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The WITI Strategist
April 2, 2008

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Partner Events & Announcements

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Network Meetings


2008 Conference Series:

Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Symposium and Awards
May 1, 2008 in Chicago

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Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future
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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Lady Astor In an exchange between Winston Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd poison your tea," and he said, "If I were your husband, I'd drink it."

- Lady Astor, First Woman to Serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons

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Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Symposium and Awards

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WITI Las Vegas The Spring Mixer - Networking Social Event!
April 8, 2008 • Las Vegas, NV
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Join Us @ SuperMex... this will be a great evening event. Bring your business cards and introduce yourself to someone you haven't met before. This is a night to mingle and to get to know new aqaintances and other members. Registration for this event will include light appetizers and two drink tickets.

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Creating Balance in Your Life
By Kathleen Barton

Kathleen Barton Do you feel burdened with too many responsibilities and not enough time for personal enjoyment? Is so, then you are not alone. According to Schor, the author of The Overworked American, hours worked have risen 20% and leisure hours have declined 37% since 1970. With two-career families and single-parent households on the rise, it's no wonder we feel overloaded, overextended, and even overwhelmed.

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WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Begins Apr. 8, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This high energy evening seminar calls women forth to step into expanded roles of leadership and vision.

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

"Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Apr. 15, 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!

"Success Strategies for Life & Career"
Begins Apr. 17, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series of two one-hour teleclasses is for those who already have a specific goal and want to learn the strategies and tools that successful achievers use to achieve their goals.

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

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Busy Women, Bulging Waistlines: 3 Weight Loss Secrets for Women "On-the-Go"
By Tricia Greaves

Tricia Greaves The phone rings and you know you should let it go to voice mail, but you answer it. While talking to a woman who can't quite collect her thoughts you notice a fax coming through that needs immediate attention. You have 50 emails in your inbox that are probably junk mail, but you won't know unless you review them - you can't afford to miss a potential sale. You get a call waiting beep and it's your daughter telling you that her friend Sarah's mom can't drive them to soccer practice and needs you to fill in. The airline fares for your upcoming family vacation increase at midnight, so you've got to order them now, but you still need to get the proposal written for the big account you think you can land.

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Dr. Wanda M. Austin
Senior Vice President, National Systems Group and President/CEO-Elect

(profile at the time of induction in 2007)

Dr. Wanda M. Austin Dr. Wanda M. Austin is senior vice president of the National Systems Group based in Chantilly, Virginia. She has been elected by the board of trustees to succeed Dr. William F. Ballhaus, Jr., as president and chief executive officer on January 1, 2008, when he retires. She assumed her current position on April 1, 2004. The National Systems Group supports the national security space and intelligence community in the acquisition, launch and orbital operation of advanced technology space systems and their ground data stations.

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Leadership Skills: Developing Career Paths For Your People
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook As a leader, you know the importance of finding and growing your team. In today's competitive job market, high retention and job satisfaction rates are in fact a competitive advantage. So is the ability to hire the best people. Companies that focus on career paths and development are well positioned to attract and retain the talent they need to meet their business goals.

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Join WITI & The Women's Alliance in Helping Low-Income Women Succeed!

The Women's Alliance The Women's Alliance Appeals For 50,000 Business Suits and $1,000,000 - One Dollar at a Time For Low-Income Women Seeking Employment

March was Women's History Month and with the proud support of KPMG, LLP, The Women's Alliance, a Miami-based national charity dedicated to providing professional attire and career skills training for low-income women seeking employment, is reaching out to women across the United States to donate $1.00 and their favorite interview outfit to help women in need struggling to climb out of welfare and poverty to the workforce.

Motorcycle KPMG, LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the leading Big Four firm in advancing the careers of women and will host clothing drives at its offices across the United States during the month of March with the goal of supporting The Women's Alliance to collect 50,000 suits - one for every woman currently served each year.

Donors who give as little as a dollar have the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind Tigertail, a custom Softail Harley-Davidson with a crystal skin made of Swarovski crystals and accents at www.youreoneinamillion.org/give.html. Over 50,000 women come to The Women's Alliance nationally for that essential accessory that goes with every outfit: Self Confidence And Self-Esteem.

Contact Nicole Wild, Executive Director of The Women's Alliance, 305-762-6400 or [email protected]. Visit www.thewomensalliance.org.

Join WITI @ ESC Silicon Valley 2008!

ESC Silicon Valley 2008 ESC Silicon Valley: Learn Today, Design Tomorrow - April 14-17, 2008
McEnery Convention Center | San Jose, CA

ESC Silicon Valley is where the global design engineering community gathers to learn, collaborate and celebrate innovation. ESC is celebrating 20 years of educating the creators of technology at the San Jose Convention Center from April 14-17 with over 350 exhibiting companies and over 200 new courses to this year's conference.

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Join WITI @ Interop Las Vegas 2008!

INTEROP Las Vegas Interop Las Vegas 2008
IT Conference and Exposition

April 27 - May 2, 2008 @ Mandalay Bay

The Leading Business Technology Event
Interop is the only place to find the comprehensive IT information you need to improve business agility. 500+ Exhibitors. 250+ Sessions.

Join Your Colleagues at IT's Biggest Event. Register Today!

Register for a FREE Expo Pass

WITI Announces Hi-Profile Opportunity from Inc. 5000!

Inc. 5000 Get the attention your high-growth company deserves!
The Inc. 500 Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Inc. 5,000 awards. The Inc. 5,000 is Inc. magazine's and Inc.com's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America. For 27 years, the Inc. list has featured many companies before they became world-renowned, including Microsoft, Domino's Pizza, and Oracle.

Every company honored on the Inc. 5,000 will be profiled on Inc.com, while the top 10% will be featured in Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5,000 also recognizes the top 100 companies in every major metro area and several other categories. Benefits include coverage in local and national media, as well as access to a broad alumni network courtesy of IncBizNet and Inc. events.

The Inc. 5,000 is an editorial award and there are no fees involved with entering or qualifying.

The Deadline to Apply is April 30th, 2008 - Don't Delay!

WITI Announces Unique Opportunity from New Media Women!

New Media Women The McCormick-Tribune New Media Women Entrepreneurs Initiative

Attention Creative Women:
Want to rock the world of journalism? The McCormick-Tribune New Media Women Entrepreneurs Initiative will fund 3 innovative online news projects to the tune of $10,000 each. Winners will blog, sharing insights, as they launch new info-sites.

Read all about it and apply online at www.newmediawomen.org. Deadline May 1, 2008. NMWE is a project of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism.

Join WITI @ The Women in Project Management Conference!

Project Management Resource Group, Inc. 1st Annual Women In
Project Management Conference

June 12-13, 2008
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Columbus Athenaeum
32 North 4th Street
Columbus, OH

7.5 PDU's / .75 CEU's Per day

This unique 2 day conference is designed to empower women in their management careers, provide skills vital to success in business, and offer insights and real life experiences on how to balance your personal and professional life - transitioning from a work life to a life that works.

Each day features a spectacular keynote speaker. On day 1, Carol Evans, President and CEO of Working Mother Media and Working Mother Magazine and author of the award winning book This Is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto and on day 2, Donna James, President of Lardon & Associates, past President of Nationwide Strategic Investments, and Board Member of Coca Cola Enterprises and Limited Brands. Other topics covered are:

  • Work Life Balance (Transitioning from a work life to a life that works)
  • Collaboration for Accomplishment (Guaranteeing successful project completion)
  • Powerful and Connected (1/2 day interactive workshop)
  • Turning Points (Gaining Success through life experiences, triumphs, set backs, and lessons learned)
  • Creating Powerful, High Performance Teams (Taking your group to a high performing TEAM)
  • Women Make Great Leaders (Using your natural characteristics to produce great leaders)
  • Negotiation (Creating value through negotiation in your personal and professional life)
Registration before May 1 • $475 per day (Thu. or Fri.) • $850 both days (Thu. & Fri)

For more detailed speaker, topic, and registration information, please visit: www.ProjectManagementResourceGroup.com or call 614-309-6565.

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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

April 8 - Las Vegas
The Spring Mixer - Networking Social Event!
April 14 - Silicon Valley
High Tech Entrepreneurs' Forum
April 24 - San Francisco
The Value of Mentors and Mentoring
April 24 - New Jersey
An Evening with June Drewry, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chubb & Son
April 24 - Charlotte
How to Launch a Profitable New Business
April 29 - South Florida
WITI Smart Connections: Spring Networking Event!
May 13 - Las Vegas
Trendy Products for Home and Office
May 15 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan
May 17 - San Diego
"Valuations of Early Stage Technology Companies'
May 20 - South Florida
Save the WITI Date! Business Intelligence/IT Governance: IT's next challenge
May 26 - Atlanta
Roundtable Discussion on the Talent Pool for IT
June 4 - Houston
Managing Customer Value in Five Languages When Everyone Has Something to Say
June 10 - Las Vegas
HR and Resume Workshop
June 19 - Research Triangle Park
Network Security Identity Theft
June 26 - Charlotte
WITI - Charlotte Event - SAVE THIS DATE

More information about network events in your area is available on our website.

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Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 3 2008-Jun 5 2008
Bay Area, California
ESC Silicon Valley
Apr 14 2008-Apr 18 2008
San Francisco, California
High Tech Entrepreneurs' Forum
Apr 14 2008
Palo Alto, California
Intellectual Property Symposium
Apr 15 2008-Apr 16 2008
San Jose, California
Sustainable Green Urbanization via ICT Urbanization in the Information Age
Apr 23 2008-Apr 24 2008
New York, New York
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
Jun 23 2008-Jun 24 2008
New York, New York
Optimizing ICT & Management Assets for Sustainable Economic, Business, Social Development
Jul 2 2008-Jul 3 2008
New York, New York

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