Technology Industry’s Most Influential Women Executives Meet at WITI’s 2001 Professional Women’s Summit

May 22, 2001

Over a thousand women will convene June 20th and 21st, 2001 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California for WITI’s (Women in Technology International) 7th Annual, Professional Women’s Summit and Exposition. This event is a mecca for aspiring and tech-savvy women interested in leveraging their unprecedented opportunities in technology, and exploring new strategic business relationships. The conference is also a magnet for technology executives looking for fresh ideas for challenging corporate concerns.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic two-day accelerated program that will provide them with the essential tools, opportunities, insights and connections to achieve their goals. WITI’s Professional Women’s Summit will offer an exciting and unique occasion to join in interactive and informative keynote addresses, panel discussions, roundtables and workshops designed to provide new insights and opportunities for all professional women, at any stage in their career.

WITI’s conferences continually highlight women who have proven to be exceptional in their field. Our keynote speakers are industry leaders, and in Santa Clara, WITI proudly presents:

  • Radha R. Basu, CEO, Chairman & President of, and one of Upside

    Magazine’s Top Women on the Web and Silicon India’s CEO of the Year;

  • Shakti Gawain, author of Creative Visualization and Creating True

    Prosperity, and internationally renowned leader in the human potential


  • Janet Perna, WITI Hall of Fame Inductee and IBM Software’s highest ranking

    female software executive

  • Kara Swisher, author and Boom Town Columnist for The Wall Street Journal;

  • Cindy Martin, former President of Global Customer Service and Support and

    VP of Eastman Kodak Company;

These and many other extraordinary women will provide attendees with the tools and insights that will allow them to successfully manage the new challenges and concerns present in today’s economy.

Some of the topics featured will be:

  • Connect with Top Executives to Learn Winning Marketing Strategies

  • So You Want to be a CIO/CTO?

  • Strategic Alliances: Creating Smart Partnerships.

  • Management 101 for Techies

  • Re-Inventing Work: A Win for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Leading in a Virtual Setting — What Does It Take?

  • Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone: Achieve Goals You Never Thought You Could

  • Making Sense Out of Today’s Compensation Package Strategies

  • Peacemaking: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

These sessions will contribute to a dynamic program structured to create a unique learning environment where women can share their knowledge, experiences and insights to help create a new way of viewing the modern workplace and our careers. All WITI conferences are designed to create such an environment and to provide a one-of-kind networking opportunity for women in technology. “The networking opportunities are incredible,” said Kim Padgett, VP and General Manager of The Thompson Group, “I have been able to get hands-on advice on issues I was facing at my job from women that went through the same things. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet amazing women at WITI conferences. The events reinforce my belief in my abilities, that I can achieve everything, and they are always motivating and fun.”

For more information and registration call Meliana Handoko at 818.342.9746 or email her at You can also visit WITI at .

WITI Fast Track Career Fair & Exposition

This FREE event allows job seekers to meet and speak with the industry’s most innovative and well-established companies. Many leading high-tech company recruiters will even be on-hand to interview right on the spot!

About WITI

For more than a decade, WITI has successfully provided women with inspiration, education, conferences, on-line services, publications and an exceptional worldwide network of resources. WITI is the first and only international organization solely dedicated to women advancing through technology. WITI’s strategy includes providing technology resources and services to women worldwide, including women based companies, organizations and colleges, and providing bottom line value to its individual and corporate members. WITI currently has 37 regional chapters in the US, UK and Australia.

Contact Information

Meliana Handoko
WITI (Women in Technology International)
PR/Marketing Manager
818-342-9746 ext. 105