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The WITI Strategist
December 12, 2007

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Partner Events & Announcements

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Network Meetings


2008 Conference Series:

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!

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WITI Networking on LinkedIn WITI Has an Exclusive Networking Community on Linkedin

Linkedin is an online network of more than 16 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.

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New York Holiday Networking Event
December 13, 2007 • New York, NY • Register Now!

WITI Network Event

WITI New York and UBS cordially invites you to join us in celebrating the Holiday Season at our annual Holiday Networking Party! Come mingle with the growing network of local professionals and catch up with the new contacts you've made this year. Get into the holiday spirit and invite your friends and colleagues, but remember to register early before space fills up!

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Making the Business Everyone's Business
By Beth Zimmerman

Beth Zimmerman More than ever, winning in business today demands alignment around common strategic objectives. Competitors are too many, and too savvy, for the disorganized organization to succeed. Yet in many technology companies, there is a schism between the technical staff and those that manage them, putting both near- and long-term business success in peril. This article discusses how these seemingly disparate roles - the technician and the executive - can better align to deliver consistent and outstanding business performance.

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WITI GEN (Global Executive Network

Rapidly growing GEN membership leverages other Executive Women as Trusted Advisors

WITI GEN was founded to provide tech-savvy executive women with a forum for networking with true peers and working collaboratively to advance the role of women in Business & Technology.�Since GEN's launch 8 weeks ago, our rapidly growing membership of more than 50 Executive Founding Members have been leveraging the unique concierge service of facilitating private one to one peer discussions between members on their most relevant topics.

Founding membership is limited so contact [email protected] to discuss your participation.

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Paths to Leadership: Today and Tomorrow
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Like many other people in his field, Bill Farrow, CIO for the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) did not envision himself in his current role when he began his career. In fact, he wasn't even sure that he was destined to be in business.

"I was looking in a book at salaries and trying to project how much money I thought I needed to live and pay back student loans," said Farrow. "The Chemistry number relatively speaking was so low and the Business number was so high, so I said 'why don't we try business?' I ended up taking the GMAT and applying to two business schools.

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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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Seven Wishes Bracelet PeaceLoveEarth Eco Jewelry

WITI member Anna Mkhitarian of Annatarian has launched a hot, new eco-friendly jewelry line called PeaceLoveEarth. It is being worn by celebrities and fashionistas from all over the world.

The Seven Wishes Bracelet (shown here) is a favorite among many and features recycled silver charms and vintage, surplus string. Be sure to also check out the great assortment of necklaces (also from recycled silver). Buy a gift for a friend or yourself for the holidays and part of the proceeds will go to WITI.

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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

December 13 - New York
WITI New York Network: Holiday Networking Event
January 15 - Las Vegas
WITI - Making It Your Own
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

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!

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
The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford
Jan 30 2008-Feb 1 2008
Palo Alto, California
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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