WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
March 31, 2010

In This Issue:
WITI Wealth
WITI 2010 Summit
WITI Leadership
WITI Member Webinars
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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  WITI Network Events

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
April 22 - San Diego
What does Biotech Look for in a Company for Acquisition or Licensing?
May 6 - Central Florida
Do you have a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan? (Orlando)
May 12 - Los Angeles
Summer Mixer 2010 at Shangri La
May 19 - San Francisco
WITI San Francisco Spring Fling Mixer!

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

WTC International Business Mega Mixer
Apr 1 2010
San Diego, California
Main Event: Founders vs. Investors - Are We All on the Same Page?
Apr 8 2010
Palo Alto, California
Dallas SecureWorld Spotlight
Apr 15 2010
Dallas, Texas
OnDemand 2010
Apr 19 2010-Apr 21 2010
Palo Alto, California
2010 AIIM International Exposition and Conference "info 360"
Apr 20 2010-Apr 22 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LAVA Investment Capital Conference 2010
Apr 21 2010
Los Angeles, California
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
Best Practices In Healthcare Cost Containment
May 20 2010-May 21 2010
Houston, Texas
Disney's Approach to Quality Service
May 25 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii

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  WITI Wealth

Get a Money Buddy!
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale It's often easier and much more fund to do things with a friend, especially if we need support in any given area. Weight Watcher's success, for example, is due in large part to the camaraderie and support of the weekly group meetings.

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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.

WITI is Excited to Announce the Women in Technology Foundation Executive Auction! Held in conjunction with WITI's National Summit in the Silicon Valley, this is a great opportunity to compete for a meeting with corporate executives that could potentially propel your career skyward. At the same time, you will be contributing to the Women in Technology Foundation which supports WITI's Hall of Fame and Next Generation programs for girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

We will announce the executives and details in each subsequent Strategist. In the meantime, save the date for a career-propelling, high energy, must be there, fun event in support of the Women in Technology Foundation!

* The Women in Technology Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Foundation

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 Leadership

When Selling A Company, A Strong Board Talent Increases Business Value
By Marian Cook, Management Consultant

Marian Cook Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to those of you that have built a business that is successful enough to attract buyers, and you are thinking of selling it. There are many ways to increase your business's valuation: recasting financials, improving the management team, upgrading technology, documenting your business policies, procedures and intellectual capital are just a few of a multitude of actions you can take.

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  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 Personal Growth

Staying Focused on Your Priorities
By Kathleen Barton, MBA

Kathleen Barton Jessica set a goal at the beginning of the year to eat right and exercise more. She joined a gym and started a new exercise program. Jessica was motivated to lose those excess pounds she had gained over the holidays. She exercised four times a week and made healthy eating choices. Now just eight weeks into the New Year she's lucky if she makes it to the gym once a week.

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  WITI Teleclasses

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

Kathy Hill 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!

  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.

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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 @ OnDemand 2010!

OnDemand 2010 OnDemand 2010: Where the Internet Meets the Enterprise
April 19-21, 2010
HP World Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA

OnDemand is where the top Internet companies disrupting the enterprise square off with the incumbent players pioneering cloud computing and SaaS. This two-and-a-half day executive event features high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies - from small businesses to large enterprises - create, store, distribute, analyze, and take advantage of their mission critical data. Marc Benioff, an innovator who ignited the OnDemand revolution, will deliver a keynote address in 2010. OnDemand also showcases the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are revolutionizing the way the enterprise is radicalized by the Internet.

WITI Members: Register Now and Receive a 50% Discount!

  Join WITI @ LAVA Investment Capital Conference 2010!

LAVA Investment Capital Conference LAVA Investment Capital Conference 2010: A Practical Guide to Financing in 2010 - Current Market Sources and Pricing
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 12-8pm
The JW Marriot at L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, CA

You're cordially invited to the LAVA 2010 Investment Capital Conference. You have received this invitation because WITI and the Los Angeles Venture Association have partnered to promote this special event.

2 Reasons to Register BEFORE March 25th!
• Receive a FREE LAVA breakfast meeting, value: $60
• See who's coming before the event with online networking, value: PRICELESS
• Use this Special Discount Code: WITICC2010

Interact with Speakers and Panelists from Leading Companies...
• Hear what the experts have to say, ask them questions!
• Familiar names have disappeared or changed their market focus.
• New, aggressive firms have entered the financing market.
• The pricing and terms for obtaining debt and equity have changed.

Following the panels, The CapitalZone offers you the opportunity to network and make valuable direct connections with members of the financial community.

Learn More - Register Now!


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

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

Disney Key to Excellence 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

Disney's Approach to Quality Service
May 25, 2010  |  Honolulu, HI

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

In order to accommodate the interests and schedules of the broader Honolulu business community, we are rescheduling our Disney's Approach to Quality Service one-day event from April 7, 2010 to May 25, 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.

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