WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
February 3, 2010

In This Issue:
WITI Wealth
WITI Executive Coaching
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Leadership
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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WITI's Women and Technology Summit
Sep 12-14, 2010
Silicon Valley, CA

Including the 15th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards! Nominate a Woman from Your Company Today:

  Nomination Form (.pdf)

  Nomination Form (.doc)

  Sample Nomination (.pdf)

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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.
• Women's leadership programs and symposiums to develop high potential women.
• Mentoring programs to encourage women in their pursuit of degrees in engineering and science.
• Giving employees access to childcare centers and eldercare resources and referrals around the world.
• Offering a number of flexible options in terms of work schedules that are open to women and men alike.


  WITI Network Events

February 9 - Las Vegas
Career Resolutions for 2010
February 9 - Silicon Valley
Smart Women Finish Rich
February 11 - San Diego
Women in Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
February 22 - Sacramento
Wine and Unwind
March 2 - Chicago
First Thing Tuesday @ ING Café: Social Media
March 3 - Research Triangle Park
The Lost Art of Person to Person Networking
March 4 - Central Florida
WITI Pink Slip Party (Orlando)
March 18 - Los Angeles
Spring Mixer
March 29 - Central Florida
SMARTER PLANET Dinner - IBM's Green Technology Initiative (Tampa)

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Feb 9 2010
Los Angeles, California
Cloud Computing meets IBM's Smarter Planet Initiative.
Feb 9 2010
Santa Clara, California
Houston SecureWorld Expo
Feb 10 2010-Feb 11 2010
Houston, Texas
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Feb 11 2010
Miami, Florida
Feb 21 2010-Feb 23 2010
Anaheim, California
AlwaysOn Going Green East
Mar 8 2010-Mar 10 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 17 2010
Auburn, Alabama
Boston SecureWorld Expo
Mar 25 2010-Mar 26 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Washington D.C. SecureWorld Expo
Apr 13 2010-Apr 14 2010
Washington, District of Columbia
2010 AIIM International Exposition and Conference "info 360"
Apr 20 2010-Apr 22 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta SecureWorld Expo
Apr 27 2010-Apr 28 2010
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 27 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  WITI Wealth

A Fresh Look at Goal Setting (Part 2)
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale In the last article, I discussed the advantages of goal setting and suggested a three-tiered approach. Tier One is the "doing" level of goal setting and deals with the "what" of our goals. This is the level we are most familiar with and operate in most of our lives.

Continued ...

  WITI 2010 Summit - Special Offer

REGISTER NOW! Enter to Win Private Coaching with Executive WITI Women
The first one 100 people who register for the WITI 2010 Summit will be entered into a raffle to win a free private coaching Session with Carolyn Leighton, Sandy Carter or other top Executive WITI Women.

Click Here for Discounted Early Bird Pricing.

  WITI Personal Growth

Calling Forth Who You Want to Be
By Jane Herman, Personal and Business Success Coach

Jane Herman We all have multiple identities - not just objective personal and professional roles we fulfill (wife, husband, friend, corporate vice president, entrepreneur, business owner, homemaker, artist, engineer, etc.) - but very personal emotion-infused identities that define how we view ourselves, how we show up in the world, and how others see us.

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  WITI Membership Offer

Let's Work Together to Make 2010 the Best Year Ever!!!
Take Advantage of Special Discounted WITI Membership Rates - Available for a Limited Time. Visit: witi.com/membership for a Complete List of Pricing and Benefits!

  WITI Leadership

Exit Strategy: Will Yours Fulfill Your Fantasy When You Sell Your Business?
By Marian Cook, Management Consultant

Marian Cook Many women are business owners and very focused on planting seeds and nurturing the crops. But what happens when it is time to harvest? This is the first in a series articles dedicated to the woman who has successfully grown her business to the point that it is salable, and has reached the personal and professional conclusion that now is the time to prepare for that sale.

Continued ...

  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Sacha Chua The Shy Connector
Begins February 9, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Find it hard to start a conversation? Don't feel comfortable reaching out online? Learn how you can play to your introvert strengths and build real connections (both online and offline) in this lively and interactive session with Sacha Chua, a fellow introvert who's figured out how connecting can be fun and easy.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Kathy Hill Exploring Your Life Mission
Begins February 18, 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!

Connie Harryman Develop Your Creative Thinking!
Begins March 3, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

How do you come up with new ideas to deal with running your business in a tough economic environment, or managing your career and personal life? Connie Harryman, Creativity Developer and CEO of Applied Concepts Creativity, will share with you how to find the tools to generate many new ideas in a minimum amount of time.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Leona Hobbs Oh No, It's Gone Viral! What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Begins March 23, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

While social media can add significant value, things can also go horribly wrong. Are you prepared to anticipate and prevent a social media crisis? Can you benefit from negative publicity? Learn about the potential risks to your brand and reputation and how to overcome the challenges of this volatile space with Leona Hobbs.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Cheryl Mendonsa The White House Report Card on Technology Policy and the Greening of America
Begins April 13, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

When Barack Obama took office he made a lot of promises for change in the days ahead including moving American's energy source away from fossil fuels and spurring green innovation. TechVision21's Cheryl Mendonsa offers a look back at the first year.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Ghennipher Weeks Creating Effective Online Communities
Begins April 27, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

In this webinar, you'll learn the secret structure of highly effective online communities, what a community is and what it isn't, and take away tips that you can implement in your community immediately. Join Ghennipher Weeks for this highly informative event.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

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

Huge savings on phones and accessories at the WITI Wireless Center! This month's specials include free BlackBerrys and waived activation fee on AT&T plans.

See www.WITIwireless.com for details.

  Exclusive Offer for WITI Members

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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 @ EOP's STEM Diversity Career Expo!

EOP's STEM Diversity Career Expo EOP's STEM Diversity Career Expo
February 9, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

We invite you to join us at our STEM DIVERSITY CAREER EXPO to meet face-to-face with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new diverse talent in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, both entry-level and professional. This event will give you the opportunity to meet many employers at one venue and discuss the positions available and the hiring process at each company. This event is geared to college students, recent college graduates, and professionals who are members of minority groups, women, and/or people with disabilities looking for opportunities in the STEM fields.

Please pre-register for this event by going to www.eop.com/stemexpo

  Join WITI @ Houston SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Houston SecureWorld Expo
February 10-11, 2010
Houston, TX

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Houston SecureWorld Expo, February 10th & 11th at the Reliant 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!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
February 11, 2010  |  Miami, FL

Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 17, 2010  |  Auburn, AL

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Miami and Auburn in 2010

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, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence program offers 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.


No prerequisite training required.


Monetizing Connectivity and
New User Experiences

April 27, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetizing Connectivity and New User Experiences is a one day executive conference and explores the expanding scope of consumer electronics and digital media in the connected home. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, this executive summit features sessions with leading executives in digital living and current market research on worldwide consumer and industry trends, providing a comprehensive examination of the technologies and business strategies best poised to move this industry forward.

CONNECTIONS Europe is the perfect event to network with global executives, discuss European and worldwide trends in digital devices and services, and learn the latest consumer research on connectivity and digital media from Parks Associates' expert analysts.

Further Information: www.connectionseurope.com

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