SOURCE: WITI (Women in Technology International)

March 10, 2008 17:54 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Columbia University, WITI Celebrate National Women's History Month; Host Special Panel "Voices From The Top: Management And Corporate Entrepreneurship Of Women Leading Change"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) -


What:  WITI (Women in Technology International) and Columbia University's
       Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE)
       will host "Voices From The Top: Management And Corporate
       Entrepreneurship Of Women Leading Change," an enlightening panel of
       top businesswomen who'll explore leadership and innovation through
       their own personal stories and strategies for success.  Attendees
       will learn about mega-trends affecting corporate culture and how
       these influences will yield greater opportunities for those willing
       to seize them.

       Panelists include:
       Ms. Candace Fleming, CIO of Columbia University
       Ms. Sandra Brandon, CIO, Crayola LLC
       Ms. Harriet Edelman, CIO and SVP, Business Transformation, Avon
       Ms. Beatrice Leon, CIO, Pernod Ricard Americas

       Moderator:
       Ms. Anne McCrory, Editorial Director, TechTarget CIO Decisions Media

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 7:45 am - 10:00 am

Where: Columbia University,
       530 West 120 Street
       Davis Hall Auditorium
       Schapiro Center
       New York, New York 10027

Who:   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.

       Columbia University's Center for Technology Innovation and Community
       Engagement (CTICE) - Located within Columbia University's Fu
       Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Center for
       Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement
       (CTICE -- www.ctice.columbia.edu) creates authentic
       university-community partnerships. Through community-based learning
       and community capacity-building programs, CTICE marshals Columbia
       University's intellectual and material resources to promote local
       entrepreneurs, support community organizations and employers, and
       benefit the local community. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering
       and Applied Science (www.engineering.columbia.edu) offers programs
       to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course
       of study leading to the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in
       engineering and applied science.

How:   The general public can register for the event at:
       http://www.witi.com/newyork/meeting.php?id=2146

       The event is $15.00 for WITI Members and $50.00 for non-members.
       Admission for Columbia students is free (ID required) by visiting:
       http://www.witi.com/newyork/meeting.php?id=2146. Registration ends
       on Tuesday, March 11, 2008.  Please bring an ID with you to the
       event.