WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
October 29, 2008

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

In This Issue:
WITI Technology
WITI Featured Network
WITI Personal Growth
Women on the Move
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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Maya Angelou "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- Maya Angelou, Novelist and Poet

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

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Ten steps to Service-Oriented Architecture Success
By Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter For every service-oriented architecture (SOA) success story, there lays an abandoned SOA project stuck in one of the various stages of deployment.

Underscoring the successes and challenges of an SOA project is the popularized theory that 50 percent of IT projects are deemed unsuccessful. This, of course, can make embarking on an SOA strategy rather intimidating.

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WITI's 3rd Annual Technology for Tots Event | November 21, 2008 | Las Vegas

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Tools for Quickly Regaining Your Perspective When You Are About to "Lose It"
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman We all need something to restore our perspective when it gets out of whack - when we find ourselves in difficult situations - when the tension, anger or anxiety are growing and our self control and logical thinking are going out the window. Keeping disruptive emotions and impulses in check is vital both at work and in your personal life.

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WITI Research Triangle Park Environmental Sustainability - Making a Difference in Businesses and Institutions
Nov 6, 2008 • Durham, NC • Register Now!

Featured Speakers Include:
Alicia Ravetto, Architect, Co-founder, GreenPros LLC
Alison Carpenter, Transportation Planner, The Louis Berger Group
Amy Armbruster, TDM Marketing Coordinator, Triangle Transit

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

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WITI Member Lisa Curran Promoted to the position of Director, Change & Release Management Software - Rational Software at IBM

Laurie Simon WITI is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa Curran to the position of Director, Change & Release Management Software - Rational Software at IBM.

In her new role, Lisa will focus on solutions for Geographically Distributed Development and lead the worldwide Change and Release Management development organization.

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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 "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.

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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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Join WITI @ Silicon Valley Rocks!

Silicon Valley Rocks! Silicon Valley Rocks!
December 3, 2008
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Attend the First Music Showcase Featuring Silicon Valley Talent

Silicon Valley Rocks! is the first music showcase featuring performances from Silicon Valley's tech community - from VCs and entrepreneurs to bloggers and software developers - to raise money for Music in Schools Today (MuST), a Bay Area non-profit that seeks to rescue school music programs from budget cuts.

Silicon Valley Rocks! will take place on Wednesday, December 3 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Event tickets include entry to the showcase and the after-party featuring the best networking, drinks, and dancing north of San Jose. Ticket purchases are tax deductible.

Get 10% off the registration fee by signing up here:

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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

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
PMI and WITI Co-host Special Event: "Communication & Leadership - Are You Being Heard?"
November 12 - San Diego
Greening your Office - Things you can do NOW to help the environment
November 21 - Las Vegas
3rd Annual Technology For Tots
December 4 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
December 8 - Atlanta
WITI's Holiday Networking Event: SMART Connections

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!

LISA '08
Nov 9 2008-Nov 14 2008
San Diego, California
Beyond HR to Talent Management: A New Science of Human Capital
Nov 11 2008
Chicago, Illinois
AIT Global's Annual GreenTech Conference and Exhibit
Nov 11 2008
Brooklyn, New York
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
Silicon Valley Rocks!
Dec 3 2008
San Francisco, California
Navigating Your Business in a Digital World
Dec 11 2008
Chicago, Illinois
BreakOut - Where artists go digital
Dec 15 2008-Dec 17 2008
Beverly Hills, California

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