The wisdom that "nothing worthwhile comes easily" perfectly characterizes my experience building WITI, and WITI's first conference was no exception. The challenges we faced were probably routine for most conference pros, but because we had never put on a conference before, they were often quite daunting. The amount of space Stanford had originally told us was available was reduced considerably due to a scheduling conflict, so we had to move to the Santa Clara Convention Center. It's unheard of to find a first-class facility available only 3 months before an event, but we did. Throughout the project, we kept getting signals like this, indicating that something bigger than all of us was happening. For More...
Tom Peters - one of America's top "management gurus" and best selling international author - has sounded his wake-up call to corporate America... Women Rule!
Are you interested in making a career change, but aren't sure what you want to do?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us in this FREE one-hour WITITalk Teleclass designed to help you lay the foundation for explosive growth in your life and career in 2004!!
The teleclass will be offered twice, on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12 PM EST (9 AM PST) and on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 3 PM EST (12 PM PST). Classes will be led by Kathy Hill, a Professional Coach with over 20 years experience in career and life transitions, and Carolyn Leighton, a brand builder, business strategist, and small business coach who has launched several small companies, including, WITI, Criterion Research, and Love Dogs Camp.
Register now for this free one-hour teleclass and indicate which teleclass you would like to attend. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your teleclass and providing you with the telephone number to call to attend. Note: the teleclass is free, but long distance charges may apply. For questions or additional information, please email Kathy Hill.
This WITITalk TeleClass is sponsored by .
WITI GLOBAL EXECUTIVE NETWORK (GEN)
An Exclusive Network for Executive Women! - 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 for a GEN membership, please complete the application and someone will get back to you within 3 days of receiving your application!
WITI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)
More Opportunities for You to Make Alliances, Find Resources and Build Connections! - Are you taking advantage of the WITI SIGs and discussion boards? This is a great opportunity to dialogue with WITI Women worldwide, and it's free!
A partial list of WITI SIGS:
Accelerate Your Career! - Is your resume at WITI4Hire yet? Submit it today (FREE for members AND non-members) to be noticed by companies currently searching for senior-level architects and security architects. Sales, marketing, and many more positions are available as well! So go to WITI4Hire and submit your resume today!
If You Are Fed Up With Your Hosting Company or Just Want To Upgrade! - WITIhost.com has better rates, more capacity and better service than major hosting companies. Check out WITIhost.com for comparisons and fees.
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Attention Project Managers: Invitation to Participate in WITI Member's Innovative Research
As a member of the technology community, you have the opportunity to participate in a brief survey designed to understand the interaction between project managers and their project sponsors during a project implementation. This important, innovative research is being conducted by a WITI member who is a researcher at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Your project experience is a key part of the study. To participate, you will be asked to complete a short survey sometime between November 15, 2003 and February 1, 2004. The survey will take less then 15 minutes to complete. You will receive a copy of the completed research results if you participate.
If you would like to participate, please email Pat Sahm. The survey will either be emailed to you, or if you prefer you will be directed to a web site to complete it.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California presents the 2nd Annual Networking & Training Event
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is holding its second annual Networking & Training event which will be held at our office at 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2003. At this event, vendors will be able to:
There will also be breakout sessions were vendors can learn:
- Understand how to contract with Metropolitan
- Meet our buyers, p-card holders and project managers
- Learn about our IT Strategic Plan and contract opportunities
- Learn about our Capital Improvements Projects and contract opportunities
- Become involved in our mentor/protégé program
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Albert Napoli at (213) 217-7249 or via e-mail.
- How to deal with HR issues
- How to obtain capital
- How to find bonding and insurance
- How to market and network
- How to plan succession strategies for their company
Nomination for WITI Hall of Fame 2004
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI), founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1985 is one of the world's leading providers of videos, DVDs and video games, with worldwide revenues topping $5.5 billion in 2002. During 2002, nearly 80 percent of Blockbuster's revenues were generated in the U.S., where the Company has 48 million member accounts.
Search for Blockbuster jobs on WITI4Hire.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
This Boston-based $80 million, privately held managed network services firm, offers services that provide customers with comprehensive solutions to cover a network's life cycle - from network assessment and strategizing, through deployment and on-going management. They are currently searching for a Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing who will report to the CEO and be: An officer of the Company; Responsible for the overall strategy and objectives for global sales and marketing operations; A diversity leader who thinks out-of-the-box, adding value both across the organization and, in particular, in developing new services that meet customer requirements; Managing, motivating and leading a direct and indirect sales group (20 plus 40 SEs), and a marketing team (20) to grow the business from $80 million to $200 million in the next 2 years.
The ideal sales and marketing candidate will have a minimum of fifteen years expeirience in progressively more responsible positions managing direct and indirect sales, channel operations, and marketing in IT/network management copmanies with highly engineered products and services. Ideally this individual has been: A CEO and/or had P&L experince offering a breadth of leadership experience across all functions; A proven track record in managing sales and marketing teams to achieve revenue growth; Passionate about the IT industry, bringing an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to establish professional management processes and controls without diminishing the entrepreneurial culture of the organization; Selling to the senior levels of the customer organizations and build profitable relationships by developing service offerings that will address the overall requirements of the customer.
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Looking For A Job?
Companies that get it are searching the resume database at WITI4Hire every day. Don't be overlooked! Add your resume today (confidentially if you wish) and let Opportunity come knocking on your door.
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Not Yet a WITI Member?
Consider these benefits for WITI members only:
- Member spotlights, interviews and speaking opportunities
- Invitations to members only meetings and events
- List your small business or consulting practice in the WITI Marketplace.
- Send/receive e-mails in WITI's general or technical listserves for invaluable and quick input on broad ranging issues.
- Special Interests Groups
- New Member Directory
- Special discounts at all WITI events and meetings worldwide
And much, much, more .... Become a Member Today!
Upcoming Chapter Events
Los Angeles November 5
What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business: A panel discussion on the nuts and bolts of a start-up
Portland November 11
How a Mentor Relationship Can Change Your Life / Clothing Drive: Dress For Success
New York November 11
Business Productivity Solutions: Keynote Speaker - Jodi Selinka, Microsoft Business Productivity Solutions Specialist
Houston November 12
Positioning Yourself as a Leader
Orange County November 13
Trends in Technology, with Jude Larocque, Vice President, Siemens Business Services
New Jersey November 18
Designing Your Portfolio Career, with Dr. Susan Lawley
Research Triangle Park November 19
I Wish I Had Known That Yesterday!
Philadelphia November 20
The Future of E-Commerce and the Internet
Boston December 3
Technological Entrepreneurship: Emerging Practices, Key Challenges and Future Directions
Orange County December 11
An Event To Remember "Celebrating Women in Technology" - Perspectives From Women Who are Changing the Face of Our Industry
More information about chapter events in your area is available on our website.
WITI @ ...Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
WITI@ keeps you up to date on where you will find WITI partners, WITI discounts, WITI women attending industry events. Visit the Members area of the WITI website for priority discount codes for these 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!
Fall 2003 Advisor Technical Conferences
Oct 26-Nov 7 2003 Multiple Cities and Dates
IRI 2003 Fall Meeting
Oct 30-Nov 1 2003 Coronado, CA
Risk Analysis Group Seminar
Nov 3-Apr 23 2004 Multiple Cities and Dates
SVASE presents "Taking Your Startup Global: Leveraging International Resources"
Nov 6 2003 Santa Clara, California
Nov 16-20 2003 Las Vegas
SVASE presents "One Mentor and Four Mentees"
Nov 19 2003
Palo Alto, California
Jan 8-11 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Oracle Apps World
Jan 26-29 2004
San Diego, California
Midsize Enterprise Summit
Feb 8-Sep 22 2004
Multiple Cities and Dates
Networld + Interop
May 11-13 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 20-24 2004
For more information and discounts
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