WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
February 4, 2009

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

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

  2009 WITI Summit

2009 WITI Summit

WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit: World Café and Technology Café - Innovation, Collaboration, Reinvention
June 14-16, 2009
Silicon Valley, CA

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.

Register Today for Discounted Early Bird Rates!

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.

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  Hear Sessions from '08

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

  WITI Network Events

February 10 - Las Vegas
"Technology Leadership: Imperatives for Success" - 2009 Mentor Program Launch
February 18 - New Jersey
Managing Information Technology In Tough Economic Times
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 10 - Las Vegas
"The Guest Room of the Future"
March 26 - Silicon Valley
2009 WITI Silicon Valley Mixer at Kingfish!

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Feb 20 2009
Palo Alto, California
Gartner Business Process Management Summit
Feb 23 2009-Feb 25 2009
London, United Kingdom
Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit
Feb 23 2009-Feb 25 2009
Chicago, Illinois
CARE: A Powerful Noise
Mar 5 2009
Across the US
InfoSec World 2009 Conference & Expo
Mar 7 2009-Mar 13 2009
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
SD West 2009
Mar 9 2009-Mar 13 2009
Santa Clara, California
AlwaysOn GoingGreen East
Mar 9 2009-Mar 11 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Mar 10 2009-Mar 12 2009
Latin America
Gartner Business Process Management Summit
Mar 23 2009-Mar 25 2009
San Diego, California
AIIM International Exposition + Conference
Mar 30 2009-Apr 2 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CONNECTIONS European Summit
Mar 31 2009
Nice, France

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  WITI Notable Quotables

Dr. Maxwell Maltz "It's not what happens to us in life, but the way we CHOOSE to perceive what happens that makes the difference."

- Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author, Psycho-Cybernetics

Source: Psycho-Cybernetics

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  WITI Sponsor Announcement

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  WITI Careers

Understanding and Optimizing Pro Bono Work
By Joey Tamer

Joey Tamer The lure of pro-bono work is the involvement with some project or company that captures your spirit and passion. It may be a start-up entertainment company, with the glamour of that industry. It may be a political or community project that you believe in and want to further.

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  WITI 20th Anniversary Special Offer!

20th Anniversary Membership Drive: Join WITI Today and Receive a Matching Membership for a Colleague - Use Promo Code 'mem24109' - Sign Up Now!

Included with your WITI Membership Fee is a One Year Subscription to Wired Magazine ($12 Value)... Click Here to Become a WITI Member Today!

  Women on the Move

Tracie Ponder WITI Member Tracie Ponder Launches New Website: Genius in Motion, Taking a Colorful .com Approach to Promoting Diversity in TV & Film

Los Angeles, CA -- Ponder This Productions, a worldwide website that promotes diversity behind the camera, launched Genius In Motion, the ultimate interactive Web community that recognizes people of color behind the camera in the film and television industries.

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  WITI Personal Growth

Controlling the When and the How
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman "Agh! I am so busy and stressed out! I have no time and it seems that I am always running around like a crazy person! Can you give me one or two simple tools, one or two simple concepts, or tell me one or two simple things I can do differently that will make things better?"

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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 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!

"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 INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!

Sandra Burke "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 INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!

Click Here for a Complete List of WITI Member Webinars & WITI Teleclasses!

  WITI Personal Growth

New Year's Resolutions: Success Tips for Women
By Annmarie Kelly

Annmarie Kelly When we pack away the decorations and turn the calendar to January, we want to believe that, in the shiny New Year ahead of us, we'll be better and happier. In fact, according to recent research by Harris Interactive, women are more likely to make resolutions than men.

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  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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  WITI Partner Events & Announcements

Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
WITI partner events provide an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and job growth amongst tech savvy women and men. For a complete listing of WITI events in your area, click here!


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


A POWERFUL NOISE Live Celebrate International Women's Day 2009 with A POWERFUL NOISE Live
March 5, 2009 • Across the US

Plan to join our partner organization, CARE, and more than 120,000 people gathering in 450 theaters across the United States to celebrate International Women's Day 2009. On the evening of March 5, CARE is hosting an unprecedented one-night event featuring "A Powerful Noise", an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women - Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam, Nada starts a women's cooperative after the Bosnian war, and Jacqueline educates girls in Mali. The film takes you inside the lives of these women to witness their daily challenges and significant victories over poverty and oppression. Immediately following the film a town hall discussion will be broadcast live from New York to participating theatres, with renowned activists and experts including Nicholas Kristof, Christy Turlington Burns, and CARE President & CEO Helene Gayle, to discuss how we can empower women around the world to fight global poverty.

WITI members can attend the event with friends and colleagues, and WITI local networks can make A POWERFUL NOISE Live their own International Women's Day program for 2009. Simply participate in the event together and then discuss the issues raised in the film at your next meeting.

Visit www.apowerfulnoise.org/guides.html to download a planning guide with more engagement ideas.

Tickets are on sale now. To learn more about the film, or for theatre and ticket information, visit www.apowerfulnoise.org

  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 @ Gartner Business Process Management Summit!

Gartner Business Process Management Summit Gartner Business Process Management Summit
March 23-25, 2009
San Diego, CA
Phone: 866-405-2511

Business processes lie at the heart of a company's ability to survive, thrive and capitalize in today's climate. This Summit offers insight on creating and sustaining a process-powered organization. Clients will learn how to align business strategy and IT to maximize operational agility, providing opportunities to expand revenues and productivity.

WITI Members will receive a $200 discount off the standard rate. Register at www.gartner.com/us/bpm or call 1-866-405-2511 and reference priority code BPMWITI

  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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