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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cathy Caplener
Be Cause PR
cathy@becausepr.com

TECH SAVVY WOMEN GEARING UP FOR WITI'S "POWERING UP" SUMMIT

Organization To Celebrate 25 Years With Global Network of More Than Two Million Women In Technology For Connection, Success, and Prosperity

Santa Clara, CA, March 4, 2014 - WITI (Women In Technology International) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at its WITI Summit: Powering Up event which will be held June 1 – 3, 2014, in Santa Clara at the Santa Clara Marriott. The event will focus on Big Data and how it is steadily becoming more prevalent and important in the careers of women in technology. Industry luminaries currently slated to speak at the event include: Abbie Lundberg, President, Lundberg Media, Kim Polese, Chairman of ClearStreet, Sandy Carter, General Manager, IDR & Ecosystem Evangelism for IBM, Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO of SpaceX, Guy Kawasaki, Author/Consultant/Entrepreneur, and Amanda Coolong, COO/Chief Host of TechZulu. For more information on the event feel free to call Be Cause PR at (310) 374-2874.

HONORING WOMEN TECHNOLOGISTS FOR LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENT

A popular event at the Summit will be the 19th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Monday, June 2. The award, considered to be amongst the most prestigious honors for women in technology, was established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the technological communities. The winners are also acknowledged for their efforts to improve and evolve our society while demonstrating a commitment to supporting and mentoring women and girls worldwide.

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

Networking opportunities, including a Sunday night Founder's Reception hosted by WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton - plus our Taste of Technology Reception on Monday evening, and our new WITI Celebrates! closing dessert reception on Tuesday.

Speaker Roundtable Discussions during luncheon both days, so you can interact personally with Summit Faculty and discuss issues of specific interest to you and your organization.

No One Stands Alone: WITI strives to create genuinely welcoming environments where each person is treated with equal support and respect. Our policy at the Summit - as at all WITI events - is that no person stands alone; i.e., it is each person's responsibility to welcome a solitary individual into the group; no cliques are tolerated at WITI events.

"WITI is committed to providing its members the best technology, business and leadership tools and platforms to optimally contribute to their organizations, explains Carolyn Leighton, WITI founder and chairwoman. "Because we know that success occurs from the inside out, our Summit not only delivers these tools but provides a carefully designed environment so each participant leaves energized, acknowledged and inspired to contribute their best work. The Powering Up Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for women (and men) to exchange ideas and best practices with the best and the brightest."

ABOUT WITI

WITI (Women In Technology International) is the world's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources, and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented female professionals and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership, and economic prosperity. For more information, please visit http://witi.com. Follow @WITI on Twitter. Like WomenInTech on Facebook. Add WITI on G+. Active WITI members can also join the WITI LinkedIn Group.