WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
March 17, 2010

In This Issue:
WITI Announcements
WITI Wealth
WITI Empowerment
WITI Growth
WITI 2010 Summit
WITI Member Webinars
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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Northwestern University

Microsoft Technet

  WITI Network Events

March 18 - Los Angeles
Spring Mixer with Girls in Tech! (Sponsored by ÜberGeekGirl®)
March 29 - Central Florida
WITI SMARTER PLANET Dinner with IBM VP Kristen Lauria (Tampa)
April 6 - Chicago
First Thing Tuesday @ ING Café: Social Networking Throughout Your Career / Author's Talk
April 7 - Houston
Power of Negotiation
April 8 - Research Triangle Park
Are You Agile Enough?
April 13 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Spring Mixer at the Foundation Room
May 6 - Central Florida
Do you have a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan? (Orlando)

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

SVASE BIGs Mobility: Location Based Services... Have They Found Main Street, or Still on the Beach?
Mar 18 2010
Menlo Park, California
Boston SecureWorld Expo
Mar 23 2010-Mar 24 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Leveraging Proven Social Media Tools/Techniques for Greater Personal Effectiveness - Inside and Outside the Corporate Environment
Mar 25 2010
Los Angeles, California
First Annual Business Women's Mega Mixer
Mar 25 2010
San Diego, California
SVASE SF MAIN EVENT: Next Generation Venture Capital & What it Means for Entrepreneurs
Mar 30 2010
San Francisco, California
WTC International Business Mega Mixer
Apr 1 2010
San Diego, California
Disney's Approach to Quality Service
Apr 7 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii
Dallas SecureWorld Spotlight
Apr 15 2010
Dallas, Texas
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
Impact2010 - The Premier Conference for Business and IT Leaders
May 2 2010-May 7 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
Philadelphia SecureWorld Expo
May 6 2010-May 7 2010
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Disney's Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
May 17 2010
Indianapolis, Indiana
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
May 18 2010
Huntington, West Virginia

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  WITI Names Executive Adrian Ott to WITI Advisory Board

Adrian Ott WITI is pleased to welcome Adrian Ott, CEO of Exponential Edge, Inc., as a member of WITI's Advisory Board

Adrian Ott has been called, "One of Silicon Valley's most respected, (if not the most respected) strategist" by Consulting Magazine. As CEO of Exponential Edge Inc., she helps businesses gain market advantage in an exponential economy. Adrian has worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world including HP (where she was recognized in an annual report for "infusing HP with new revenue streams and new technologies and new business models"), Microsoft, Sierra Ventures, Symantec, Seagate, AT&T, and Clorox.

Adrian is the author of the forthcoming book The 24-Hour Customer: New Rules for Winning in a Time-Starved, Always-Connected Economy (HarperCollins, August 2010). She writes a regular column at Fast Company.com. Adrian also serves as Chair of the Strategy & Growth Roundtable for the Harvard Business School Association of No. Calif.

Adrian holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BS degree from U.C. Berkeley. Follow her on twitter!

You will have the opportunity to meet Adrian in person at WITI's 2010 Summit, September 12-14th, 2010 in Santa Clara, California... Click here for details!

  WITI Wealth

Children and Money
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale Over the years, many people have told me they wished they had learned about money when they were younger. It's unfortunate that there is no formal curriculum about money management and budgeting in the majority of our schools today.

Continued ...


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  • 3 Month ROS Web Banner Package
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  • 20 WITI Memberships
  • 6 Month WITI4Hire Package - Unlimited Job Postings/Resume Database Access
  • 6 Month ROS Web Banner Package
  • 1 WITI Strategist Sponsorship
Individual WITI Membership Discounts for Women's History Month!
Take Advantage of a 20% Discount Off all of WITI's Membership Rates - Available through March in Honor of Women's History Month (Use Promo Code: whmwiti).

Are You Interested in Group Discounted WITI Membership? Call 800-334-9484 for Pricing and/or Details!

  WITI Growth

Give Yourself a Break
By Jane Herman, Personal and Business Success Coach

Jane Herman Let me warn you right now that some of you may not like this article - because what I am about to say may run counter to everything you have heard, or believe, is the secret to success and happiness. This article is meant for those of you who are exhausted from all of the pushing, striving, goal setting, and focusing you force yourself to do each day in search of self improvement and perfection.

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  Join Us at WITI's 2010 National Summit

WITI's Women and Technology Summit | Sep. 12-14, 2010 | Silicon Valley, CA | Register Now!

Growth Café - Business Connections and Technology for Breakthrough Results
WITI's Annual Women and Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley provides you outstanding opportunities to get connected to amazing women from around the world convening in one place at one time.

REGISTER NOW! Enter to Win Private Coaching with WITI Executives
The first 100 people who register for WITI's 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.

Event Speakers  |  Early Bird Pricing  |  Volunteer Opportunities

  WITI Webinars

WITI Webinars are FREE for all of our members, and non-member pricing is also available, so please join us!

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 Webinar is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Nilofer Merchant The New How: Innovation that Moves at the Speed of Technology
Begins April 20, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Too many companies have their execs or planners decide the strategy for the company and then tell others what to do. This is an artifact of the past. It's what we did when we didn't have a highly educated, creative workforce. Join WITI and Nilofer Merchant for this informative webinar.

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

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

Not a WITI Member? Click Here for WITI Membership Opportunities and Pricing!

  Click Here for a Complete List of Upcoming WITI Member Webinars!

  WITI Teleclasses

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

Kathy Hill Exploring Your Life Mission
Begins March 23, 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 Teleclass is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members... Click Here for Details!

Success Strategies for Life & Career
Begins April 1, 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 Teleclass is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members... Click Here for Details!

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

Not a WITI Member? Click Here for WITI Membership Opportunities and Pricing!

  Click Here for a Complete List of Upcoming WITI Teleclasses!

  March Specials at the WITI Wireless Center!

WITI Wireless Center

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a bit of the "Luck of the Irish" and get a Get a free accessory bundle and free AT&T Samsung Impression with the purchase of a new AT&T 2-year service plan - a $450 value!* Available only at WITIwireless.com

Accessory bundle includes a 2-in-1 charger, hard plastic case & bluetooth headset. A $100 value.

* Offer Valid: March 1 - March 31, 2010. Conditions apply, see website for details.

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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 @ AITP-LA on Social Media!

AITP-LA Leveraging Proven Social Media Tools/Techniques for Greater Personal Effectiveness - Inside and Outside the Corporate Environment
March 25, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

March 25th AITP-LA on Social Media -- Early-Bird Registration Open
Please join us as AITP launches a new type of event at a great new venue: The Pacific Design Center. Bring your business cards and plan to socialize and network with your peers at Wolfgang Puck's Red/Seven restaurant at the wonderful Blue Whale, Pacific Design Center. As you mingle and munch, we have a full program for you to learn and enjoy!

The Topic: Leveraging proven Social Media tools/ techniques for greater personal effectiveness - inside and outside the Corporate environment.

Click Here to Register

  Join WITI @ Disney's Approach to Business Excellence and Quality Service!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney's Approach to Quality Service
April 7, 2010  |  Honolulu, HI

Disney's Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
May 17, 2010  |  Indianapolis, IN

Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
May 18, 2010  |  Huntington, WV

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Hawaii, Indiana and West Virginia

In order to accommodate the interests and schedules of the broader Huntington business community, we are rescheduling our Disney's Approach to Business Excellence one-day event from March 23, 2010 to May 18, 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this date change.

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.

Disney's one-day local workshops offer 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.

  Join WITI @ Boston SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Boston SecureWorld Expo
March 23-24, 2010
Boston, MA

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Boston SecureWorld Expo, March 23rd & 24th at the Hynes 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


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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