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The WITI Strategist
January 24, 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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WITI is Named Women's Organization of the Year at the RAW SPIRIT AWARDS Ceremony and Luncheon... Click Here for Details!

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LOOKING FORWARD - How Can We Make 2008 a Great Year?
By Carolyn Leighton, Chairwoman/Founder WITI

Carolyn Leighton, Chairwoman/Founder WITI I like starting the year looking forward, thinking about what I can do to make a difference for WITI members, partners and stakeholders. With a fresh slate, and a new year ahead, I always feel optimism and excitement about taking a fresh look at our goals, our vision and how we can play in a satisfying, meaningful way in the universe we continue to create

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Leadership Skills: Improving Business Performance by Improving How Work Flows (Part One of Two)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook As we move up the career ladder from tactician to strategist, it is important to also broaden our understanding of the business. We need to go from understanding our corner of the world to how work interrelates and flows in and outside the business. From a leadership and career development perspective, it is key to have cross-departmental knowledge, and this article represents a first peek at how to build it while improving the business.

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WITI Teleclasses

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

FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Goals 2008 Encore"
Begins Jan. 31, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

"Make this your best year ever!!" Due to overwhelming demand, we are repeating this class for those of you who could not make the first date.

This class is FREE for WITI members... Click here for details!

"Goals 2008 Part 2 - Mastermind Your Success"
Begins Feb. 6, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Have you defined your goals for the New Year? Do you know what would make this your best year ever? Once you have defined your goals, join Kathy Hill in this class to "Mastermind your Success."

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Leading and Sustaining Change"
Begins Feb. 12, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

In this high energy, interactive tele-seminar you will learn from not just one but 12 different qualified, dynamic and out-of-the-box WITI GEN members who will share their dynamic and proven tools for creative and powerful leadership.

This class is FREE for WITI members... Click here for details!

"Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Feb. 13, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series will help you to gain a clear understanding of your unique gifts, passions, needs, and values, so that you can discover what you want to do with the rest of your life.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

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WITI Houston The Connected and Committed Leader
February 6, 2008 • Houston, TX
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Come join us in a presentation by Laura Lopez on Leadership. Laura's book, "The Connected and Committed Leader: Lessons from Home. Results at Work." helps us discover that leadership skills are often counterintuitive to what we have been taught. Everyone can benefit from her insights to motivate others. Laura teaches us that it is possible for others to willingly help us achieve our goals.

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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 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.

Patricia Shafer "WITI-GEN is such a fantastic opportunity to meet other technical Executives and discuss our unique concerns."

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Barbara Trautlein "WITI GEN is one of the only organizations I have found that actually seeks to individualize each members experience. They work hard to make sure each member gets the most out of the program. They actively look for opportunities for me that both benefit myself as well as ways I can contribute to others. There are so many facets to WITI that make it unique and effective, I can recommend it highly."

Mari Anne Vanella
CEO, The Vanella Group

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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.

Join WITI @ SD West 2008!

SD West 2008 Software Development & Conference Expo West
March 3-7, 2008 • Santa Clara Convention Center

If you can only attend one conference this year, it should be SD West. As the largest, independent conference for software developers, SD West provides comprehensive, vendor/platform-agnostic training across the software development lifecycle. Our 21st annual event offers more than 240 educational sessions in 13 tracks, covering major languages and platforms, methodologies/processes and cutting-edge developments in technology-plus visionary keynotes, nightly networking events and a jam-packed Expo Floor. You won't want to miss out.

Register by February 8th and Save up to $300!

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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

February 6 - Houston
The Connected and Committed Leader
February 12 - Las Vegas
The History of Technology in Las Vegas
February 12 - New York
Celebrate 08: WITI New York's Rescheduled Holiday Event with UBS
February 19 - South Florida
WITI Mentoring Program Launch--Something for Everyone
February 20 - San Diego
"What Every Woman Should Know About Investing and Estate Planning"
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 12 - New York
Voices from the Top: Management Strategies of Women Leading Change
March 13 - Research Triangle Park
Emotional Intelligence for Women
March 18 - South Florida
Project Management as a Strategic Advantage
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
June 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June Event - SAVE THIS DATE!
June 19 - Research Triangle Park
Network Security Identity Theft

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!

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
Joint Committee Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Jan 31 2008
Chicago, Illinois
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
SD West 2008
Mar 3 2008-Mar 7 2008
Santa Clara, California
Black Hat Europe 2008
Mar 25 2008-Mar 28 2008
Amsterdam, Outside US/Canada
Interop Las Vegas
Apr 27 2008-May 2 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hacker Halted USA 2008
Jun 1 2008-Jun 4 2008
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sensors Expo & Conference
Jun 9 2008-Jun 11 2008
Rosemont, Illinois
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop New York
Sep 15 2008-Sep 19 2008
New York, New York
Oracle Open World 2008
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
San Francisco, California

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