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WITI Strategist
www.witi.com
May 28, 2009

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

In This Issue:
WITI Personal Growth
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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  WITI Network Events

June 3 - Greater Phoenix
How to Shine in 2009: Career Branding and Marketing Seminar / Workshop
June 3 - Houston
Hot Technology Panel: Game Changing Technologies and their Impact on our Business and Personal Lives
June 9 - South Florida
Smart Connections
June 9 - Las Vegas
Green Technology
June 9 - Dallas
Just for Fun!
June 10 - Atlanta
Managing Information Technology In Tough Economic Times
June 18 - Research Triangle Park
3D Virtual Environment for Collaboration
June 23 - San Diego
Salary Negotiation: What Everyone Needs to Know!
June 30 - Sacramento
Executive Perspectives
July 18 - Research Triangle Park
Golf Outing
August 19 - Research Triangle Park
Security - It's a Problem

More Network Events


  WITI Partner Events

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
Black Hat: Like No Other Security Conference
Jul 25 2009-Jul 30 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
ACI'S Best Practices in Electronic Health Records
Aug 20 2009-Aug 21 2009
Boston, Massachusetts

WITI Member Discounts


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  WITI Personal Growth

How Much is Enough?
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman A friend said to me recently, "Life is like a kaleidoscope - always changing. Sometimes it is us that turns the kaleidoscope and sometimes it is someone else." And I thought to myself - with the current financial meltdown it sure feels like the Kaleidoscope is turning big time - and I kind of liked the beauty and the shapes of the old pattern. But the pattern has indeed shifted and it behooves us to learn to find the beauty in the new emerging pattern.

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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!

Social Media Leaders Teach Companies How to Reach New Customers Using Social Media Tools

WITI, the leading professional organization for tech-savvy women will truly inspire "Innovation, Collaboration and Reinvention" through hands on social media learning experiences at its Women and Technology 20th Anniversary Summit.

WITI Summit Speakers

Attendees will work on their laptops as top Social Media leaders teach companies how to capture and target more customers, build stronger relationships with existing customers and take advantage of the social media applications and tools to build a stronger web presence, increase revenue and streamline costs for their companies.

WITI represents the ideal market for business Networking - CIO's, executive women and other leaders in technology from around the world converge at WITI's 20th anniversary Summit to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges, and explore business opportunities.

The Social Media Café, June 15 and 16 includes two days of sessions featuring tools, strategies, and advice on how to capitalize on social media from Facebook and LinkedIn to Twitter and other platforms, which allow companies to specifically hone in on their targeted demographics.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discover and advance their understanding of these platforms to gain a competitive edge for their organizations. Through this unique learning experience, WITI's café attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to develop or strengthen alliances through networking and collaboration services.

Only 16 Days to Go... Use Promo code 'strat09' and SAVE an ADDITIONAL $200 OFF Early Bird Registration!

  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 First 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 Houston Hot Technology Panel: Game Changing Technologies and their Impact on our Business and Personal Lives
June 3, 2009 • Houston, TX • Register Now!


Featured Speakers:
• Dawn Gagnon, Microsoft Mobility Solution Specialist
• Robyn Pierce, Microsoft Account Technology Specialist
• Taz Diaz, Microsoft Account Technology Specialist
• Laura Karbarz, Moderator, Microsoft Solution Specialist

HOT Technology Roundtable - Cloud Computing, Wireless, and Social Networking. Please join us and explore the latest technology trends and how these trends impact us in our personal and professional lives. More businesses, large and small, are using and considering a hosted model for their computing needs. Find out more about the benefits of accessing and using applications like Exchange, SharePoint, Word, and Excel via the Internet.

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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!

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  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 @ 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.


  Join WITI @ the Israel Conference in Los Angeles!

The Israel Conference The Israel Conference
Incredible Technology
Amazing Companies
June 4, 2009
Lake Hotel • Los Angeles, CA

The Israel Conference is an interactive forum to bring Israel-facing companies together to increase business and investment opportunities between Israel and California in High Tech / Clean Tech / Medical Tech / Media / Consumer Products.

Thursday June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles will showcase leaders of significant businesses that were founded in Israel / have R&D in Israel / do business in Israel / and investors in Israeli companies.

To Learn More and to Register, Visit: www.theisraelconference.org


  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.

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