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WITI Strategist Newsletter
 
WITI Strategist
www.witi.com
December 2, 2009

In This Issue:
WITI Tech for Tots
WITI Wealth Matters
WITI Holiday Events
WITI Technology
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events


  Save the Date!

WITI's Women and Technology Summit
Sep 12-14, 2010
Silicon Valley, CA


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All inquiries will benefit the WITI professional association.


  WITI Network Events

December 3 - Arizona
Join WITI @ the W
December 7 - Central Florida
WITI Central Florida Holiday Party @ Samba Room - Orlando
December 8 - Houston
Thought Leadership Series: "The Future of Litigation & the Impact of e-Discovery on Your Business"
December 8 - Sacramento
Holiday Cheer!
December 8 - Dallas
2009 Holiday Luncheon
December 9 - Arizona
What's Hot, Who's Hiring
December 15 - New York
2009 WITI Holiday Networking Party
December 16 - Silicon Valley
Red Hot Holiday Mixer-Silicon Valley!
January 20 - Research Triangle Park
The Technical Side of Fun: Chip Design and Verification
February 2 - Central Florida
Women in Technology - IT Trends for 2010 and beyond (Tampa)
February 3 - Research Triangle Park
Triumphs Working Globally
February 9 - Silicon Valley
Smart Women Finish Rich

More Network Events


  WITI Partner Events

SFTA: Holiday Networking Party!
Dec 3 2009
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
SWE-LA Holiday Lunch and Shopping
Dec 6 2009
Woodland Hills, California
AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley
Dec 8 2009-Dec 9 2009
Menlo Park, California
CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
Jan 7 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
Disney Keys to Excellence
Feb 2 2010
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Houston SecureWorld Expo
Feb 10 2010-Feb 11 2010
Houston, Texas

WITI Member Discounts


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  WITI's 4th Annual Technology for Tots Returns to Las Vegas Friday Night!

WITI's 4th Annual Tech for Tots in Las Vegas

Join WITI Las Vegas for the Holidays!
Join the leading technology organizations in Las Vegas once again, for an industry-wide semi-formal Holiday Gala to make the holidays a little brighter for underprivileged kids in the Las Vegas valley... Details!


  WITI Wealth Matters

Holiday Scams
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale When I was at the post office this morning (trying to beat the holiday rush) there was a show on the radio that caught my attention. The discussion was about new, more sophisticated internet holiday scams and I thought I would pass some of them along.

As women in technology, you may already be aware of these attempts to steal personal and credit information. If you know of any scams that I don't mention, or have any stories from friends, please let me know and I'll pass them along.

Continued ...


Don't Miss Judi Martindale's Webinar, "Top Ten Tips for a Happy (and Secure) Financial Life", Tomorrow Afternoon!


  Celebrate the Holidays with WITI

WITI Holiday Events

December 3 - Arizona
Join WITI @ the W
December 4 - Las Vegas
4th Annual Technology For Tots
December 7 - Central Florida
WITI Central Florida Holiday Social - Orlando
December 8 - Dallas
2009 Holiday Luncheon
  December 8 - Sacramento
Holiday Cheer!
December 10 - San Diego
Annual Red Hot Holiday Mixer!
December 15 - New York
2009 WITI Holiday Networking Party
December 16 - Silicon Valley
Red Hot Holiday Mixer-Silicon Valley!

Get Connected this Holiday Season: Click Here for a Complete List of Events!


  WITI Technology

Passing the Technical Torch: Using Technology to Give Back
By Sharon Nunes, VP, Big Green Innovations, IBM and 2009 WITI Hall of Famer

Sharon Nunes Over the years, I've learned that giving back is the key to moving forward. Many corporations around the globe have also taken this belief to heart by giving to non-profits, charities and causes, especially during this time of year.

I'd like to highlight one cause that is in dire need of our serious attention and help not just now, but 365 days a year: the environment.

Continued ...


  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Judi Martindale Top Ten Tips for a Happy (and Secure) Financial Life
Begins December 3, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Start the New Year on the right financial foot with Judi Martindale. This webinar will provide an overview of the Top Ten Tips for a Happy (and Secure) Financial Life. Topics include: Earn more (!) and spend less; Invest w/an eye on fees; The diversified portfolio; Et al.

This class and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!


Marjorie Kase Facebook Privacy Clinic
Begins December 9, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm PT)

Marjorie Kase's "Facebook Privacy Clinic" will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to protect your personal information. By the end of this clinic, you will know how to maintain your professional reputation on Facebook and still enjoy sharing pics of your friends and family without worry.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!


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


WITI Members: Click Here to Download Exclusive Audio and Powerpoint Resources from Previous WITI Teleclasses & Webinars!

Not a WITI Member? Click Here for a Complete List of Member Opportunities!


  Free BlackBerrys and More at the WITI Wireless Center

WITI Wireless Center

Huge savings on phones and accessories at the WITI Wireless Center! This month's specials include free BlackBerrys and waived activation fee on AT&T plans.

See www.WITIwireless.com for details.


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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 @ SWE-LA's Holiday Lunch and Shopping!

SWE-LA Holiday Lunch and Shopping - December 6th - RSVP Today!

Lunch @ 12:00pm
Shirin Restaurant (Persian restaurant - parking included)
21826 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 887-6353
  Shopping @ 2:00pm
Topanga Mall
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 594-8740

Please RSVP to Sonja Domazet sonja.domazet@ngc.com Today!


  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
February 2, 2010  |  Pittsburgh, PA

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Pittsburgh on February 2, 2010

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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