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The WITI Strategist
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April 12, 2007

Founded in 1989, WITI is the nation's leading, global trade association for tech savvy professional women. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

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Women and Technology 2007 Report Follow-Up!
April 24, 2007 • Online TBA
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Want to Know More About the "Women and Technology 2007 Report?" Join the authors of the research, Compel Ltd. consultants and researchers Patricia Shafer and Barbara Trautlein, for an in-depth, 90-minute WITI Webinar!


Taking the Plunge: WITI Members Share Their Experiences Starting a New Business
April 24, 2007 • Los Angeles, CA
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Have the urge to work for yourself but having trouble finding the time or the courage to start your own business? Come join us for breakfast as Heather Robinson and Mindy Davis talk about how they successfully launched their businesses.


Profiles of Women in IT Leadership: How Do They Do It!?
May 3, 2007 • Pennington, NJ
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Have you ever wondered how accomplished women achieved their success? Ever wonder how they continue to succeed and manage all the varied aspects of their lives?

Join us for a candid discussion with women IT leaders to explore these questions and much more. Representing IT leadership across several industries, our panelists will discuss their careers, their successes and their setbacks, their major lessons learned, and how they have built successful careers in technology while remaining true to themselves.

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Leadership Profile Series: An Introduction
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook WITI Strategist is pleased to present this first of a series of columns on global leadership success stories, career paths and advice of senior technology and business leaders. For example, in upcoming columns, we will meet Cathy Brune, CTO of Allstate, Cathie Kozik, Corporate Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain IT for Motorola, and Jana Schreuder, head of Northern Trust's Worldwide Operations and Technology organization. All are senior executives respected in their fields and aggressive learners that understand the global context of their work.

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The Number One Reason You Don't Get What You Want
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman You are not getting what you want in your life - in your career or in your personal relationships - but you don't know why, and it is making you feel frustrated, angry and just plain stuck. You are clueless as to what is getting in your way and wish there was a simple answer and a simple fix. From my perspective as a Coach I can tell you that there is no lack of interesting and sometimes esoteric things that might be getting in your way - I have personally witnessed and researched over 200 specific things that get and keep people stuck.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: EttenAj

Winning customers in today's competitive market is challenging. Keeping them is even more so. Your company's ability to execute and implement your solution to the customer's satisfaction is crucial. EttenAj can help your company launch, grow, and optimize your professional services offerings so that you can maximize profitability and assure client success.

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Learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know. eClasses are convenient, flexible, and affordable. Instructor-led courses ensure someone is available to help you with assignment questions, provide you additional resources, and keep you up-to-date with rapidly changing internet technologies. See www.witi.com/center/eclasses/ for current offerings.

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For a limited time only we are offering a FREE Market Place listing for WITI members who are women-business owners. Use promo code WITIWOMEN. This FREE Listings Promotion is available to WITI members until May 30, 2007. Sign up today!


Software-as-a-Service Conference (SaaScon) April 17-18, 2007 Santa Clara, CA SaaScon
April 17-18, 2007
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Software-as-a-Service Conference (SaaScon) April 17-18, 2007 Santa Clara, CA - is the gathering place for all participants in the SaaS community and the only place that provides practical case studies and real-world SaaS deployments.

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Attend Interop Las Vegas to get the big picture. As the leading global technology event, Interop brings together IT professionals and business leaders to see all of the latest technologies in action. Visit more than 400 exhibitors, attend 200+ sessions, and check out live demos of tomorrow's business solutions. Learn how different technologies work together to connect your infrastructure, your business, your people and your customers. Come to Interop this May. It's the only place you'll get the big picture.

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"At a recent WITI Boston event, I met a former client from 10 years ago when I worked for another company. We sat together at the meeting and got re-acquainted. Since then, my former client has introduced me to several IT executives at their firm to generate interest in our services, which may lead to new business. This demonstrates that networking and participating in WITI events can have very positive results...both professionally and personally."
-- Steffani Lomax, Vice President and Co-founder, Software Success Partners

April 18 - San Diego
Fish & Richardson Business Workshops 2007: "Strategic Planning to Avoid Litigation"
April 18 - South Florida
Women and Investing at WITI Upcoming Event
April 19 - Boston
The Business Value of IT
April 24 - Los Angeles
Taking the Plunge: WITI Members Share Their Experiences Starting a New Business
May 2 - San Diego
Special Workshop: "HOW SHE DOES IT: How And Why Women Owned Businesses Are So Successful"
May 2 - Houston
How to Be A Leader Even When Nobody is Following
May 3 - New Jersey
Profiles of Women in IT Leadership: How Do They Do It!?
May 3 - Charlotte
Women in IT....Where are You Now? and Where are You Going?
May 8 - Los Angeles
Show Me the Money: Grow Your Business Without Giving Away Your Equity
May 10 - Research Triangle Park
The Road to Entrepreneurship
May 15 - South Florida
Dr. Turnbull's "Family Pillar" WITI Women in Community Workshop Series
May 22 - Los Angeles
We're making money now -- help! How to go from one-woman band to managing a team
May 23 - Las Vegas
WITI 1 Year Anniversary Event!
May 29 - Atlanta
Hot Trends in Technology
June 5 - Los Angeles
Avoiding Icebergs in a Sea of IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs
June 7 - San Diego
Breakfast Briefing 2007: "From Bench to Business in Biosciences"
June 9 - Los Angeles
Venture Capital Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
June 12 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June meeting - Women in Society and Politics

More information about network events in your area is available on our website.


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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!

Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Mar 19 2007-Jun 20 2007
Bodega Bay, California
AIIM Expo Conference & Exposition
Apr 16 2007-Apr 19 2007
Boston, Massachusetts
Net.Finance 2007
Apr 16 2007-Apr 19 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
Women on Boards
Apr 17 2007
Clayton, Missouri
SVASE BIGs EVENT & Business Show Case: Clean Energy - Separating Hype From Reality
Apr 19 2007
Palo Alto, California
Interop Las Vegas
May 20 2007-May 25 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Launch: Silicon Valley 2007
Jun 5 2007
Palo Alto, California
CSI NetSec 2007
Jun 11 2007-Jun 13 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona
SIIA On Demand Delivering Software as a Service
Nov 8 2007-Nov 9 2007
San Jose, California
Oracle Open World 2007
Nov 11 2007-Nov 15 2007
San Francisco, California

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