WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
November 4, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Leadership
WITI Virtual Summit
WITI Social Media Survey
WITI Hosts DFR '09
WITI Wealth Matters
WITI Tech for Tots
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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  WITI Network Events

November 5 - Los Angeles
Virtual Summit Networking
November 5 - San Diego
Virtual Media Summit Networking Event
November 10 - South Florida
Laying a Green IT Foundation: A Building Block for Tomorrow's IT Infrastructure
November 10 - Central Florida
Social Media - Geek Girl Happy Hour
November 19 - Research Triangle Park
Skills for Technical Presentations
December 2 - Santa Monica
Digital Family Reunion '09 Holiday Party
December 3 - Research Triangle Park
Triumphs Working Globally
December 3 - Arizona
Join WITI @ the W
December 4 - Las Vegas
4th Annual Technology For Tots
January 20 - Research Triangle Park
The Technical Side of Fun: Chip Design and Verification

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit
Nov 9 2009-Nov 11 2009
San Diego, California
GigaOM presents: NewTeeVee Live 09 "Television Reinvented"
Nov 12 2009
San Francisco, California
Disney Keys to Excellence
Dec 2 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 7 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada

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  WITI Leadership

Opportunities in a Recession: Getting Your People Organization In Order
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook As White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the New York Times right after the elections, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." No one likes a recession. Perhaps shoe repair people and consignment shop owners, but not most of the rest of us. It does, however, present an opportunity to get things done that need doing but we didn't have time for. One such thing is getting the people part of your organization in order for when the inevitable (yes, it's coming!) uptick begins ticking up.

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  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!

It's Not Too Late to Join Us @ WITI's Virtual Social Media Summit!
Once you register, you can go into the recording of any and all sessions whenever the time allows. For those sessions you are attending in real time, you will be able to type in your questions and see answers to your questions and other attendees. Use promo code 250vs09 and SAVE $250 OFF Virtual Summit registration. Click here or contact a WITI representative at 818-788-9484 for complete details.

Connect in Person: WITI is expanding upon our Virtual Summit with network events in Los Angeles and San Diego tomorrow night as we round down this week's Virtual Summit... Get Connected!

WITI Members: SAVE $350 OFF Summit Registration with Your Discounted Rates AND Promo Code '250vs09'... Register Now!

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!

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

If you haven't taken WITI's social media survey yet, please take it now as it expires soon! 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 Marjorie Kase's "Designing Facebook Pages for Business" Webinar on November 17th... Click Here for Details.

  WITI Hosts the Digital Family Reunion '09 Holiday Party in Santa Monica, CA

Digital Family Reunion '09 Holiday Party

It's Time Again to Get Together for the Holidays!
Join the Southern California technology and business communities as we gather for Digital Family Reunion '09 at Wokcano Restaurant... Register Now!

  WITI Wealth Matters

Monthly Money Meetings
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale According to a recent article in the New York Times, about 45% of marriages today end in divorce. Financial disagreements often plague many marriages, so it's important to keep that area of your life clean of pent-up emotions. One way to do that is to incorporate a Monthly Money Meeting into your schedule.

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  WITI's 4th Annual Technology for Tots Event Returns to Las Vegas!

WITI's 4th Annual Tech for Tots in Las Vegas

Join WITI Las Vegas for the Holidays!
Join the leading technology organizations in Las Vegas once again, for an industry-wide semi-formal Holiday Gala to make the holidays a little brighter for underprivileged kids in the Las Vegas valley... Details!

  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Elizabeth Holland Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Begins November 10, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Your innovative ideas and inventions can provide a competitive advantage if you take the right steps to ensure that they remain your property. Join Elizabeth Holland as she explains the basics of patent, trademark and copyright protection, as well as practical tips on making sure your intellectual property is secure.

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

Kathy Hill Exploring Your Life Mission
Begins November 11, 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 and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!

Nicole Spicer Session 3: Anatomy of a Job Description
Begins November 11, 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; Et al.

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

Marjorie Kase Designing Facebook Pages for Business
Begins November 17, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)

Join Marjorie Kase for "Designing Facebook Pages for Business". Facebook is great for keeping up with family and former classmates, but did you know it is also a powerful, recession friendly, tool for business? Whether you are an executive or entrepreneur, Facebook fan pages will improve the way you promote your product and increase sales for free.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!

Kathleen Barton Managing Workplace Stress
Begins November 19, 5-6pm ET (2-3pm PT)

Nearly 50 percent of all U.S. workers feel overwhelmed by a growing number of job tasks and longer working hours. High levels of stress in the workplace often lead to job burnout, resulting in lower productivity. How can you effectively manage this stress and become more effective in today's demanding work environment? Join Kathleen Barton, MBA, for the answers to these and many other concerns.

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

search   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!

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  Free BlackBerrys and More at the WITI Wireless Center

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 @ 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.com/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!

  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
December 2, 2009  |  Pittsburgh, PA

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Pittsburgh on December 2, 2009

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.

A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysPittsburgh.com

No prerequisite training required.

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