WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
July 15, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Hosts the DFSummit
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Summer Networking
WITI Leadership
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
2009 WITI Summit Recap
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings

  Sponsored By

Mobilize - The Mobile Web Conference | September 10 | San Francisco, CA

  WITI Network Events

July 17 - Arizona
THE VIEW FROM ATOP; Social Networking Event
July 20 - Arizona
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 - Arizona
HOW TO SHINE IN 2009: Defining Your Unique Personal Brand
July 29 - Sacramento
Wine and Unwind
August 3 - Central Florida
WITI Social Media Dinner: Branding Yourself & Business using Social Media
August 5 - Houston
CIO Panel
August 11 - Las Vegas
Network with some Wine and one of the BEST VIEWS in LAS VEGAS @ MIX
August 17 - Arizona
MAKING A DIFFERENCE - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting
August 18 - South Florida
Payment Card Industry (PCI) and the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS): Too much?
August 19 - Research Triangle Park
Security - It's a Problem
August 19 - San Diego
Pink Cashmere in the Boardroom
August 25 - Sacramento
Communicating the Value of IT
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 - Arizona
MAKING A DIFFERENCE - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Small Business Technology Needs Summit hosted by BrightTALK™
Jul 14 2009-Jul 16 2009
San Francisco, California
40th National Training Program "Providing You the Keys to Success"
Jul 20 2009-Jul 24 2009
Orlando, Florida
Girls In Tech LA, WITI, and Wokcano Invite You To Our Summer Mixer
Jul 20 2009
Santa Monica, California
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
Aug 20 2009-Aug 21 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
Interop Sao Paulo
Sep 2 2009-Sep 3 2009
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Disney Keys to Excellence
Sep 9 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
Disney Keys to Excellence
Sep 9 2009
Columbus, Ohio
GigaOM presents: Mobilize "The Next-Generation Mobile Conference"
Sep 10 2009
San Francisco, California
AlwaysOn GoingGreen
Sep 14 2009-Sep 16 2009
San Francisco, California
Disney Keys to Excellence & Disney Keys to Inspiring Creativity
Sep 15 2009-Sep 16 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii

WITI Member Discounts

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  WITI is Proud to Host the Digital Family Summit

Digital Family Summit

Join the Collective Conversation... Click Here for Details!

  WITI Personal Growth

Make the Most of Your Time
By Kathleen Barton

Kathleen Barton Do you make the most of your time? How we spend our time impacts our productivity, effectiveness and our sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. The value of time cannot be underestimated. We all have 24 hours in a day - no more and no less. Many of us have so much to do that we wish we had 34 hours in a day. How can you make the most of your time? These tips for planning will help you spend your time wisely.

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  Network with WITI this Summer!

WITI Summer Network Events

July 17 - Arizona
THE VIEW FROM ATOP; Social Networking Event
July 23 - San Diego
Summer Social Networking
July 29 - Sacramento
Wine and Unwind
August 3 - Central Florida
WITI Social Media Dinner: Branding Yourself & Business using Social Media
August 5 - Houston
CIO Panel
August 27 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's

Click Here for a Complete Listing of WITI's Summer Network Events

  WITI Leadership

Recession Inspiration? The Ultimate Reverse Commute: Think Outside the Border!
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Sometimes I'll meet a person with a wonderful idea, and, after I smack my head, I'll say, "Why didn't I think of that?" That was certainly the case when I heard what Dr. Debi Yohn and Winton Churchill (yes, he is related to Sir Winston) are up to. Their basic premise: create income anywhere in the world from your home, and, to reduce your costs of living, make that home somewhere beautiful, exotic and cheaper than the US. As much as I love Chicago, the thought of an affordable luxury lifestyle on the beach sounds intriguing. How could that work?

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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!

Richard P. Farrell "Selling has Nothing to Do with Selling! "
Begins August 11, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

The underlining theme of this presentation is that sales people should stop selling, presenting, answering objections and closing and should instead play the role of a "change agent." Join WITI and Richard P. Farrell as we explore this transformative process.

This class is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!

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

  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!

photo   View Photos from WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit in the Silicon Valley!

download   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!

video   Watch Videos of WITI's 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees!

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Get updates on WITI's 2009 Summit via Twitter. Tag all social media and photos: #witi09

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

  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Arizona MAKING A DIFFERENCE - WITI Leadership Committee Meeting • July 20, 2009
Scottsdale, AZ • Register Now!

WITI Greater Phoenix Network is holding its Leadership Committee Meeting. We are seeking professionals committed to making a difference in support of WITI's Mission: to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. This is an exciting opportunity in joining the leadership team as we build our Greater Phoenix Network.

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Click Here for a Complete List of WITI Network Events in Your Area!

  Free BlackBerry's and More at the WITI Wireless Center

WITI Wireless Center

Huge savings on phones and accessories at the WITI Wireless Center! July Specials include free BlackBerry's and waived activation fee on AT&T plans.

See www.WITIwireless.com for details.

  Exclusive Offer for WITI Members

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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.

  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!

AlwaysOn Stanford

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.

At The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, our editors will also honor the AO Global 250 Top Private Companies. Up to 50 technology CEOs will also pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

Who Attends
Seven hundred technology, media and advertising CEOs, business development officers, media buyers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford. Thousands of webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities.

Get 33% OFF Your Ticket: Now Only $1995!

  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in Columbus and Honolulu!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
September 9, 2009 • Columbus, OH

Disney Keys to Excellence &
Disney Keys to Inspiring Creativity

September 15 & 16, 2009 • Honolulu, HI

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Columbus, Ohio and Honolulu, Hawaii in September

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.

The Disney Keys to Excellence program and the Disney Keys to Inspiring Creativity program are rare and affordable opportunities to learn best business practices from Disney insiders, and discover ways to easily and immediately adapt and apply those best practices to pick up the pace in these slow economic times.

Organizations from across the nation and around the world have learned proven philosophies, adapted critical lessons, and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

Professional development doesn't cost - it pays. It pays by creating a framework of focused energy in a vacuum of uncertainty. It pays by helping an organization gain share in a slow economy. It pays because it has been proven to strengthen employee morale and retention, which will be critical to emerge from tough times.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering. Additional group discounts are available. DOUBLE THE MAGIC: Register for both Honolulu events and receive an extra savings of $35 per event.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysColumbus.com or www.KeysHawaii.com

No prerequisite training required.

  Join WITI @ Mobilize 09!

Mobilize 09 ATTEND GIGAOM'S MOBILIZE 09: The Mobile Web Conference
Save the Date!
September 10, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Mobilize 09 is a one-day conference that brings together the thought leaders of the next generation mobile web for talk, demonstrations and debate. Give us one day of your time and we will give you the environment to fill your mind with new insights and your address book with new contacts. We'll examine what it means to have wireless broadband speeds at the Gigabit scale and how the explosion of platforms create new opportunities beyond the traditional handset, for entrepreneurs, investors and consumers.

Tickets are regularly $595, but as WITI member pay only $355, saving $240 until the offer expires on July 17, 2009. Use Promo Code: MPWITI10

Register Now!

  Join WITI @ the 2010 CES Inaugural Mobile Apps Showdown!

Call for Entries - Mobile Apps Showdown

Show Us Your Apps! New Forum for Mobile Apps

There's a mobile application born every minute (or so it seems), but which ones will rise to the top? Join us at the 2010 International CES for the inaugural Mobile Apps Showdown. Learn more.

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WITI has partnered with LifeLock to give WITI members a special offer plus a 10% discount on LifeLock membership. Just visit www.lifelock.com or call 1-800-LIFELOCK (543-3562) and use promotion code 'WIT2' to save and help protect your identity today.

* Source: Javelin Strategy & Research. "2009 Identity Fraud Survey Report." February 2009.

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