SOURCE: WITI -Women in Technology International

February 04, 2008 12:15 ET

WITI Is Named Women's Organization of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2008) - WITI (Women in Technology International), the nation's leading professional organization for tech-savvy women, has been selected to receive the prestigious "Raw Spirit Award" by Women in Broadcast Media.

According to Founder, Marsh Engle, "The 'Raw Spirit Award' was created to honor the most compelling voices of feminine leadership. WITI embodies the purpose of the 'Raw Spirit Award.' For almost 20 years, WITI has demonstrated transformational leadership -- the first organization to bring together women in a large scale conference venue, the first organization to establish a Hall of Fame Award to honor women in science & technology, the first organization to create a global network for professional, tech savvy women. WITI is recognized for its contribution across the nation and around the world."

WITI and its founder, Carolyn Leighton, will be honored at the Awards ceremony as part of the day long Amazing Woman's Day 2008 celebration on February 9, 2008.

According to Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, WITI Board member and CEO, Peritus Partners, "We are honored to receive this award in recognition of WITI's profound impact in driving business success and partnering with global corporations to help them gain competitive advantage."

The Raw Spirit Awards and Amazing Woman's Day are presented by Women in Broadcast Media, an organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for women through creative development, resources and connections. Amazing Woman's Day 2008 is sponsored in part by Journey Circle, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the leadership of those who seek to create a better world.

About WITI:

Carolyn Leighton founded WITI to help women advance by providing quick access to -- and support from -- a global network of professional women, working in all sectors , who consider technology central to their businesses, careers and professions. WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the nation's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI has become the premiere global organization. WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.

With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI products and services include: Powered by WITI, Networking, WITI Marketplace, Career Services/Search, National Conferences and Regional Events, Publications and Resources, Small Business Programs, Research, and Bulletin Boards. For more information regarding WITI visit www.witi.com.

About Women in Broadcast Media

The Raw Spirit Awards and Amazing Woman's Day are presented by Women in Broadcast Media, an organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for women through creative development, resources and connections. Amazing Woman's Day 2008 is sponsored in part by Journey Circle, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the leadership of those who seek to create a better world.

The celebration of Amazing Woman's Day was first established nearly a decade ago by Women in Broadcast Media founder and author Marsh Engle. As the activities, programs and outreach of the Amazing Woman initiative has expanded over the years, the core mission remained the same: To serve as a unifying symbol of women everywhere who wish to bring a sense of value and purpose to their life, their community and the world. It was in March, 2001 that women throughout the nation first joined to establish the Amazing Woman's Day initiative by joining in ten cities throughout the United States. In 2002 the celebration grew to 50 cities and was awarded a United States Congressional Proclamation that established Amazing Woman's Day as a nationwide initiative to celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of women everywhere. Since that time, the Amazing Woman's Day initiative has served to inspire thousands across the nation. More information regarding visit www.AmazingWomansDay2008.com/.