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The WITI Strategist
www.witi.com
September 17, 2008

The Leading Association for Professional Tech Savvy Women... Since 1989.


In This Issue:
WITI Featured Network
WITI Leadership
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings


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

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Mark Twain "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

- Mark Twain, American Humorist, Satirist, Lecturer and Writer

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Event Schedule  |  WITI Hall of Fame  |  Sessions  |  Hotel & Travel  |  Register Now!

Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future

WITI's Annual Women and Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley provides you outstanding opportunities to get connected to amazing women converging in one place at one time from throughout the U.S. and internationally.


JUST ADDED! Dr. Moira Gunn of Tech Nation to Host WITI's Hall of Fame Awards!
Cisco's Judy Lin to Keynote WITI's Leadership Award Reception!
One Day Registration Options Available... Register Now!
Early Bird Summit Pricing Extended Through September 24th...
  SAVE up to $400 - Join Us in the Silicon Valley!


NOW MORE THAN EVER

In today's economy, many of us have a tendency to pull back and spend less. But now, more than ever, is the time to be aggressive, making yourself visible, and most of all, making strong connections with a network of similarly-minded, determined, goal oriented women who are going to make a difference, no matter what!

Consider this: how often do you have the opportunity to attend one, single conference in a U.S. city and connect with distinguished, professional, tech savvy women flying in from all over the world?

This is a must attend event - and we would like to invite you to join us so we can make things happen together.

And to make it easy for you to say yes, we are offering a special discount for WITI subscribers so register now and join our phenomenal Network of WITI Women at the Taste of Technology Reception, WITI Hall of Fame Awards, Green Opportunities Expo and much more!


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Leadership Skills: Practical, Actionable Strategies to Build Social Capital
(Part 3 of 3)

By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In previous columns we discussed a more meaningful way to network: connecting the causes and organizations you become involved with to the strategy of your business and the passions of your heart. Networking is substantially more rewarding on both a professional and personal level if you do the initial analysis to ensure the two are aligned. In this column we discuss obstacles, tips and techniques to build powerful and meaningful social capital.

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Facebook WITI is now on Facebook!
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WITI New York Destination Boardroom
September 24, 2008 • New York, NY
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More than ever, professional women are accelerating and enhancing their careers through Board service. How do you find a Board position, or make the most of the one you have? WITI and UBS invite you to join them for an evening of networking and a lively panel discussion dedicated to sharing experiences, advice and opportunities for breaking into the Boardroom.

Featured Speakers Include:
Teresa Mullett Ressel, CEO, UBS Securities LLC, UBS Investment Bank
Cecelia Holloway, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas, UBS Investment Bank

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


orange arrow  WITI Personal Growth

Avoiding Job Burnout
By Kathleen Barton

Kathleen Barton In previous columns we discussed a more meaningful way to network: connecting the causes and organizations you become involved with to the strategy of your business and the passions of your heart. Networking is substantially more rewarding on both a professional and personal level if you do the initial analysis to ensure the two are aligned. In this column we discuss obstacles, tips and techniques to build powerful and meaningful social capital.

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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!

Kathy Hill "Success Strategies for Life & Career"
Begins Sep. 18, 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!


"Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Oct. 23, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series will help you to gain a clear understanding of your unique gifts, passions, needs, and values, so that you can discover what you want to do with the rest of your life.

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


Christine Duvivier FREE FOR WITI MEMBERS "Have More Impact in Less Time"
Begins Nov. 11, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Join Christine Duvivier as she shares wisdom from her own-- and other leaders' -- experiences to address the concerns of women executives.

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


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Join WITI @ Inc 500 - 5000 in Washington D.C.!

Inc 500 - 5000

Inc. 500 - Inc. 5000
September 18-20, 2008
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Inc. has assembled the best of America's business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs for three days of learning, networking, and celebrating with a community of your peers. WITI members and friends will receive a special discount when registering for this unprecedented gathering of the Most Influential Business Club in America.

Reserve Now. Space is Limited.
Register now as a PARTNER using the special WITI promotional code WITI908 to receive a $495 discount off of the non-member price.

For the first time ever, this powerful networking event is open to all.
For more information or to register, visit www.Inc500Conference.com or call us at 877-211-0489.


Join WITI @ ESC Boston!

ESC Boston ESC Boston
The Embedded Industry's Fall Tradition
October 26-30, 2008
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA


ESC Boston continues to draw more system architects and design engineers year after year. It's the fastest-growing embedded event in the world, with a 21% attendance increase in 2007 - over 3,600 attendees from 36 countries. This year, more than 150 exhibitors will showcase their innovative new products and services to thousands of OEM representatives, industry analysts, and media.

WITI Members Get 15% OFF on All Registration Packages
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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

September 18 - Research Triangle Park
WITI RTP SMART Connections - Fall Networking Event
September 24 - New York
Destination Boardroom
September 25 - Charlotte
WITI Charlotte SMART Networking - Fall Event
October 1 - Houston
Navigating Your Career Through Troubled Waters
October 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas Social Mixer at The House of Blues® Foundation Room
October 16 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
October 21 - South Florida
Save the Date
November 11 - Las Vegas
Managing IT In These Tough Economic Times
November 11 - South Florida
Save the Date
November 20 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story - SAVE THE DATE

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!

Inc. 500 - Inc. 5000
Sep 18 2008-Sep 20 2008
Washington, District of Columbia
Oracle Open World 2008
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
San Francisco, California
Digital Life
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
New York, New York
ESC Boston
Oct 27 2008-Oct 30 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
CARE - Zooma Atlanta Half Marathon & 5K
Nov 16 2008
Atlanta, Georgia
ICT for Green Economic, Business, Social and Political Development
Nov 19 2008-Nov 20 2008
New York, New York
Navigating Your Business in a Digital World
Dec 11 2008
Chicago, Illinois

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