Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Katie Broderick of 451 Research will interview David Leighton, President of Women in Technology about a recent survey of 1,100 WITI members, which found that early STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exposure is crucial and a variety of support mechanisms are needed to achieve women's goals in a predominantly male field.Read more >
What is it like in today's day and age to be a female entrepreneur? How do you successfully launch a tech startup or co-found a company as a woman in the industry? As the leader of such organizations, how can we continue to decrease the amount of gender imbalance and increase employee morale and retention? Tune in to our live, dynamic panel discussion moderated by Vinita Rathi, Co-founder and CEO of Systango and former Executive Director & VP at Goldman Sachs for a look into company culture and success from a female entrepreneur point of view.Read more >
Join Daniel Cuthbert, COO of SensePost and Jessica Gulick from Women's Society of Cyberjutsu for an informative discussion on what you need to know about attending Black Hat USA 2017 conference this July in Las Vegas. We will share tips and lessons learned from selecting and attending the training courses and conference. The WSC is offering a special discount (save $200) on registration by using code WSCBH17.Read more >
Meet BrightTALK's Women in Tech Community Managers, Kelly Harris and Marija Atanasova, and hear from other women in teach leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, and more.Read more >
Have you ever read The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene? This bestselling book, with all its fans and critics, reminds us that life isn’t black and white, and teaches us through 48 laws how to live in the gray areas. Interestingly enough, those in cybersecurity should feel right at home in this gray space.
In this all-women panel discussion, Tamara Dull picks out ten of these 48 laws, and talks with cybersecurity experts to help draw out parallels for women who desire to be more powerful and successful in their cybersecurity (and tech-focused) endeavors.Come prepared to listen, hear differing views, and ask your questions at the end. We’re prepared to have a good time with this one!
- Barbara Cosgriff, Software Security Architect at SAS Institute
- Debra Baker, Product Certifications Engineer at Cisco Systems
- Jeanne Alley, Manager, Global Information Security at LexisNexis
- Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Best Practices
It is estimated that women make up 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. There’s no question that we need to get more women involved, especially as we move into this Internet of Things (IoT) era where data volumes are growing exponentially, and information security continues to be a hot topic amongst IT, executive boards, and everyone in between.
In this all-women panel discussion, Tamara Dull will be talking with cybersecurity experts about its threat, the impact of technology, why women need to be involved, their advice for President Trump, and the landscape moving forward.
Come prepared to listen, learn, ask your questions, and have a good time.
Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Best Practices
- Barbara Cosgriff, Software Security Architect, SAS Institute
- Debra Baker, Product Certifications Engineer, Cisco Systems
- Jeanne Alley, Manager Global Information Security, LexisNexis
- Jennifer Rosario, Manager IT Risk Governance, First Citizens Bank
IFLR Women in Business Law Group members are invited to join a webinar on Speaking with Confidence. Topics include:
• Making an impact
• Connecting with the audience
• Body language and non-verbal cues
• Remaining authentic and credible
• Developing your own voice an style
• Planning and preparation - structuring what you want to say
• Speaking without notes
• Using visuals to maintain interest
• Controlling nerves
Speakers: Tish Clyde, SVP Global Industrial Relations & Employment Counsel, DHL; Caroline Donald, International Chief of Staff, Legal Department, Executive Director & Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs; Sarah Harper, Vice President, Senior Legal Adviser, Visa Europe; Marianne O'Connor, Associate, Career Savvy Women;
Gemma Varriale, EMEA Editor, IFLR
Does it feel sometimes like you're being stretched in a million different directions and that you're close to a breaking point? You're not the only one! Unfortunately, this is not an unusual experience given the current business climate combined with our demanding personal lives.
In today's hyper-busy world it's not only about career progression, but also importantly about career resilience. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, only 13% of 180 million people considered themselves "happily engaged at work." Many studies have confirmed what we know instinctively - being happy and motivated has a huge impact on our effectiveness and resiliency.
In today’s webinar we’re going to uncover which strategies result in high performance AND well being in our careers and our lives.
Hear the latest Stories, Planner Results, Client Impact and Research on using “Circle” and other Participatory Processes to empower, educate and engage women.
Join us for a session designed for advisors who want to enhance their ability to serve and attract women clients. We will explore what it truly means to change the conversation with women about money, discuss how to facilitate participatory events, such as circle and conversation cafes, and consider the impact of Changing the Conversation.
As the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, Monica Smiley has spent the last decade building the national and now global magazine she leads into a strong voice for women entrepreneurs. Founded as the only national magazine published exclusively for women business owners, the print and digital editions of the magazine now reach a million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe. The company also hosts the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, considered the most prestigious awards program for outstanding women business owners from around the globe. While Enterprising Women began its tenth year in May 2009 serving the women business owner community, Monica has been the president of a magazine publishing and marketing communication business for nearly 30 years, publishing both consumer and trade magazine titles.
Considered a national thought leader on women’s entrepreneurship, Monica serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners National Advisory Council and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. EW is a founding coalition partner of Women Impacting Public Policy, and she has represented the United States six times as a delegate to the Global Summit of Women (in Morocco, Germany, Chile, China, Turkey, and Greece), a gathering of nearly a thousand women entrepreneurs, women business leaders, and women Cabinet or Ministerial level government leaders from more than 90 countries actively involved in the Peace Through Business program, sponsored by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), Monica has served as a mentor in the program for the past four years, hosting women business owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda in her North Carolina home. She founded the Enterprising Women Foundation in March 2011 to benefit the growth of women’s entrepreneurship here and around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, she is a native of Bay City, Michigan.
Join us at our next Career Conversations session. Career Conversations gives WSC members the opportunity to connect with career professionals. We'll discuss topics such as "What made them decide on IT or Cyber Security?, "What were some of their work/life challenges?" , "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!
Guests: Jenn Henley, Director of Security, Facebook
Lisa Jiggetts, Founder and CEO of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu will moderate discussions.
About the Speaker:
Jennifer Henley is the Director of Security Operations at Facebook. In her current role, Henley is responsible for operational excellence, organizational management, and program management for the Facebook Security team. A jack of all trades, she also runs internal and external security awareness and outreach efforts, most notably, Facebook’s popular “Hacktober” events for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. She is also deeply passionate about attracting and retaining a diverse set of talent to the security industry. Prior to her employment at Facebook, she was Chief of Staff for the CISO at PayPal.
This session will outline the core aspects and design of the participatory meeting process known simply as, “Circle”.
Gathering women together in a circle meeting takes advantage of women’s ways of connecting, learning and experiencing realization and empowerment. All of this is designed to help your clients and potential clients become more ready to learn and truly engage with you in improving their financial life.
Research shows that 43% of highly qualified women with children are leaving careers or off-ramping for a period of time, and those who want to return often struggle with re-rentry. In this presentation, we’ll review a creative way to approach the issue using product strategy thinking — one that our own business has used.
About the Presenter:
Kirsten Liston has played a founding role in three different start-ups since 2000. She developed products and set product strategy for Integrity Interactive and Threat Ready Resources, both learning and technology companies selling to Fortune 500 customers. Today, she runs Rethink Compliance, which specializes in developing compelling content and online learning for compliance programs.
There is a wave of success stories from advisors who have stepped out of their conference rooms and their role as“expert”, and into living rooms and gathering spaces to assumed the role of “host” and “facilitator” for groups of women coming together (in a circle) to talk about money in a safe and fun environment .
Women learn and process through conversation. Learn from the research about women’s learning styles. Learn how to organize, lead and benefit from hosting small gatherings of women vs. meeting solely in one-to-one meetings.
Become ignited and inspired as 30-year veteran, educator and former president of the Financial Planning Association, Elizabeth Jetton, shares ideas that can wake up your practice and bring new purpose and meaning to you and to the women you serve and those you want to serve.
Financial planning journalist, Bob Veres, suggested in his April 2011 article on Elizabeth, that, ” her work suggests that planners can extend their services in a new and unforeseen direction: helping people achieve basic financial literacy and the comfort level that they need (in order to engage with an advisor and thrive); and advisors can offer a sense of community in a world that is becoming increasingly volatile and unpredictable.”
To grow your career, you know what you need to do: improve your public speaking skills.
Public speaking provides the visibility and professional credibility that helps you score the next big opportunity. But even more important is the fact that it transforms the way you communicate. Improved confidence and the ability to convey messages clearly will impact your relationships with your managers, coworkers, customers, industry peers, and even potential new hires.
In this one-hour presentation, Poornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin will cover the importance of speaking at conferences and events, along with strategies to get started. They'll share some favorite tips from their book "Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking," along with some embarrassing stories that are just too good to keep to themselves.
- Poornima Vijayashanker, Founder of Femgineer
- Karen Catlin, Advocate for Women in the Tech Industry, Author
The industry of women in technology is quickly expanding, especially in marketing-related roles. Join our panel of experts from the Lean In Foundation, Polycom, Integrate, and MarketingXLerator to discuss the following:
- How to launch a career in tech and tech marketing
- Challenges for women entering & advancing in their careers: how do you pivot from a non-tech career path into a hi-tech one?
- Recommendations on how to succeed in this industry
- Inspirational and mentorship stories
- Predictions for the next 5-10 years: where the industry and culture is heading, and how diversity is playing a part
Join this expert panel in our Women in Tech series to discuss the current state of the industry, where the women in tech community is now and where it needs to be in terms of diversity in tech. In this panel presentation, we'll be highlighting the top challenges barring women from entering tech careers, some of the hurdles in their way as they are climbing up the leadership ladder, as well as potential solutions and learnings from personal and professional experiences.
- Jessica Voss, Cloud Guru & IT Consultant
- Cathy Han, CEO of 42 Technologies Inc.
- Megan Lin, Solutions Architect Team Lead at Dropbox
- Hilary Stone, Support Engineering Manager at MixPanel