WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
June 6, 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

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WITI Works

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Ready, Set, Simplify! Tips for Simplifying Your Life
By Kathleen Barton, MBA

Kathleen Barton Do you feel frazzled? Do you have too much to do and not enough time? Life is complicated! Do you long for a time when things were simpler and the pace of life was slower? How can you simplify your life in today's fast-paced, complex world? Here are a few tips that will help you simplify your life and regain peace of mind.

Cut Out Tasks and Activities

This may surprise you, but you cannot do it all! That's a fallacy that some of us have grown up with. We've been told that we can do it all and have it all.

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Leadership Skills: Using Strategic Alliances to Drive Business Results
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Are you missing an opportunity to move your business forward faster and smarter? Did you know that over 25% of the revenue of the top 2,000 US and European firms comes from strategic alliances? And that number is it expected to grow to 35% in 2 years. How does your firm stack up? While there are many types and purposes for strategic alliances, this column is focused on choosing strategic alliance partners that drive sales.

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Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting
June 12, 2007 • Irvine, CA • Register Now!

Tech-Centric Networking & Wine Tasting A perennial favorite in a new location: City's Best 2007 Award Winner Bacchus' Secret Cellar is the setting for our 2nd quarter wine tasting event. The tasting program includes a flight of six wines and assorted appetizers.

If technology is a strategic component of your business, join WITI OC for an evening of professional and viticultural inspiration! This is a must-attend event for any woman who's interested in building a vibrant, tech-centric network on a national/international scale. This is also a key event for organizations seeking to attract and retain tech-savvy women in a competitive global marketplace.

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Are You Swimming in the Wrong Pond?
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman When you look at fish it is obvious how affected they are by the health of their environment - the water they swim in. If they are swimming in a pond where the water is polluted, or the pond is choked with weeds, or where there are nasty predators waiting to eat them - their behavior will be desperate, furtive, and survival-focused. We humans are not so different. We swim in the environments of our jobs and relationships - and when the conditions of these environments are not right for us, they affect our sense of well-being and our actions just as surely as the nature of the water they swim in affects fish.

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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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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Tech Prose

Founded in 1982, TechProse works with clients whose competitive advantage depends on effective deployment of the latest technology.� TechProse consulting focuses on Consulting, IT solutions, Technical Writing, Training in clasrrom and CBT based, networking, ERP - SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft and More!

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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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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"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

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 20 - Silicon Valley
What is Your Story? Women and Careers
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!
August 14 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas August meeting - Wine Tasting

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!

Los Angeles Professional Development Conference 2007
Jun 8 2007
Los Angeles, 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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