses deliver their applications in weeks, instead of months or years.

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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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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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].

Software-as-a-Service Conference (SaaScon) April 17-18, 2007 Santa Clara, CA SaaScon
April 17-18, 2007
Santa Clara, CA
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Software-as-a-Service Conference (SaaScon) April 17-18, 2007 Santa Clara, CA - is the gathering place for all participants in the SaaS community and the only place that provides practical case studies and real-world SaaS deployments.

Discover how to accomplish and implement SaaS objectives now, while seeing what's just around the corner. Click Here for Details!

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.

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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

April 4 - Houston
Managers do things Right; Leaders do the Right thing. How right is your Career? Your Life?
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
Talk, Talk, Talk, But is Anyone Really Listening?
April 18 - South Florida
Women and Investing at WITI Upcoming Event
April 19 - Boston
The Business Value of IT
April 24 - Los Angeles
Taking the Plunge: WITI Members Share Their Experiences Starting a New Business
May 2 - San Diego
HOW SHE DOES IT: How And Why Women Owned Businesses Are So Successful
May 2 - Houston
How to Be A Leader Even When Nobody is Following
May 3 - Charlotte
Women in IT....Where are You Now? and Where are You Going?
May 8 - Los Angeles
Show Me the Money, Part I: Grow Your Business Without Giving Away Your Equity
May 10 - Research Triangle Park
The Road to Entrepreneurship
May 22 - Los Angeles
We're making money now -- help! How to go from one-woman band to managing a team
May 22 - Las Vegas
WITI 1 Year Anniversary Event -details coming soon!
May 29 - Atlanta
Hot Trends in Technology
June 7 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "From Bench to Business in Biosciences"
June 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June meeting - Women in Society and Politics

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: Angel Investors - Alive, Kicking & Investing!
Apr 5 2007
Palo Alto, California
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
SVASE BIGs EVENT & Business Show Case: Clean Energy - Separating Hype From Reality
Apr 19 2007
Palo Alto, California
Interop Las Vegas
May 20 2007-May 25 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Launch: Silicon Valley 2007
Jun 5 2007
Palo Alto, California
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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