WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
February 7, 2008

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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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February 9, 2008 • Los Angeles, CA

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Three Key Strategies For Handling Price Negotiations For Your Consulting Services
By Tessa Stowe

Tessa Stowe Has a prospect for your consulting services ever said to you, "Your price is too high and I'd like a discount"? In this article I outline three key strategies for responding to this. One of these strategies even has the potential for you to make a larger sale of your consulting services than you originally anticipated. Curious?

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

Marian Cook In the previous article in this series, we discussed the need to gain a broader understanding of the organization as you grow through you career. Working across functional areas to improve business flows is a way to make that happen while positively impacting business performance.

We discussed business process terms, how to pick a work flow to redesign and the basic questions that business process improvement seeks to answer.

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WITI New York Voices from the Top: Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship of Women Leading Change
March 12, 2008 • New York, NY • Register Now!

Please join Women in Technology International and Columbia University's Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement as they host an enlightening panel of top businesswomen who'll explore management and entrepreneurship through their own personal stories and strategies for success. Attendees will learn about mega-trends affecting corporate culture, and how these influences will yield greater opportunities for those willing to seize them.

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  • Ms. Judith Spitz, SVP and CIO, Verizon Business  
  • Ms. Sandra Brandon, CIO, Crayola LLC  
  • Ms. Harriet Edelman, CIO and SVP, Business Transformation, Avon
  • Ms. Beatrice Leon, CIO, Pernod Ricard Americas
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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.

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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
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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.

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Join WITI @ 2008 AIIM�Exposition & Conference!

AIIM International Exposition & Conference AIIM International Exposition & Conference
March 3-6, 2008 • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

AIIM International Exposition & Conference is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies and solutions that provide intelligence behind information. For more than 50 years, this annual event attracts business professionals and executive management seeking the latest technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content to support business processes, comply with governmental regulations, drive down costs, and gain the competitive edge technologies needed to put intelligence behind your information. Register today!


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.

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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 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 13 - Orange County
Blogging for Search & Data Driven Email
February 13 - Los Angeles
Blogging for Search & Data Driven Email
February 19 - South Florida
JM Family Hosts WITI Mentoring Program Launch
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 - Women at the Top
March 12 - New York
Voices from the Top: Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship of Women Leading Change
March 13 - Research Triangle Park
Emotional Intelligence for Women
March 18 - South Florida
Project Management as a Strategic Advantage
March 20 - Charlotte
Work-Life Balance
March 25 - Atlanta
Strategic Alliances in our Industry
April 2 - Houston
Leading Virtual Teams
April 17 - Research Triangle Park
Save the Date WITI RTP Meeting
April 24 - Charlotte
WITI - Charlotte Event - SAVE THIS DATE
April 24 - New York
An Evening with June Drewry, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chubb & Son
April 29 - Atlanta
We're Sponsoring an IT Innovator who will discuss National business opportunities
April 29 - South Florida
Save the Date: Spring Networking Event!

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!

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
Software Development West 2008 Conference & Expo
Mar 3 2008-Mar 7 2008
Santa Clara, California
Black Hat Europe 2008
Mar 25 2008-Mar 28 2008
Amsterdam, Holland
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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