WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
January 21, 2009

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

In This Issue:
2009 WITI Summit
WITI Leadership
WITI Featured Network
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
Women on the Move
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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George Washington "Let it be told to the future world... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

- George Washington (Quoted by President Obama in his Inaugural Speech)

Source: NPR (National Public Radio)

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orange arrow  The 2009 WITI Summit Returns to the Silicon Valley in June!

WITI20 - 20th Anniversary WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit:
World Café and Technology Café:
Innovation, Collaboration, Reinvention

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA
June 14-16, 2009

The World Café is the ideal structure to achieve concrete deliverables as we develop and expand our ability to innovate, collaborate and reinvent. It will provide us an ideal framework for making magic happen - one which we believe could not be more appropriate for WITI's 20th anniversary celebration - after all, the idea of creating transformation and innovation by bringing together women from different parts of the world, with different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, speaks to the heart and soul of why WITI was founded and why WITI continues to lead the global market for women.

This Summit will incorporate the principles of the World Café into our Social Media Technology Café where we will learn how to leverage social media tools like blogging, twitter, facebook, etc.

Register Today for Discounted Early Bird Rates!

For sponsorship and advertising information, email [email protected] or call a WITI representative today at 800-334-9484.

orange arrow  2008 WITI Summit Recap

WITI Would Like to Thank Everyone Who Attended Last Year's Women and Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley!

View Photos from Last Year's Summit  |  Hear Sessions from Last Year's Summit

orange arrow  Women on the Move

Carol Bartz WITI Hall of Famer Carol Bartz - New Yahoo! CEO

SAN FRANCISCO - Veteran Silicon Valley executive Carol Bartz took over the helm of Yahoo! yesterday, vowing to revive the ailing Internet firm and calling on critics to give it room to breathe.

Ms. Bartz, 60, replaces Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang, who stepped down on Nov. 18 after a rocky tenure as chief executive of the Sunnyvale, California firm that lasted a little over a year.

"Let's give this company some frigging breathing room," Ms. Bartz said during a short conference call with reporters and analysts.

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Source: IT Matters

To read more about Carol Bartz, visit WITI's Hall of Fame archives:

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.

orange arrow  WITI 20th Anniversary Special Offer!

Join WITI Before January 31, 2009 and Receive a One Year Subscription to Wired Magazine AND a Student Scholarship (to be awarded to a young woman on your behalf.)

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

Click Here to Become a WITI Member Today!

orange arrow  WITI Leadership

Leadership Skills: Understanding the Competition (Part 1 of 2)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In previous columns we discussed the importance of building your value by building your intellectual capital. Welcome to the next in a series of leadership articles what specific intellectual capital to target, and how to do it.

Our focus for this column is building knowledge of your competitors. In my 20 years of consulting, the most common issue I see is that people think they know their competitors and they don't.

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI San Diego Next Generation Power via Man-Made Nanomotors and Nano-enabled Alternative Energy Technologies January 29, 2009
San Diego, CA • Register Now!

New sources of energy are critically important to power our future and our economy. Where will these new sources of alternative energy it come from? The remarkable performance of biomotors is inspiring scientists to create synthetic nano-machines that mimic the function of these amazing natural systems. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing artificial nano-motors.

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

orange arrow  WITI Personal Growth

Are You Extraordinary?
By Laura Lopez

Laura Lopez A dear friend of mine died last week. She was an extraordinary person.

We are all extraordinary when we are born, but so few of us actually die as extraordinary people.

That is because we spend our lifetimes whittling away our unique traits that don't "fit in". You can do too many things you think you "should", versus what you want or need to do. Or, you get stuck doing things that used to work for you, but no longer do. You may not even truly know who you are intended to be. As a result, you become ordinary.

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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 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!

FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Transforming Your Future In 2009"
Begins Feb. 10, 3-4:15pm ET (12-1:15pm PT)

Would you like to have abundance in every area of your life in 2009? Would you like to transform the quality of your life in this New Year? Make a decision right now to make 2009 one of your best years yet!

This class is FREE 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!

Michelle Price FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Connectivity is the New Currency"
Begins Apr. 14, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Social Networking Savvy for Smart Business Women Who Want to Increase Influence (& Profitability)... Getting Your Voice Heard in a Noisy Online World!

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!

Mary Vincent FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Green Business: Drivers for Environmental Improvements"
Begins Jun. 9, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Learn about the Top Green Business Drivers that will improve business operations in the following areas: Water, Packaging, Materials, Climate Change, and Food.

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

Valerie Rowe FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Extraordinary Team Leadership"
Begins Jul. 14, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Teamwork is the foundation of all successful leadership. Understanding how teams works and how to formulate team objectives will help maximize the potential of a good team and will turn an "impossible" task into a reality.

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

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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!

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.

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orange arrow  Partner Events & Announcements


Change Happens:
Leading the Way to
New Opportunities

February 20, 2009
Palo Alto, CA

Speaker: Joan Banich
Joan is a Brand Strategy and Identity Manager at Cisco, with over 20 years of marketing experience. She received her Bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University, where she combined her interests in business, communications and television production. Having been a participant in the first Women Leaders for the World cohort, Joan values her ongoing involvement with the Global Women's Leadership Network. Please join Joan as she discusses her story of accepting change and allowing it to lead the way to new opportunities.

Friday, February 20, 2009
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Registration by email to [email protected]

For more info contact Bonita Banducci at 650-529-9336 or Barbara Key at 650-589-0411

Join WITI @ InfoSec World 2009 Conference & Expo!

InfoSec World 2009 Conference & Expo InfoSec World 2009 Conference & Expo
March 7-13, 2009 • Orlando, FL

WITI Members Get 10% off InfoSec World 2009 Main Conference!
See below for details about this special offer.

InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2009 features over 100 sessions, dozens of case studies, multiple tracks (including a brand-new, hands-on hacking techniques track delivered by The SANS Institute), 15 in-depth workshops, and 2 co-located summits! With the primary objective of providing top-notch education to all levels of information security professionals - from CISOs to system administrators - InfoSec World delivers practical sessions that give you the tools to strengthen your security without restricting your business.

Special Offer to WITI Members:
Get 10% Off the Main Conference Registration Fee!

To register for the event and access your WITI discount, call +1.508.879.7999
or email: [email protected].
You must have discount code ready when registering. Discount code: OS09/WITI

Please note, discount does not apply to previous registrations and cannot be used in conjunction with other discount offers. This offer is not valid when registering online.

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.

Join WITI @ CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase!

CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase
The Digital Living
Conference & Showcase

June 2-4, 2009
Santa Clara, CA

The CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique research-driven executive conference and showcase, hosting close to 1,000 attendees each year, delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.


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orange arrow Upcoming WITI Network Events

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
February 25 - Atlanta
Come Together Atlanta: Local IT Leaders Share Best Practices for Success in a Down Economy
March 26 - Silicon Valley
2009 WITI Silicon Valley Mixer at Kingfish!

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!

The North Carolina Conference for Women
Jan 28 2009
Charolotte, North Carolina
Interop Mumbai
Feb 4 2009-Feb 6 2009
Mumbai, India
Feb 20 2009
Palo Alto, California
Mar 5 2009
Atlanta, Georgia
InfoSec World 2009 Conference & Expo
Mar 7 2009-Mar 13 2009
Orlando, Florida
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
Net.Finance 2009
Apr 20 2009-Apr 23 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada

For more information and discounts

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