Thursday--"Among Friends: A Gathering of Women Internet Entrepreneurs." Female Internet entrepreneurs share experiences and network in an informal exchange. 6 to 9 p.m., Women's Business Center, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312. Sponsors: NetVenturer LLC, Cost: No charge. Contact: Mona Sehgal, 202-338-6366,

Friday--Executive Breakfast Briefing: Storage. Learn about the latest storage solutions and take advantage of opportunities in the government market. The keynote speaker will be Nicholas R. Allen, vice president and research director at the Gartner Group. 7:45 to 10 a.m., Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike. Sponsor: Washington Technology. Cost: $30. Contact: Sonja Barbour, 703-848-2800, Ext. 124, Event URL:

Wednesday--"Investing in the Future: Toward a 21st Century Information Technology Work Force." Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III will address the Commission on Information Technology, which will meet to provide recommendations on Virginia's need for more information-technology workers to support its business growth. The meeting will feature an exhibition by representatives from graduates of Virginia's education and training programs.

10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Sponsor: Governor's Commission on Information Technology. Cost: No charge. Contact: Caroline Boyd, 804-786-9579, Event URL: