WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
July 29, 2009

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

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

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  WITI Partner Events

Twiistup 6 at The Universal Hilton
Jul 30 2009-Jul 31 2009
Universal City, California
The 4th Annual ITVFest
Jul 31 2009-Aug 6 2009
Los Angeles, California
SVASE MAIN EVENT: Raising Capital for Early Stage Startups
Aug 6 2009
Palo Alto, California
SVASE Funding Pitch Feedback with OPUS Capital & Sand Hill Angels
Aug 11 2009
Palo Alto, California
SVASE CXO Leadership Forum: What Do Investors REALLY Want?
Aug 12 2009
Palo Alto, California
Aug 20 2009-Aug 21 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
SecureWorld Spotlight Boston
Aug 20 2009
Waltham, Massachusetts
Disney Keys to Excellence
Sep 1 2009
Austin, Texas
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
2009 San Diego Cloud Computing Conference
Sep 9 2009
San Diego, California
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
Bay Area SecureWorld Expo
Sep 16 2009-Sep 17 2009
Santa Clara, California

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  WITI Leadership

Opportunities in a Recession: Strengthening the Management Team
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook During a recession, there is a tendency to focus on business to the exclusion of people. Ralph Nader once said that he "starts with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." In business this is certainly true, and a strong management team is a hallmark of a healthy business.

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  WITI is Proud to Host the Digital Family Summit

Digital Family Summit: Managing Online Communities | September 23, 2009 | Santa Monica, CA

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

  Join the Team!

WITI Virtual Conference WITI Virtual Social Media Conference
November 2-6, 2009

Michelle Price, Social Media Evolutionary, and Chair of WITI's Virtual Social Media Conference invites you to e-mail her if you are interested in working with her on the WITI Virtual Social Media Conference Team. Michelle is specifically looking for people willing to work with her on any one or more of the following areas:

    1. Sponsorship/Advertising
    2. Content/Speakers
    3. WITI Regional Network Events Coordinator (week of virtual Conference).
This is a GREAT opportunity to work with one of the most knowledgeable women in the social media space, and to learn more about virtual events.

Click Here for Details!

  WITI Personal Growth

Eight Things That Can Get You Derailed at Work
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Are you finding yourself uncomfortable, overwhelmed, unhappy, or unsuccessful at work but not sure why? Here are eight key environmental factors that can get and keep you off kilter, or knock you off track completely. With the economy in a tailspin this is no time to be floundering. See if you can recognize one of these deadly eight.

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  Network with WITI this Summer!

WITI Summer Network Events

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 26 - Silicon Valley
Summer Networking Social at California Cafe!
August 27 - Los Angeles
Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
September 1 - Dallas
WITI Dallas Annual Luncheon Presented by Wells Fargo

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

  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!

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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 Houston CIO Panel
August 5, 2009 • Houston, TX
Register Now!

Featured Speakers Include:
• Delaney Bellinger, CIO, Yum Brands
• Twila Day, CIO, SYSCO

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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.

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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 @ Disney Keys to Excellence in September!

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September 1, 2009 • Austin, TX

Disney Keys to Excellence
September 9, 2009 • Indianapolis, IN

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 Austin, Indianapolis, Columbus and Honolulu 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.

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  Join WITI @ 2009 San Diego Cloud Computing Conference!

Mobilize 09 2009 San Diego Cloud Computing Conference
Sep 9 2009 • San Diego, CA

Industry leading speakers will help you to separate myth from reality, while exploring both the opportunities and the challenges within the cloud. You will gain an overview of the cloudscape combined with real-world examples and insightful analysis. Join your fellow technology professional's for San Diego's premier Cloud Computing Conference, September 9th, 2009 at the Marriott in Del Mar.

Featured Speakers:
• John Igoe, Director of Advanced Service Technology in Dell's Services Organization
• Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com
• Alyssa Henry, Director of Amazon Web Services for Amazon.com
• Ned Curic Principal Platform Strategist for Microsoft

WITI members to receive your special membership rate please use the promo code: WITI


  Join WITI @ Mobilize 09!

Mobilize 09 ATTEND GIGAOM'S MOBILIZE 09: The Mobile Web Conference
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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.

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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