WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
August 12, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Women on the Move
WITI Hosts the DFSummit
WITI Health
WITI Virtual Conference
WITI Wealth
WITI Summer Networking
WITI Technology
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events

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  WITI Partner Events

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
Le Metier de Beaute
Sep 8 2009-Sep 13 2009
New York, New York
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
Gartner Business Process Management Summit
Oct 5 2009-Oct 7 2009
Orlando, Florida

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  Women on the Move

Congratulations, Judge Sonia�Sotomayor,�Your Successful Nomination Stands as Another Barrier Broken for Women, Hispanics and a Wonderful Day for America!

Justice Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor has served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since October 1998. She has been hailed as "one of the ablest federal judges currently sitting" for her thoughtful opinions, and as "a role model of aspiration, discipline, commitment, intellectual prowess and integrity" for her ascent to the federal bench from an upbringing in a South Bronx housing project.

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WITI Advisory Board Member, Gayle Crowell Launches Conservingnow.com!

Caring for the environment and our planet has long been a passion of ours and we are thrilled to introduce you to our newest endeavor in this area. We have created what we hope will be the premier destination site for a community of people just like you and me who truly care about the world in which we live.

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WITI is looking to highlight women on the move. Use the form in the Member's Area to send us your news to appear in the Strategist and also on our website. If you prefer, you can also email the editor.

  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!

  WITI Health

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

Carolyn Leighton I want to include a variety of tips and information in my healthy choices blog that can help you make healthier choices without sacrificing the joy of eating delicious satisfying food. In fact, I am going to share in this column my very favorite Vegan and EASY recipe that is so delicious that whenever I make it, everyone wants it again and again and again.

But first, check out these stats to help us prevent so many terrifying diseases!

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  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).
    4. PR/Marketing for 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 Wealth

Money Messages
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale From early childhood, we have developed various attitudes and belief systems about money and the way we use it in our everyday lives. The more we understand our conditioning and automatic responses, the freer we are to make appropriate decisions based on current information.

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  Network with WITI this Summer!

WITI Summer Network Events

August 18 - South Florida
Payment Card Industry (PCI) and the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS): Too much?
August 19 - Research Triangle Park
Retail Crime Is Costing You Money!
August 19 - San Diego
Pink Cashmere in the Boardroom
August 25 - Sacramento
Communicating the Value of IT
August 26 - Arizona
Social Media Overview: What is it and how can it help my business?
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
September 8 - Central Florida
Developing Emotional Intelligence for Success

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

  WITI Technology

The Technical Torch: Preparing to Run the Earth Race
By Sharon Nunes, Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Research, and winner of 2009 WITI Hall of Fame Award

Sharon Nunes I was delighted when I learned I would be inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame earlier this year. What an honor to be in the company of so many accomplished and intelligent women!

While at the ceremony, I was inspired by the passion and knowledge of so many of the people I met there. As I listened to them speak about their goals and achievements in research and technology, it was clear that I was surrounded by women who are making a difference in the technical community and using technology to change the world.

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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!

Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D. Mentoring Matters
Begins September 8, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Are you at an impasse and don't know what to do next in your career? Do you need the perspective of someone who's been there... and done that? Join Dr. Sandra E. Burke, a scientist with more than 40 years experience in large healthcare organizations, as she describes the ins and outs of mentoring!

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 Payment Card Industry (PCI) and the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS): Too much?
Aug 18, 2009 • Miami, FL • Register Now!

Join us August 18th Assurant to discover the unique challenges faced by organizations, and whether compliance with the PCI DSS is necessary or if it's all too much and too costly. With industry executives saying this sector will be one of their fastest-growing markets in coming years, and analysts saying it could generate over $10 billion in contracts by 2013, this is sure to be an exciting discussion from a panel of experts.

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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! This month's specials include free BlackBerry's and waived activation fee on AT&T plans.

See www.WITIwireless.com for details.

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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;
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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!

  Check Out BTQ's Newest Issue!

BTQ Business Trends Quarterly's newest edition includes an Exclusive interview with Aneesh Chopra, the nation's first Chief Technology Officer! Mr. Chopra's roll is to harness the power and potential of technology to advance presidential priorities.

Go to www.btquarterly.com to read about President Obama's Open Access Policy, Cyber Security, Private Sector Innovation and the Future of Technology in America! Jam-packed with exclusive interviews, insightful articles and editorials on pressing and vital issues facing the ever-growing and changing IT industry, some of the featured topics include:

  • Solutions for a New Age: SAP's On-Demand and Mobile Applications and How They are Evolving to Meet Future Needs.
  • Make the Call: What is SIP Trunking and How Should an Enterprise Deploy It?
  • Tools for a Road Warrior: Maximizing the Global Benefits of Unified Communications.
  • Immediate Network Savings: An Opening to a True MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) Network without the Highest Price of T1 Lines at all Locations.
  • Solutions to Unified Communications
  • VOIP Management
  • The Politics of Data: How to Govern Efficiently.
Step into the dynamic forum where business strategy experts and IT decisions makers unite to analyze existing enterprise systems and challenges from an IT solutions standpoint! Your access to cutting edge trends and up to the minute information is only one click away... at http://www.btquarterly.com.

  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in September!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
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.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE (or WITIPNE for Indianapolis) 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.


No prerequisite training required.

  Join WITI @ 2009 San Diego Cloud Computing Conference!

2009 San Diego Cloud Computing Conference 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
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 @ AlwaysOn GoingGreen West 2009!

AlwaysOn Going Green West 2009 GoingGreen West 2009
September 14-16, 2009
San Francisco, CA

GoingGreen West 2009 presented by AlwaysOn, in conjunction with Morgan Stanley, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Scientific American will feature over 700 of the nation's leading VCs, angels, private equity investors, Greentech executives, dealmakers, academics, policy makers, thought leaders, strategic partners and traditional and digital press. Over 20,000 webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities. At GoingGreen West, our editors will also honor the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty top CEOs will also pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

Register Now!

  Join WITI @ Gartner's Business Process Management Summit!

Gartner Business Process Management Summit Gartner Business Process Management Summit
October 5-7, 2009 • Orlando, FL

These days, measurable return on investment is a higher priority for every organization. That's why this year's Summit is all about getting results through pragmatic, actionable and field-tested advice. Our team of experienced BPM analysts and guest speakers will explore and explain every component of BPM - from strategy and organizational alignment to technology assessment and implementation - to help you reduce costs, optimize productivity, improve customer satisfaction and support business agility.

Register Now!

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