WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 1, 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

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

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Women and Technology Summit
September 27-29, 2007 • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA • Register Now!

"Innovation" will lead the topics at WITI's 2007 Women and Technology Summit
This year, WITI's 2007 Summit will feature innovators and talk about innovation. The first day of our conference will be an entire day of roundtables where we engage each other and feature innovative women who are pushing the envelope. To inspire each other, help each woman present make a decision to leave her "modesty" at home and, instead celebrate and share each other's accomplishments and solutions to pushing even bigger ideas out the door.

Get Connected to the Hundreds of Executive Women Featured at This Event, Including:

Sandy Carter Sandy Carter
Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing, IBM

Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior
Executive Vice President and CTO, Motorola, Inc.

Helen Greiner Helen Greiner
Co-founder and Chairman, iRobot Corp

Rayona Sharpnack Rayona Sharpnack
Founder, Institute for Women's Leadership

Sandra E. Burke Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D.
Director, CV Systems Research, Abbott

Patricia Shafer Patricia Shafer
President, Compel Ltd.

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Established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contribution women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society.

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Finding Your Passion is Not as Easy as It Sounds
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Most of us have had the following experience - we are happily reading along in our morning newspaper or in our favorite magazine and we come across one of "those kind" of stories - and we cringe. It's a story about some wildly successful man or women who says, "I just knew since I was four years old that this is what I wanted to do with my life." And somehow just reading this makes us feel resentful or envious or annoyed with ourselves. "Why didn't I 'just know' as a child what my life's passion would be? Why did I not have a grand vision that effortlessly guided all my decisions and actions until I too became deliriously happy and successful?"

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Participants in these teleclasses have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

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WITI Network Event Wine Tasting and Networking Social
August 14, 2007 • Las Vegas • Register Now!

Join us for this fun and exciting wine tasting event. Alia Geblin will discuss how to choose wines, the proper etiquette for wine tasting, and how to look for that right bottle of wine.

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WITI Member Mary Rodino Apointed to Chief Marketing Officer at CIMCO Communications, Inc.

Mary Rodino CIMCO Communications, a leading provider of data and voice solutions announced today that it has named Mary Rodino as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for CIMCO. Mary brings a distinct combination of experience coupled with a monumental track record that will directly support CIMCO and its guiding principle of advancing technology with personal commitment.

In this position, Mary will oversee both the Marketing and Sales departments for CIMCO. She will be responsible for the development and execution of the company's overall marketing and sales strategies including: sales management and operations, marketing, advertising and brand management.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Personal And Business Success

Jane Herman is a professional Coach, consultant, writer and speaker who helps individuals, teams, and organizations get the awareness, tools, and support they need to succeed. She specializes in working with people in the process of redesigning their lives, their careers, or their businesses. She helps them bring their vision into focus and achieve their goals.

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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"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

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 24 - San Diego
"The Healthy Executive: Stress Management for Success"
August 28 - Atlanta
Summer Networking Social
August 30 - Research Triangle Park
Work - Life Balance
September 6 - Los Angeles
Networking Social at McCormick & Schmicks
September 11 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas September meeting - Is Your Networking Working?
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 9 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas October meeting - Cybercrime
October 16 - South Florida
Save the Date! Connect with Office Depot Insights and Changing World in IT
October 23 - San Diego
Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
November 7 - Houston
Executive Panel
November 20 - South Florida
Web 2.0 Social Networking
December 6 - San Diego
Red Hot Holiday Mixer 2007!

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: Raising Capital For Early Stage Technology Startups
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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