WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
January 7, 2009

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

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

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Ellen Goodman "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."

- Ellen Goodman, American Journalist & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Syndicated Columnist

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

Marian Cook Welcome to the final column of a three part leadership series on building intellectual capital. In previous columns we focused on the first two questions of any strategic planning process: where are we today, and where do we want to be tomorrow? The final strategic planning questions is how do I get there, and that is the focus of this final article.

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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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The Consultant's Hidden Roles
By Joey Tamer

Joey Tamer As a consultant, there are various hidden roles you play that are never written into your contract. Mastery of these roles moves your service from good to excellent to indispensable.

A consultant enters a company as an expert and as an outsider. Respected or suspected by the teams you are hired to help, you can use your expertise and your position as an outsider to your advantage.

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Don't Miss Joey Tamer's Upcoming WITI Webinar:
"Strategies For The Current Economy" - Begins Jan. 13
(FREE for WITI Members)

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Uncertainty is a Good Thing
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman I came across an ad (for Pricewaterhouse Coopers) in the Los Angeles Times newspaper the other day that said: "Uncertainty is the human emotion that surfaces right before genius emerges." I stopped and reread this phrase two or three times because it seemed to ring so true. I thought about the fact that every single coaching client I have ever worked with that wanted to make a significant change in their life - to close one stable "chapter" of their life and begin a new one - moved through this interim stage of confusion. And to them it felt like a dangerous place.

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

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!

"Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Feb. 5, 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!

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.

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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.


Join WITI @ AIIM 2009!

AIIM International Exposition + Conference AIIM International Exposition + Conference
March 30 - April 2, 2009
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA  |  www.aiimexpo.com

Don't miss the definitive industry gathering for information management professionals across industries and lines of business. Experience 19 tracks, over 135 sessions featuring 100+ end-user case studies, an Expo floor showcasing 200+ information management technology providers, AIIM-produced practitioner-level pre-conference workshops, a special SharePoint workshop, lots of networking opportunities, and much more! Assess and select new business applications or platforms, build the business case for their adoption, and simplify the process of implementing and integrating new solutions.

Visit www.aiimexpo.com for event details, highlights and registration.

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orange arrow Upcoming WITI Network Events

January 13 - South Florida
WITI SMART Connections: New Year Networking Event
January 13 - Las Vegas
2009 WITI Topic Planning Meeting
January 29 - San Diego
Next Generation Power via Man-Made Nanomotors and Nano-enabled Alternative Energy Technologies
February 4 - Houston
Career Strategies in the Economic Downturn
February 19 - San Diego
Women as Global Consumers
March 26 - Silicon Valley
2009 WITI Silicon Valley Mixer at Kingfish!

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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