2004 National Conference

CONFERENCES

Moving Powerfully into the Future
2004 National Conference
June 8 & 9, 2004
Doubletree Hotel San Jose, San Jose

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Executive Women Track
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Complementary
Coaching
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Authors Expo
DAY ONE
7:00am Continental Breakfast Opens
7:45am-8:15am     Conference Intro & Overview with Barbara Annis, CEO, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.
(Continental Breakfast Available)
8:15am-9:15am Morning Keynote Address: Creating A New Dream For Your Future
Marcia Wieder, author, America's Dream Coach®
sponsored by Capital One
9:15am-9:30am Break
9:30am-10:45am OUR FUTURE: OPPORTUNITIES & DIRECTIONS

New Technologies Changing Our Lives
Amy Sklar, Online Publishing Director, CMP Media, TechWeb (moderator); Patricia Schnaidt, Founder and Principal, BaySide Media; Joy Mountford, Idbias; Amy Jo Kim, Founder and Pricipal, SocialDesigner.Net (panelists)
Making A Difference, Making A Living
Wendy Wallbridge, Founder, On Your Mark Corporate Coaching & Consulting; (moderator); Beth Williams, Founder and President, TransTech International; Tjiska Van Wyk, Founder, Rachel's Network; Betsy Rosenberg, , Host and Producer, EcoTalk; Maureen Conway; Vice President, HP's Emerging Market Solutions (panelists)
(Especially For Entrepreneurs)
The Intersection Of Business And Social Change

Cheryl Dahle, Contributing Writer, Fast Company (moderator); Diana Hoffman, CEO, President, and Founder, EnviroSystems, Inc.; Kyle Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, First Book; Niko Clifford, Executive Director, Girls For A Change; Alison Lingane, Senior Project Manager, Benetech (panelists)
Advisory Networks For VPs And CEOs
Barbara Annis, CEO, BAA Inc. (speaker)
10:30am Exhibit Floor Opens  
10:45am-11:30am Karin Manske,
Lauren Wilkins,
Joan Hangarter
Marcia Wieder,
Catherine Kitcho,
Lynne Twist,
Anita Perez Ferguson
Visit Exhibit Floor & Networking
11:30am-12:15pm     WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP & AUTHENTICITY with Barbara Annis, CEO, BAA Inc.
sponsored by IBM
12:15pm-12:30pm Break
12:30pm-12:45pm Karin Manske,
Lauren Wilkins,
Joan Hangarter
Lunch/ Comic Relief with Gadget Grrl, humorist, Technoscout of gadgets
12:45pm-1:45pm   Lunch Keynote Address: The Soul Of Money: How To Be Authentic In Your Relationship With Money In The Workplace And In Life with Lynne Twist, author, fundraiser, global activist
sponsored by Raytheon
1:45pm-2:00pm Break
2:00pm-3:15pm DESIGNING & BUILDING YOUR FUTURE & SUCCESS emPOWER Workshops

Life/Career Decisions - Technology Changes Everything
Diana Kapp, freelance writer (moderator); Nadia Campbell, Vice President of Client Services, Extend Fertility; Liz Kerton, Managing Director, The Kerton Group; Amanda Reed(panelists)
Planning For Personal & Professional Success In A Male-Dominated Industry
Sharon Brindley, vice president for public sector and healthcare sales, Lexmark International, Inc. (moderator); Pam Yanchik, Sr. Director, Business and Scientific Solutions, Genetech; Brenda Zawatski, Vice President of product marketing, Veritas; Karen Foreman, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, Raytheon; Angela Coluzzi, Director Customer System Integration Services, Broward County Public Schools (panelists)
How (And Why) To Develop Your Own Career Action Plan
Amy Guarino, Vice President of Global Sales, Biz360 (speaker)
Savvy Negotiating In The Electronic Age - Don't Be Sabotaged!
Helen Conroy, Attorney at Law (speaker)
(Especially For Entrepreneurs)
The Expert Advantage:

Caterina Rando, speaker, coach, author (speaker)
Executive Training: How To Use What You've Got To Create, Lead And Manage A Sustainable And Successful Operation
Marilyn Wilson, president, Wilson-Victor Associates (moderator); Marilyn Tam, author, founder Us Foundation, former president Reebok, former VP Nike; Kimberly King-Burns, founding partner, convergenz/solutions; Gerry Zimmerman, Vice President of Quality, Raytheon, (panelists)
3:15pm-4:00pm Karin Manske,
Lauren Wilkins,
Joan Hangarter,
Marcia Wieder
Marilyn Tam,
Barbara Annis,
Judy Lawrence,
Joan Perry
Visit Exhibit Floor & Networking
4:00pm-5:15pm     AUTHENTICITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

Why Can't Women Be More Like Men? What You Don't Know About Gender Differences!
Susan Harrow, author, Media Coach & Marketing Strategist, Harrow Communications (speaker)
Taking The Lead - Breakthrough Tools For Authentic Leadership
Randy Methven, Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, On Your Mark (speaker)
Naked Ambition - Overcoming Socially Sanctioned Self-Sabotage To Unleash Your Full Potential
Debra Condren, Founder and President, Manhattan Business Coaching (speaker)
Power Thinking & Communicating - How To Influence Others & Increase Your Success
Caterina Rando, speaker, coach, and author" (speaker)
In The Executive Suite, The Golden Rule Still Applies
Colleen Edwards, Vice President of Marketing, Foundstone (speaker)
Leadership Being - The Last Frontier
Rayona Sharpnack, Founder and President, Institute for Women's Leadership (speaker)
5:00pm-5:30pm Lauren Wilkins Susan Harrow,
Caterina Rando
Visit Exhibit Floor & Networking VIP/ GEN Reception (5:00pm-6:30pm)
5:30pm-7:00pm Exhibit Floor Closes (5:30pm) TASTE OF TECHNOLOGY RECEPTION sponsored by TEXAS INSTRUMENTS and BMC Software
7:00pm-10:00pm   HALL OF FAME AWARDS GALA/ DINNER, with Emcee Hope Miller
Hosted by Raytheon, sponsored by Advanta and Silicon Valley BizInk

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DAY TWO
7:00am Continental Breakfast Opens
7:45am-8:00am     Day Two Welcome & Overview by Barbara Annis, CEO, BAA Inc. (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00am-9:00am Morning Keynote Address: Taking Control - You Decide What Happens To You
Shahla Aly, General Manager, Cross Company Strategy and Initiatives
9:00am-9:15am Break
9:15am-10:30am emPOWER TOOLS - Designing & Building Your Future & Success

Radical Sabbaticals
Gadget Grrl, columnist, humorist and Technoscout of gadgets (Moderator); Pat Tinsley McGill, Ph.D., Founder, Mousetime Media LLC; Susan Pohl, consultant, Doctor of Ministry; Dr. Joan Hangarter, Founder, Miracle Makers Club (panelists)
A Missing Competency: Boardroom It Deficit And What Women In Technology Can Do To Affect Change
Heidi Sinclair, Global Chairman, Technology, Burson-Marsteller (moderator); Kerry Cullen, Corporate Director of HRMS, Raytheon (panelist)
Technology Marketing Ideas That Work
Lisa MacKenzie, Publisher, CMP Media (moderator); Elizabeth Harz, Category Development Officer, Yahoo!; Mike Hiatt; Jan McDaniel, HP; (panelists)
Signature For Success: Good Traits, Bad Traits:
Arlyn Imberman, author, Founder, Emerging Image, Inc. (speaker)
(Especially For Entrepreneurs)
Making Your Business A Success - It Takes A Lot More Than A Great Technology!

Marilyn Wilson, president, Wilson-Victor Associates (moderator); Daphne Carmeli, President & CEO, Metreo Inc.; Lois Landau, CEO, Reach Communications, Inc. (panelists)
10:30am Exhibit Floor Opens  
10:30am-11:15am Karin Manske,
Lauren Wilkins,
Wendy Wallbridge,
Peggy Diocini
Pat Tinsley McGill,
Arlyn Imberman,
Neerja Raman,
Joan Hangarter
Visit Exhibit Floor & Networking
11:15am-12:00pm     Women In Leadership & Authenticity (Part 2)
with Barbara Annis, CEO, BAA Inc.
sponsored by IBM
12:00pm-12:15pm Break
12:15pm-12:30pm Lunch/ Comic Relief with Gadget Grrl, humorist, Technoscout of gadgets
12:30pm-1:30pm Karin Manske,
Lauren Wilkins,
Joan Hangarter
Lunch Keynote Address: How Women Can Beat Terrorism with Curt Weeden, Founder and President, Contributions Academy
sponsored by WELLPOINT
1:30pm-2:15pm Curt Weeden,
Agapi Stassinopoulos
Visit Exhibit Floor & Networking
2:15pm-3:30pm     AUTHENTICITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

Why Can't Women Be More Like Men? What You Don't Know About Gender Differences!
Susan Harrow, author, Media Coach & Marketing Strategist, Harrow Communications (speaker)
Taking The Lead - Breakthrough Tools For Authentic Leadership
Randy Methven, Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, On Your Mark (speaker)
Naked Ambition - Overcoming Socially Sanctioned Self-Sabotage To Unleash Your Full Potential
Debra Condren, Founder and President, Manhattan Business Coaching (speaker)
Power Thinking & Communicating - How To Influence Others & Increase Your Success
Caterina Rando, speaker, coach, and author" (speaker)
3:30pm-4:05pm Exhibit Floor Closes (4:00pm) Closing Keynote Address: Revealing the Divine Power Within You
Agapi Stassinopoulos, author, lecturer, entertainer
4:15pmpm-4:15pm   Closing Statements with Carolyn Leighton and Barbara Annis

The WITI Welcome:
WITI's policy is if you see anyone standing alone at a WITI event, please stop what you're doing and invite them into your group. We hear time and again - women feel welcomed and comfortable at WITI events.

Buddy Match:
Coming alone? Be sure to stop by the WITI table in the registration area and we will match you up with a buddy.

Exhibit Floor
Complimentary Coaching Sessions: Now is your chance to get a new perspective on work and life! Sign up for a complimentary 15 min Coaching Session on the Expo floor!
Opportunities Expo: Meet companies that want to meet and discuss career opportunities with YOU: Blockbuster, AT&T, Carnegie Mellon University, Texas Instruments, T-Mobile, and more!
"Books That Empower Women" Authors Expo: Authors who have penned books that empower women are a rich source of knowledge and experience as a result of their own experiences, wisdom, and research. Now, writers and readers come together to meet and discuss their books and ideas.
Cyber Café, Hosted by HP: More info coming!
Silent Action to benefit The Women's Alliance:
The Women's Alliance By bidding on a Silent Auction item, you will be supporting The Women's Alliance, a national organization of independent community-based members who provide professional attire, career skills training and related services to low-income women seeking employment, the majority of whom are "working mothers" seeking economic independence.
Also watch for our Post-Conference Learning Center!
Something new for WITI... After the conference, visit our Post-Conference Learning Center chock full of articles, recommended reading, "How-To" Tip Sheets from all the presenters, teleclasses and more!
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