Today’s e-Business Leaders Share Secrets of Their Success

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MAY 18, 2000 – CEOs and other executives whose leadership, strategic thinking and vision built successful e-businesses will come together for an inaugural webcast series to share their secrets and help attract tomorrow's leaders.

Senior E*TRADE executives Josh Levine, Jeff Ledger and Amy Shaw join Gartner CEO, Michael Fleischer, on May 18 to demonstrate their innovative management styles in the webcast series 'Inside Secrets of e-Business Leaders.' Produced and hosted by ITworld.com, the IT problem-solving network(TM) and its exclusive online career service, ITcareers, the three-part series will feature prominent business leaders from some of today's most successful organizations.

'Inside Secrets of e-Business Leaders' begins with a live one-hour broadcast at 2 p.m. ET, on Thursday, May 18 at: http://www.itworld.com/itwebcast/leaders. The concept for this webcast series was conceived by LeadersOnline(TM), a comprehensive web-based recruiting service from Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII).

According to Leaders! President Michael T. Christy, the involvement of top executives in the Internet-based recruiting of information technology staff is

a powerful and effective strategy.

"Tomorrow's leaders can learn well from today's top executives, and in the world of IT, what better way for them to come together than through the

Internet?" Christy said. "The webcast series is another reason employers and prospective employees turn to web-based recruiting to meet their IT needs."

Added Mark Williams, COO of ITcareers, "Time is the most precious commodity for these senior executives. If they can spare a few hours to participate in a

forum that puts them directly in front of emerging leaders as well as other executives addressing some of the same challenges, they can save months in

productivity. That's the beauty and the power of webcasting."

The webcast will be produced on ITworld.com's ITwebcast platform and will include audio, live-from-tape video clips, a multi-dimensional slide

presentation, live web pages, and audience interactive polling. ITworld.com currently produces several other IT-related webcasts, including: `Live From

the Ether' with Bob Metcalfe; `The Networked World' with John Gallant; and IDC's `IT Advisor,' a weekly webcast and comprehensive web channel on the

ITworld.com Network featuring IDC's high-profile analysts. ITworld.com has also produced webcasts for a wide range of clients including Intel, Sprint,

Nortel and Marconi.

About ITworld.com

Ranked among the top ten Internet media properties by Advertising Age's BtoB, and recently named a "Hot Site" by USA Today, ITworld.com is the

Internet's most comprehensive web-based information network for enterprise IT professionals. Providing a wide array of informative content and business

services necessary to stay competitive in today's market, ITworld.com, the IT problem-solving network, is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG),

the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company.

At the core of the ITworld.com Network lies content from the IDG News Service, and relevant articles and research from the IDG family of trusted

brands, including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld and Network World. The site also provides original technical content from JavaWorld, LinuxWorld and

SunWorld. As such, ITworld.com users have a direct path to a multi-dimensional spectrum of resources – including vendor-supplied white papers and product

information, industry news, career solutions and training tools – providing the user with IT peripheral vision. For more information, visit

http://www.itworld.com.

About ITcareers

ITcareers is focused entirely on the career needs of the IT professional. Leveraging ITworld.com's industry-leading editorial, and backed by IT

powerhouses such as CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World, ITcareers offers IT job seekers at every level the most highly qualified

career-growth opportunities available. ITcareers encompasses a broad array of recruitment features and services including job search, email job alerts,

relevant careers editorial, and Careerwebcasting – an entirely new way to broadcast employment-related material over the Web via streaming audio and

video. For more information, visit http://www.itcareers.com.

About LeadersOnline(TM)

LeadersOnline(TM) is a leading business-to-business Internet marketplace that enables efficient and effective aggregation, matching and fulfillment of

employer demand with candidate supply in the recruitment market for mid-level executives and professionals. As of March 31, 2000, more than 110 companies

located throughout the United States and Europe have used LeadersOnline's value-added Internet-based services to match and recruit candidates into a

broad range of functions. LeadersOnline is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with operations throughout North America and Europe. For more information

about LeadersOnline, please visit our web site at http://www.leadersonline.com.