WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
December 3, 2008

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

In This Issue:
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Business
WITI Careers
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Hall of Fame
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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Playing Video Games Isn't a Waste of Time, After All
By Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter This holiday season, parents who buy Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, Nintendo Co.'s Wii, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 or the latest online game need not feel guilty. Turns out that young people - and adults - aren't wasting time when they're playing video games.

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Digital Family Reunion '08

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

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Managing Your Time: Creating Your Whole Life
By Joey Tamer

Joey Tamer Consultants often find that running their own practices takes more time than their most pressing executive positions. Certainly they feel as if they are working most of the time, both as they build the business and as they enjoy their peak of success.

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orange arrow  WITI's 3rd Annual Technology for Tots

WITI Would Like to Thank Everyone Who Attended the 3rd Annual Technology for Tots Holiday Event in Las Vegas!

Click Here to View More Photos from This Year's Gala!

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WITI Silicon Valley Red Hot Holiday Mixer - Silicon Valley!
December 16, 2008 • San Mateo, CA
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Join us to celebrate the season at WITI's Red Hot Holiday Mixer~Silicon Valley!

Make some new contacts, re-connect with former colleagues, celebrate with clients. You'll have rare access to a highly diverse group of professionals. And you'll enjoy outstanding cuisine, fine beverages and a warm ambience at The Left Bank Brasserie.

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Jean Bartik WITI Hall of Famer & ENIAC Pioneer Jean Bartik Honored by the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley

Watch Jean's Inspirational Story on YouTube!

Born on a farm in Missouri, the sixth of seven children, Jean Jennings Bartik always went in search of adventure. Bartik majored in mathematics at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College (now Northwest Missouri State University). During her college years, WWII broke out, and in 1945, at age 20, Bartik answered the government's call for women math majors to join a project in Philadelphia calculating ballistics firing tables for the artillery developed for the war effort. A new employee of the Army's Ballistics Research Labs, she joined over 80 women calculating ballistics trajectories (differential calculus equations) by hand - her job title: "Computer".

Read More About Jean's Achievements   |   Visit the WITI Hall of Fame Archives

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Do You Need a Reason to be Happy?
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Most of us hold firmly to a belief in cause and effect. We believe that everything has a precipitating cause - thus everything must also have a "reason." And we are hooked on looking for these reasons. To find the reasons behind what we see, experience, or feel we ask questions - of others, of ourselves, of God or the universe, or of no one in particular ("Why in the world did that have to happen?").

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Participants in these teleclasses and webinars have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

Robbie Motter FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "It's All About SHOWING UP and the POWER is in the ASKING" - Begins Dec. 9, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Join Robbie Motter, the Queen of Connections, as she shares the wisdom she's used to become a Power Networker. Robbie brings together 25 years of expertise in Marketing and PR and in SHOWING UP at events globally!

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Kathy Hill "Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Jan. 7, 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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Joey Tamer FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Strategies For The Current Economy"
Begins Jan. 13, 3-4:15pm ET (12-1:15pm PT)

Join Joey Tamer, 30-year consultant to technology entrepreneurs, to explore how to start a business; adapt your current business to changing economic conditions; or create a "back-bedroom" business to increase your income.

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

Kathy Hill "Success Strategies for Life & Career"
Begins Jan. 22, 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!

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January 8-9, 2009 @ CES in Las Vegas

CONNECTIONS™ SUMMIT features multiple sessions, held January 8 & 9, on the first two days at CES. Moderated by Parks Associates analysts, these sessions provide an interactive environment for networking and discussion.

CONNECTIONS™ SUMMIT offers the perfect start to CES - attendees receive consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and the opportunity to speak with Parks Associates' analysts.


Join WITI @ CONNECTIONS™ European Summit!

CONNECTIONS European Summit
European Summit

March 31, 2009
Nice, France

The CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits focus on business strategies and keys to success for service providers, CE and home networking vendors, and digital media.

These events brings together the leading global market research analysts with the strategic decision-makers in the digital living industries.


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orange arrow Upcoming WITI Network Events

WITI Holiday Events

December 4 - Research Triangle Park
Holiday Event - Her Story - Credit Suisse
December 4 - San Diego
Annual Red Hot Holiday Mixer
December 8 - Atlanta
WITI's Holiday Networking Event: SMART Connections
December 11 - Los Angeles
Digital Family Reunion '08
December 16 - Silicon Valley
Red Hot Holiday Mixer - Silicon Valley!
January 13 - 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.

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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!

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
Dress For Success
Dec 17 2008
New York, New York
2009 International CES
Jan 8 2009-Jan 11 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 8 2009-Jan 9 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
ShowStoppers @ CES
Jan 8 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop Mumbai
Feb 4 2009-Feb 6 2009
Mumbai, India
Mar 5 2009
Atlanta, Georgia
Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Mar 10 2009-Mar 12 2009
Latin America
AIIM International Exposition + Conference
Mar 30 2009-Apr 2 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CONNECTIONS European Summit
Mar 31 2009
Nice, France

For more information and discounts

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