WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
April 26, 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.

Send to a Friend
Share WITI's Newsletter with other Tech Savvy Women... Click Here!

This issue sponsored by:

MIT Professional Education Programs

MIT Professional Education Programs
Open the Door to an MIT Education

BlogHer Conference '07

Get Connected!
2007 Conference Series:

Women and Technology Summit
Silicon Valley
September 27-29, 2007

In This Issue:

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

Women on the Move

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


For sponsorship and advertising information, email [email protected] or call 800-334-9484.

The WITI Strategist

To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit

Make sure the address you enter EXACTLY MATCHES the address you wish to update.

13351-D Riverside Drive, #441
Sherman Oaks CA 91423


Member Login | Membership Sign Up

Women and Technology Summit

orange arrow  WITI & Red Herring Partner on Special Section!

Red Herring Magazine Red Herring Magazine

Women on the Rise
The influx of women into positions of influence in the world of technology has been a slow process. However, there has been real change over the last decade and a growing sense that the opportunities for women are expanding. Two years ago, Red Herring identified the 50 most powerful women in technology. This year we are digging deeper into the expanding pool of female talent to identify the up-and-comers around the globe who will help transform the industry in the coming years.

Benefits of Advertising

  • 75,000 paid readers with each edition
  • Bonus circulation at select industry events
  • Additional online viewership for one year on Redherring.com
  • Section reprints available for additional marketing visibility
  • Discount passes up to 50% to Red Herring 2007 events
For more info contact Mike Sly, VP Corporate Programs: [email protected].

orange arrow  WITI Leadership

Leadership Built on Change and Challenge
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Catherine Brune has come a long way. Originally hired by Allstate as a keypunch operator, today she is the company's CIO, responsible for the Fortune 100 company's information technology and the more than 6,000 people who build and maintain them.

The path to achieving executive status at one of the country's largest insurance providers wasn't a straight line, but Brune attributes each step as part of the experience that shaped her into the leader she is today.

Continued ...

Discuss This Article!

orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Events

Profiles of Women in IT Leadership: How Do They Do It!?
May 3, 2007 • Pennington, NJ
Register Now!

Have you ever wondered how accomplished women achieved their success? Ever wonder how they continue to succeed and manage all the varied aspects of their lives?

Join us for a candid discussion with women IT leaders to explore these questions and much more. Representing IT leadership across several industries, our panelists will discuss their careers, their successes and their setbacks, their major lessons learned, and how they have built successful careers in technology while remaining true to themselves.

For a Complete List of WITI Network Events, Click Here!

orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Member Rachel Bondi Pens New Book!

Rachel Bondi Rachel Bondi, WITI member and speaker, has penned the book The Wealth Gap: Bridging the Eight Gaps to Women's Wealth.

Author Rachel Bondi is an entrepreneur and former director at FORTUNE 100 companies such as Microsoft and AT&T. She has appeared nationwide on radio and in print, been voted one of the Top 10 Women of Power by OC Metro magazine, and 2006 Top CFO by the National Investor Relations Institute of Orange County.

Featured in TWINS, BROKER, and the OC Register, Bondi has been interviewed by diverse media outlets including MSNBC, TIME Magazine, Tokyo Times, The Wall Street Journal, and has been a featured guest for The Mix on CoxTV and radio nationwide.

Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share?
WITI is looking to highlight women on the move. Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

orange arrow  Register Now!

WITI Teleclasses

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!

orange arrow  Get Connected

WITI 4 Hire

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?

Search for a Job on WITI4HIRE... Click Here!

Job Spotlight: Glotel - Technical Staffing Sales Executive
San Francisco (Financial District) • www.glotel.com

Glotel offers top performers a competitive base salary, an aggressive commission structure and rewards - with our top performers routinely achieving a six-figure + income.

We are interested in meeting:

  • Bright, energetic, and goal-driven Sales Executives with demonstrated success in new business development with Information Technology/Telecommunications services or products
  • Talented people who are truly valued by their customers and respected by their industry peers!
We'd love it if your background included:
  • Strong sales and new business development experience with Fortune 500 firms
  • The drive and persistence to work and win in a longer selling cycle market
  • Demonstrated selling experience in IT/Telecommunications or Staffing industry sectors
  • Demonstrated tenure and loyalty in your work history and career path
  • A proven track record of ethical business success
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Technology or Management
If this sounds great to you, please send your resume to [email protected]

orange arrow  Tech Savvy Women

Join WITI Today!

Join WITI Now and Receive a FREE Inspirational Book of Your Choice!

orange arrow  WITI Members: Please Send Us Testimonials!

WITI is developing new marketing materials and would appreciate your taking a couple of minutes to send us one or more of the following:

  • A sentence or two about the benefit you have received from your WITI membership; and/or
  • A sentence or two about a positive experience you had at a WITI meeting/conference, etc.
  • Please add your name, title, company to your testimonial.
WITI thanks you in advance for your support.� Please send your testimonials to:� [email protected]

orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Omega Point Consulting

Omega Point is an IT management consulting firm that specializes in working with IT groups to achieve high performance and increased value to the businesses they serve. To improve IT organizational effectiveness, we help IT leaders strengthen management capabilities, implement new ways of working, re-align and re-structure, improve IT staff performance and grow IT leaders.

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!

Back to the Top

orange arrow  WITI Works

Learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know. eClasses are convenient, flexible, and affordable. Instructor-led courses ensure someone is available to help you with assignment questions, provide you additional resources, and keep you up-to-date with rapidly changing internet technologies. See www.witi.com/center/eclasses/ for current offerings.

WITI Members: See the Members' Discount page for the promo code to receive special pricing.

Are you getting the e-mail you want from WITI?
Make sure you are getting just the email announcements from WITI that you want to receive. Please visit http://www.witi.com/mail_preferences/ to update your mailing options.

Back to the Top

orange arrow  Partner Events & Announcements

BlogHer Conference '07 Blogher Conference '07
July 27-29
Chicago, IL
Register Now!

BlogHer has developed one of the most influential communities by, for, and of women who blog.

Join us this July, when BlogHer presents the world's largest blogging conference: "A World of Difference." July 27-29 at Chicago's Navy Pier.

For more information visit: www.blogher.org.

MIT Professional Education Programs MIT Professional Education Programs
Open the Door to an MIT Education

Professional Institute (PI)
Choose from 35 intensive, one-to-five day summer short courses covering topics in science, engineering, and technology. Earn a certificate and CEU's.

Advanced Study Program (ASP)
Full and part-time certificate programs for working professionals at any stage of their careers. The program includes a flexible curriculum of MIT courses designed around the goals of participants and their sponsors.

Visit our website to learn about all of the MIT Professional Education Programs.

Par Excellence Magazine Market Place Par Excellence Market Place
Grow your Business Here!

She has $6 trillion to spend AND WOULD buy from you in a heartbeat. If only she could find you. Now she can. At the Market Place.

The Market Place - the new online directory of women-owned businesses - has the power to connect you with the 82.5 million women who use the Internet. Our website already attracts thousands of visitors. And our new consumer and B2B ad campaigns will introduce the Market Place to millions more.

You could spend a fortune searching for her. Or you can meet her at The Market Place. Visit www.parexcellencemag.com/marketplace and discover your best advertising opportunity.

For a limited time only we are offering a FREE Market Place listing for WITI members who are women-business owners. Use promo code WITIWOMEN. This FREE Listings Promotion is available to WITI members until May 30, 2007. Sign up today!

orange arrow Upcoming Network Events:

"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

May 2 - San Diego
Special Workshop: "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 - New Jersey
Profiles of Women in IT Leadership: How Do They Do It!?
May 7 - Los Angeles
Show Me the Money: Grow Your Business Without Giving Away Your Equity
May 8 - Orange County
People + Power
May 10 - Research Triangle Park
The Road to Entrepreneurship
May 15 - South Florida
WITI at Mario's of Boca with Dr. Turnbull's "Family Pillar" Women in Community Workshop
May 17 - Los Angeles
Powerful Profit-Generating Marketing Tactics Explained in Plain English
May 22 - Los Angeles
We're making money now -- help! How to go from one-woman band to managing a team
May 23 - Las Vegas
WITI 1 Year Anniversary Event!
May 24 - Silicon Valley
BizMix Networking Mixer
May 29 - Atlanta
Women in Technology 2007 Report
June 5 - Los Angeles
Avoiding Icebergs in a Sea of IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs
June 6 - San Diego
Business Workshop 2007: "From Bench to Business in Biosciences"
June 9 - Los Angeles
Venture Capital Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
June 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June meeting - Women in Society and Politics
July 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas July meeting - Entrepreneurs
July 18 - San Diego
"WITI Annual Summer Networking Social"
July 31 - Atlanta
Atlanta WITI Network Meeting Save the Date!

More information about network events in your area is available on our website.

orange arrow  WITI @ ...Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!

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: Leveraging Corporate, Strategic Partnerships And Investments
May 3 2007
Palo Alto, California
SVASE BIGs EVENT & Business Show Case: Life Sciences - Convergence Of Intelligent Systems In Drug-Device Combinations - The Shape Of Things To Come
May 17 2007
Palo Alto, California
Interop Las Vegas
May 20 2007-May 25 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Women Leading Change
May 23 2007-May 25 2007
Oahu, Hawaii
Launch: Silicon Valley 2007
Jun 5 2007
Palo Alto, California
CSI NetSec 2007
Jun 11 2007-Jun 13 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Sep 10 2007-Dec 12 2007
Bay Area, California
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

For more information and discounts

Back to the Top


To unsubscribe, please visit www.witi.com/mail_preferences/. Make sure the address you enter EXACTLY MATCHES the address you wish to update.