WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
October 7, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Leadership
WITI Virtual Summit
WITI Wealth Matters
WITI Social Media Survey
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Featured Network
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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IBM's goal is to be the premier global employer of women with a special commitment to working mothers. Their focus is on increasing recruiting efforts among women; nurturing their careers once they're hired; and multiplying the number of women in the executive ranks.

Highlights of our innovative global strategy for the advancement of women, which includes a unique focus on women in technology and multicultural women, are:

• Employee network groups dedicated to women around the world.
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• Offering a number of flexible options in terms of work schedules that are open to women and men alike.


Please join IBM at WITI's 1st Annual Virtual Social Media Summit, November 2-6 and hear Sandy Carter, VP, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels & Marketing, IBM speak on Setting the Stage for the Business of Social Media in addition to many other renowned experts in social media.


  WITI Network Events

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 2 - Dallas
Executive Panel Discussing Social Media
November 3 - Sacramento
Executive Perspectives
November 4 - Research Triangle Park
Virtual Summit Networking & Skills for Technical Presentations
November 4 - Silicon Valley
Speaker Series@ eBay: Connie Glaser, author of "GenderTalk Works"
November 19 - Research Triangle Park
Skills for Technical Presentations
December 3 - Research Triangle Park
Triumphs Working Globally
December 4 - Las Vegas
4th Annual Technology For Tots Gala

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

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
SVASE BIG EVENT: Life Science - Venture Funding Trends for Medical Device Startups
Oct 13 2009
Palo Alto, California
Seattle SecureWorld Expo
Oct 28 2009-Oct 29 2009
Bellevue, Washington
Nov 4 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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 Leadership

Opportunities in a Recession: As Large or Small as You Decide To Make Them
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook Every person and business has the opportunity to change, but the current business climate may make you hesitant. Two areas that always have payoff, however, are worth considering: seeing what you can learn from your competitors, and reviewing how your work flows - or doesn't!

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  WITI Virtual Summit

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November 2-6, 2009
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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.

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Not a WITI Member? Then this is an Excellent Opportunity to SAVE MONEY OFF Virtual Summit Registration AND Join the Leading Global Organization for Empowering Women in Technology!

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  WITI Wealth Matters

Inheritance: Looking at Both Sides
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale A reader recently asked me about dealing with an inheritance, so I will be addressing those issues in this article. It may be likely that you will receive an inheritance at some point in your lifetime, most often from a parent. It's important to realize and respect that along with the money, an inheritance often carries a variety of emotional reactions.

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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

Don't Miss Suzanne Hoffman's "Social Media Networking With A Business Emphasis" Webinar on Thursday, October 22nd... Click Here for Details!

  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI Las Vegas Managing IT in a Down Economy
October 13, 2009 • Las Vegas, NV
Register Now!

Join WITI Las Vegas and Carol Fawcett, Vice President of Global Information Services for Quest Software, as we expand upon the topic of managing your IT group in a down economy. This event will offer a variety of ideas and solutions that can make an immediate impact in your organization.

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

  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

Participants in these teleclasses and webinars have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

Tami Nealy Is Someone Pretending to be you?
Begins October 13, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Tami Nealy, A Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist with LifeLock, will talk about identity theft trends, the many ways identity theft happens, the risks individuals face, social networking and what you can do to protect yourself and minimize your risk.

This class and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!

Nicole Spicer Session 3: Anatomy of a Job Description
Begins October 21, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join Nicole Spicer for the following topics: Understanding the Job Description "JD" - Behind the Scenes of Human Resources "HR"; How a JD is generated and managed within the company; Dissecting a Job Description; How to read and interpret a JD; and More!

This class is $40 for WITI Members ($60 for non-members) and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!

Suzanne Hoffman Using Linkedin To Maximum Business Value: Social Media Networking With A Business Emphasis
Begins October 22, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join Suzanne Hoffman, a high-tech industry expert with over 25 years of experience building direct and channel sales teams, as we explore the dramatic emergence of Social Media tools and the sense of confusion and frustration on what information belongs in which media. Without losing enthusiasm for the online side of life, we are going to help find the right media for the personal and business applications that best meet your needs.

This class and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!

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

WITI Members: Click Here to Download Exclusive Audio and Powerpoint Resources from Previous WITI Teleclasses & Webinars!

Not a WITI Member? Click Here for a Complete List of Member Opportunities!

  Free BlackBerrys 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 @ Seattle SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Seattle SecureWorld Expo
October 28-29, 2009
Bellevue, WA

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Seattle SecureWorld Expo, October 28th & 29th at the Meydenbauer 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 @ Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit!

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit
November 9-11, San Diego, CA
www.gartner.com/us/iam  |  866-405-2511

Even though recessionary times have put the squeeze on IT budgets, identity and access management has remained a top priority, and a well-designed IAM deployment can help enterprises reduce or at least contain costs.

Learn this and more including: IAM/cloud architecture, Microsoft Sharepoint security, authentication, single sign on, password management, IAM governance, IAM & virtualization, next gen data centers and more.

SPECIAL OFFER: WITI Members save $300 off conference fee ($1895) - use PRIORITY CODE: BP300 when registering. Or buy one pass at $1895 and buy a second pass for a colleague for $947.50 (PRIORITY CODE: WIT).

Visit www.gartner.con/us/iam or Call 866-405-2511 for Complete Details!

  Join WITI @ NewTeeVee Live 09!

NewTeeVee Live 09 NewTeeVee Live 09
Television Reinvented
November 12, 2009
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

The Year of TV Everywhere

The future is coming into view. Soon, entertainment won't be bound to the platform it came in on - the content you want to watch will finally be accessible wherever you want to watch it. One of the most important venues is of course the living room. Between gaming consoles, browser-enabled TVs, startup set-top boxes, network DVRs, simple cables - it's a battle to see who can bring the flexibility and variety of online video delivery to the comfort of your couch. There are only about 10 million Americans accessing Internet-delivered content on their TVs today, so who will be the one to bring it mainstream?

Click Here for Complete Details!

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