WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
September 9, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Virtual Summit
WITI Social Media Survey
WITI Wealth Matters
WITI Hosts the DFSummit
WITI Health Matters
Teleclasses & Webinars
Join the WITI Team
WITI Featured Network
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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  WITI Network Events

September 15 - South Florida
The New IT Job Market: Trends and How to Adapt from an IT Recruiter's Perspective
September 15 - Los Angeles
Career Journey to CIO and "Innovation During Economic Uncertainty"
September 19 - Research Triangle Park
SMART Networking - Fall Event
September 22 - Silicon Valley
Networking Social at California Cafe!
September 30 - Arizona
Discover Your Passion: Achieve Unimagined Possibilities and Transformation
September 30 - San Diego
The New Era of Branding
September 30 - Sacramento
Wine and Unwind
October 6 - Las Vegas
WITI & WINE Networking Event @ The Grape Town Square
October 7 - Houston
Joint WITI Meeting w/ AWC: Cloud Computing Panel
October 13 - Las Vegas
"Managing IT in a Down Economy"
October 15 - Research Triangle Park
Becoming the Best In Class - Six Sigma

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

GigaOM presents: Mobilize "The Next-Generation Mobile Conference"
Sep 10 2009
San Francisco, California
Girls in Tech - Silicon Valley
Sep 10 2009
Palo Alto, California
CARE's Power to the Peaceful Global Action Forum
Sep 13 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
SVASE BIGs: SVASE & The Environmental Business Cluster Presents: What is the Future of CleanTech?
Sep 17 2009
Palo Alto, California
Detroit SecureWorld Expo
Sep 29 2009-Sep 30 2009
Dearborn, Michigan
Disney Keys to Excellence
Sep 29 2009
Denver, Colorado
Disney Keys to Excellence
Oct 2 2009
Phoenix, Arizona
Gartner Business Process Management Summit
Oct 5 2009-Oct 7 2009
Orlando, Florida
Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Oct 11 2009-Oct 15 2009
San Francisco, California
SC World Congress 2009
Oct 13 2009-Oct 14 2009
New York, New York
Seattle SecureWorld Expo
Oct 28 2009-Oct 29 2009
Bellevue, Washington

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  WITI Virtual Summit

WITI20 - 20th Anniversary WITI's Annual Virtual Social Media Summit
Interactive Hands-ON Learning...
See Results in 5 DAYS

November 2-6, 2009
On the Web and a City Near You
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Register Now for WITI's Virtual Social Media Summit, November 2-6th, 2009

A couple of years ago, we thought Facebook was for kids. And whoever heard of "Twitter"? Now, a day does not go by where we are not directed to "follow" someone on Twitter, get Linkedin and "Friend me" on Facebook. It's finally starting to hit home. We better get up to speed as quickly as possible. Expand or become expendable.

Only 53 Days To Go... For More Details or to Register, Click Here!

Join the Team
WITI's Virtual Social Media Summit Team is looking for people who are interested in working with us on PR/Marketing. Click Here to Apply!

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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 Social Media Survey - Complete it to See the Results

This survey is being conducted by WITI Professional Association in partnership with Markyr, Inc. Our objective is to assess your knowledge of social media and how you use it both personally and professionally. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of your needs and wants in the social media arena in relation to your professional career.

Your feedback will play a direct role in creating educational programs designed to help you increase your revenue, target new customers, and expand your professional networks through social media.

Click Here to Take the Survey

  WITI Wealth Matters

Hiring a Financial Consultant (Part 2)
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale The last article on Hiring a Financial Consultant brought a number of questions from readers so I thought I would add a few more points.

Several wanted to know how to find a financial planner locally. The first step, even before the interview, is to learn some of the jargon.

Fee-only refers to planners who do not receive any compensation from any source other than you, the client. That means there are no product sales, and no incentives such as trips or awards from investment companies.

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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 and Registration!

  WITI Health Matters

Healthy Choices: Eat Beans at least Twice per week
By Carolyn Leighton, CEO/Founder/Chairwoman of WITI

Carolyn Leighton For many years, the "c" word struck fear in the hearts of many of us; My sense is we have become so used to people getting cancer that we have become numb to the fact that it is a clear and present danger to our health. So, in my quest to encourage you to stay vigilant and safeguard your own health and the health of the people you care about, here are some good reasons to incorporate beans into your diet/recipes at least twice per week!

According to realage. Com, "Beans not only taste good and satisfy, but also they appear to lower your risk of several types of digestive tract cancers -- including stomach cancer.

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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!

Nicole Spicer Session 1: Be Prepared
Begins September 22, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join Nicole Spicer for the following topics: Understanding the facts about a difficult job market; How job seekers can prepare themselves for a job search; How to standout amongst the crowd; What tips, tricks and tools are needed to be successful; and More!

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

Kathy Hill Exploring Your Life Mission
Begins October 6, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Kathy Hill is a professional coach who specializes in helping people through career and life transitions. 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!

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

  Join the WITI Team

WITI is seeking candidates to work with on expanding WITI Partner Programs. If you have solid experience and are strong in business/partnership development at the Executive Level in one or more of the following sectors: Corporate; Government; Academia, please submit your resume to: [email protected]

  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI South Florida The New IT Job Market: Trends & How to Adapt from an IT Recruiter's Perspective
September 15, 2009 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Join us September 15th, 2009 at Jobing.com to discover the unique challenges faced by IT Recruiters as they seek out the IT opportunities and find the talent to fill them. With some segments struggling with a shortage of talent, and the Recovery Act/Stimulus targeting specific industries, this is sure to be an enlightening discussion from a panel of South Florida IT Recruiters.

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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

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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 @ 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 @ Power to the Peaceful!

Care The Power to the Peaceful Global Action Forum & Celebration
September 13, 2009  |  San Francisco, CA

A movement is underway to inspire people across the U.S. to take action against global poverty.�On Sunday, September 13, at the Power to the Peaceful Global Action Forum & Celebration in San Francisco, you can learn from local and international social change practitioners about how you can make substantive change on behalf of the world's poor.

Founded by singer, activist, and CARE Ambassador Michael Franti, Power to the Peaceful is an organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural coexistence, non-violence, and environmental sustainability through the arts and music.�Co-hosted by Power to the Peaceful and CARE, the Global Action Forum & Celebration will feature representatives from CARE, Back to Earth, the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Potentia Foundation and others in conversation about critical issues including global climate change, girls' empowerment, as well as hunger and food security. Each session will examine challenges and solutions, and participants will leave with tangible strategies to affect change at home and around the world. Additional special guests include artists, dancers, and musicians.

The Forum will close with a reception and celebration featuring an acoustic concert by Michael Franti and friends, a presentation of the Stay Human award to a celebrated humanitarian, and much more.

To Purchase Tickets, Please Click Here!

  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 @ Bay Area SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Bay Area SecureWorld Expo
September 16-17, 2009
Santa Clara, CA

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Bay Area SecureWorld Expo, September 16th & 17th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

There are three great options to take advantage of our partnership with SecureWorld:

WITI Members are offered a $100 discount off the $245 two day conference pass which includes access to the Conference Sessions, Keynotes, Lunch, Exhibits, Open Sessions and 12 CPE Certificate of Attendance.

WITI Members receive a special $200 discount off the $695 SecureWorld+ which includes access to the Conference Sessions, Keynotes, Lunch, Exhibits, Open Sessions and 16 CPE Certificate of Attendance. This also includes 4 1/2 hours of extended training.

WITI Members can also receive complimentary admission to Keynotes, Exhibits and Open Sessions.

Register at www.secureworldexpo.com using code - WITI

  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in September!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence &
Disney Keys to Inspiring Creativity

September 15 & 16, 2009 • Honolulu, HI

Disney Keys to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
September 29, 2009 • Denver, CO

Disney Keys to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
October 2, 2009 • Phoenix, AZ

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Honolulu, Denver and Phoenix this Fall

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 WITIPNE (or WITIMNE for Honolulu) 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 @ 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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