WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
March 4, 2009

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

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

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  WITI Network Events

March 10 - Las Vegas
The Guest Room of the Future
March 10 - South Florida
IT Spending in a Recession Economy: Cost Optimization Opportunities for IT
March 18 - San Diego
Its the Economy and Your Money for Dummies
March 26 - Silicon Valley
2009 WITI Silicon Valley Mixer at Kingfish!
March 26 - Los Angeles
Spring Networking Social at McCormick & Schmick's
March 26 - Research Triangle Park
Round Table Discussion on Empowering Women
March 26 - Dallas
March 31 - Michigan
Moving Forward: Success Stories from Inspirational Women
March 31 - Central Florida
Promoting Your Personal Brand
April 14 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Social Mixer at The House of Blues® Foundation Room

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

CARE: A Powerful Noise
Mar 5 2009
Across the US
It's a NEW DAY! Renewing Ourselves; Changing the World
Mar 6 2009
Anywhere, California
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
AlwaysOn GoingGreen east
Mar 9 2009-Mar 11 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Mar 10 2009-Mar 12 2009
Latin America
2009 CommunityOne Conference East
Mar 18 2009-Mar 19 2009
New York, New York
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
w2wlink.com Ascendancy Awards for Business Women
Mar 31 2009
Across the US
CONNECTIONS European Summit
Mar 31 2009
Nice, France
Net.Finance 2009
Apr 20 2009-Apr 23 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
AlwaysOn OnHollywood
Apr 27 2009-Apr 29 2009
Los Angeles, California
IBM Impact 2009
May 3 2009-May 8 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop Las Vegas
May 17 2009-May 22 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
AlwaysOn Venture Summit
May 20 2009-May 22 2009
Boston, Massachusetts

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  WITI Women Invited to Participate in the Female Business Traveler Survey

WITI Women Travelers The purpose of this survey is to better understand the characteristics and needs of women who travel on business. Female business travelers make up 40% of all business travel worldwide yet research is lacking. Please become a participant in our worldwide survey (it should take no more than 5 minutes.)

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

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

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

Social media tools are the newest revolution in technology and the hottest thing going for creating a "buzz" about you, your company, your products and anything else you want to promote. WITI's Social Media Café is hands on to teach you how to optimize your presence and learn from the industry experts how you can make things happen through your use of blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other critical tools we know can help you succeed.

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 Café where we will learn how to leverage a variety of social media tools.

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  WITI Personal Growth

How to "Learn" Self Esteem
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Self esteem is a tricky concept. Everyone wants it but most people are convinced that they don't have nearly enough of it. So how do you go about getting more? I am a strong believer that at the core of self esteem you will find a skill that differentiates those who have high self esteem from those who don't - and I also strongly believe this skill is learnable.

So let's explore the following: What exactly is self esteem? What is the core skill that supports it? How can you learn that core skill?

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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!

  WITI Women

March: Women's Heritage Month - Victory Secrets from Successful Women
By Annmarie Kelly

Annmarie Kelly Remember when women weren't allowed to vote? Of course you don't, neither does your mother. But a hundred years ago, Susan B. Anthony was one woman who was fighting for that right ... and won.

Throughout the 20th century, Anthony and so many other women opened doors for us, both in and out of the workplace. During Women's History Month, it's good to look backward and forward: backward on the accomplishments of those who came before us and forward to understand how their model can help us in our workplace and our lives.

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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 Mar. 4, 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 "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 Featured Network Events

WITI Las Vegas The Guest Room of the Future
March 10, 2009 • Las Vegas, NV
Register Now!

Featured Speaker: Brian Garavuso
Brian Garavuso provides strategic technology direction and information technology management for Diamond Resorts International. Diamond develops, markets and globally operates in 21 countries with a system of 150 quality vacation ownership resorts servicing more than 380,000 member / owners. Mr. Garavuso will speak to the technology and innovation taking place in the guest rooms of the future.

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WITI South Florida IT Spending in a Recession Economy: Cost Optimization Opportunities for IT
March 10, 2009 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Register Now!

There is not a day that goes by that we do not hear about the recession going on in the US and around the world. Within IT departments, we are beginning to hear about projects that are suddenly not necessary, representing a shift in spending priorities. For now, it is imperative to find new ways to finance projects as well as research the cost optimization in IT.

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

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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!

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!


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 @ CommunityOne East!

CommunityOne East Register for CommunityOne East
March 18-19, 2009
New York, NY

Join us for two jam-packed days of education, innovation, and exchange. Come together with fellow developers and technologists to evaluate dozens of open-source projects currently powering leading Web companies, transforming enterprise IT, and enabling next-generation computing.

Main conference is free, but space is limited. Register today!

  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 @ w2wlink.com's Ascendancy Awards for Business Women!

w2wlink.com w2wlink.com Ascendancy Awards
for Business Women

March 31, 2009
Across the US

Share Your Success Story or Nominate Others Around You
w2wlink.com, the premier professional women community, is awarding business women who have ascended to achieve and innovate in Corporate, Entrepreneurial, and Transition to Transformation settings.� In addition to recognition for their accomplishments, the National Winners will each receive a prize of a private business club membership for one year from ClubCorp, and a pair of round-trip tickets to any destination in the contiguous United States from American Airlines, along with other sponsored prizes.

Recognizing women who are ascending professionally and mentoring other women around them encourages positive change in the next decade: brings higher levels of women in the executive ranks, more women entrepreneurs with growing businesses and more female directors on boards. We encourage every business women to participate in this unique opportunity to reward and inspire women to maximize their potential in their careers!

Nominations are being accepted for winners in eight cities and an additional any other city "At Large" category. Cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston,� New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C.� �Three National winners from the 27 winners will be selected by an executive women advisory board.

For more information and to request nomination and application forms, email [email protected], or go to w2wlink Events and Seminars, now through March 31, 2009 - with winners announced May, 2009.

  Join WITI @ CONNECTIONS™ European Summit!

CONNECTIONS European Summit
European Summit

March 31, 2009
Nice, France

Network with Parks Associates' analysts and hear insights from key executives focused on new video services and IPTV, digital media and distribution, and customer support services.� What can communications and broadband service providers do to acquire and retain subscribers, differentiate their services, and create new revenue streams? Hear from executives from MSTV, Thomson, Radialpoint, ActiveVideo Networks, Pace. Macrovision, Valens Semiconductor and more!

Register today to attend! www.connectionseurope.com

  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 @ IBM IMPACT 2009!

Smart SOA Conference
May 3-8, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

Join us in Las Vegas for Impact 2009 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It's sure to be an action-packed, five-day event with comprehensive SOA and WebSphere education to help you overcome pressing business and IT challenges!

There will be 3 Promotions just for you, WITI Members!
• The 1st five WITI members to register by March 2 get the privilege to go back stage to "Meet and Greet" with Huey Lewis and the News
• Next 20 WITI members who register by May 1 receive a signed copy of The New Language of Marketing 2.0 and a round table session hosted by Sandy Carter, VP, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, IBM
• February 15 - May 1, ALL WITI members will receive $100 off the Standard Registration Fee (promotion code: IMP9WITI)

In addition, Tuesday, May 5th will be a very special day for WITI Members. At 5:15pm, we will run a session titled "How to Use Social Media as a Woman to �Network" followed by a complementary Super Women's Group Reception, co-sponsored by WITI and IBM, from 6-7 PM at the Venetian Resort & Casino. Last year we had over 300 "super" women at the reception - we are aiming for more this year!

Visit www.ibm.com/soa/impact2009/register for Complete Details!

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