WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
September 23, 2009

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

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

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Perot Systems

  WITI Network Events

September 29 - New York
The Art of Social Media
September 30 - San Diego
The New Era of Branding
September 30 - Arizona
Discover Your Passion: Achieve Unimagined Possibilities and Transformation
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 13 - Central Florida
Women in Technology - IT Trends for 2009 and beyond
October 15 - Research Triangle Park
Becoming the Best In Class - Six Sigma
November 4 - Research Triangle Park
Virtual Summit Networking & Skills for Technical Presentations
November 19 - Research Triangle Park
Skills for Technical Presentations

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

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
Nov 2 2009
Amsterdam, Holland
Dallas SecureWorld Expo
Nov 4 2009-Nov 5 2009
Dallas, Texas
GigaOM presents: NewTeeVee Live 09 "Television Reinvented"
Nov 12 2009
San Francisco, California

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  WITI is Proud to Host the Digital Family Summit TONIGHT!

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

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

Are You Unable to Attend the Digital Family Summit Tonight?
Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo, will broadcast "This Week In Start-Ups" live from the event to thousands of technology professionals, interviewing: Peter Hirshberg, CEO, The Conversation Group; and Mike Jones, Chief Operating Officer, MySpace.

Click Here to Stream this Interview on the Web LIVE, at 7:00pm (PST) Tonight!

  WITI Virtual Summit

WITI20 - 20th Anniversary WITI's Annual Virtual Social Media Summit
Interactive, Hands-On Teaching/Learning
Real Time - All the Time!

November 2-6, 2009
On the Web and a City Near You
Register Now!

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, every day we are directed to "follow" someone on Twitter, get Linkedin and "Friend me" on Facebook. It's finally starting to hit home. The time has come to stop resisting, get current - expand or become expendable.

Only 39 Days To Go... For More Details or to Register, Click Here!

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Get updates on WITI's 2009 Virtual 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 Wealth Matters

Hiring a Financial Consultant (Part 3)
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale I continue to appreciate your questions and comments about my articles. It's so nice to know some people are enjoying them and putting them to good use. As a result of the last round of questions, I find I have a few final comments to add about selecting a financial planner.

You have done your homework. You have found two or more fee-only Certified Financial Planners that you might like to work with. Now, it's time for applying the last round of criteria and making a selection.

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  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 Technology Matters

Passing the Technical Torch: "Intrepreneurs" are the New Entrepreneurs
By Sharon Nunes, Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Research & 2009 WITI Hall of Famer

Sharon Nunes Today more and more women are breaking out of the traditional corporate world to become entrepreneurs. These women are building companies-from the ground up-and finding new ways to innovate in technology. And as the number of women-owned businesses increases, we see an influx of new companies entering the market which, thanks to old-fashioned competition for customers, drives innovation and creativity.

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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!

Marjorie Kase Social Media 101: Learn It, Love It, Use It Right
Begins September 29, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)

Are you unsure of the real value of social media? Do you feel there is not enough time in the day for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, and LinkedIn? Join Marjorie Kase as we address these concerns and the fundamentals and immense value of social media for business.

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!

Success Strategies for Life & Career
Begins October 7, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Join Kathy Hill for this series of two one-hour teleclasses is for those who already have a specific goal and want to learn the strategies and tools that successful achievers use to achieve their goals.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

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

  WITI Personal Growth

How to Get Unstuck
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman Being stuck is not a fun place to be. Like a jeep in a mud hole the only thing that happens when you step on the gas is lots of dirt flies everywhere - but there is no forward movement. The good news is there really are techniques that can work to get you moving again and here are three of the most powerful ones I know.

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  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI New York The Art of Social Media
September 29, 2009 • New York, NY
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Social media technology is at the core of the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) strategy to engage the public in dialogue about the museum's collection, exhibitions, education/film programs, special events and modern & contemporary art. By providing a rich and interactive online experience, Social Media is also helping MoMA grow its Membership and build a robust community around its brand.

In his presentation, Richard Entrup, the Technology Director at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, will provide an overview of MoMA's digital media initiatives on the Web and address opportunities and challenges presented by Web 2.0 technologies. This presentation will include a live demonstration and lively discussion of various Web2.0 technologies such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and flickr.

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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.

  Exclusive Offer for WITI Members

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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.

  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 @ Bay Area SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Detroit SecureWorld Expo
September 29-30, 2009
Dearborn, MI

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Detroit SecureWorld Expo, September 29th & 30th at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event 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 Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals • Sep. 29, 2009 • Denver, CO

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

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Denver and Phoenix this Fall

The Disney Keys to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals program is a rare and affordable opportunity 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 to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering. Additional group discounts are available.


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!

  Join WITI @ the GreenTech & Sustainability Conference, in UN HQs, NYC!

AIT Global Inc. GreenTech & Sustainability Conference
October 7, 2009 • UN HQ's, NYC

WITI Members: Attend the October 7, 2009, "GreenTech & Sustainability" Conference, in UN HQs, NYC!

A limited number of courtesy admission passes are available for WITI Members (C-levels and direct reports, from international businesses). WITI is a proud Event Partner!� Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, Board Member WITI, is our Special Guest Speaker. The Conference includes tutorials, expert panels, refreshments, and outstanding networking!

Please register at www.aitglobal.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=42

Please see www.aitglobal.com for information (or call 631-921-8850).

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