WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
June 25, 2008

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

In This Issue:
WITI Featured Network
WITI Leadership
WITI Personal Growth
Partner Events
Network Meetings

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2008 Conference Series:

SWE-LA Professional Development Conference
June 27, 2008

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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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Barbara Walters "To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling"

- Barbara Walters, American Journalist, Writer & Media Personality

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WITI South Florida WITI in the City - Getting to Know WITI
July 8, 2008 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Join us for WITI's Membership campaign month in Fort Lauderdale. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

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Global Trends Drive Workforce Diversity
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook An Interview with Corbette Doyle, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Aon

Amidst a growing labor shortage, Aon is striving to embrace a diverse workforce in order to gain top talent and a competitive edge.

"I firmly believe in the business case for diversity," said Corbette Doyle, Global Chief Diversity Officer for Aon. "I truly believe that unless you can link your diversity strategy to something that is meaningful to the organization and is meaningful to the leaders at all levels within the organization, that it is probably doomed to fail."

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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 - Monday October 13, 2008 @ 6:00pm!

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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The Secret of Meaningful Communication
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Communication is essential to our survival and we all feel driven to somehow "do it better." There are literally thousands of books on communication that offer us tools and techniques to "get ourselves heard." But behind all of the hoopla lies a simple yet powerful truth: The meaning of your communication is the response that you get. Why is this so and what are the implications?

Communication between people involves both the giving and receiving of information, signals or messages. Yet many people treat communication as a "push to talk" activity.

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Join WITI @ AIT Global's IT Conference Hosted by the United Nations!

AIT Global Inc. Releasing IT's Hidden, Innovative, Potential at the CIO and CISO Level
July 10-11, 2008
UN Headquarters
New York, NY

Invitation to Attend the 20th Annual IT for Sustainable Economic, Business and Social Development Conference

Featured Speaker: WITI GEN Member Ruth Harenchar
This important Event is Particularly Relevant for Innovative Executives and their Direct Reports in business, government and academia. The conference includes tutorials, expert panels, and opportunities to discuss Software management tools, such as Service Order Architecture (SOA), Information Security, and GreenIT, designed for the Private and Public Sectors.

We invite you to join 500 to 700 IT and InfoSec Executives and Officials who will attend this Conference.

• The Conference takes place July 10-11, 2008 @ United Nations HQs, NYC.
• Please Register to Attend at No Charge at www.aitglobal.com
• See the tentative schedule at www.aitglobal.com
• Questions? [email protected], 631-269-6713

AIT Global is the Event organizer: The UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA GAID) supports the Meeting. Conference Partners include AIT Global, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, Women in Technology International (WITI), and Polytechnic University, InfoWorld Media Group.

Visionary presenters include: Ruth Harenchar, WITI GEN Member (Global Executive Network); Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Jerry MacArthur Hultin, former Under Secretary of the Navy, and president Polytechnic University; Sandy Carter, Vice-President, SOA & WebSphere Marketing, Strategy and Channels, IBM; Tom McDorman, VP & GM, Enterprise Storage Solutions, Western Digital; Andrew J. McKeon, Assistant District Manager, (Al Gore's) The Climate Project; Paul Calento, Senior Vice President, Strategy Development, InfoWorld Media Group; Tom Brennan, Director, OWASP Foundation; Felix Ramirez, Vice President, ISACA; and, many more. Ambassador L�o M�ror�s, President of the UN ECOSOC; Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN; and more Ambassadors will present on behalf of the United Nations.

Register to attend now, at No Charge: http://www.aitglobal.com/theform.html

IT Providers that wish to Present and Cosponsor, please contact Cynthia Roe at [email protected] or call 925-552-7377

Join WITI @ Interop New York 2008!


Interop New York 2008
The Leading Business Technology Event

September 15-19, 2008 @ The Javits Center

Join thousands of business and technology leaders at Interop New York and gain comprehensive insight into the latest IT innovations. Attend 150+ sessions, visit 250+ leading exhibitors, network with peers and learn how to build an IT strategy that improves business agility.

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Join WITI @ ACI's Corporate Network Security Leadership Event!


Corporate Network Security Leadership
Event - A Strategic & Educational Conference

October 16-17, 2008
Washington, DC

"The hackers are getting more malicious and more clever. Traditional security measures aren't working anymore, so you have to step up your vigilance and improve security." - Andy Faris, Message Labs Inc.

Please join us October 16-17, 2008 in Washington, DC, for a gathering of CISO's, CSO's, CTO's, Directors and Managers.

With Cyber terrorism continuing to escalate for the U.S. government and businesses of all sizes, computer experts recommend companies take the necessary steps to protect their valuable data. Some companies find it hard to justify spending money on network security, especially large amounts, however the financial burden will most likely be much higher if they don't protect themselves now.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKING EXECUTIVES Include: SANS Institute, Speaker TBA • Craig Lucca, Manager of Information Risk; Bloomberg • Patrick Hale, Deputy Director, State of Michigan; Michigan Department of Information Technology • Peter Allor, Program Manager for Intelligence & Vendor Relations and Special Assistant to the GM; IBM Internet Security Systems • Rian Campbell, Information Security; Federal Reserve Bank • Roger Herbst, CISSP, Senior IT Security Specialist; The Timken Company • Steve Orrin, Director of Security Solutions; Intel Corporation • Steve Spak, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff; Verizon • Tara Kissoon, Director of Information Security; VISA, Incorporated • Tim Callahan, First Vice President, Technology Risk Management and CISO, People's United Bank • Tom Bowers, Senior Security Evangelist; Kaspersky Lab • C. Warren Axelrod, SVP; Bank of America

Please Register by emailing Akin Akinsanya at [email protected] or calling at (414) 221-1700 Ext. 137 and use Source Code WITI to receive your discount.

Sponsors & Media Partners: WITI • SANS Institute • IEEE Somputer Society • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) • Dark Reading

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orange arrow Upcoming Network Events

"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 26 - Charlotte
Accessibility in Software Design
June 26 - Dallas
WITI Dallas Network Luncheon
July 8 - South Florida
WITI in the City - Getting to Know WITI
July 8 - Las Vegas
Leadership - Learn From Great Leaders in the IT Field!
July 24 - Los Angeles
"Discoveries, Technologies, Conversation" hosted by Disney and WITI
July 31 - Atlanta
Current Trends In IT: Executing In The Current Economy - Executive Panel Discussion
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!

WIPP Northern New Jersey Instant Impact Team Kick-Off
Jun 19 2008
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Jun 23 2008-Jun 24 2008
New York, New York
eTailXpo - The Online Virtual Event for e-Retailers
Jul 9 2008-Jul 10 2008
Online, Globally
OnHollywood & BRIM: The Broadband Rights Marketplace
Jul 10 2008-Jul 11 2008
Los Angeles, California
Releasing IT's Hidden, Innovative, Potential at the CIO and CISO Level
Jul 10 2008-Jul 11 2008
New York City, New York
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 8 2008-Sep 10 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
Corporate Network Security Conference
Oct 16 2008-Oct 17 2008
Washington, District of Columbia

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