WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
July 2, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Women on the Move
WITI Health
2009 WITI Summit Recap
WITI Leadership
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

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  WITI Network Events

July 14 - South Florida
Women in Leadership - Transforming Enterprises and Societies to Empower Tomorrow's Leaders
July 14 - Las Vegas
Come Enjoy Wine, Networking and The Latest Microsoft Technology Infused into an Ultra Lounge
July 17 - Greater Phoenix
The View from Atop; Social Networking Event
July 18 - Research Triangle Park
Golf Outing
July 20 - Greater Phoenix
Making a Difference - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting
July 23 - San Diego
Summer Social Networking
July 23 - Central Florida
Girl Geek Happy Hour - Orlando
July 29 - Greater Phoenix
How to Shine in 2009: Defining Your Unique Personal Brand
August 3 - Central Florida
Branding with Social Media, Guest Speaker Sandy Carter, IBM VP SWG Channels
August 11 - Las Vegas
Network with Some Wine and one of the Best Views in Las Vegas @ Mix
August 17 - Greater Phoenix
Making a Difference - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting
August 19 - San Diego
Pink Cashmere in the Boardroom
August 19 - Research Triangle Park
Security - It's a Problem
August 27 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
September 8 - Central Florida
Developing Skills for the Next Global Economy
September 19 - Research Triangle Park
SMART Networking - Fall Event
September 21 - Greater Phoenix
Making a Difference - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

40th National Training Program "Providing You the Keys to Success"
Jul 20 2009-Jul 24 2009
Orlando, Florida
Black Hat: Like No Other Security Conference
Jul 25 2009-Jul 30 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
NanoTecNexus' International Nanotechnology Symposium
Jul 28 2009
La Jolla, California
AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford
Jul 28 2009-Jul 30 2009
Palo Alto, California
The 4th Annual ITVFest
Jul 31 2009-Aug 6 2009
Los Angeles, California
ACI'S Best Practices in Electronic Health Records
Aug 20 2009-Aug 21 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
Interop Sáo Paulo
Sep 2 2009-Sep 3 2009
Sáo Paulo, Brazil
AlwaysOn GoingGreen
Sep 14 2009-Sep 16 2009
San Francisco, California

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  Women on the Move

IBM Executive Sandy Carter Joins WITI Advisory Board

Sandy Carter LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/11/2009 -- WITI (Women in Technology International), the premier trade association for women in the technology industry, is pleased to welcome Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President, Software Group Channels, as a member of WITI's Advisory Board.

The board position officially started May 1, 2009 and continues through May 1, 2012. As an Advisory Board member, Sandy has the opportunity to profoundly influence and shape the future of WITI, and support WITI's goals and core values.

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WITI Member Sandra Ximena Diaz Hoyos Leads International IP Communications Company

Sandra Ximena Diaz Hoyos Sandra Ximena Diaz Hoyos is Co-Founder of Smart Network Solutions, the leader of Telecommunications Technology in South Florida, with offices in the US, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia and Poland.

The company's stated goal is to become the leader in integrating solutions in IP communications - voice, data and video - and cutting-edge technologies, at the international level. SNS offers VoIP gateways, as well as contact and call center, hosted billing, business integration and software solutions.

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  WITI Health

Healthy Choices
By Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Founder/Chairwoman of WITI

Marian Cook I have gained so many valuable insights through meeting and learning from amazing WITI women over the last 20 years. And, one of the many realizations has been that even smart, well-educated people do not necessarily take the time to educate themselves about good nutrition, healthier choices in a variety of areas.

I certainly understand the challenge of acquiring the information we need to improve the quality of our lives - especially when, we, as professional women, already handle a number of "challenges" outside of our profession.

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  WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit Recap

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

WITI would like to thank all of our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Hall of Fame Inductees, Speakers and Conference Attendees for your support in celebrating 20 years of WITI. We look forward to building and expanding upon WITI's success with all of you over the next 20 years!

video   WITI Members and Conference Attendees: Download PDF's, Audio & Video!

* Some of the content from WITI's summit is still being edited. Stay tuned for more updates in next week's newsletter!

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  WITI Leadership

Leadership Skills: Organizational Savvy (Part 3 of 3)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In the first two articles we discussed the foundation of building organizational savvy. These started with knowing the mechanics of your job and always executing with the highest integrity. Build awareness of the culture and success principles of your organization by observing those that are successful. Add value to and build a strong network, and ensure you receive credit for your accomplishments. In the corporate leadership development forum I lead, I used myself as an example, and a bad one at that.

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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!

Valerie Rowe "Extraordinary Team Leadership"
Begins July 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 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 Las Vegas Come Enjoy Wine, Networking and The Latest Microsoft Technology Infused into an Ultra Lounge • July 14, 2009 • Las Vegas, NV
Register Now!

HARRAH's has implemented some of the coolest Technology into the iBar. iBar is the ultra lounge at the Rio Hotel and Casino; it's located near the hotel front desk and main entrance valet. iBar is also the location where Harrah's has installed Microsoft Surface, including "Mixologist", "Flirt" and several other unique interactive games.

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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 @ AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford!

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AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford
July 28-30, 2009
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

The 7th AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

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