Moderated by Deidre Diamond, with Panelists Katie Perry, Carmen Honacker, and Sondra J. Schneider
We know diversity is important and yet do we know that retention of diversity is more important? This webinar will explore the challenges that are faced by being the only women on the team. Together we can build cultures that stay together happily, grow together and perform at top levels. Join in to hear the specific difficult challenges and behaviors women face by being the only women on the team and how to overcome those challenges and behaviors.
WiCys Chicago Chapter with Deidre Diamond and Panelists: Anna Sherony, Jan Hertzberg, Pauline Blatt and Shafia Zubair
WiCyS Chicago Chapter invites you to a discussion on searching for a job in cybersecurity during a pandemic. Join this live presentation with Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN, to learn about changes in hiring practices during the pandemic and how to tap into the hidden markets. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the WiCyS Chicago Chapter, moderated by Deidre.
During the session, Deidre will address various topics such as:
How to job search in cybersecurity
Working around the broken hiring system
Various career paths available
Tips to tap into hidden markets
How Covid-19 has impacted the hiring practices
The panelists from the WiCyS Chicago chapter will discuss topics addressing their approaches to networking, tools they use to develop their careers, and the value of diversity in security organizations.
Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO, CyberSN and Secure Diversity and Michael Joseph, Co-Founder and CEO, Technium
View the slides to this presentation on Slideshare:
Slide 2: 5:12 - "The industry is 22% women" up significantly since 2017.
Slide 3: 14:32 - What Can Veterinarians Teach the Cyber Industry?
Slide 4: 15:30 - The 5 Basic Rules of Behavior for inclusive cultures
How can a company start on their journey to inclusivity?
With over 500,000 open cybersecurity positions, companies need to do everything possible to hire and their talent. Creating inclusive company cultures that attract diverse talent, offer inclusion and EQ skills, and provide training and opportunity is the way to get the attention of these highly-sought-after professionals.
CyberSN and Secure Diversity Founder and CEO, Deidre Diamond, and Technium Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Joseph will explore the questions:
What are the basic must-haves to hire and retain diverse talent?
How do I create an inclusive culture to retain diverse talent?
How does EQ play a role?
Women with a plan, win. In fact, their chances of success are 80% higher.
In this workshop, Julie leads a collaborative discussion for participants to learn alongside one another. Her engaging approach welcomes story and strategy sharing across diverse groups. Participants walk away with tangible commitments to take action on right away.
Together, we will learn how to:
- Craft Your Purpose Statement
- Set Tangible Goals
- Prioritize Aspirational Competencies
- Determine Your Critical Actions Steps
Deidre Diamond (CEO and Founder of CyberSN, #brainbabe) & Kyle F. Kennedy (President, #brainbabe)
Cyber security has a massive retention challenge and by “hanging together” we can solve the challenges that are causing people to leave the industry faster than we can recruit them! Learn to master the art of creating teams with cultures of retention, growth and happiness.
Join this interactive webinar as CyberSN and #brainbabe Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond is interviewed by #brainbabe President, Kyle Kennedy.
Together they will explore the topic of “Building Armies”, or how to create cultures of transparency, equality, training, support, high-productivity and love in the workforce.
About the Speakers
Deidre Diamond is the CEO and Founder of CyberSN.com, a cyber security research and staffing company, and the Founder of brainbabe.org, a cyber security not-for-profit organization. Deidre’s vision and leadership has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the frustration, time and cost associated with job searching and hiring for cyber security professionals. Prior to CyberSN, Deidre was the CEO of Percussion Software, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the VP of Staffing and Recruiting for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment.
Kyle Kennedy has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, and degrees in Sociology, Business, and Homeland Security. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as President of brainbabe.org a non-profit focused on empowering women and men in cybersecurity and CISO for CyberSN. Prior to joining CyberSN, Mr. Kennedy was the CTO and CIO of STEALTHbits.
Secure Diversity empowers ALL genders and specifically Women to find career opportunities in cybersecurity through our events, our partners and the support of organizations.
Our vision is to solve the three largest obstacles that people, and particularly women, face when seeking to get into the cybersecurity industry:
* Lack of knowledge about the 35 job categories
* Financial barriers to training and education
* Job Placement Services