WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
November 29, 2007

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In This Issue:

Women on the Move

Partner Events & Announcements

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Network Meetings


2007 Conference Series:

WITI's Technology for Tots Event Returns to Las Vegas Tomorrow!
November 30, 2007

Tech for Tots brings toys to the US Marines Corp Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive at holiday time. Each person is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to this event, and help make the holidays a bit brighter for underprivileged children in the community.

Register Now!

Save the Date!

Women and Technology Summit: Leadership
October 12-15, 2008

WITI's Annual Silicon Valley Conference Returns to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA - October 12-15, 2008!

More Details Coming Soon...

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Los Angeles Holiday Mixer @ Disney Studios
December 6, 2007 • Burbank, CA • Register Now!

WITI Network Event

Please join us on the Disney studio lot for an evening of holiday networking. Come one, come all, and bring your business cards. Prizes to be raffled during the evening. Men are welcome and encouraged to attend. Complimentary Hors d' Oeuvres. Cash bar.

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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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The Three-Letter Word That Can Stop You Cold
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman I am willing to bet that there is something going on in your head that is keeping you stuck and closing down your options unnecessarily - and that you are not consciously aware of it. Why am I so sure? Because it happens to almost everyone. It is an unconscious glitch in your thinking process that translates a common four-letter word into a deceptively dangerous three-letter word, and that's when the problems begin. The four-letter word is 'what' - the three-letter word is 'how,' and it is the 'how' word that can stop you cold.

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WITI Member Kathy Arena Invents Fun, Educational Toy Designed to Acclimate Children with Security Measures

Kathy Arena As the Transportation Security Administration begins to test the body scan machines in airports across the nation and the holiday travel season is about to reach its peak, heightened security measures can intimidate adults and children alike. In effort to help children understand these measures, California mom and inventor, Kathy Arena, created the Scan-It Toy X-Ray Machine.

Scan It ® is an educational and creative play toy that helps children become acclimated with airport and public spaces security.

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We make excuses for not insuring our personal money making machine, "We feel good, so what could happen to me now... bad things happen to other people... these things may happen to me but only at an older age." We don't like to think about something that could disable us because it is depressing.

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AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Venture Summit West
December 6-7, 2007
Half Moon Bay, CA

Venture Summit West is a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. Venture Summit West features the most innovative and influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, research analysts, financial and technology media and corporate buyers in keynote presentations and panel debates.

The Venture Summit will also host 14 Best of Breed CEO Showcases hand-picked from the AlwaysOn annual top 100 private company list, and 36 other qualified six-minute CEO pitches from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers. The Venture Summit�s goal is to match growth company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities. At the� Venture Summit, our editors will also honor the AO Top Dealmakers� and the annual AO Industry Analyst All-Star team.

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

WITI Partners with the Institute for Women's Leadership!
Mention WITI to Receive Special Pricing on "Trade Up" Intensives

Institute for Women's Leadership Professionals Trade Up
Designed specifically for professional women this intensive applies the "Trade Up" principles to accelerate leadership development.

What you will learn in this 1-day program:

  • Discover your untapped potential
  • Reveal and remove self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Create practices for increasing your impact
  • Learn communication skills that allow you to operate at the enterprise level when required to
"Since I've used the 'Trade Up' methodology to redesign my life I am healthier and happier than I have been in years. My work is flourishing much more effortlessly. I stopped believing that I couldn't have it all...on my terms!"

Dr. Colleen Brophy, Chief of Vascular Surgery

For Complete Details, Download�the "Trade Up" PDF or Visit the Institute for Women's Leadership at www.womensleadership.com

ShowStoppers @ CES Meet the press at
ShowStoppers @ CES

January 7, 2008
Las Vegas, NV

ShowStoppers® is now the official producer of press events for the WITI. The agreement creates exciting new opportunities to introduce the press to smart, tech-savvy women in business, the companies they run, and the companies they create -- with�special discounts for WITI members that sponsor ShowStoppers events to meet the press.

ShowStoppers is where reporters and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies for home, for work, for play. ShowStoppers events are regularly attended by, among others, ABC, CBS, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, This Old House Magazine, Business Week, Consumer Reports, engadget, Fortune, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline, Maxim, Money, Outlook 4Mobility, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Stuff, USA Today, C/Net, Dow Jones, eWeek, IDC, InfoWorld, Jupiter Research, Network World, Newsweek, PC Magazine, PC World, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, USA Today and ZD Net.

Click here for more info, or contact Dave, 845-638-3527.

The Executives' Club of Chicago The Executives' Club of Chicago "New Generation of Women" Leadership Breakfast & Panel Discussion
January 17, 2008
Chicago, IL

Founded in 1911, The Executives' Club of Chicago is a business forum for thought leadership, education and best business practices. The Club provides the Chicago business community with the information and resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future business leaders, and promote Chicago as a world class business center.

Special Offer for WITI Members - Attend This Event Free of Charge!
Email [email protected] or Call 818-788-9484 for Details.
(This offer is limited to the first 10 WITI members who respond - call or email us today!)

Click Here for Event Details!

The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2008 • Palo Alto, CA • Register Now!

The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford, the West Coast's premier investor conference on global emerging technologies, will take place Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2008 in Palo Alto, CA. The Symposium brings together a group of executives, scholars, international trade experts, and policy makers from the U.S., former CIS countries, and Europe in an intimate forum for addressing business issues through substantive and interactive dialogue.

This fifth year of the event will feature recognized thought leaders in global economics, such as:

  • Dr. Arno Penzias, Venture Partner, NEA; Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics 1978
  • Mary Warlick, US National Security Council Sr. Director on Russia
  • Claudia Fan Munce, VP Corp Strategy, IBM; Managing Director, IBM Ventures
  • Tim Draper, Founder, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
All WITI members will receive a $300 discount off the standard registration fee of $1,395. Please register yourself using this link www.globaltechsymposium.com and enter the code: WITIMEM2008 when prompted.

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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

November 30 - Las Vegas
WITI's 2nd Annual Technology for Tots
December 5 - Houston
WITI Holiday Social and Toy Drive
December 5 - Atlanta
ITEC Atlanta Conference
December 6 - Los Angeles
Los Angeles Holiday Mixer
December 6 - Research Triangle Park
Holiday Topic: The Secret - How To Make The Laws Of Attraction Work For You..
December 6 - South Florida
WITI and SFTA Holiday Fundraising Event
December 6 - San Diego
Red Hot Holiday Mixer 2007!
December 11 - San Francisco
Holiday Mixer
December 13 - New York
WITI New York Network: Holiday Networking Event
January 15 - Las Vegas
WITI - Making It Your Own
January 17 - Research Triangle Park
The Ten Mistakes Women Make with their Money
January 22 - South Florida
Interactive Marketing Research Workshop
January 23 - San Diego
Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
January 29 - Atlanta
We're Sponsoring an IT Innovator who will discuss National business opportunities
February 12 - Las Vegas
The History of Technology in Las Vegas
February 19 - South Florida
Mentoring Program Kickoff
February 21 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Executive
February 26 - Atlanta
Roundtable Discussion on the Talent Pool for IT
March 11 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas March Event - SAVE THIS DATE!
March 13 - Research Triangle Park
An Athletic Mindset
March 25 - Atlanta
Strategic Alliances in our Industry

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!

Aspiring TechLeaders: Realizing Your Vision
Dec 4 2007-Dec 5 2007
New York, New York
AlwaysOn Venture Summit West
Dec 6 2007-Dec 7 2007
Half Moon Bay, California
SVASE Main Event: Are We All On The Same Page? - Investors Vs Founders!
Dec 6 2007
Palo Alto, California
Center for Women & Enterprise
Dec 7 2007
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Holiday Arts & Crafts Show to benefit San Jose Children's Shelter
Dec 8 2007
Mountain View, California
Executives' Club of Chicago Technology Conference
Dec 12 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Executives' Club of Chicago "New Generation of Women" Leadership Breakfast & Panel Discussion
Jan 17 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Black Hat DC 2008
Feb 18 2008-Feb 21 2008
Washington, District of Columbia
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 3 2008-Jun 5 2008
Bay Area, California
AIIM Expo Conference & Exposition
Mar 3 2008-Mar 6 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
Black Hat Europe 2008
Mar 25 2008-Mar 28 2008
Amsterdam, Outside US/Canada
Sensors Expo & Conference
Jun 9 2008-Jun 11 2008
Rosemont, Illinois
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada

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