SOURCE: WITI

December 04, 2007 09:00 ET

UBS, WITI to Host New York Holiday Networking Event to Benefit Dress for Success®

Professional Networking for a Cause

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - WITI (Women in Technology International), the nation's leading professional organization for tech-savvy women, and UBS, one of the world's leading financial firms, are proud to announce that their professional networking event this month will benefit Dress for Success.

Twenty-five percent of the registration fees will benefit Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools needed to thrive in work and in life. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds received from an on-site raffle will also be donated to the esteemed organization.

The UBS | WITI Holiday Networking Event is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and will take place at the UBS building at 1285 6th Avenue in New York City.

"This holiday event reflects WITI's commitment to provide opportunities for women to support one another," said Carolyn Leighton, CEO, chairwoman and founder of WITI. "We are as strong and successful as our local sponsors and network members, and I am proud that our combined strengths can be channeled towards such an important cause."

The event is open to members and non-members of the local WITI network. For more information, or to register: http://www.witi.com/center/regionalchapter/newyork/meeting.php?id=2139

About WITI

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.

About UBS

UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. Its business, global in scale, is focused on growth. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses. UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top-tier investment banking and securities firm with a strong institutional and corporate client franchise, a key asset manager and the market leader in Swiss commercial and retail banking. UBS employs more than 80,000 people. With headquarters in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS operates in over 50 countries and from all major international centers.

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 80 cities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 400,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

Contact Information

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    Alicia Young
    Ruder Finn, Inc. for WITI
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