WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
November 13, 2008

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

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

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Dr. Albert Schweitzer "Until man extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace."

- Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian Theologian, Musician, Philosopher & Physician

Source: A Rare Breed of Love

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

orange arrow  Attention WITI Members: A Special Message from GEICO

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Leadership Skills: Building Your Intellectual Capital (Part 1 of 3)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Given layoffs, outsourcing, off-shoring and the destruction of the traditional job and job security, we desperately want to own our future now more than ever. How can you do that when so much seems out of your control? Control what you can: you. Make yourself as valuable as possible by actively building a strong career platform from which to operate despite job changes. Ensure that your marketable skills portfolio is current, strategic and aggressively growing in ways the market will reward through increasing pay and employment opportunities. Putting together that proactive plan for career buoyancy is what this series of articles is about.

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Digital Family Reunion '08

COME 1.0 COME ALL! Join the Collective Conversation... Click Here for Details!

orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Atlanta WITI's Holiday Networking Event: SMART Connections
December 8, 2008 • Atlanta, GA • Register Now!

Come network, share and celebrate in the holiday festivities. Meet local IT executives, share real world issues and solutions and have a little holiday fun. Local IT Executives from Cox, Manhattan Associates, Troutman Sanders, Fiserv, IBM, Tatum and many others will be participating.

As part of this meeting we're also asking participants to bring a new toy for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a way for us to give back to the local community.

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

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Facebook WITI is now on Facebook!
Click here for details and select the "Request to Join Group" link to show your support, get updates, special offers and more.

WITI Has an Exclusive Linkedin Networking Community for Paid WITI Members!

WITI Members Group on LinkedIn Linkedin is an online network of more than 16 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. WITI Members: Click Here for Details!

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WITI Global Membership Drive... Sign Up Today and Receive 6 Additional Months FREE - Use Promo Code 'wit20mem6'

orange arrow  Women on the Move

WITI Member Tracey Jester Starts New Venture

Tracey Jester would like to extend an offer to anyone who is interested in learning how to create powerful Power Point presentations. She is also available to create a dynamic and engaging Power Point Presentation specifically tailored to your needs. Tracey has been in the Event Technology aspect of the Meetings and Special Events industry for over 20 years. Her technical experience is focused on presentations that capture an audience's attention.

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Do you have an announcement or promotion you'd like to share?
WITI is looking to highlight women on the move. Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

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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 Nov. 17, 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!

orange arrow  WITI Members Can Save up to 29% With Lenovo!

Lenovo Lenovo is pleased to provide WITI members with this great offer on its entire product line, including the award winning ThinkPad® notebook, new and highly acclaimed IdeaPad™ multimedia notebooks, innovative ThinkCentre™ desktops and computing accessories.

Here's How You Save:

1) Receive instant savings with discounted web pricing;

2) In Addition, save up to 15% with your WITI membership discount.

Visit the website often, as special time limited eCoupons (in addition to the savings noted above) are provided frequently!

Redemption Instructions: Visit www.lenovo.com/witi or call 1-800-426-7235, option 1, ext. 5719 to take advantage of discounts on select products. FREE ground shipping available on all web orders!

WITI Members: Click Here for Special Offers and Discounts!

Terms and Conditions: Savings referenced off regular Lenovo.com price (not in addition to standard affinity discount) and available direct from Lenovo on select products. Offer not combinable with other discounts, offers or promotions. Offer valid in US only and subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. The following are trademarks of Lenovo Group, LTD. or one of its subsidiaries: ThinkPad and ThinkCentre.

orange arrow  Have you taken advantage of these WITI insurance services through BMS?

WITI Members - Special Offer! November is Long Term Care Awareness Month

This month has been set aside nationally to help people become aware of Long Term Care planning and protection importance to them and their family's future financial well being. It is almost a sure bet that someone in a family, Parents, Parent-in-law, children, spouse or the WITI Member will need long term care during their lifetime. The high cost of long term care can destroy retirement plans, cause daughters and spouses to become caretakers, destroying their careers and put emotional and financial pressure on family members. Long Term Care Insurance can be a vital force in meeting this cost.

November is WITI Member Saving Month

A Premium Discount of a $100 or more for each enrollment is being offer to those WITI members who enroll through Brokers Marketing Service, Inc. (BMS) in November. WITI members, their families including their parents and in-laws are includes in the enrollment.

Call for Full Information at 800-870-8702 or Email [email protected] or [email protected]

WITI Members: Click Here for Special Offers and Opportunities!

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orange arrow  Join WITI @ Work It's Silicon Valley Mixer!

WorkIt.com's 5th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer WorkIt.com's 5th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer
November 20, 2008
The Network Meeting Center
Tech Mart, Santa Clara, CA

Growing a successful startup in the Silicon Valley takes a unique combination of skills, connections, determination, opportunity, and risk.

The Silicon Valley Mixer celebrates the people involved in Silicon Valley startups - the ones who are willing to take these risks in pursuit of their goals to launch and grow a thriving company - all while keeping our region on the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

Join your Silicon Valley peers from local technology startups on November 20th at WorkIt.com's 5th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer. Throughout the evening there will be networking opportunities that will expand your network and help you reach your goals.

Get your ticket early and don't miss out on this powerful networking event!

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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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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

November 21 - Las Vegas
WITI's 3rd Annual Technology For Tots
December 4 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
December 8 - Atlanta
WITI's Holiday Networking Event: SMART Connections
December 11 - Los Angeles
Digital Family Reunion '08
January 20 - South Florida
Save the Date! WITI SMART Connections: New Year Networking Event

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!

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
WorkIt.com's 5th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer
Nov 20 2008
Santa Clara, California
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
2009 International CES
Jan 8 2009-Jan 11 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop Mumbai
Feb 4 2009-Feb 6 2009
Mumbai, India

For more information and discounts

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