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WITI - A Creative Network for Business Women Run by Visionary Business Women

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Organization's Information:

Name: Women in Technology International (WITI) Professional Association. WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association.

Website: Women in Technology International

Contact Information: WITI Professional Association & WITI Foundation, 13351-D Riverside Drive #441, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Phone: 818-788-9484; Fax: 818-788-9410. Email

Size of Organization:

WITI has a global network of women and a market reach exceeding 2 million members.

Origins and Date Founded:

The organization known today as WITI Professional Association was founded by Carolyn Leighton in 1989. Leighton created the organization to “help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology.

Her business expertise and vision has made WITI the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology today.

Mission Statement:

“WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.”

Products and Services:

WITI offers a variety of programs and partnerships that provide networking opportunities and resources for, and by women, committed to helping each other. WITI accomplishes their mission through its massive network of professional associations worldwide, including the United States, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico.

Specifically, some of WITI’s products and services include:

  • Networking
  • WITI Marketplace
  • Career Services/Search
  • National Conferences and Regional Events
  • Publications and Resources
  • Small Business Programs
  • Research, Bulletin Boards

Why WITI is Different:

WITI is anything but a “canned” organization. They offer finely-tuned services and networking groups that benefit individuals, businesses, and even students. Their unique approach allows women (and yes, WITI also has male members) to more easily connect with others that have similar interests and focuses.

WITI itself teams with professionals, businesses, corporate partners, and even forms alliances with other organizations to offer its members the most rewarding experience possible.

To fully meet its mission, WITI helps business owners through three affiliates:

  • WITI Unlimited offers a “spectrum of solutions for women-specific business issues that are marketed to individuals, small businesses, and corporations;”

  • The WITI Professional Association is a global network of professional, tech-savvy women and those who want to learn more about technology in the business environment; and

  • The WITI Foundation which offers programs to “empower women through technology in underdeveloped countries where they are often treated like second-class citizens.”

WITI Networks

    WITI Student Network: Truly a unique and visionary network, WITI offers special support to future women in business. The Student Network caters to the needs and interests of college and university students “on the cusp of new careers and ready to be mentored and inspired.”

    WITI Professional Network: For professional women who consider technology central to their businesses, careers and professions.

    WITI Corporate Network: This network helps organizations reach decision makers, hire "star" employees and grow their businesses by” tapping into the power of WITI's products and services.”

    WITI Global Executive Network (GEN): This network is designed to meet the needs of VP and C-level women. GEN “enables them to influence change, collaborate with peers, and become role models and mentors.”

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