WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
May 28, 2008

The Leading Association for Professional Tech Savvy Women... Since 1989.

In This Issue:
WITI Featured Network
WITI Leadership
WITI Personal Growth
Women on the Move
Partner Events
Network Meetings

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Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future
October 12-15, 2008

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orange arrow  WITI Notable Quotables

Margaret Mead "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead, American Cultural Anthropologist

Source: Feminist.com

Need some inspiration? Check out WITI Notable Quotables in our WITI members only section.� If you have a favorite quote you wish to share, please e-mail it to: [email protected]

orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Los Angeles Summer Networking Social at McCormick & Schmick's
June 5, 2008 • Los Angeles, CA • Register Now!

Join us for a fun evening of networking and socializing with the tech savvy community of Los Angeles! Come one, come all, bring your business cards, and schmooze with us as we enjoy the good company! Men are welcome and encouraged to attend. Complimentary Hors d' Oeuvres. Cash bar.

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Women Leading Change: An Interview with Bets Lillo, Project Director, Abbott Transition Organization
By Marian Cook

Bets Lillo "There are a wealth of resources around you and within you."
- Bets Lillo, Project Director, Abbott Transition Organization

On May 1st, WITI's Chicago chapter hosted an exciting half day session with the theme of "Women Leading Change." Bets Lillo, a featured panelist, is a Project Director in Abbott's Transition Organization, and clearly has made a career of successfully leading change in large organizations such as IBM, AT&T and Abbott.

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orange arrow  Don't Miss WITI's 2008 National Conference!

Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future

Including the 13th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony!
Have you ever attended a WITI Hall of Fame Event? Check out the New and Improved WITI Hall of Fame portal for videos of the past recipients.

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Announcing:�WITI's New 2008 WITI Leadership Award - Women Shaping the Future

As part of being a member of the WITI Community and in support of our 2008 Women & Technology Summit, we ask that each of you reach out to your professional networks and help get the word out regarding our search for nominations for our prestigious WITI Leadership Award for 2008, "Women Shaping the Future". WITI will award and recognize a woman leader who has been influential and empowering in the development of supportive and innovative environments for building future women leaders. �

Nominations are due July 1st, 2008, so please help us get the word out now. �

Click Here to Download Information Regarding the Award Criteria and Submission Requirements or Visit: www.witi.com/sv2008

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Setting Limits: How to Say "No" Tactfully
By Kathleen Barton

Kathleen Barton Do you find yourself doing for others at the expense of yourself? Are you always the one people come to for help? Do you find yourself taking on extra work, helping out at your child's school, and doing favors for friends? If so, you may be a "people pleaser". People pleasers are so concerned about pleasing others that they end up constantly doing for others and not taking care of their own needs.

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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!

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Begins June 10, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

During this call Marsh will share an actionable process to easily define your vision and underscore your focus of direction. This course is designed to help you find ways to deepen your sphere of influence and web of collaborative relationships.

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

Kathy Hill "Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins July 8, 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!

orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Member Emily Vaughn Henry is Named Chief Technology Officer of Pasadena's Unified School District

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz named Emily Vaughn Henry as Chief Technology Officer, completing the hiring for his restructured executive leadership team.

"Ms. Vaughn Henry brings a wealth of experience to this position, including an in-depth understanding of technological issues, a track record in utilizing technology to meet educational goals, and knowledge of the structural and organizational characteristics of school districts," Superintendent Diaz said.

As Chief Technology Officer, Ms. Vaughn Henry will assume oversight for all Information Technology functions for the District, including guiding efforts currently underway to strengthen and modernize the technology infrastructure, to improve the quality of data available to increase accountability, and to evaluate and implement educational software programs District-wide.

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Join WITI @ Rules for Renegades Summit 2008!

Rules for Renegades Summit 2008 Rules for Renegades Summit 2008!
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Join WITI @ the Event for Digital Media and Entertainment!

OnHollywood 2008 | June 10-12, 2008 | Sofitel Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

OnHollywood 2008 is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries. Our editors will also honor the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies and feature the Best of Broadband "BOB" Awards. Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnHollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

OnHollywood promises to be the most powerful gathering of studio heads, content creators, venture capitalists, biz dev officers and entrepreneurs on the planet. Learn more about AlwaysOn's OnHollywood & BRiM here.

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Join WITI @ The Women in Project Management Conference!

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

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  • 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)
Member Registration • $525 per day (Thu. or Fri.) • $950 both days (Thu. & Fri)
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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

June 4 - Houston
Managing Customer Value in Five Languages When Everyone Has Something to Say
June 5 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at McCormick & Schmick's
June 10 - Las Vegas
HR and Resume Workshop
June 17 - South Florida
South Florida Business Continuity: Communications and Safety Initiatives
June 17 - San Diego
Sourcing and Negotiating Deals with Big BioPharma
June 19 - Research Triangle Park
How "Agile" is Changing the Software Testing Industry
June 24 - Atlanta
Panel Discussion Covering - Recruiting, HR, Technology, Web 2.0
June 26 - Charlotte
Accessibility in Software Design
August 6 - Houston
Hot Technology Roundtable
August 19 - Las Vegas
Wine Tasting
August 20 - San Diego
Corporate Politics: The Elephant in the Conference Room
August 21 - 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 Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 3 2008-Jun 5 2008
Bay Area, California
May 1 2008-Jun 1 2008
West Los Angeles, California
Rules for Renegades Summit- Christine Comaford-Lynch
Jun 6 2008-Jun 7 2008
Irvine, California
Sensors Expo & Conference
Jun 9 2008-Jun 11 2008
Rosemont, Illinois
1st Annual Women In Project Management Conference
Jun 12 2008-Jun 13 2008
Columbus, Ohio
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
OnHollywood & BRIM: The Broadband Rights Marketplace
Jul 10 2008-Jul 11 2008
Los Angeles, California
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada

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