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WITI Webinars are FREE for all of our members, and non-member pricing is also available. We offer multiple webinars to take advantage of each month and our members also have access to recordings and materials from past webinars. Details of our current offerings follow:

WITI Member Orientation

Friday, August 5, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST  |  FREE for WITI Members ($0 Nonmembers)

Please join us for the WITI Monthly Membership Orientation. Hear about all of the the great things WITI is doing and how you can leverage them as a WITI member. These calls will take place on the first Friday of each month.

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Content Marketing Strategy -- Creating Content that Connects

Thursday, August 11, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Gretchen Fox

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Snapchat - keeping up with consumers is one of the biggest challenges for 21st century entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners.

While businesses have produced content since the beginning of time, the proliferation and expansion of always-on social media platforms has moved content from a seasonal quarterly advertising campaign to an all day, every day effort. The amount of social channels that need daily content and the voracious appetite of 21st century consumers, mean content is often created just for the sake of content and it lacks any relevance. This is a tremendous waste of resources and results in zero engagement. We don't run our advertising campaigns like this and we shouldn't run our social channels like this either.

The lack of strategy to ensure every piece of content is relevant to your target audiences is where many social programs fail. When social programs don't convert, the platform is often blamed rather than the content. It is possible to make every piece of content count - it simply needs to be meaningful.

Creating a content strategy based on “The Social System” vs based on guesswork will not only maximize your content, it will be the foundation for social engagement and TRUE community - the best immunization from Facebook's constant organic reach algorithm changes. This webinar will help you make sure you get the most out of every piece of content and use it to make connections that count.

Gretchen Fox is a recognized executive and thought leader in social marketing. She provides a social vision and strategy for startups and Fortune 500 brands, striving to take social to the next level. Prior to launching [made to order], she served as Vice President of Social at Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company.

Before joining Live Nation, Fox launched one of the first Social TV products to deliver interactive and live streaming experiences at NASPERS R&D project and Silicon Valley start-up, MediaZone. In this role, she managed online marketing for some of the world's biggest sport properties including: AELTC's Wimbledon Championships, IndyCar Race Control, Rugby World Cup, ING New York City Marathon, and NBC's Winter Olympics.

Her work has earned her the Billboard Magazine Top Women in Social, regular press coverage, and a role as contributing writer for Forbes online.

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How Successful Leaders Beat Self Defeat

Thursday, August 18, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Chris Makell, CEO of Spark of Brilliance

According to the Anita Borg Institute, research shows that women leave tech companies at twice the rate as men. Why? Well, 30% cite working conditions - their ability to advance and 17% organizational climate - their ability to work with a superior.

These findings align with Bain & Co's research, which highlights that within 2 years in corporate, a woman's confidence declines by 52% and her aspirations to reach top management declines by 63%. These are sobering numbers. However, we know that there ARE successful women leaders in tech who have overcome these statistics and gone on to higher levels of success, without derailing their careers or opting out. What can be learned from their experiences?

In this webinar, Chris Makell, CEO of Spark of Brilliance, will discuss how successful leaders beat self defeat by using three techniques for conquering the characteristics that lead to those "swift" departures: anger, rebellion and guilt.

You'll gain insights into what you can do to overcome or prevent derailment, i.e. self defeat:

- What to do when they don't get how you feel
- How to put on your "game face" while sitting on the bench
- When the art of listening vs. advising is the BEST leadership strategy

The challenge of leading in the face of business and life's stressors can be draining. These practical steps will be immediately useful and will place you on the path to increased confidence in your abilities and greater resilience when "stuff" gets in your way.

Chris Makell is the CEO of Spark of Brilliance. She has worked for over 25 years with individuals and groups from new hires to executive levels in multiple industries, with a target for extraordinary personal and professional effectiveness, performance and achievement.

Her corporate experience includes systems engineering, leadership positions in management, development and training, and executive placement/succession planning for a highly visible and profitable technical organization. She has traveled to India, Singapore, China and France to uplevel sales skills and technical expertise for a Fortune 20 corporation.

As a certified professional coach and master mentor to women in technology leaders, team leaders and women-led starts ups in the Austin area, she is expert in unleashing your confidence, courage and resilience as a business leader.

Her business expertise and profile have been highlighted in the Danbury News Times, San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento Bee and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Women In Business PR News, Corporation PR News, and the International Business Times.

Chris has received the Best Woman Owned Business award and is an active mentor/advisor for Dress for Success Austin, Women Communicators of Austin, and Austin Women In Technology. She is a featured speaker for the Austin Business Journal and the Executive Women in Texas Government. She is a published author of the books:

A Smack Upside The Head - Your guide to Blazing Business Success and Courage Is The New GREEN - A guide and journal for women business leaders to unleash your courage and transform the world

Chris holds a BA in Sociology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and an MS in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT.

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Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When PLANNING a Family

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Suz O'Donnell

Do you want to have a baby, but worry it will interfere with your career? Do you worry that having kids, means you'll be stuck with boring work options? Do you think your colleagues' viewpoint of you as a "go-getter" will change, if they find out you are even considering starting a family? Have you become increasingly aware of unconscious bias and how it affects women's careers? Have you heard that women who have children are not only paid less than men, they are also paid less than women without children?!?!?

Overcome these fears and beat the statistics!

In this webinar, Suz O'Donnell will share how to avoid the three most common career mistakes professional women make when planning a family. It's up to YOU to take the bull by the horns to drive the factors that are in your control and influence the factors that seem to be outside of your control. She will:

- Articulate the top three mistakes professional women make when planning a family that prevent them from getting what they want out of their career.

- Distinguish which risk factors are under your control and how you can influence the risk factors that seem to be out of your control.

You will leave the webinar with a three-step plan to ensure you get what you want out of your life and career.

Note: If you already have one or more children, register for the August 31st webinar "Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When BALANCING a Family." If you have kids, but are planning to have another, then you may want to attend both sessions. Each session will prepare you for upcoming business conversations associated with your family plans.

Suz O'Donnell is the author of the Career-Family Formula™ and owner of Thrivatize LLC, which is focused on increasing diversity at the top. As a mid-career mother, she is passionate about supporting powerful women who are planning families and women who already have families, to maintain their desired career trajectory.

Prior to Thrivatize, Suz spent 17 years in management consulting at Accenture, Ernst & Young, Capgemini, and Gallup. She has worked with clients at Cisco, Genentech-Roche, Digitas, Eli Lilly, Walmart, Time Warner, Telefonica, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Kimberly-Clark, Vail Resorts, University of Chicago Medicine, and many more.

Suz is certified in executive coaching, personal branding, and workshop facilitation. She has lived/worked in seven countries, is fluent in Spanish, and dabbles in Italian and French.

She is also the proud mother of a hilarious boy, creative girl, and friendly dog. Suz is married to a wonderful man who helps her balance all the amazing things life and work offer. She loves international travel, improv comedy, volunteering, and Zumba.

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Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When BALANCING a Family

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Suz O'Donnell

Do you feel overwhelmed trying to have a fruitful career while also attempting to spend quality time with your family? Do you feel like your career trajectory has changed since you had kids? Do you feel like your brand as a "go-getter" has taken a hit? Have you become increasingly aware of unconscious bias and how it affects women's careers? Have you heard that women who have children are not only paid less than men, they are also paid less than women without children?!?!?

Overcome these fears and beat the statistics!

In this webinar, Suz O'Donnell will share how to avoid the three most common career mistakes professional women make when balancing a family. It's up to YOU to take the bull by the horns to drive the factors that are in your control and influence the factors that seem to be outside of your control. She will:

- Articulate the top three mistakes professional women make when balancing a family that prevent them from getting what they want out of their career.

- Distinguish which risk factors are under your control and how you can influence the risk factors that seem to be out of your control.

You will leave the webinar with a three-step plan to ensure you get what you want out of your life and career.

Note: If you don't have children yet but are planning for them in the future, register for the August 24th webinar "Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When PLANNING a Family."

Suz O'Donnell is the author of the Career-Family Formula™ and owner of Thrivatize LLC, which is focused on increasing diversity at the top. As a mid-career mother, she is passionate about supporting powerful women who are planning families and women who already have families, to maintain their desired career trajectory.

Prior to Thrivatize, Suz spent 17 years in management consulting at Accenture, Ernst & Young, Capgemini, and Gallup. She has worked with clients at Cisco, Genentech-Roche, Digitas, Eli Lilly, Walmart, Time Warner, Telefonica, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Kimberly-Clark, Vail Resorts, University of Chicago Medicine, and many more.

Suz is certified in executive coaching, personal branding, and workshop facilitation. She has lived/worked in seven countries, is fluent in Spanish, and dabbles in Italian and French.

She is also the proud mother of a hilarious boy, creative girl, and friendly dog. Suz is married to a wonderful man who helps her balance all the amazing things life and work offer. She loves international travel, improv comedy, volunteering, and Zumba.

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WITI Member Orientation

Friday, September 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST  |  FREE for WITI Members ($0 Nonmembers)

Please join us for the WITI Monthly Membership Orientation. Hear about all of the the great things WITI is doing and how you can leverage them as a WITI member. These calls will take place on the first Friday of each month.

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Building Relationships For Life: The Challenges and Opportunities for Millennials, Xers, and Boomers

Thursday, September 8, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Andrew Sobel

Not a day goes by without a headline proclaiming how different Millennials are from their older Gen Xers and Baby Boomer colleagues, and there are many studies to back up these claims. But in one respect, Millennials (aged 21-34) face the same challenge every generation has had to contend with:

How do you build a powerful, supportive network of key relationships that will help you thrive in your career - both internally in your firm and externally with clients and important contacts in your field?

In 2016, relationship authority and bestselling author Andrew Sobel conducted a global study of nearly 3000 educated professionals, to examine the relationship-building needs, challenges, and habits of all three main generational cohorts.

During this webinar, he will review a series of powerful findings from his Global Relationships Study:

- Why there is such a gap between how important we know trusted professional relationships are, and our relatively low satisfaction with them.

- The specific challenges that Millennials have in working with older colleagues - and vice-versa.

- The two relationship-building skills everyone wishes they could get better at.

- The key factor that appears to double employee engagement scores and cut intended attrition by 50%.

- The one - and only one - social media platform that people say is truly helpful in building relationships.

Andrew Sobel is the leading authority on client loyalty and the ingredients of enduring business relationships. He is the author of eight acclaimed, bestselling books, including Power Relationships, Power Questions, All for One, and Clients for Life, which have been translated into 19 languages. He has advised many of the world's leading public companies and professional service firms, including Citigroup, PwC, Cognizant, Deloitte, Hess, Bain & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Experian, and many others. Andrew was a senior vice president and Country Chief Executive for Gemini Consulting, and for the last 20 years has led his own international consulting firm.

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WITI Member Orientation

Friday, October 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST  |  FREE for WITI Members ($0 Nonmembers)

Please join us for the WITI Monthly Membership Orientation. Hear about all of the the great things WITI is doing and how you can leverage them as a WITI member. These calls will take place on the first Friday of each month.

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Seeing Female Success from the Male Point of View

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Michelle Bergquist

In this impactful one-hour webinar, Michelle Bergquist, CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, will share

Insights That Can Move Professional Women from Invisible to Invaluable

Most business books for women are written by women. Unfortunately, an overwhelming percentage of Fortune 1000 firms, top earners, boardroom seats and executive officer positions are filled with MEN.

Has anyone asked THEM what they think women should do to advance in business?

Michelle Bergquist has - and she will share their insightful - and revealing - responses in this can't-miss webinar. Highlights Include:

- How to play the game of business
- How to show results
- How to speak up and get noticed
- How to turn your ask on
- How to get your brag on
- How to search and approach mentors
- How to support other women for advancement
- How to adapt your behavior and still be YOU in business!

Michelle Bergquist is a nationally recognized author, award-winning entrepreneur, lively moderator and engaging, professional speaker. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, a leading powerhouse community of b2b women owners, executives and professionals who converge and engage to build high-performing professional relationships among peers in business. Michelle is also Co-Founder of SUE Talks™, bold, passionate, talks and viewpoints on business by successful, unstoppable, empowering women changing the face of business.

Michelle is a passionate advocate to advance women in business, and committed to designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities that result in more women leading projects, teams, people and companies. In 2014, Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as the Women's Advocate of the Year. In 2015, she was featured and recognized as one of the Women Who Impact San Diego by the San Diego Metro Magazine.

Michelle's corporate background includes 13 years in commercial banking and over 20 years as an entrepreneur and business owner. She is the author of two books: How Women Sabotage Their Success in Business... According to Men and How to Build a Million Dollar Database. Michelle's professional background includes over 20 years' expertise in helping companies develop winning business plans, obtain funding, increase sales and improve business performance and success.

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WITI Member Orientation

Friday, November 4, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST  |  FREE for WITI Members ($0 Nonmembers)

Please join us for the WITI Monthly Membership Orientation. Hear about all of the the great things WITI is doing and how you can leverage them as a WITI member. These calls will take place on the first Friday of each month.

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WITI Member Orientation

Friday, December 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST  |  FREE for WITI Members ($0 Nonmembers)

Please join us for the WITI Monthly Membership Orientation. Hear about all of the the great things WITI is doing and how you can leverage them as a WITI member. These calls will take place on the first Friday of each month.

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  Previous Webinars

 Past Webinar Recordings

Upcoming Webinars

WITI Member Orientation
Begins Aug 5

Content Marketing Strategy -- Creating Content that Connects
Begins Aug 11

How Successful Leaders Beat Self Defeat
Begins Aug 18

Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When PLANNING a Family
Begins Aug 24

Avoid the Top Three Career Mistakes Professional Women Make When BALANCING a Family
Begins Aug 31

WITI Member Orientation
Begins Sep 2

Building Relationships For Life: The Challenges and Opportunities for Millennials, Xers, and Boomers
Begins Sep 8

WITI Member Orientation
Begins Oct 7

Seeing Female Success from the Male Point of View
Begins Nov 2

WITI Member Orientation
Begins Nov 4

WITI Member Orientation
Begins Dec 2

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Founded in 1989, WITI is the nation's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide connections, resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.