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The WITI Strategist
July 5, 2007

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In This Issue:

Women on the Move

WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


2007 Conference Series:

Women and Technology Summit

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September 27-29, 2007

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Let Go of Total Control
By Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin If you find yourself constantly griping about having too much to do and never enough hours in the day to do it all, you may be the cause of the problem. As working mothers we are used to taking charge and getting things done. For many of us, time is limited for decision-making and negotiation and it doesn't take long to get to the point where we think, "It's just easier to do everything myself." But is it? At home and at work, we need to consider how much control is necessary and how much is unnecessary.

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How to Keep Your Business from Ruining Your Life
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Most people who start small businesses do so in large measure because they want to be more in control of their lives - to have some control over what they do, when they do it, and who they do it with. They start out hoping to create their business to serve their life, but somewhere along the line they lose control and find themselves serving their business instead. The first and most obvious sign that this shift has occurred is when the business owner begins to sound like a bird with a single song, "I am overwhelmed, I am overwhelmed."

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WITI Las Vegas July meeting - Entrepreneurs
July 10, 2007 • Las Vegas • Register Now!

WITI Network Event Do you have what it takes to run your own business? Assess your abilities to start your own business. Learn the essential elements! This session is for anyone ever thinking, dreaming about or wanting to start a business one day.

In this meeting we will have a representative from NMI (Nevada Microenterprise Initiative) discuss the steps to creating a business. We will also have a speaker come in to briefly discuss the Angel Network.

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

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Leadership Skills: Let It Go! Delegate Effectively to Increase the Value and Productivity of Your Team and YOU
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Today's increased speed and workload can decrease our ability to think through the best ways to get things done. In the rush of the moment we may think it is easier to do things ourselves then delegate, or we delegate to whomever happens to be nearest to us. How, then, can we effectively and systematically make sure we get the right things done through the right people? What is delegation, and what is the right way to do it?

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Tiffani Bova: Research Director IT Channel Sales, Programs and Alliances

Tiffani Bova Tiffani Bova is a Gartner Research Director covering the topics of IT channel sales, programs and alliances. Ms. Bova has responsibility for research, analysis, consulting and publishing on the topics of channel sales, programs and alliances for the information technology leaders that Gartner serves. In addition, Ms. Bova conducts significant public speaking and publishing in industry periodicals on these topics. Prior to Gartner, Ms. Bova spent 13 years in channel sales and marketing roles with software vendors solution providers, service providers, Telco's, distributors, managed service providers and most recently as the channel chief at Gateway Computers. Ms. Bova has also been recognized by industry leading publications, CRN and VARBusiness, as a leading channel advocate heading up innovative campaigns and driving effective strategy and execution for leading IT providers in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Annatarian Designs

Annatarian's mission is to unite the global community through fashion. The one of a kind dresses serve as an example of a perfect world, where different colors, textures, cultures, and patterns are blissfully intertwined.

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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Partner Events Announcements 2007 Pursue the Passion Tour
Coming to Los Angeles July�9th-13th

Four�recent college grads are embarking on a�14,000 mile journey in a gigantic 30 foot tour bus�to interview professionals about�how they've�found work they love. They want the tour and�the material�they gather to�inspire, guide, and support other aspiring individuals that are seeking�to find their passion in a career. The 90-day Pursue the Passion tour will�be coming through Los Angeles July�9th-13th,�and they are looking for people to interview through their travels.��

If you would like to participate, please submit your story through their website at www.pursuethepassion.com.

Partner Events Announcements 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.

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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

July 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas July meeting - Entrepreneurs
July 11 - Houston
Digital Houston Initiative
July 17 - New York
"Executive Travel Safety & Personal Security"
July 18 - San Diego
"WITI Annual Summer Networking Social"
July 26 - Chicago
How High-Performance Businesses Differentiate Themselves
July 26 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
July 31 - Atlanta
Summer Networking-Customer Loyalty & CRM's
August 14 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas August meeting - Wine Tasting
August 21 - South Florida
Save the Date: Mentoring Women in Technology at All Levels
September 6 - Los Angeles
Networking Social at McCormick & Schmicks

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: Is Web 2.0 Over?
Jul 12 2007
Palo Alto, California
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
Sep 27 2007-Sep 30 2007
New York, New York
6th Annual Astia Venture Conference
Oct 18 2007
Mountain View, California
Interop New York 2007: IT Conference and Exposition
Oct 22 2007-Oct 26 2007
New York, New York
ICCM Canada Conference & Expo
Oct 22 2007-Oct 24 2007
Toronto, Outside US/Canada
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
ICCM Summit
Nov 12 2007-Nov 14 2007
Orlando, Florida
AIIM Expo Conference & Exposition
Mar 3 2008-Mar 6 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
Sensors Expo & Conference
Jun 9 2008-Jun 11 2008
Rosemont, Illinois

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