WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
July 23, 2008

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

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

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2008 Conference Series:

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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Mae Jemison "Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."

- Mae Jemison, American Physician & Former NASA Astronaut

Source: Biography.com

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NEWS Five Leaders in Science and Technology to Be Inducted to WITI Hall of Fame During October WITI Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future... Click Here to Read the Press Release!

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Atlanta Current Trends In IT: Executing In The Current Economy - Executive Panel Discussion
July 31, 2008 • Atlanta, GA • Register Now!

Join WITI in Atlanta for a dynamic panel of executive speakers including...

Genevieve Bos, Owner, Founding Publisher, Pink Magazine (Moderator)
Leigh Davis, Vice President and Regional CIO, Alabama Power
Diana Melick, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Siemens Energy and Automation
David K. Henriksen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physician Practice Solutions, McKesson Corporation
Karen Painter, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Deborah Dean, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer, Matria Healthcare, Inc.

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For a Complete List of WITI Network Events, Click Here!

orange arrow  WITI Leadership

Leadership Skills: Getting a Derailed Effort Back on Track
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook At some point in your career, you are likely to be in charge of a project or initiative that is - how shall we say it politely? - underperforming. I was once asked to take over an ERP implementation that was going very poorly indeed. In fact, the client said that if the previous project manager ever stepped foot on the client's property again, they were going to call the police. Since, as the African proverb says, "smooth seas do not make skillful sailors," I volunteered to take the project over. I knew that if I could get the situation back on track, the learning would be tremendous and personally rewarding. Besides, there was no place to go but up!

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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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Denying the Truth
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman There is something I will bet that you do that you are not aware of - and it is seriously undermining your personal relationships. I call it "denying the truth" - and I don't mean lying to cover up your own thoughts or actions - I mean denying the truth of the other person.

We all live in our own version of reality and for us it represents our "truth." At the deepest recesses of our being we "just know" what we think, feel, see, hear, etc. and for us it is indeed our reality.

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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!

Mark Cummuta & April M. Williams "Improve Your Job Search Success with Project Planning"
Begins Aug. 2, 12pm ET (9am PT)

In this tele-course series Mark Cummuta and April M. Williams will share from their experience proven job hunting techniques that you can put to immediate use in your own job search.

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

Kathy Hill "Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Sep. 10, 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 Sep. 18, 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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WITI Members - Special Offer! Talking Price on Life Insurance

When we buy most things, price is often a deciding factor where we buy it. Why pay more for the same things? Indeed why, if you are comparing the same thing. Just look at these monthly, female, non-smoker life insurance rates:

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These are the rates for a 10 year term policy, based on a super preferred health class, which the majority of the public can not meet the underwriting requirements to buy.

The price certainly is right, but is this a good buy? Yes and No. Yes, it is an excellent buy if the need why you are buying life insurance will disappear within the 10 year period, like a student loan. No, it is a poor buy if that need continues and you are living after ten years. Term insurance is temporary. If you use term insurance for long term obligations, it will end up costing you more and finally be of little or no use to those you are trying to protect.

Are we against a person buying term insurance? Absolutely not! We sell term and lots of it. Term insurance is a great buy when it fits your need for insurance or is best for your immediate budget. Next time we will talk about how much life insurance do you need, what kind is best for you to buy and where to get the tools to do your own planning on this type of purchase. Life insurance is a major purchase. Let us give you the tools to plan for yourself and save money.

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Join WITI @ Voices of Global Leaders Conference!

Voices of Global Leaders

Voices of Global Leaders
July 26, 2008
Santa Clara University, CA

Leaders of Silicon Valley - Join Us!

21 Women Leaders from developing countries are gathering at Santa Clara University on July 26th for the Voices of Global Leaders Conference.

This conference is designed to bring astute business minds and socially conscious people from Silicon Valley together to meet with these global leaders and provide strategic direction to their grass roots projects. This input will impact lives thousands of miles away.

This is a unique opportunity to discover that you have a whole new capacity to make a difference in the world. You will be amazed at the bold actions of these women change agents. In their voices you will hear the possibility of dramatic results.

Find out more at www.VoicesofGlobalLeaders.org

Join WITI @ Blackhat Las Vegas 2008!

Blackhat Las Vegas

Blackhat Las Vegas 2008
A Technical Information Security Conference

August 2-7, 2008
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

This August, The Black Hat Briefings return to the venerable Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino for another installment of the premier North American technical information security conference. Every year the lineup of presentations helps define the security headlines for the following year and 2008 will be no exception.

Register Today!

Join WITI @ RFID World 2008!

RFID World 2008
RFID World 2008
MGM Grand Casino and Resort
Las Vegas, NV
September 8-10, 2008

RFID World is recognized as the gathering place for builders, buyers and sellers of RFID and Auto-ID technologies. Come to discover new technologies from around the globe, attend the educational sessions and explore how today's solutions can help your business thrive.

WITI members get 15% discount on the following registration packages:

  • Deluxe 3-Day Conference Pass
  • 2 Day- Conference Pass
  • 1-Day Conference Pass
For more information visit the website: www.rfid-world.com/2008

To register, use priority code: WITI03

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 Computer 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

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: Shaping the Future
August 19 - Las Vegas
Wine Tasting at Frediani's (Green Valley Pky & Sunset)
August 20 - San Diego
Corporate Politics: The Elephant in the Conference Room
August 21 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys Unlocking Your Career Success Plan
September 9 - Las Vegas
Women in Technology Across Industries
September 16 - South Florida
Save the Date
September 17 - San Diego
Trademarks: Valuable Resources in Today's Business Climate
September 18 - Research Triangle Park
WITI RTP SMART Connections - Fall Networking Event
September 25 - Charlotte
WITI Charlotte SMART Networking - Fall Event
October 7 - Las Vegas
Foundation Room Social
October 16 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
October 21 - South Florida
Save the Date for Patti Bast, Watson's VP Technology and Infrastructure

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

orange arrow  WITI @ - Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!

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!

Voices of Global Leaders
Jul 26 2008
Santa Clara, California
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Virtual Prototyping Dinner & Speakers Event
Aug 6 2008
Los Angeles, California
svase CXO Leadership Forum: Negotiating the Pre-Money Valuation
Aug 13 2008
Menlo Park, California
Sep 8 2008-Sep 10 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop New York
Sep 15 2008-Sep 19 2008
New York, New York
Going Green
Sep 15 2008-Sep 17 2008
San Francisco, California
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
ESC Boston
Oct 27 2008-Oct 30 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

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