WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
October 1, 2008

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

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

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In today's economy, many of us have a tendency to pull back and spend less. But now, more than ever, is the time to be aggressive, making yourself visible, and most of all, making strong connections with a network of similarly-minded, determined, goal oriented women who are going to make a difference, no matter what!

Consider this: how often do you have the opportunity to attend one, single conference in a U.S. city and connect with distinguished, professional, tech savvy women flying in from all over the world?

This is a must attend event - and we would like to invite you to join us so we can make things happen together.

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Try an Expirement
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman At some level we all understand the concept that experience is a good teacher and that some things can only be truly learned or understood though personal experience. Yet we often strive to figure out our lives (careers, relationships) or solve our problems at a strictly intellectual level and downplay or ignore the importance of experimentation - the "learn by trying/doing" part of the equation. We cling to the idea that we should be able to simply "figure things out" by mulling things over, applying logic, and mentally weighing alternatives, and thus we become armchair examiners of, and theorists about, our lives. Relying on thought is a natural human tendency but why do we do this? Is there a better way?

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Our Las Vegas Foundation Room is a private and exclusive member's only club that is located on the top of Mandalay Bay. Inspired by Eastern India and featuring Persian Carpet throughout, beautiful chandeliers and an eclectic display of art from our private collection, the Foundation Room is a perfect mixture of sophistication and peacefulness. Your guests will be brought to the Foundation Room via private elevator. Complimentary Light Hors D'oeuvres with a Cash Bar - RSVP Required (Event is open to the first 100 people.)

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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 Oct. 23, 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 Nov. 3, 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!

Christine Duvivier FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Have More Impact in Less Time"
Begins Nov. 11, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Join Christine Duvivier as she shares wisdom from her own-- and other leaders' -- experiences to address the concerns of women executives.

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

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The Embedded Industry's Fall Tradition
October 26-30, 2008
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

ESC Boston continues to draw more system architects and design engineers year after year. It's the fastest-growing embedded event in the world, with a 21% attendance increase in 2007 - over 3,600 attendees from 36 countries. This year, more than 150 exhibitors will showcase their innovative new products and services to thousands of OEM representatives, industry analysts, and media.

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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

October 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Social Mixer at The House of Blues® Foundation Room
October 9 - Charlotte
WITI Charlotte SMART Networking - Fall Event
October 16 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
October 21 - South Florida
Technology Discussion Forum: Real World Solutions to Keeping Your Business on Track
November 6 - Research Triangle Park
Environmental Sustainability - Making a Difference in Businesses and Institutions
November 11 - Las Vegas
Managing IT In These Tough Economic Times
November 11 - South Florida
Save the Date
November 20 - Research Triangle Park

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!

ESC Boston
Oct 27 2008-Oct 30 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
BreakOut - Where artists go digital
Nov 3 2008-Nov 5 2008
Beverly Hills, California
CARE - Zooma Atlanta Half Marathon & 5K
Nov 16 2008
Atlanta, Georgia
ICT for Green Economic, Business, Social and Political Development
Nov 19 2008-Nov 20 2008
New York, New York
Venture Summit Silicon Valley
Dec 2 2008-Dec 3 2008
Half Moon Bay, California
Navigating Your Business in a Digital World
Dec 11 2008
Chicago, Illinois

For more information and discounts

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