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The WITI Strategist
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April 16, 2008

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In This Issue:

Partner Events & Announcements

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Network Meetings

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2008 Conference Series:

Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Symposium and Awards
May 1, 2008 in Chicago

Don't Miss WITI's Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Symposium and Awards at the UBS Tower in Chicago!

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Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future
October 12-15, 2008

WITI's Annual Silicon Valley Conference Returns to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA - October 12-15, 2008!

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Virginia Woolf "If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."

- Virginia Woolf, Novelist and Essayist

Source: Brainy Quote


Need some inspiration? Check out WITI Notable Quotables in our WITI members only section.  If you have a favorite quote you wish to share, please e-mail it to: info@corp.witi.com


Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Symposium and Awards


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WITI Showcases Corporate IT Women Leaders
By Marian Cook

One of the most rewarding things about being involved with WITI is being able to showcase the extraordinary women talent in our industry. On May 1st, the Chicago WITI Chapter will once again shine the spotlight on women leaders with the fourth WITI "Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership" Award for top Chicago female IT executives. This year's stellar honorees are:

Jean Holley Jean Holley
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Tellabs

Jennifer Scanlon Jennifer Scanlon
Vice President, Chief Information Officer, USG Corporation
Karenann Terrell Karenann Terrell
Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Baxter

Connie Shoemake Connie Shoemake
Vice President, Sales Americas Central Region, IBM


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Don't Miss this Extraordinary Event - Click Here for Event Details and Registration!


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An Evening with June Drewry, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chubb & Son
April 24, 2008 • Warren, NJ • Register Now!

June Drewry June Drewry has extensive international experience in the insurance and financial services industries at the senior management level, as a corporate CIO, business unit CIO and president of a third-party administrator. She has particular expertise in change management, business/IT alignment, strategy implementation and managing IT as a business within a business.

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For a Complete List of WITI Network Events, Click Here!


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How to Create a "One-Page" Plan for Your Life
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman When one of my coaching clients wants to start a business I often help them brainstorm a one-page business plan to get down the essential elements of what they need to do to set themselves up for success. We talk about the vision, mission, objectives, strategies and action plans for the business and capture the key elements in short-form in writing. Each element builds on the next with vision setting the context for mission, which in turn sets the context for strategies and finally action plans. Almost universally people understand that for a business to be successful it must have a plan.

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WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

Participants in these teleclasses and webinars have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

"Success Strategies for Life & Career"
Begins Apr. 17, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series of two one-hour teleclasses is for those who already have a specific goal and want to learn the strategies and tools that successful achievers use to achieve their goals.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!


FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Own the Room, Own the Meeting, Own the Outcome"
Begins May 13, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Practical, no-nonsense, innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of any meeting or presentation.

This class is FREE for WITI members... Click here for details!


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Staying Healthy in the High Stress Job
By Laura Brown

Tricia Greaves Throughout the twenty-plus years I've spent as an IT and business consultant, I've seen and experienced firsthand the results of high stress work environments. They include burnout, health problems, stress-based eating, and weight gain, among other problems. Due to many years spent coping with on the job pressure, many busy professionals find themselves facing chronic disease and its precursors: high cholesterol, hypertension and insulin resistance. So what can you do to stay healthy when you're in a busy, stressful job?

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Lucinda Sanders
CEO & Co-founder, The National Center for Women & Information Technology

(profile at the time of induction in 2007)

Lucinda Sanders Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years, where she specialized in systems-level software and solutions (multi-media communication and customer relationship management.) In 1996, Lucy was awarded the Bell Labs Fellow Award, the highest technical accomplishment bestowed at the company, and she has six patents in the communications technology area.

Click Here to Watch this Video   |   Visit the WITI Hall of Fame Archives


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Next Up: "Own the Room, Own the Meeting, Own the Outcome" - May 13


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WITI Members - Special Offer! Protecting Your Financial Future
WITI would like to offer all of our members the following savings and options for long term health insurance from BMS Staff.

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WITI and ApplyWise - Supporting Higher Education!

ApplyWise
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Online System for Managing the College Application Process

Robin Raskin, longtime WITI member, has been working with a new startup called ApplyWise. She was intrigued by the ApplyWise program, which was developed by one of the nations' top private colleges admission's counselors for two reasons. First, it's an equalizer. It levels the playing field between those who can afford private counseling and those who cannot. Second, it helps busy parents. Studies show that parents of juniors and seniors in high school frequently miss work days and are distracted by the demands of the college application process. Applywise can maximize their efforts but minimize some of the long hours. The program consists of 12 interactive sessions that use interactive lessons, multimedia, personal surveys and planning tools to help with everything from the letter of recommendation to figuring out what high school curriculum to take.

Go to applywise.com and take a tour. You'll save 10% and a percentage of all sales will be contributed to WITI to help them continue their education programs for women in technology. Use Promo Code WITI.


Join WITI @ Amazing Woman's Day 2008!

Amazing Woman's Day 2008 Amazing Woman's Day 2008
April 26, 2008
Grand Del Mar Resort
San Diego, CA


Amazing Woman's Day 2008 united hundreds of feminine leaders in a wave of creative brilliance and collaborative inspiration! Learn more now.

Ignite your full capabilities to implement creative solutions in your life, in your community and in the world!

Amazing Woman's Day 2008
is the place where feminine leaders come together to envision a better life for themselves, for their communities and for the world.

Don't wait an instant!
CLICK HERE to join hundreds of women as we gather to ignite this new era of inspired action, open to new ways to deepen our own unique greatness and bring the spirit of feminine leadership to life!


Join WITI @ Interop Las Vegas 2008!

INTEROP Las Vegas

Interop Las Vegas 2008
IT Conference and Exposition

April 27 - May 2, 2008 @ Mandalay Bay


Free Pass to the Leading Business Technology Event. Register with priority code CMCFNL68

Now is the time to register for the single most important business technology event of the year, where you'll see the tremendous amount of innovation in the IT market on display.

Your free Expo Pass gives you access to 500+ exhibitors and 70+ free sessions. You'll see the full range of IT solutions, and get the latest information on key technology issues.

See all the latest business technologies and meet with more than 500 leading vendors in the Interop Exhibition. Take advantage of a calendar of free sessions and events open to all Interop attendees.

Join Your Colleagues at IT's Biggest Event. Register Today!


WITI Announces Hi-Profile Opportunity from Inc. 5000!

Inc. 5000 Get the attention your high-growth company deserves!
The Inc. 500 Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Inc. 5,000 awards. The Inc. 5,000 is Inc. magazine's and Inc.com's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America. For 27 years, the Inc. list has featured many companies before they became world-renowned, including Microsoft, Domino's Pizza, and Oracle.

Every company honored on the Inc. 5,000 will be profiled on Inc.com, while the top 10% will be featured in Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5,000 also recognizes the top 100 companies in every major metro area and several other categories. Benefits include coverage in local and national media, as well as access to a broad alumni network courtesy of IncBizNet and Inc. events.

The Inc. 5,000 is an editorial award and there are no fees involved with entering or qualifying.

The Deadline to Apply is April 30th, 2008 - Don't Delay!


WITI Announces Unique Opportunity from New Media Women!

New Media Women The McCormick-Tribune New Media Women Entrepreneurs Initiative

Attention Creative Women:
Want to rock the world of journalism? The McCormick-Tribune New Media Women Entrepreneurs Initiative will fund 3 innovative online news projects to the tune of $10,000 each. Winners will blog, sharing insights, as they launch new info-sites.

Read all about it and apply online at www.newmediawomen.org. Deadline May 1, 2008. NMWE is a project of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism.


Join WITI @ LAVA's Investment Capital Conference!

Investment Capital Conference LAVA's Investment Capital Conference 2008
May 7, 2008 | 7am-6pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

A Content-Rich Conference for Busy Executives Capitalizing on our Best!

For 15 years the Investment Capital Conference has been the annual signature event of the Los Angeles Venture Association, our region's oldest, most successful organization focused on the financing of growth. LAVA's Investment Capital Conference features a unique content-rich program and effective networking; delivering unique and essential knowledge and contacts to top-level executives from early-stage to middle-market companies. Keynote speakers include: Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Icecream and Dean Kenneth Starr, Pepperdine School of Law.  This year's event is on May 7th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.

Visit www.icc.lava.org for more information.

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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 24 - San Francisco
The Value of Mentors and Mentoring
April 24 - Charlotte
How to Launch a Profitable New Business
April 24 - New Jersey
An Evening with June Drewry, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chubb & Son
April 29 - South Florida
WITI Smart Connections: Spring Networking Event!
May 13 - Las Vegas
Trendy Products for Home and Office
May 15 - Research Triangle Park
Positive Core and Strengths for Technical Professionals
May 17 - San Diego
"Valuations of Early Stage Technology Companies'
May 20 - South Florida
Save the WITI Date! Business Intelligence/IT Governance: IT's next challenge
May 26 - Atlanta
Roundtable Discussion on the Talent Pool for IT
June 4 - Houston
Managing Customer Value in Five Languages When Everyone Has Something to Say
June 10 - Las Vegas
HR and Resume Workshop
June 19 - Research Triangle Park
How "Agile" is Changing the Software Testing Industry
June 26 - Charlotte
Accessability in Software Design
August 6 - Houston
Hot Technology Roundtable
August 19 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas August Event - SAVE THIS DATE!
August 21 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan

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 3 2008-Jun 5 2008
Bay Area, California
Sustainable Green Urbanization via ICT Urbanization in the Information Age
Apr 23 2008-Apr 24 2008
New York, New York
Amazing Woman's Day 2008
Apr 26 2008
San Diego, California
Interop Las Vegas
Apr 27 2008-May 2 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Proof
May 1 2008-Jun 1 2008
West Los Angeles, California
LAVA's Investment Capital Conference 2008
May 7 2008
Los Angeles, California
Hacker Halted USA 2008
Jun 1 2008-Jun 4 2008
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sensors Expo & Conference
Jun 9 2008-Jun 11 2008
Rosemont, Illinois
1st Annual Women In Project Management Conference
Jun 12 2008-Jun 13 2008
Columbus, Ohio
SOAWORLD Conference EXPO
Jun 23 2008-Jun 24 2008
New York, New York
Optimizing ICT & Management Assets for Sustainable Economic, Business, Social Development
Jul 2 2008-Jul 3 2008
New York, New York
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada

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