WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
July 18, 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


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September 27-29, 2007

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Winning Capital Acquisition Strategies
By Christine Comaford-Lynch

Christine Comaford-Lynch How much do you really need? How many rounds? And from whom? Getting money is not difficult, but getting the right money at the right time on the right terms is what matters.

Darts? Or Magic 8 Ball?

Too many entrepreneurs use one (or both!) of these time-honored techniques when seeking investors. This is insane.

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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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Leadership Careers: Global Economy Shifts Traditional Leadership Roles
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In an emerging global economy traditional leadership qualities are being redefined. For today's business leaders it is no longer enough to only focus on domestic issues. As technology continues to improve and global outsourcing becomes the norm, international business deals have become very common.

"I think leaders today have to really think in global terms," said Art Data, CIO for Navistar Information Systems.

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Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
August 2, 2007 • Los Angeles • Register Now!

WITI Network Event This is an annual favorite, with a big turnout. So register early! Join us for a fun evening of networking and socializing with the tech savvy community of Los Angeles! Come one, come all, bring your business cards, and schmooze with us as we enjoy the summer weather and good company! Complimentary Hors d' Oeuvres. Cash bar. Bring a light sweater/jacket as the event is outside.

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Women in Science and Technology Posters... Now on Sale @ the WITI Store!

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WITI Member Sharon Elshaug Invited to Participate in Business Advisory Board

Sharon Elshaug Sharon Elshaug, Principal of Insightful Solutions, Inc. (www.insightfulsolutionsinc.com) has been invited to lend her expertise as an Advisory Board participant in development of California State Fullerton Extension's newest certificate program.

According to the US Department of Labor, the need for business analysts in the state of California will increase by 21% in the next seven years. To this end, University Extended Education (UEE) is developing a new non-credit Business Analyst Certificate program that addresses the needs of large corporations to maximize their resources and examine and address operational problems.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Mondo Solutions

Established in 1995, Mondo Solutions has become a worldwide leader in providing CRM Business Consulting Services and CRM Solutions for Sales, Customer Service and Marketing organizations. CRM Solutions include Sage SalesLogx CRM, Sage CRM, Netsuite, Surado CRM and Sales Methodology Solution Selling.

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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Partner Events Announcements Accenture Chicago Regional Network Event
Thursday, July�26th
Register Now!

Accenture is proud to host the Chicago Regional Network�Event next Thursday, July 26th - How High-Performance Businesses Differentiate Themsleves.� If you will be in the Chicago area, please join us for a night of networking, learning, and fun! Jeanne Harris, Director of Research at the Accenture Institute for High-Performance Business, will share key messages from her new book Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning and will explain how many successful organizations are using data creatively to beat the competition.

Also, take a tour of Accenture's Customer Innovation Network. The Accenture Customer Innovation Network is an interactive facility demonstrating the leading-edge concepts and technological innovations that empower customer centricity in the changing marketplace.�

For more information and to register, Click Here!

Partner Events Announcements 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.

Partner Events Announcements Stanford Summit: July 31-August 2, 2007
Meet the New Captains of Innovation
Stanford University • Palo Alto, CA • Register Now!

As those who have attended any of the four annual Stanford Summits know,� the Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

So mark your calendar, and click here to take advantage of the 25%-off ticket we have reserved for you before it expires.

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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 26 - Chicago
How High-Performance Businesses Differentiate Themselves
August 2 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
August 14 - Las Vegas
Wine Tasting and Networking Social
August 16 - Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley Business Expo II
August 21 - South Florida
Mentoring Women in Technology at All Levels
August 28 - Atlanta
Summer Networking Social
September 6 - Los Angeles
Networking Social at McCormick & Schmicks
September 12 - Houston
Hot Technology
September 18 - South Florida
Save the Date! IT Project Management
September 25 - Atlanta
Create Customer Loyalty with CRM's
October 16 - South Florida
Save the Date! Monica Luechtefeld Drives Business Success at Office Depot
November 7 - Houston
Executive Panel
November 20 - South Florida
Web 2.0 Social Networking

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!

BlogHer Conference '07
Jul 27 2007-Jul 29 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Black Hat USA
Jul 28 2007-Aug 2 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
AlwaysOn's 4th annual Stanford Summit
Jul 31 2007-Aug 2 2007
Palo Alto, California
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Sep 10 2007-Dec 12 2007
Bay Area, California
IPTV Evolution 2007
Sep 10 2007
Los Angeles, 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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