WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 6, 2008

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

In This Issue:
WITI Featured Network
WITI Leadership
Women on the Move
WITI Membership Drive
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

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Wilma Rudolph "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion. The potential for greatness lives within each of us."

- Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete, Winner of 3 Gold Medals

Source: About.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]

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Event Schedule  |  WITI Hall of Fame  |  Sessions  |  Hotel & Travel  |  Register Now!

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

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Take advantage of connecting to professional, tech savvy women from around the world in one place at one time. Reach higher as you immerse yourself in leadership styles, tools and techniques with amazing women committed to delivering real value for your time. Join us for the Taste of Technology Reception, WITI Hall of Fame Awards, Green Opportunities Expo and much more!

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Las Vegas Wine Tasting at Frediani's
August 19, 2008 • Las Vegas, NV
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Please come to enjoy a night of networking! There will be great wines to taste and appetizers to match. This is "bring a gentleman night". For every guy a WITI member brings, they will receive a ticket to be entered to win a beautiful wine basket!

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Leadership Skills: Creating Your Future - The Lessons Of Mom
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook While I have learned many valuable lessons from many extraordinary people, I am blessed to have those from my mother. She passed away not too long ago, but please don't stop reading thinking this will be maudlin. Instead, lets focus on a life worth celebrating and lessons worth sharing.

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orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Hall of Famer Jean Bartik to be Honored at the Computer History Museum's 2008 Fellow Awards!

Jean Bartik The Computer History Museum (CHM) today announced that Jean Bartik, Bob Metcalfe and Linus Torvalds will join its prestigious Hall of Fellows as recipients of the 2008 Fellow Awards. The Award recipients will be inducted at a formal Gala Ceremony on Oct. 21, where technology industry leaders and supporters will join together to celebrate the inductees' contribution and impact on computing history.

"We are living in one of the most remarkable periods in human history, and the influential people in our Hall of Fellows are major contributors to the technology we enjoy," said Len Shustek, Chairman of the Computer History Museum's Board of Trustees.

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WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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"Have More Impact in Less Time"
Begins Aug. 12, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

How you can make an impact as a woman leader in your organization. Join Christine Duvivier as she shares wisdom from her own -- and other leaders' -- experiences to address the concerns of women executives.

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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.

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"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.

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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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orange arrow  Partner Events & Announcements

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
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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 @ Inc 500 - 5000 in Washington D.C.!

Inc 500 - 5000

Inc. 500 - Inc. 5000
September 18-20, 2008
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Inc. has assembled the best of America's business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs for three days of learning, networking, and celebrating with a community of your peers. WITI members and friends will receive a special discount when registering for this unprecedented gathering of the Most Influential Business Club in America.

Reserve Now. Space is Limited.
Register now as a PARTNER using the special WITI promotional code WITI908 to receive a $495 discount off of the non-member price.

For the first time ever, this powerful networking event is open to all.
For more information or to register, visit www.Inc500Conference.com or call us at 877-211-0489.

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

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
August 26 - Los Angeles
Red Hot Marketing Mixer 2008
August 28 - Dallas
An Evening of Networking
August 28 - Charlotte
Applying Positive Psychology On the Job
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!

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
Inc. 500 - Inc. 5000
Sep 18 2008-Sep 20 2008
Washington, District of Columbia
Oracle Open World 2008
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
San Francisco, California
Digital Life
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
New York, New York
Corporate Network Security Conference
Oct 16 2008-Oct 17 2008
Washington, District of Columbia
ESC Boston
Oct 27 2008-Oct 30 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
ICT for Green Economic, Business, Social and Political Development
Nov 19 2008-Nov 20 2008
New York, New York

For more information and discounts

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