WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
December 17, 2008

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

In This Issue:
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Leadership
WITI Business
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
WITI Press Release
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to each of you from Team WITI

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Diane Sawyer "Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination."

- Diane Sawyer, Television Reporter

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Join WITI Before January 1, 2009 and Receive a One Year Subscription to Wired Magazine AND a Student Scholarship (to be awarded to a young woman on your behalf.)

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Leadership Skills: Charting Your Roadmap to Build Intellectual Capital (Part 2 of 3)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In the previous column, the first in a series, we reviewed the importance in today's work environment of aggressively building your intellectual capital. It is an important step to achieve career buoyancy, or continuously raising your professional value and opportunities in a turbulent work world. The next part of the dialog is to create a plan for action. A three part framework we use with our clients for strategic planning purposes works for this discussion, too.

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orange arrow  WITI & Digital Family Reunion '08: An Enormous Success!

WITI Would Like to Thank Everyone Who Attended Digital Family Reunion '08 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles!

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

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Workplace Violence & RIF's
By Candice Tal

Candice Tal In today's difficult global economy many companies are facing the prospect of corporate layoffs. Following a workplace violence shooting in Santa Clara last Friday, we have had many requests for information on how companies can better prepare for Reductions In Force (RIF's), how to recognize the Warning Signs for Violence, & ways to minimize Workplace Violence.

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI South Florida WITI SMART Connections: New Year Networking Event • January 13, 2009
Fort Lauderdale, FL • Register Now!

Experience a night of fun and sophistication as we make smart connections and enjoy wine tasting. Our networking gurus taught us to build relationships and network exchanges. To put into practice and succeed in today's business climate, WITI knows that smart women need to make smart connections... this continuing series offers our members and guests an environment that is Structured to Maximize your Advantage with the Right Technology Connections (SMART).

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

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Lunch @ Piero's Lunch @ Piero's
Press Lunch & Product Showcase During CES
January 8-9, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

Want to Show Your Products to Important Business, Tech and Consumer Electronics Press?

If so, take advantage of WITI's 10% discount for sponsorship tables at the Lunch @ Piero's press lunch and product showcase during CES, January 8 and 9 right across from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Lunch @ Piero's is dedicated to showcasing innovative technology to hardworking reporters who are looking for their next headlines.

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WITI has partnered with the producers of Lunch @ Piero's to offer its members the opportunity to showcase products to several hundred bloggers, print, and broadcasters at this popular media mixer! Reserve your demo spot now and get 10% off.

For more information, please contact Wendy Sue Noah at [email protected] and be sure to mention that you are a WITI member.

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Stress-Busters: 12 Ways to Renew Yourself
By Kathleen Barton

Kathleen Barton Want to boost your productivity? Just as batteries need recharging, our minds and bodies need recharging as well. If you don't take the time to recharge, you'll likely experience burnout. It's important to find ways to rejuvenate and refresh ourselves. By taking renewal breaks, you'll be more productive, effective and satisfied with your job.

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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 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.

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

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!

Sandra Burke FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Mentoring Matters"
Begins Mar. 10, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

With over thirty years of cardiovascular research experience, Sandra has contributed to the advancement of science and technology as a prolific author of more than 80 abstracts, book chapters and publications in scientific journals.

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

Suchita R. Dadhich & John McDonald FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Building an Innovative Culture - I Wish I had a Blueprint"
Begins May 12, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join IBM Rational Americas' Suchita R. Dadhich and John McDonald for this dynamic and informative webinar about innovation in today's business world.

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

orange arrow  WITI Press Release

WITI Atlanta Announces Advisory Board
Dec 16, 2008

Denise L. Billups Denise L. Billups
Director, Sales Learning, Americas and WW ibm.com, IBM Corporation

Genevieve Bos Genevieve Bos
Owner, Founding Publisher, PINK Magazine

Joe Eggers Joe Eggers
CIO, Fiserv Financial Institutions Group
Barbara Kunkel Barbara Kunkel
Chief Information Officer, Troutman Sanders LLP

Ken Rabun Ken Rabun
Chief Information Officer, Manhattan Associates

WITI Ann W. Franks
Partner, Tatum, LLC

Read the Press Release!

Click Here for More Info on WITI Atlanta's Upcoming Events & Leadership Council

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Facebook WITI is now on Facebook!
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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

January 13 - South Florida
WITI SMART Connections: New Year Networking Event
February 4 - Houston
Career Strategies in the Economic Downturn
February 19 - San Diego
Women as Global Consumers - Women are Driving new Consumer Trends, Business Models, and Technologies in the Communications and Entertainment Industry

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!

2009 International CES
Jan 8 2009-Jan 11 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
ShowStoppers @ CES
Jan 8 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 8 2009-Jan 9 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop Mumbai
Feb 4 2009-Feb 6 2009
Mumbai, India
Mar 5 2009
Atlanta, Georgia
SD West 2009
Mar 9 2009-Mar 13 2009
Santa Clara, California
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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