WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
March 17, 2009

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

In This Issue:
2009 WITI Summit
WITI Leadership
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Careers
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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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!

Click Here for WITI Member Promotions at Impact 2009!

  WITI Network Events

March 18 - San Diego
Its the Economy and Your Money for Dummies
March 26 - Silicon Valley
2009 WITI Silicon Valley Spring Mixer [New Venue]!
March 26 - Chicago
Career Buoyancy: Staying on Top During Turbulent Times
March 26 - Dallas
March 26 - Research Triangle Park
Round Table Discussion on Empowering Women
March 26 - Los Angeles
Spring Networking Social at McCormick & Schmick's
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
April 14 - South Florida
The Emerald City: Leveraging Environmental Strategy and Innovation to Implement Eco-Friendly Technology
April 28 - Central Florida
WITI SMART Connections - Tampa Kick-off Event
May 12 - Las Vegas
A Panel of the Top Secuirty Officers in Town Discuss PCI and SOX Compliance

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

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
CONNECTIONS European Summit
Mar 31 2009
Nice, France
w2wlink.com Ascendancy Awards for Business Women
Mar 31 2009
New York, New York
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 Notable Quotables

Madeleine Albright "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

- Madeleine Albright, First Woman to become United States Secretary of State

Source: Vox.com

Need some inspiration? Check out WITI Notable Quotables in our WITI members only section. If you have a favorite quote you wish to share, please e-mail it to: [email protected]

  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

Event Schedule  |  Speakers & Keynotes  |  Hotel & Travel  |  Register Now!

The World Café is the ideal structure to achieve concrete deliverables as we develop and expand our ability to innovate, collaborate and reinvent. WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit will incorporate these principles into our Social Media Café where we will learn how to leverage social media tools such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Featured Speakers Include:

Anne Adams Anne Adams
PhD, President, ACS
  Charlene Li Charlene Li
Founder, Altimeter Group

Sandy Carter Sandy Carter
VP, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels & Marketing, IBM
  Nilofer Merchant Nilofer Merchant
CEO/Principal, Rubicon Consulting

Maggie Fox Maggie Fox
Founder & CEO, Social Media Group
  Wendy Wallbridge Wendy Wallbridge
President / Executive Coach, On Your Mark

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

  WITI Leadership

Leadership Skills: Building Financial Acumen - Quick Tips
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Want to stand out positively from your peers in a way that furthers your career? Build your financial acumen! Too frequently, aspiring business leaders have not put in the work to understand the numbers. I lead leadership development forums that tackle a variety of topics, and recently we brainstormed quick tips to address this important knowledge gap.

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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 Careers

5 Ways to Beat the Recession at Work and Become the 'Go To' Person
By Betty LaMarr

Betty LaMarr Have you figured out how to beat the odds of being successful during this recession? If you are a woman working in technology today, you are likely one of many who take their BlackBerry to the shower in the morning or take their iPhone to bed at night. You are likely part of a team working on projects that require involvement 24 X 7. With iPhones and Blackberries, it feels like you never stop working. Do you find yourself checking email and text messages even when you are supposed to be giving yourself the day off?

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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 Apr. 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!

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

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

  President Obama Creates White House Women's Council

Valerie Jarrett Source: MSNBC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama marked International Women's Month by signing an executive order to create the first-ever White House Council on Women and Girls, a group that will be headed by one of his closest friends.

The council, which will meet regularly, will include members of the Cabinet and of several other agencies and will be led by senior aide Valerie Jarrett. Tina Tchen, deputy assistant to the president and director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, will serve as the executive director.

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  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Chicago Career Buoyancy: Staying on Top During Turbulent Times
March 26, 2009 • Chicago, IL • Register Now!

The Corporate Executive Committee of WITI, responsible for the Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Award, is beginning a series of highly interactive sessions with a limited number of corporate executives. This month's topic focuses on how to increase your value throughout your career.

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  Care.com has a Special Member Benefit just for WITI Members

Care.com Visit Care.com/WITI and save 20% on your subscription! Find great local babysitters, nannies, special needs caregivers, tutors, senior caregivers, pet sitters, housekeepers and more!

View detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of pre-screened providers near you!

  Exclusive Offer for WITI Members

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Visit the award winning GEICO.com for your complimentary, easy, no-obligation rate quote. Your subscription to WITI's newsletter could save you even more money.

All inquiries will benefit the WITI professional association.

Visit: www.GEICO.com or Call: 1-800-368-2734 and Mention WITI to Receive Your Discounted Quote Today!

  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!

  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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