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The WITI Strategist
January 9, 2008

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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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The Myth of Information Overload
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman In this hyper-connected information age people often point to the massive availability of content/information via the media (e.g., internet, TV, radio, etc.) as a key source of stress and overwhelm. But think about it, have you ever been in a situation where there was lots of information available (there ALWAYS is) but you did not experience stress or overload? What was it about that situation that made it different?

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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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Global Views: Spirituality in the Workplace?
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Spirituality? In the workplace? In the US, this concept as a way to change a business culture and results seems incomprehensible. For most, the two are kept conspicuously separate. And that difference is exactly why we should be globally open minded and discover how others perceive spirituality and its fit within their business environment.

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WITI Las Vegas WITI - Making It Your Own
January 15, 2008 • Las Vegas, NV
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Our January meeting is dedicated to forming the content and objectives for WITI Las Vegas moving forward. This will include reviewing survey results, dialog, and break-out discussion groups with specific action items. This is a no-cost meeting geared to heightening the value WITI brings to your networking portfolio. Expect a high-impact evening with insightful individuals.

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

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Attracting or Repelling Clients
By Alyse Hart

Alyse Hart Talking too much becomes white noise to your prospects ears - indistinguishable sounds come through the air and evaporate instead of registering. Unintentionally some sellers make others push the "off" button. A common sales stopper is too much talking and not enough listening. They erase all the hard work you've invested and push potential prospects away instead of engaging them.

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orange arrow  WITI GEN | Private. Trusted. Relevant.

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 last September, 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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WITI Members - Special Offer! Protecting Your Financial Future
WITI would like to offer all of our members the following savings and options for long term health insurance from BMS Staff.

Opportunities Include:
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• Products and company comparisons on: Life, Long Term Care, Critical Illness, Disability, Annuities, and Retirement Products
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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
January 16, 2008
Redwood City CA
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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

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!

Angel Capital EXPO Angel Capital Expo
January 28, 2008
Palm Desert, CA

You are cordially invited to attend at the January 28th all-day Angel Capital Expo at University of California, Riverside - Palm Desert campus, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211.

The Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum in collaboration with Coachella Valley Angel Network (CVAN), and in partnership with WITI. Attendees will include 200 private equity (angel) investors. In accordance with SEC regulations, invitation to attend is extended to accredited investors only. See definition at http://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm.

The Expo will feature twelve high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate, and funds. Companies that apply to present at the Angel Capital Expo are typically in their A or B rounds having already secured initial funding of $500k to $1.5m from founders, friends, family, and individual angels.

RSVP to confirm your attendance by emailing Sonja Markova, Vice President of Keiretsu Forum, at [email protected] and indicate that you are a guest of WITI to receive a Complimentary Registration.

Special OnMedia NYC Promotional Offer for WITI Subscribers!

AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC
January 28-30, 2008
New York, NY

Meet the Disruptors of Marketing, Advertising, Branding and PR
Women in Technology International is pleased to be supporting AlwaysOn's OnMedia NYC on January 28-30 where the hottest technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley to New York City come to mix it up on stage with the global advertising and media establishment. OnMedia NYC will feature high-level debates from industry leaders on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries. At OnMedia NYC, the OnMedia 100 Top Private Companies will be honored. And, fifty of the top CEOs from the OnMedia 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in a "CEO Showcase."

OnMedia NYC is shaping up to be the hottest technology and media insider event in 2008. Friends of Women in Technology International can click here and use the code OMvip (caps sensitive) to take advantage of the 33%-off ticket rate.

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.

The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford Gartner Business Process Management Summit
February 4-7, 2008 • Las Vegas, NV
Register Now!

Create and Sustain the Agile Process-Powered Organization
Organizational agility through process innovation is hot. It offers new opportunities to respond, adapt and expand revenues and productivity. Successful business process management (BPM) is not just about technology. It requires a high-level vision and a collaboration between IT and business management. It demands effective metrics, actionable strategies and a commitment to organizational change.

This February, discover how to get started with your BPM initiative. Strengthen your business process strategy. Maximize your process initiatives. See where BPM can take you. Learn - and confirm - you're on the right track.

Gartner brings the BPM thought leaders and real life practitioners to Las Vegas for 3 days. Over 20 Gartner analysts along with BPM experts and industry practitioners will deliver 60+ sessions, keynotes, workshops and case studies.

Click Here for Complete Details and Registration Info.

WITI is Named Women's Organization of the Year at the RAW SPIRIT AWARDS Ceremony and Luncheon!

Amazing Woman's Day 2008 The RAW SPIRIT AWARDS
@ Amazing Woman's Day 2008

February 9, 2008
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

The RAW SPIRIT AWARDS honor the most compelling feminine voices of who are transforming leadership through contributions in business, media, education, health & well-being, and culture across the nation and around the world. The RAW SPIRIT AWARDS are part of the Amazing Woman's Day 2008 conference that brings together a collective voice of feminine leaders and their organizations. The day-long program features leaders in women's empowerment offering uplifting and educational communication designed to expand a web of collaborative relationships while celebrating the individual greatness of every woman.

Click Here for Complete Details and Registration Info.

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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

January 15 - Las Vegas
WITI - Making It Your Own
January 17 - Research Triangle Park
Aging Successfully
January 22 - South Florida
Interactive Marketing Research Workshop
January 23 - San Diego
Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
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 - Jo Abernathy
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
April 17 - Research Triangle Park
Save the Date WITI RTP Meeting
April 29 - Atlanta
We're Sponsoring an IT Innovator who will discuss National business opportunities
May 15 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan

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 "New Generation of Women" Leadership Breakfast & Panel Discussion
Jan 17 2008
Chicago, Illinois
AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC
Jan 28 2008-Jan 30 2008
New York, New York
Angel Capital EXPO
Jan 28 2008
Palm Desert, California
The Fifth Annual Global Technology Symposium at Stanford
Jan 30 2008-Feb 1 2008
Palo Alto, California
Gartner Business Process Management Summit
Feb 4 2008-Feb 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Amazing Woman's Day 2008
Feb 9 2008
Los Angeles, California
RAW Spirit Awards & Luncheon
Feb 9 2008
Los Angeles, 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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