WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
May 9, 2007

The Leading Organization for Professional Tech Savvy Women... Since 1989.

2007 Conference Series:

Women and Technology Summit

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

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

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What Women in Technology Want...
By Patricia Shafer, President, Compel Ltd.

Patricia Shafer Next week, WITI and Compel Ltd. will officially release the "Women in Technology 2007 Report" based on an on-line survey conducted recently with nearly 2,000 women managers. The report also summarizes views and experiences of 16 women CIOs we interviewed in the same period.

One of our research goals was to shed light on how women in technology think about power, influence, leadership and their work experiences overall.

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The Problem with Being the Center of the Universe
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman You are the center of your own universe - you can't help but be. "Wait just a minute," you say. "I am not that selfish. My world revolves around others - my spouse, children, family, and friends. I am not self-centered." But in many important ways you are - and it is critical that you understand how this affects how you think and act. Sure you interact with the world around you - with people, and objects, and physical environments, but your frame of reference is internal.

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It's Not The Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floor
May 17, 2007 • New York, NY
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Rebecca Shambaugh International market, human capital and societal trends all indicate that now is the time for women to fill the leadership ranks in corporate America. But do today's statistics show that women are well represented at the senior level? With women currently holding only 14.5% percent of the executive positions in F500 companies... the answer is NO!

Rebecca Shambaugh, President and CEO of SHAMBAUGH and Founder of WILL, will present a provocative and engaging discussion regarding the "glass ceiling", also known as the organizational and cultural obstacles that women face in the workplace, as well as the "sticky floors", which are women's own limiting behaviors and beliefs that can hold us back from reaching our career aspirations.

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How a New Leader Changes Culture
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Some jobs or responsibilities carry more weight than others, yet perhaps none is more daunting than completely revising a company's culture. Cathie Kozik, Corporate Vice-President, Integrated Supply Chain IT for Motorola, has only been in her new position for a few months, but already has discovered that she has more than her fair share of work cut out for her.

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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!

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UBS UBS - Chief of Staff / Head of PMO
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Prime Brokerage Services IT provides technology solutions to the Prime Brokerage and Equity Finance Businesses, managing a large ($115m+) portfolio of change programmes and run-the-bank activities, and providing a wide range of system solutions. The group is represented globally and consists of over 600 staff, 200+ based across New Jersey, New York and Stamford.

The successful candidate will report both to the Head of the Prime Brokerage Services IT function and the Head of the Equities IT Chief of Staff Office. They will have responsibility for providing Chief of Staff support globally to the Head of the Prime Brokerage Services IT function and his direct reports and managing the global Programme Management Office team. Furthermore they will need to take direction and to work in close partnership from the Equities IT Chief of Staff Office.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Webolution

Web site development firm in business since 1995, we've developed Web sites for Intel, Sun, Paramount Pictures and WITI, among others. We specialize in Web/database integration and architecture using PHP and MySQL. We also do graphic design, Flash HTML & Javascript Server Hosting and Admin.

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 UBS, New York Times Digital, Best Buy, Altiris, Southern California Edison and GOJO Industries, Inc. Don't want to wait?

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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.

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BlogHer Conference '07 Blogher Conference '07
July 27-29
Chicago, IL
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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 - New York
It's Not The Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floor
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 Las Vegas 1 Year Anniversary Event!
May 24 - Silicon Valley
BizMix Networking Mixer
May 29 - Atlanta
Magnetic Voice Skills For Professional Women
May 31 - Charlotte
Security - It's an Issue for Everyone
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
June 26 - South Florida
Smart Connections Summer Event
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.

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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!

May 9 2007-Jun 3 2007
Hollywood, 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

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