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WITI Strategist
www.witi.com
May 13, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Leadership
2009 WITI Summit
WITI Experts on Demand
WITI Hall of Fame
WITI Membership Drive
WITI Teleclasses
WITI Webinars
WITI Featured Network
WITI Partner Events
WITI Network Meetings


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GEICO

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All inquiries will benefit the WITI professional association.


  WITI Network Events

May 14 - Research Triangle Park
Software as a Service
May 19 - South Florida
Social Networking: Latest, Greatest Business Tool or Security Nightmare?
May 20 - San Diego
Make an Impact Today with High Performance Communication!
June 9 - Las Vegas
Green Technology
June 10 - Atlanta
Managing Information Technology in Tough Economic Times
June 18 - Research Triangle Park
3D Virtual Environment for Collaboration
June 30 - Sacramento
Executive Perspectives
July 18 - Research Triangle Park
Golf Outing

More Network Events


  WITI Partner Events

Interop Las Vegas
May 17 2009-May 22 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Disney Keys to Excellence
May 19 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma
AlwaysOn Venture Summit
May 20 2009-May 22 2009
Boston, Massachusetts
Disney Keys to Excellence
May 27 2009
Memphis, Tennessee
EOP's Stem Diversity Career Expo
May 28 2009
Washington, D.C.
2009 CommunityOne Conference West
Jun 1 2009-Jun 3 2009
San Francisco, California
JavaOne Conference
Jun 2 2009-Jun 5 2009
San Francisco, California
Park Associates Connections Conference
Jun 2 2009-Jun 4 2009
Santa Clara, California
Disney Keys to Excellence
Jun 3 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Israel Conference
Jun 4 2009
Los Angeles, California
Interop Tokyo
Jun 9 2009-Jun 13 2009
Tokyo, Japan
40th National Training Program "Providing You the Keys to Success"
Jul 20 2009-Jul 24 2009
Orlando, Florida

WITI Member Discounts


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  WITI Leadership

Leadership Skills: Organizational Savvy (Part 1 of 3)
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook One of the corporate leadership development forums that I lead focused on a hot topic: organizational savvy. Most of you will know what I mean without a definition. You can tell when someone has it or not. For our group, it centered on understanding the professional culture you are in and working with it - instead of against it - to achieve your goals. It is understanding that 'office politics' is a reality to be dealt with, not ignored or even looked down upon.

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  The 2009 WITI Summit Returns to the Silicon Valley in June

WITI20 - 20th Anniversary WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit:
World Café and Social Media Café
Innovation, Collaboration, Reinvention

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA
June 14-16, 2009
www.witi.com/summit

Event Schedule  |  Speakers & Keynotes  |  WITI Hall of Fame  |  Register Now!

The WORLD Café is designed to ignite dialog using everything we've learned about the catalytic process of science and technology to help us identify collective intelligence and co-creativity in order to achieve breakthrough solutions to business/technology challenges. Simply put, the World Café will help each of us network and leverage talent across many cultures, disciplines and generations by bringing together the pioneers of 1.0 with the cultivators of Web 2.0 to explore innovation, collaboration and reinvention.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Anne Adams, an authority on organizational transformation, lead the WITI 20th Anniversary Summit World Café.

For the first time in WITI Summit history we are happy to announce the Social Media Café - To teach each of us how to better utilize social media to streamline expenditures, develop business opportunities, reach new customers and expand relationships with existing (internal/external) customers and contacts.

WITI's Goal for you: Spark creative thinking and implementation of new strategies which has immediate application and benefit to each person's company.

Only 31 Days to Go... Click Here for Discounted Early Bird Pricing!

  View 2008 WITI Summit Photos   Hear 2008 WITI Summit Sessions


For sponsorship and advertising information, email sponsorship@corp.witi.com or call a WITI representative today at 800-334-9484.


  WITI Launches New Service: WITI Experts on Demand

WITI Experts on Demand - Your Trusted Advisors

WITI Experts on Demand is designed to help you make the best decisions possible - carefully selected trusted advisors committed to providing you the best advice to grow your career, business, profession - to find the best answers to complex challenges you are facing now or in the future.

Instead of spending time searching for the right person, driving to someone's office, WITI Experts on Demand is designed to provide you a list of prescreened, personally recommended experts ready to help you deal with the challenges critical to your growth and prosperity.

Take a look at the WITI Experts offering their expertise, put in your credit card to buy the time you need, e-mail them your questions and/or arrange for a telecon.

Take a look at each expert's photo, bio area of expertise, and rates, so you can select the expert that best matches your needs. All experts listed on WITI Experts on Demand have been personally recommended by trusted WITI Advisors.

Visit www.witi.com/experts for Complete Details!


  Join Us for the 2009 WITI Hall of Fame @ WITI's 20th Anniversary Summit!

Shira Lazar, Host of NBC's 1st Look, to MC WITI's 2009 Hall of Fame Awards WITI's Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. This year's WITI Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony, hosted by Shira Lazar of NBC's 1st Look, will be held on Monday June 15, 2009 @ 6:30pm in the Silicon Valley.

Announcing Four Leaders in Science and Technology who will be Honored at WITI's Hall of Fame Awards Dinner...

Patricia S. Cowings Patricia S. Cowings
Research Psychologist, Human Systems Integration Division, NASA Ames Research Center
  Maxine Fassberg Maxine Fassberg
Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Fab 28 Plant Manager, General Manager, Intel Israel

Dr. Sharon Nunes Dr. Sharon Nunes
Vice President Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation
  Dr. Carolyn Turbyfill Dr. Carolyn Turbyfill
Technology Pioneer

Don't Miss Out on WITI's Biggest Event of the Year... Register Now!


  WITI 20th Anniversary Special Offer!

Join WITI Today!

Included with your WITI Membership Fee is a One Year Subscription to Wired Magazine ($12 Value)... Click Here to Become a WITI Member Today!


  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Kathy Hill "Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins June 4, 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!


view   Click Here to Visit Kathy Hill's WITI Experts on Demand Profile Today


Mary Vincent "Green Business: Drivers for Environmental Improvements"
Begins June 9, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join Mary Vincent, President of GreenStar Solution, to learn about the Top Green Business Drivers that will improve business operations in the following areas: Water, Packaging, Materials, Climate Change, and Food.

This class is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!


Click Here for a Complete List of WITI Member Webinars & WITI Teleclasses!


  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI South Florida Social Networking: Latest, Greatest Business Tool or Security Nightmare?
May 19, 2009 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Register Now!


Featured Speakers:
• Kevin Tracy, Senior Consulting Systems Engineering for Network Security and Mobility Solutions, Cisco
• Gabriel Ruiz, Director of Technology, ADX Technologies
• Pete Nicoletti, Vice President, Secure Information Services, Terremark
• Jay Patel, Advisory Services, KPMG

What began as a way to use the internet to make new friends and reconnect with old ones has now merged with the business world, with some companies actively promoting employee involvement to raise awareness of their products or services and keep in touch with each other and existing or potential customers. But before your organization embraces the new technology, you need to be aware of the security implications that it brings with it. At this meeting, we'll address the good, the bad and the ugly of using popular social networking tools (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc.) in the business environment.

Continued ...


Click Here for a Complete List of WITI Network Events in Your Area!


  Care.com has a Special Member Benefit just for WITI Members

Care.com Visit Care.com/WITI and save 20% on your subscription! Find great local babysitters, nannies, special needs caregivers, tutors, senior caregivers, pet sitters, housekeepers and more!

View detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of pre-screened providers near you!


  Exclusive Offer for WITI Members

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Visit the award winning GEICO.com for your complimentary, easy, no-obligation rate quote. Your subscription to WITI's newsletter could save you even more money.

All inquiries will benefit the WITI professional association.

Visit: www.GEICO.com or Call: 1-800-368-2734 and Mention WITI to Receive Your Discounted Quote Today!


  WITI Members can Save up to 29% with Lenovo

Lenovo Lenovo is pleased to provide WITI members with this great offer on its entire product line, including the award winning ThinkPad® notebook, new and highly acclaimed IdeaPad™ multimedia notebooks, innovative ThinkCentre™ desktops and computing accessories.

Here's How You Save:
1) Receive instant savings with discounted web pricing;
2) In Addition, save up to 15% with your WITI membership discount.

Visit the website often, as special time limited eCoupons (in addition to the savings noted above) are provided frequently!

Redemption Instructions: Visit www.lenovo.com/witi or call 1-800-426-7235, option 1, ext. 5719 to take advantage of discounts on select products. FREE ground shipping available on all web orders!


Terms and Conditions: Savings referenced off regular Lenovo.com price (not in addition to standard affinity discount) and available direct from Lenovo on select products. Offer not combinable with other discounts, offers or promotions. Offer valid in US only and subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. The following are trademarks of Lenovo Group, LTD. or one of its subsidiaries: ThinkPad and ThinkCentre.

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  WITI Partner Events & Announcements

Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
WITI partner events provide an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and job growth amongst tech savvy women and men. For a complete listing of WITI events in your area, click here!


  Join WITI and Sister to Sister in the Fight Against Heart Disease!

SCREEN FOUR Help join the fight against heart disease - the number one killer of women.

Participate in SCREEN 4 from Sister to Sister: The National Women's Heart Health Foundation. Go to SCREEN 4 and sign up for the free online initiative that encourages women to get screened for heart disease and recruits three others to join them. Log on soon, because for every team of four that signs up by June 30, Sister to Sister will donate one free screening to a woman in need.


  Attention WITI Filmmakers - ITVFest 2009 Submissions End Tomorrow!

ITVFest Independent Television Festival
July 31 - August 6, 2009
Los Angeles, CA

The 2009 ITVFest - it is your chance to share your creativity and talent and the only place to get your independent webseries and independently produced television pilots seen.

The ITVFest will accept submissions for the following categories:
Comedy, Drama, Alternative, Documentary and Webseries.

Early Submission Deadline: April 23, 2009
Late Submission Deadline: May 14, 2009

The world of successful independent production is not merely limited to the silver screen. Pilotmakers showcased at ITVFest have gone on to get script deals with NBC, development deals with Starz!, web deals with Sony Digital, Fox Studios and Ziddio.com, and representation from top reps such as UTA and 3 Arts. Winners of the 2008 ITVFest also walked home with $5,000 in production support each!

For more information, visit our website and forum at www.itvfest.org


  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in Tulsa!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
May 19, 2009
Tulsa, OK

WITI Professional Association Welcomes the Disney Institute to Tulsa on May 19, 2009

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.
A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIPNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysTulsa.com

No prerequisite training required.


  Join WITI @ AlwaysOn Venture Summit East in Boston!

AlwaysOn Venture Summit East

AlwaysOn Venture Summit East
Co-Presented by AlwaysOn and JP Morgan
May 20-22, 2009 • Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, MA

Click here to take advantage of the 33%-off discount before we sell out!

Even as Venture Summit East is about to kick off, we continue to add crucial discussions to our agenda, forming the most comprehensive event for private companies and private-company investors in the Boston region. We'll feature a discussion on the role VC in DC - How can investors and entrepreneurs access the government cash outlay? - and the growing role of non-VC, private-equity firms in backing private companies. Venture Summit East is the top business-development and thought-leadership event - and we hope you will join us!

Click Here for Complete Details!


  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in Memphis!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
May 27, 2009
Memphis, TN

WITI Professional Association Welcomes the Disney Institute to Memphis on May 27, 2009

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.
A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIPNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysMemphis.com

No prerequisite training required.


  Join WITI @ EOP's™ STEM Diversity Career Expo!

EOP's™ STEM Diversity Career Expo
May 28, 2009
Washington, D.C.

EOP's™ STEM Diversity Career Expo is a job fair bringing industry and government together with entry-level and professionals who are women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) career disciplines. This event will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel between 10AM and 4PM. The address is 2600 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. It is a free event to attend and an opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from major corporations and government agencies looking to hire.

To pre-register or get more information, go to www.eop.com/stemexpo.

This event is hosted by EOP, Inc., publisher of Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, and Equal Opportunity magazines and has great support from associations and media, including Women in Technology International (WITI) as our Association Sponsor.


  Join WITI @ CommunityOne West!

CommunityOne West

Register for CommunityOne West, June 1-3, 2009, San Francisco

Join us for three jam-packed days of education, innovation, and exchange. Come together with fellow developers and technologists to evaluate dozens of open-source projects currently powering leading Web companies, transforming enterprise IT, and enabling next-generation computing. Main conference on June 1 is free, but space is limited. Deep Dive tutorials on June 2 and 3 require a fee. Register today!

Click Here for Details!


  Join WITI @ CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase!

CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase
CONNECTIONS™
The Digital Living
Conference & Showcase

June 2-4, 2009
Santa Clara, CA


The CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique research-driven executive conference and showcase, hosting close to 1,000 attendees each year, delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.

www.connectionsconference.com


  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence in Pittsburgh!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
June 3, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA

WITI Professional Association Welcomes the Disney Institute to Pittsburgh on June 3, 2009

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.
A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysPittsburgh.com

No prerequisite training required.

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