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Women in Tech

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  • Her View on Making Investments
    Her View on Making Investments Jessica Gulick, CEO of Katzcy & Gail Ball, Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures Recorded: Aug 16 2018 31 mins
    Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing technology market areas. Women-owned technology companies are right in the midst of cybersecurity innovation by delivering products and solutions that protect consumers and businesses from ever-changing threats. Are you looking to help one of these companies grow by investing in their solutions? Perhaps you want to get in early and be a part of their mission to protect and prevent? If you answered yes, please join Jessica Gulick, Owner of Katzcy Consulting, and Gail Ball, Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures, in a 30-minute webinar as they share their insights on identifying and investing in these exciting and fast-growing women-owned firms.
  • The Future of Work in the 21st Century: Multigenerational Teams
    The Future of Work in the 21st Century: Multigenerational Teams Monique Morrow, President & Co-Founder, The Humanized Internet Recorded: Aug 15 2018 51 mins
    The way in which we work is changing. Technology, social norms and economic influences are impacting the working world every day.

    Did you know the right to work is a human right? It allows men and women of all ages and backgrounds to become self-reliant in dignity and free from discrimination. At a time when technology is taking over the workplace and a younger demographic is entering most workforces, it's more imperative than ever to understand the future of work and how multi-generational teams can make a meaningful impact on your business.

    Tune in with Monique Morrow, Dedicated Futurist, Technologist and Advisor, as she discusses these ever-important topics, opportunities and calls to action.
  • Diversity and Overcoming Pay Gaps in the Modern Workplace
    Diversity and Overcoming Pay Gaps in the Modern Workplace Jennifer Riggins Recorded: Aug 8 2018 62 mins
    What are you doing to make sure your office is diverse and welcoming? Diversity in the work environment is proven to promote acceptance, respect, and teamwork, embracing differences in race, age, gender, native language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, and communication styles among employees. Movements like #metoo has us talking about this more in certain industries and at a systemic level, but what can we do as individuals in the workplace? Grab your drink and sit down to join us for what's sure to be an engaging episode of WIT: Women in Touch, when women trying to make a change are going to share their advice for how you can too, whether you are in a position to attract and hire talent or you are struggling to overcome these barriers. And, once diversity is increased at your office or university, what can you do to make it work?

    Why should you join? Let's start with some facts because the status quo is unacceptable:
    April 10 marks Equal Pay Day for women in the US (the infamous 78 cents on the dollar), but we are choosing to hold our discussion on diversity and pay gaps on August 8, following Equal Pay Day for black women in the US.
    Women in tech make on average $40,000 less a year than their male counterparts. Women of color in tech in particular often lack the support channels and feel ostracized in their roles.

    This discussion is in part a follow-up to our first episode which focused on the Working Mom. Mothers end up earning about 40% less than what their childless female counterparts earn over a lifetime. The pay gap between white women and black women is the fastest growing income inequality there is, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. This gap has grown from 6% in 1979 to 19% today, and it's growing directly alongside greater inequality.

    The main reason to join is this isn't just an esoteric conversation, but a practical one that gives everyone practical ways to make a change, no matter what her or his role is.
  • BrightTALK Masterclass Series: Finding the Right Investor
    BrightTALK Masterclass Series: Finding the Right Investor Jessica Dick, Co-founder of Five Years Time Recorded: Aug 2 2018 49 mins
    This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Masterclass Series.

    Raising Investment for your early stage business is a big decision. Whilst the process itself is gruelling, managing investors once they are on board has its own set of challenges.

    Although investment can feel like “free money”, it is in fact the most expensive cash you’ll ever raise, as the returns investors expect, along with the rights and privileges you must be prepared to grant them, can be very onerous to a startup.

    Indeed investors can make or break a business, and having a brilliant, supportive investor who shares your vision is gold dust and can propel you to the next level.

    Join our webinar with Jessica Dick, co-founder of Five Years Time, a company focused on supporting founders to get investment ready and navigate the minefield of the fundraising process.

    The webinar will present the different types of funding that are available to early stage businesses, and will focus on the key characteristics of angel investors and Venture Capital.

    The webinar will then explore the concept of "Smart Money" and will give you some examples of what to expect once the investment has come in. Finally we will give you tips around what to look for in an investor, what questions to ask and how to set up the relationship from the start to ensure smooth sailing.
  • Why Leaders Must Be the Change Agents
    Why Leaders Must Be the Change Agents Nikki Barua, CEO, BeyondCurious Recorded: Aug 1 2018 60 mins
    Cultural shifts and changing expectations, not just the advancement of technology, are transforming customer experience.

    Join this live webinar with Nikki Barua, CEO of BeyondCurious, to:

    - Recognize why looking outside your industry is no longer a creative exercise, but a business imperative in the age of Amazon.
    - Learn valuable lessons from other industries to ignite change within your own.
    - Unlock value by transforming your organization into a truly digital business.
    - Generate momentum with a culture of innovation – one that is constantly adapting to a disruptive environment that doesn’t stand still.
    - Understand the capabilities, mindset and skillsets needed to adopt this approach, and how you can be the change agent that helps your organization successfully navigate through risk and uncertainty.
  • Sunflowers in the Desert: Why Women in Tech are a rarity & how to promote change
    Sunflowers in the Desert: Why Women in Tech are a rarity & how to promote change Anna Bennett (Gospel), Campbell Shaw (Cardlytics), Sophie Bialaszewski (LBG), Henry Rose Lee (Talenttio), Ina Yulo Recorded: Jul 25 2018 64 mins
    Join this all-star panel led by Anna Bennett, a leading female figure in the FinTech world and Women in Tech advocate, hosting a session on exploring how we can encourage more Women into Tech careers.

    We’ll look at challenges that we face and how different women have overcome them, hearing about the problems and the solutions from a man’s perspective and a discussion on how we can all work together to achieve a much more diverse workforce. With some examples of doing it right and practical takeaways that you can put into practice to ensure that the future of tech is diverse.
  • How to Grow Your Hi-Tech Business with Branding, Content & Storytelling
    How to Grow Your Hi-Tech Business with Branding, Content & Storytelling Jean Ginzburg, CEO, Ginball Digital Marketing Recorded: Jul 11 2018 51 mins
    To get your brand message across to your audiences, it’s key to know where they are hanging out. With users now spending an average of 20 minutes per day on social media, most of the audiences audiences of hi-tech companies are hanging out on either Facebook, Instagram, LInkedIn, Youtube or another social media platform. Before we can get onto social media, it’s pertinent to craft a message about our brand and about our products or services.

    Join this live webinar with Jean Ginzburg, Digital Marketing Expert and #1 Best-Selling Author, as she covers how best to extract the message from your own business and how best to create it for your target audience.

    Once we have crafted our message, we will cover on how best to create content, what types of content works best now and the components of a well-crafted content piece. And now we are ready to distribute our messaging and content across social media. We will also cover specific examples of branding, messaging, content and social media from the hi-tech and SaaS industries.
  • Career Conversations with the WSC Board of Directors
    Career Conversations with the WSC Board of Directors WSC Board of Directors Recorded: Jun 28 2018 61 mins
    Join us at our next Career Conversations session. We'll discuss topics such as: what made them decide on IT or Cyber Security, what were some of their work/life challenges, and what skills and education do they see as essential to success?

    Whether you are an experienced professional or just contemplating a future in Cyber Security, WSC's Career Conversations allows you to have a conversation with women making a difference. Join us and share in Career Conversations with successful women in cyber security!

    Guests:
    Lisa Jiggetts, MBA | CISSP | ECSA | C|EH | SCNP | MCSE | CCNA | SCSA | Network+ | A+

    Jessica Gulick, MBA | PMP | CISSP

    Mari Galloway, MSIS | CISSP | GSEC | GMON | GCIH | GPEN | GCFE | C|EH | CCNA Security | CCNA | Security+ | IT Project+ | MOS

    Elena Steinke, MBA | CISSP | Security+ | C|EH | Threat Intelligence Analyst

    Hosted by Mansi Thakar, Associate of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
  • Increasing Cyber Workforce Diversity
    Increasing Cyber Workforce Diversity Max Shuftan, Jessica Gulick and other panelist Recorded: Jun 20 2018 64 mins
    Join this webinar to hear from past students and current champions discuss how the SANS CyberTalent program is changing lives and closing the workforce gap. The cybersecurity workforce gap can be partly solved through increasing diversity. Organizations like SANS CyberTalent and the WSC are reaching into communities throughout Maryland and the US searching for professionals with technical appitude but new to cybersecurity.

    These academies are designed to help qualified veterans and women receive training and certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. The Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated program designed for completion in six to eight months, depending upon program selected. The program is at NO COST to the students selected.


    Come listen to learn:
    • What the selection process includes and important application tips
    • Understand what kind of training is provided (length and format)
    • Hear from a recent graduate who will share her experience
    • How this training academy and related certifications can help your career
  • Social Sell Yourself: Leveraging LinkedIn to Build a Thought Leader Brand
    Social Sell Yourself: Leveraging LinkedIn to Build a Thought Leader Brand Amanda Healy, Senior Marketing Manager, TIBCO Recorded: May 30 2018 62 mins
    Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you feel you ought to? Or, have you been meaning to set one up, but don’t know where to start? Chances are, even more advanced users of LinkedIn are not maximizing the platform to its fullest. With careful curation, it can be one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, enabling new opportunities, driving new business and partnerships, and giving you the power to position yourself as a thought leader in your space. In this workshop, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn quick wins and ninja tricks to get LinkedIn to do the heavy lifting. Hear how to increase your profile strength, strategically grow your network, boost your search value, and much more. Discover how investing less than an hour per week can pay big dividends in achieving your personal and professional aspirations.

    About the presenter:
    Amanda Healy is an award-winning marketing demand generation leader, national speaker and keynote, and social media advocate. She currently works as a Senior Marketing Manager at TIBCO Software, driving global campaigns for the company’s enterprise integration and cloud solutions. She has trained world-class teams ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies to leverage social media, and has spoken at industry-leading conferences including the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Women In Technology International Summit, Microsoft Envision, Social Tools Summit, Watermark’s Lead On Conference for Women, and many more. Profiled by the Washington Post, interviewed by WBZ, lauded as “Social Genius” by the Boston Social Tools Summit, and named to BostonSpeak’s “24 Experts On How to Become a Great Public Speaker” list, Amanda is one to watch.

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