WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 20, 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
WITI Membership Drive
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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Babe Didrikson Zaharias "You can't win them all -- but you can try."

- Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Olympic Athlete, Winner of 2 gold Medals

Source: About.com

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

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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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Los Angeles Red Hot Marketing Mixer 2008
August 26, 2008 • Los Angeles, CA
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Learn how the LA Times markets itself, the tools they use and how it has adapted to the current economic climate. Participating organizations include: DMAsc (Direct Marketing Association of Southern California); So Cal AMA (Southern California American Marketing Association); PRSA LA Chapter (Public Relations Society of America - Los Angeles Chapter). Registration includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, two hosted drinks, cash bar.

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Leadership Skills: Networking vs. Building Social Capital (Part 1 of 3)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Scholars have shown that having a wide circle of relationships is a common attribute of leaders. Taking a more monetized view, according to Thomas Stanley of Georgia State University, 80% of all millionaires are networkers. But in spite of this evidence, I, like many of you, hate 'networking.' It seemed so superficial when I would go to 'networking' events. The crowd was divided in to two groups: those that were furiously throwing business cards at each other trying to determine if somehow they could 'use' each other, and second, people like me that clung to the wall and the appetizers, and ran for the exit at the earliest possible moment.

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orange arrow  WITI Personal Growth

How to Keep Your Strengths from Working Against You
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Most people have heard the common wisdom that if you discover and align with your strengths you will be productive and successful. This belief comes with other corollaries including the following:

• You will excel by maximizing your strengths, not fixing your weaknesses; therefore you should spend your energy on building and honing your strengths

• It is ideal if you can create a role for yourself that draws on your strengths every day

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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!

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 teleclass 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 teleclass is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Member Laurie Simon - Set to Receive Fast 5 Award in Washington DC September 9th

Laurie Simon Laurie Simon - Founder and CEO of Ombrella Consulting is set to receive the WIPP Fast 5 award in Washington DC September 9th, 2008. The award will be presented to five (5) companies who have demonstrated outstanding business growth over the past five years and have made a national impact on the state of women in business. Laurie Simon is not only a leader in her immediate community but within the women's community nationwide.

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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
  • 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

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Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA
September 15-17, 2008

GoingGreen is where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are disrupting the global energy, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and resource-recovery establishments. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities. At GoingGreen, our editors will also honor the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the GoingGreen 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

Who Participates in GoingGreen
Seven hundred greentech CEOs, business development officers, eminent researchers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend GoingGreen. Thousands of webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend GoingGreen to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities.

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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.

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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

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 10 - Houston
Achieving Work / Life Balance with Technology
September 16 - South Florida
The Human Network Transforming Business Today
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 1 - Houston
Navigating Your Career Through Troubled Waters
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.

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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!

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

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