WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
February 17, 2010

In This Issue:
WITI Technology
WITI 2010 Summit
WITI Wealth
WITI Leadership
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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

Including the 15th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards! Nominate a Woman from Your Company Today:

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Microsoft | Technet

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We're fulfilling this vision by creating new solutions for consumers and businesses and by driving innovation in the communications and entertainment industry. You see, innovation is in our DNA. And we've built on our strength as a technology innovator to create a culture of innovation that spreads beyond our technology core to all corners of our operations. Innovators are everywhere at AT&T. They exist in all organizations, at all levels. Learn more about joining us.

We believe in the power of diversity - recognizing it as a business imperative and an investment in our future. That's why we celebrate and respect the rich culture of our employees, customers, business partners, and communities in which we do business. Learn more about AT&T's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility.

  WITI Network Events

February 22 - South Florida
Geek Girl Happy Hour
February 22 - Sacramento
Wine and Unwind
March 2 - Chicago
First Thing Tuesday @ ING Café: Social Media Boot Camp
March 3 - Chicago
Contemporary Legal Issues IT Professionals Face, presented by James Speta, J.D.
March 3 - Houston
March 3 - Research Triangle Park
The Lost Art of Person to Person Networking
March 4 - Central Florida
WITI Pink Slip Party (Orlando)
March 9 - South Florida
Courage to Lead, Power to Succeed: Becoming a Women Entrepreneur in IT
March 18 - Los Angeles
Spring Mixer
March 29 - Central Florida
WITI SMARTER PLANET Dinner with IBM VP Nancy Pearson (Tampa)
April 7 - Houston

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Feb 21 2010-Feb 23 2010
Anaheim, California
Enterprise Cloud Computing - SFTA Partner Event
Feb 25 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
AlwaysOn Going Green East
Mar 8 2010-Mar 10 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 17 2010
Auburn, Alabama
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 22 2010
Indianapolis, Indiana
Boston SecureWorld Expo
Mar 23 2010-Mar 24 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 23 2010
Huntington, West Virginia
Washington D.C. SecureWorld Expo
Apr 13 2010-Apr 14 2010
Washington, District of Columbia
2010 AIIM International Exposition and Conference "info 360"
Apr 20 2010-Apr 22 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta SecureWorld Expo
Apr 27 2010-Apr 28 2010
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 27 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  WITI Technology

4 Ways to Use Widgets for Business
By Tiffany Towb, Marketing Manager at Microsoft

Tiffany Towb I get asked a lot about widgets: what are they, what do I DO with them? I'm sure entire books are being written on the subject, but I've learned a lot in the process of working on Microsoft's TechNet widget and thought I would share some of the basics in hopes of shedding some light on this relatively new medium.

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  WITI 2010 Summit: Enter to Win Private Coaching with WITI Executives

REGISTER NOW! The first one 100 people who register for WITI's 2010 Women and Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley will be entered into a raffle to win a free private coaching Session with Carolyn Leighton, Sandy Carter or other top Executive WITI Women... Click Here for Discounted Early Bird Pricing!

  WITI Wealth

Roth Conversions
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale Most of us have come to realize that we need to invest for our retirement. The days of company-paid pensions are long are gone for the most part. Knowing that, the government has introduced some new incentives to make saving for retirement more attractive.

Continued ...

  WITI Leadership

Selling a Business and Designing a New Life: 10 Questions to Your Best Future
By Marian Cook, Management Consultant

Marian Cook This is the second in a series of articles dedicated to the successful woman entrepreneur who, through her hard work and sharp wits, has successfully grown her enterprise to the point that it is salable. Selling a business, just like starting one, does require a thoughtful plan.

Continued ...

  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

Kathy Hill Exploring Your Life Mission
Begins February 18, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

Kathy Hill is a professional coach who specializes in helping people through career and life transitions. 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 Comaford The 7 Figure Business Formula
Begins February 23, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Starting and running your own company seems very exciting... at the beginning. Yet more often than not, most entrepreneurs end up finding out they've created a JOB for themselves, rather than a company. Join Christine Comaford, a 5x entrepreneur, former venture capitalist and CEO Freedom Fighter for this empowering session.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Connie Harryman Develop Your Creative Thinking!
Begins March 3, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

How do you come up with new ideas to deal with running your business in a tough economic environment, or managing your career and personal life? Connie Harryman, Creativity Developer and CEO of Applied Concepts Creativity, will share with you how to find the tools to generate many new ideas in a minimum amount of time.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Leona Hobbs Oh No, It's Gone Viral! What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Begins March 23, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

While social media can add significant value, things can also go horribly wrong. Are you prepared to anticipate and prevent a social media crisis? Can you benefit from negative publicity? Learn about the potential risks to your brand and reputation and how to overcome the challenges of this volatile space with Leona Hobbs.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Cheryl Mendonsa The White House Report Card on Technology Policy and the Greening of America
Begins April 13, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

When Barack Obama took office he made a lot of promises for change in the days ahead including moving American's energy source away from fossil fuels and spurring green innovation. TechVision21's Cheryl Mendonsa offers a look back at the first year.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Ghennipher Weeks Creating Effective Online Communities
Begins April 27, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

In this webinar, you'll learn the secret structure of highly effective online communities, what a community is and what it isn't, and take away tips that you can implement in your community immediately. Join Ghennipher Weeks for this highly informative event.

This Class is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here 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 @ Disney's Approach to Business Excellence!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 17, 2010  |  Auburn, AL

Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 22, 2010  |  Indianapolis, IN

Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 23, 2010  |  Huntington, WV

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Auburn, Indianapolis and Huntington in March

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, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence program offers 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.


No prerequisite training required.

  Join WITI @ Boston SecureWorld Expo!

SecureWorld Expo Boston SecureWorld Expo
March 23-24, 2010
Boston, MA

Mark Your Calendar for SecureWorld!

We are pleased to announce our support of the Boston SecureWorld Expo, March 23rd & 24th at the Hynes Convention Center.

There are three great options to take advantage of our partnership with SecureWorld:

WITI Members are offered a $100 discount off the $245 two day conference pass which includes access to the Conference Sessions, Keynotes, Lunch, Exhibits, Open Sessions and 12 CPE Certificate of Attendance.

WITI Members receive a special $200 discount off the $695 SecureWorld+ which includes access to the Conference Sessions, Keynotes, Lunch, Exhibits, Open Sessions and 16 CPE Certificate of Attendance. This also includes 4 1/2 hours of extended training.

WITI Members can also receive complimentary admission to Keynotes, Exhibits and Open Sessions.

Register at www.secureworldexpo.com using code - WITI


Monetizing Connectivity and
New User Experiences

April 27, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetizing Connectivity and New User Experiences is a one day executive conference and explores the expanding scope of consumer electronics and digital media in the connected home. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, this executive summit features sessions with leading executives in digital living and current market research on worldwide consumer and industry trends, providing a comprehensive examination of the technologies and business strategies best poised to move this industry forward.

CONNECTIONS Europe is the perfect event to network with global executives, discuss European and worldwide trends in digital devices and services, and learn the latest consumer research on connectivity and digital media from Parks Associates' expert analysts.

Further Information: www.connectionseurope.com

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