WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
May 23, 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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Women on the Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

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orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Member Julie Lenzel Kirk Pens New Book!

Julie Lenzel Kirk WITI member Julie Lenzel Kirk has a new book coming out in mid-June by John Wiley & Sons about starting, growing, and running a business. The book is titled "The ParentPreneur Edge: What Parenting Teaches About Building a Successful Business". It shares how Julie built her software company to multi-millions in revenues using analogies from her parenting, which she was doing at the same time. It makes the business concepts easy to relate to and understand giving women the confidence and the tools they need to start and grow their own business!

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WITI Member & Public Relations Author Laurel Tielis Offers Ideas for Small Businesses in the Orlando Sentinel

If you own a small startup, how should you go about marketing your business? The No. 1 asset is you, says marketing expert Laurel Tielis. But you have to know how to harness the power of public relations.

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orange arrow  WITI Leadership

Leadership Profile Series: Jana Schreuder, Executive VP & Head of Corporate Risk Management, Northern Trust Corporation
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Leadership roles are changing in today's global environment, and while dedication, hard work and decisiveness are still critical qualities, aspiring leaders should also be flexible enough to meet new demands and assignments in order to navigate the business world.

It also helps to be provided with a bit of luck.

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WITI Webinars

"Women in Technology 2007 Report Follow-Up!" - May 29, 2pm ET (11am PT)

In early 2007, nearly 2,000 women managers and 16 women CIOs participated in a national survey on today's technology and IT workplace.

Please join Patricia Shafer, president of Compel, and associate Barbara Trautlein for a live 90-minute Webinar presentation and discussion. You'll see and hear highlights of the first public release of the results, be invited to ask questions, and have several opportunities to comment via interactive poll.

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

Avoiding Icebergs in a Sea of IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs
June 5, 2007 • Los Angeles, CA
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It's easy to be intimidated by intellectual property when you are just starting out with your business. Come watch our experts demystify the process of protecting your good name, your brand and your hard work. The speakers for this seminar will go over the basics of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. They will point out the most common mistakes made on company websites. The panel will also talk about the non-legal aspects of building and protecting a brand.

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

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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!

orange arrow  WITI Marketplace

WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: ShoreGroup

Network management solution that is offered on a subscription basis and includes an appliance, software, implementation, and training. Manages and monitors everything from mission-critical applications to IPT to switches and routers. Vendor agnostic; recommended by Cisco Systems. Product is called CaseSentry. Clients include Verizon Wireless, Moodys, ING Direct, and the IRS.

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.

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orange arrow  Partner Events & Announcements

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.

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.

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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 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
"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 12 - Orange County
Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
June 21 - Research Triangle Park
Becoming the "Best in Class" with Six Sigma
June 26 - South Florida
Smart Connections Summer Event
July 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas July meeting - Entrepreneurs
July 11 - Houston
Digital Houston Initiative
July 18 - San Diego
"WITI Annual Summer Networking Social"
July 26 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
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!

May 9 2007-Jun 3 2007
Hollywood, California
Interop Las Vegas
May 20 2007-May 25 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Women Leading Change
May 23 2007-May 25 2007
Oahu, Hawaii
The 19th Annual Information Security Conference and Exhibit
Jun 4 2007
New York, New York
Launch: Silicon Valley 2007
Jun 5 2007
Palo Alto, California
CSI NetSec 2007
Jun 11 2007-Jun 13 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
BlogHer Conference '07
Jul 27 2007-Jul 29 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Black Hat USA
Jul 28 2007-Aug 2 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Sep 10 2007-Dec 12 2007
Bay Area, California
Interop New York 2007: IT Conference and Exposition
Oct 22 2007-Oct 26 2007
New York, New York
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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