What has WITI done for you? Perhaps you found a job through WITI4Hire or at a WITI event? Have you made a connection that enabled your dreams? Maybe you've been inspired to try something new or strike out on your own? Are you richer from hearing someone else's experience? Click here to join the discussion and share your success stories. You just might be the inspiration someone needs to start a new story!
WITI Consultants Network. Are you one of the growing number of WITI women starting or growing a consulting business? Because WITI has received a number of requests for consultant recommendations and requests from consultants to gain more visibility through WITI, WITI is launching the WITI Consulting Network which will allow you to promote your consulting services to WITI women and find a consultant through WITI. If you are interested in listing your consulting business in the network contact Carolyn@corp.witi.com.
WITI Marketplace - for too long we have continued to rely on our government and business leaders to make our economy work. WITI is developing the WITI marketplace to empower WITI women to buy and sell from each other. Let's face it - we know WITI women are smart, talented, quality women. If we are truly committed to advancing women, let's start right here. WITI will be offering you an opportunity to demonstrate your support by buying what you need from the WITI women listed in the WITI marketplace - coming soon! For more information, please contact Carolyn@corp.witi.com.
WITI Discussion Boards - have you logged on yet? There are some great opportunities to dialogue with WITI women worldwide - take advantage of these opportunities - check out: www.witi.com/users/discussion_board
WITI@ keeps you up to date on where you will find WITI partners, WITI discounts, WITI women attending industry events. If you want a discount to an event you will be attending and/or want to meet other WITI women at that event, just let us know so we can get it for you!
WITI GEN (Global Executive Network) Are you an Executive Woman who wants the opportunity to get together with other executive women to share solutions, access connections and influence top level executives in industry? WITI has now launched WITI GEN for Executive VPs, Presidents, Chairman and Board members who meet GEN membership requirements. GEN Charter membership entitles you to a lifetime membership for the cost of one year after official launching January 1, 2004. If you want to be considered as GEN member, please complete the application at www.witi.com/gen/ and someone will get back to you within 3 days of receiving your application!
WITIhost.com has better rates, more capacity and better service than major hosting companies- if you are fed up with your hosting company or just want to upgrade your hosting services, check out www.WITIhost.com for comparisons and fees.
Relocation Xchange - Are you relocating to another city or another country? WITI plans to develop a Relocation Xchange so you can explore possible rentals, resources and information provided by other WITI women - if you are interested in participating, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WITI Joins Forces with Motorola University's Six Sigma program
Motorola University and WITI are pleased to introduce you to the Motorola University Six Sigma Program. As Motorola's corporate change agent and a world-renowned corporate university, Motorola University brings time-tested and highly refined business improvement practices to leading organizations around the world. Most notably, as the inventor of the Six Sigma methodology for continuous improvement, Motorola University offers a variety of Six Sigma services designed for speed, results, and sustainability -- whatever the size or nature of your business. WITI is proud to work with Motorola on the roll out of this program to make it available to WITI constituents around the North America. Please go to www.Motorola.com/mu to find dates and locations of classes starting in your area. Make sure to let them know that WITI sent you....
Top Companies for Women in Technology Survey - thank you!
Thank you for your overwhelming response to this survey. You will find
results in the next issue of WITI FastTrack Magazine which will be
distributed to over 100,000 women around the
country. Should you be interested in advertising in this issue, please
contact David Leighton
at email@example.com or 818 342-9746.
Business Development = Problem Solving, not Selling
I have never departed from my love of teaching, my first profession, and have always been committed to spending time coaching other women.
I recently offered some coaching time to a woman in WITI, who recently transitioned out of a technical job into her very first business - a consulting business. I had never spoken with her before, but knew she was spending a great deal of time building a new chapter for WITI and wanted to give back.
She told me she loved the benefits of having more control over her work, working from home and thoroughly enjoyed her first two consulting assignments. However, she needed help with lining up her next assignments. While she felt she did an excellent job consulting and solving broad ranging challenges of her clients, she "hated the idea of selling".
One of the most common mistakes even seasoned professionals make, I told her, is that they believe they must "sell themselves" in interviews and meetings with clients or prospective employers. While we are always "selling" our ideas, thinking, etc., the words "sales and selling" now come with so much baggage, that it has always made more sense to me to take an entirely different approach to the process.
Moving from "me centric" to "you centric".
Women on the Move
Women on the Move is a new section for the newsletter and the web site. Please allow us to acknowledge your new move by sending your announcement to Carolyn@corp.witi.com
Every issue of the WITI Strategist will feature a Job Spotlight. If you want to get in front of companies, specifically looking for women in technology, post your resume for free in WITI4HIRE: www.witi4hire.com/resume_db/candidate_join_form.php
Compuware - Compuware Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company, provides business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle.
Principal Digital Video Engineer, Fox Meyers, Los Angeles, CA
Fortune 500 company has an exciting career opportunity located at their Southern California campus for a Principal Digital Video Engineer.
Looking For A Job?
Because of WITI'S new relationship with CMP Media, WITI will reach hundreds of thousands more people in business and technology.
To connect with this market, you don't have to be a WITI member to post your credentials (FOR FREE) or to look at the job opportunites in WITI4HIRE - www.witi4hire.com
Not Yet a WITI Member?
Consider these benefits for WITI members only:
Send/receive e-mails in WITI's general or technical listserves for invaluable and
quick input on broad ranging issues.
Member spotlights, interviews and speaking opportunities
Invitations to members only meetings and events
Special Interests Groups
New Member Directory
Special discounts at all WITI events and meetings worldwide
More benefits planned for 2003
Check out the demo version of our new online member control panel for many more benefits.
WITI @ ...Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
August 14, 2003 Silicon Valley, CA
September 5, 2003 Los Angeles, CA
September 7-11, 2003 San Francisco, CA
Executive Women's Forum
September 10-12, 2003 Flemington, N.J.
September 15-18, 2003 New York, NY
September 17-19, 2003 La Jolla, CA
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
The definitive preview of the most significant products and trends to emerge and affect the mobile and wireless markets -- a comprehensive, first-hand look at next-generation applications. Register Now
September 21-24, 2003 Tuscon, AZ
October 13-16, 2003 Santa Clara, CA
October 19-24, 2003 Orlando, FL
Risk Analysis Group
Multiple Cities and Dates
Gainesville - Financial Planning for Women
Wednesday, August 6
Los Angeles - Summer Happy Hour
Thursday, August 14
Charlotte - Meet Gail Evans, best-selling Author, CNN Executive and former White House Aide!
Tuesday, August 26
Atlanta - Get Organized so you can think!
Tuesday, August 26
Atlanta - Entrepreneurs in Technology - Getting Started
Saturday, September 13
New York - Diane Brink - Vice President of Marketing - IBM Americas
Wednesday, September 17
Silicon Valley - Five Myths About Getting a Job
Thursday, September 18
Philadelphia - Communicating Effectively for Promotion
Thursday, September 18
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Project Manager: WITI Marketplace
Project Manager: WITI Focus Groups
Sales Manager - Web sales
Strategic Partner Directors
WITI Chapter Directors
WITI is currently looking for Regional Chapter Directors. Launching and operating a WITI Chapter can be a very rewarding and satisfying experience. WITI Chapters provide women unique opportunities to develop professionally and personally through shared experiences and networking. As a WITI Chapter Director you will have the opportunity to create a platform for women involved in technology, to share their knowledge, inspire and support each other, expand their business contacts, and improve their skills. You will interact directly with some of the most exciting professional women who will speak at WITI Chapter meetings, and you will experience the satisfaction of creating a network of women who will support each other to excel in technology. Chapter leadership requires dedication and a personal commitment of time and effort. If you embrace and disseminate WITI's core values, and if you are ready to make a commitment to supporting and advancing women in technology, the WITI Professional Association will work with you to ensure the success of your Chapter. To receive more information and an application please contact our Executive Director, Carolyn Grossman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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