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MS WPC 2013 IAMCP Women in Technology IMPACT Symposium

IAMCP International

Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

MS WPC 2013 IAMCP Women in Technology IMPACT Symposium

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This FIRST EVER pre-conference Sunday Networking Event is designed to foster an opportunity for women from around the globe to get together for the purpose of enabling long-term relationships that will drive business growth, profitability and innovation.

In addition to networking, the WIT Symposium will deliver outstanding content aligned to professional and personal growth.

As a strong supporter of gender-diversity in the workplace, the WIT Sunday Networking Event will be open to both genders.

Featuring four dynamic workshops, participants will have time to attend two out of the four (see descriptions below).


This exciting inaugural event is only possible with the generous support of our sponsors - Microsoft and Robert Half Technology.





2:00 to 2:30         Registration, Welcome and Introduction

2:30 to 3:30         First Workshop

3:30 to 3:45         Break

3:45 to 4:45         Second Workshop

4:45 to 5:00         Wrap-Up

5:00                     WPC Partner Welcome Reception


Workshop One - Executive Golf 101 – Cindy Miller 

Have you ever wanted to hold your own on the golf course but were too embarrassed to play? Have you opted out of company tournaments because you weren’t certain what to do, missing valuable opportunities for business networking? Would you like to feel confident attending a golf tournament and “play your own game” knowing you are making a contribution to your foursome?

Join professional golfer and TV personality Cindy Miller who will teach you the secrets of what to do at a golf tournament, help you feel comfortable with your own swing and deliver a strategy that can help you play with confidence at any level. To maximize the benefits of this highly interactive session, attendance is limited to 36 attendees. Wear comfortable clothing. 

Workshop Two – Be Strong, Stand Up, Stand Out - Pattie Grimm

This interactive session will focus on empowering women to understand how to leverage their strengths and how to “thrive” in IT.   This session will provide practical exercises and tips which can be applied immediately such as: 

1.    How to be strong and assertive without being perceived as “aggressive”. 

2.    How to stand up in meetings and have an impact on the business.

3.    How to stand out and help other women (especially young women) thrive in the future. 

As the President of Advantage Performance & Training, Pattie is an expert in change leadership, leader and team development and a sought-after professional coach. She specializes in helping organizations and leaders built their capacity, capability and commitment to thrive in today’s turbulent times.  

Workshop Three – How to Navigate Office Politics – Jennifer Mauney 

Are office politics helping or harming your career? Politics are at play in virtually every organization, but how you handle sensitive workplace situations can make or break your professional prospects. This presentation reviews the common types of “political players” in the workplace, how to navigate office politics without compromising your career, and how managers can “lobby” for a winning workplace. 

Join dynamic speaker and presenter, Jenifer Mauney, VP Strategic Accounts for Robert Half Technology for this highly rated presentation where you will learn the secrets to navigating minefields in the workplace. During Jenifer’s 13 year tenure with Robert Half she has been an enthusiastic supporter of IAMCP with the majority of her focus in the Microsoft arena.  

Workshop Four – The Power of IAMCP WIT - facilitation by Tiffany Wallace and Gail Mercer-MacKay 

Are you interested in engaging with IAMCP WIT in a volunteer capacity? Would you like to be a part of an amazing group who are building a global community of like-minded women in the Microsoft eco-system for the purpose of furthering our Mission, Vision and Values? Join us for an interactive brain-storming session designed to foster ideas and plans for the coming year. Get active, get involved, get connected.

Gail and Tiffany have been active participants in IAMCP and Women in Technology for the past several years. Passionate about connecting women to empower, inspire and achieve, they are eager to meet with you to share ideas.



About Robert Half Technology 

Robert Half Technology can provide customers with a breadth of technology staffing solutions to meet all their project, contract-to-hire and full-time staffing needs. Robert Half Technology is committed to the communities they serve. Well-connected within the technology industry with alliances and distinctions that no other staffing firm has, they are proud of their membership in the Microsoft Partner Network featuring several gold and silver competencies.


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When & Where

Microsoft WPC 2013 - George Brown Convention Center, GRBCC 360 BCDE

Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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IAMCP International

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is THE professional association for Microsoft Partners. IAMCP provides members with information, training and events designed to increase business opportunities locally and internationally. We help partners to expand their trade borders and establish strong business alliances. We provide a direct link with key people from Microsoft and a forum to discuss the latest Microsoft technologies. IAMCP has over 5,000 corporate members in 100+ chapters in 40 countries, serving a community of over 100,000 people.

IAMCP has four fundamental pillars - P.A.C.E.



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