Friday, February 27, 2009

Secrets of Six Figure Women

I was talking to a Finance Recruiter/Friend/Colleague this morning who referred me to a really good book. I thought I'd pass along to all of you. It's Barbara Stanny's "Secrets of Six-Figure Women". Check out her website -

TGIF!!!!! It's been a long week. How I hope so much this "Stupid Economy" (or is it "Economy Stupid") turns around!!!! I do believe it's a very complicated situation.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Three Women Start


Another great article on three women who lost their publishing jobs during this sudden and unexpected downturn. Instead of drowning in their sorrows, they picked themselves up to start

New York Times Article


Ruth Ann

Friday, February 6, 2009

WoTech Gets A Breath of Fresh Air!

Hey Everyone - I want to say a special thanks to Ruth, one of our new members, for volunteering to update the blog. Please let us know if you have anything specific you want to see featured, or submit an article or a topic, and one of us here at WoTech will do our best to write about it.

Wanna write for our blog? Excellent! Would love to have you!

I got a note from Ben Montgomery at the Bend Bulletin's U-Magazine, a special publication that features stories about and for women. He'd like to know more about us for a possible article. This seems like a good time to redefine who we are and what we're all about.

Here are some things that came up in our last, impromptu meeting:

WoTech is a social group where women who work in technology can come together to network and establish friendships and business contacts. We want to support women in their tech careers.

Several members would like to do some outreach in the local schools and hopefully start a “GirlTech” group soon to work with high school girls.

We have about 60 people in the group, although we’ve fallen off on regular meetings and are now working to start meeting again and infusing new energy into the group.

We want to meet monthly, on the first Monday of each month for lunch (let's say we'll meet at Jackson's Corner until further notice!)

That means: Next Meeting March 2, 2009!

Some members would like a quarterly meeting where we invite guest speakers. Last year, Amy Tykeson, the CEO of BendBroadband spoke at a WoTech event, and we'd like to get more tech leaders to share their stories and talk about their companies.

I am also on the newly formed board of Tech Alliance: Central Oregon’s Tech Association with other tech group leaders, business leaders, and EDCO. We are working with the Software Association of Oregon to help grow the tech initiative in Central Oregon. The Tech Alliance will support WoTech's efforts and help with events.

Thanks so much for your interest in our group, and feel free to email me with questions or ask about volunteer opportunities!



Magazine pays tribute to 10 women in technology

Great article that I thought would be of interest to all of you - it looks to be a few weeks old, but still good reading.

Tech Women to Watch Award

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Good Morning!!!

Good Morning All,

It was great meeting everyone last week (geez, I think it's already been 2 weeks). I'm new to this blogging stuff so this is really just a "test blog post".

Julie has asked me to contribute to this blog. As such, I think I will attempt to post once a week - we'll see how I do. Being that we are a "women's group" I'm thinking of focusing my attention on women's issues/news. Not necessarily only in technology, but pretty much everything.

O.K.... so here we go....I'll see how this turns out!!!

Ruth Ann