WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
April 1, 2009

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

In This Issue:
2009 WITI Summit
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Membership Drive
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

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 15 - South Florida
Pink Slip Party
April 21 - South Florida
Lunch and Learn No.1: Networking - Managing the Mingling
April 21 - Silicon Valley
The Changing Career Landscape in 2009: Thoughts, Predictions and Ideas
April 28 - San Diego
The Experimental Man Project
April 28 - Central Florida
WITI SMART Connections
April 29 - Atlanta
Building the IT Professional Pipeline for Today to be Ready for Tomorrow
May 12 - Las Vegas
A Panel of the Top Secuirty Officers in Town Discuss PCI and SOX Compliance

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Women's Economic Survival-NAWBO U Workshop
Apr 2 2009
Troy, Michigan
Net.Finance 2009
Apr 20 2009-Apr 23 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
2009 Southern California Business Growth Conference
Apr 20 2009
Anaheim, California
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
2009 CommunityOne Conference West
Jun 1 2009-Jun 3 2009
San Francisco, California
Jun 2 2009-Jun 4 2009
Santa Clara, California
Interop Tokyo
Jun 9 2009-Jun 13 2009
Tokyo, Japan

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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

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.

Only 73 Days to Go... Click Here for Discounted Early Bird Pricing!

Featured Speakers Include:

Charlene Li Charlene Li
Founder, Altimeter Group

Charlene Li is an independent thought leader on emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, interactive media, and marketing. She has a blog, "The Altimeter" that discusses these topics at blog.altimetergroup.com.

She is also the co-author of the business bestseller, "Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies", published by Harvard Business Press in May 2008.

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  View 2008 WITI Summit Photos   Hear 2008 WITI Summit Sessions

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

  WITI Personal Growth

Exceptional (and Often Overlooked) Strategies for Landing a Great Job
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Pretty much everyone knows the common strategies for job hunting, to include the following: be explicit in what you are looking for, network like crazy, search the job sites on the Web for relevant job openings you might apply to, use a recruiter, etc.

But I would like to share with you three very powerful strategies that can put you light years ahead of other candidates in landing a great job - and they are ones that most people don't use.

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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 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!

  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI South Florida The Emerald City: Leveraging Environmental Strategy and Innovation to Implement Eco-Friendly Technology
April 14, 2009 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Register Now!

Green is the new Black! Companies are scrambling on how to implement green technology. What is "Green IT" anyway and how much green is enough?

Featured Speakers:
• Sherry L. Carani, Founder & CEO, TransMobile/Emission Critical
• Bradley Gross, Chair, Business Technology Law Group
• Jason Biondi, LEED Accredited Professional, Environmental Science & Real Estate

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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 @ OnHollywood: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment!

OnHollywood AlwaysOn OnHollywood
April 27-29, 2009
Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, CA

Co-Presented by AlwaysOn, Morgan Stanley, and Forbes.com
WITI is proud to be an affiliate partner of the upcoming OnHollywood event, where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.

Please click here to register and take advantage of the exclusive 50%-off discount we have for you.

  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 ´┐ŻNetwork" 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!

  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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