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WITI South Florida Regional Network
WITI's 2nd Annual Women to Watch Luncheon

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
11:45 am

Please register - there will not be onsite registration this time due to the policy at JM Family.

WITI ‘s (Women In Technology International) South Florida Network will honor the recipients of the 2nd Annual WITI ‘Women to Watch’ Awards on November 30, 2011 at JM Family in Deerfield Beach, FL. We will also be honoring one of the nominees with the *Carolyn Leighton Leadership Award.

We will also have the honor to listen Dr. Alicia Abella is Executive Director of the Innovative Services Research Department at AT&T Labs Research VIA SKYPE.

The purpose of the WITI South Florida's Women to Watch award is to honor and recognize rising as well as existing leaders within their Company and Community.

The honorees for 2nd Annual WITI South Florida's Women to Watch are:

Susan Wills Amat, M.B.A., Ph.D. Executive Director of The Launch Pad

Sharon Moura CTO of Tyco,

Pat Smith CIO of Our Kids

Beth Morgan Senior Vice President of Teremark Worldwide

*The Carolyn Leighton Leadership Award

Carolyn Leighton was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2011 by Fast Company magazine. Carolyn set about to create a support network where women could find a foothold in science and high-tech fields. Launched in 1989, Women in Technology International was essentially an email network to help coordinate in-person events for women in tech.

The social Web was in its incipience; the first search engine was just being assembled at McGill University, and five-year-old Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg was somewhere in suburban New York watching "Sesame Street." Needless to say, there was no Meetup.com to come to her aid; Leighton had to build up her membership woman by woman using word of mouth.

The Carolyn Leighton Leadership Award will go to Woman to Watch nominee whose visionary contributions have broken societal, political or economic barriers.

Meeting Notes: There will be NO onsite registration for non-members. Please register in advance.

About Our Speaker(s)

aliciaThanks to today's advanced technology, WITI Hall of Fame Recipient Dr. Alicia Abella,the Executive Director of the Innovative Services Research Department at AT&T Labs Research will be joining as our speaker via skype.

Att AT&T, Alicia manages a group of multi-disciplinary technical staff specializing in data mining, user interfaces, IPTV, mobile services, and SIP/VoIP technology, and also chairs the AT&T Labs Fellowship program.

As well, Dr. Abella is Executive Vice President for the Young Science Achievers Program, where she encourages high school-aged women and minority students to pursue careers in science and engineering. Dr. Abella has been recognized as one of the Top Five Women of the Year by Hispanic Business Magazine and was the recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Women of Color STEM Conference and the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Leadership of the Year Award.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute also recognized her for her contributions in the area of green technology. Dr. Abella holds a B.S. degree from New York University, and an M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. In May 2011, she was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 11:45 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at:

    JM Family
    555 Jim Moran Blvd.
    Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

We would love to have you as a Corporate Sponsor!

For more information about WITI Sponsorship, Corporate Membership and/or Advertising Opportunities please call us at (818) 788-9484 or send an email to [email protected]. Thank You!

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jackye Clayton ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.