Tue, Jun 08|
Annual Women in Security event
Don't miss the Annual Women in Security event is set for June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Hosted by ISSA Metro Atlanta.
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About the event
Don't miss the Annual Women in Security event is set for June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Hosted by ISSA Metro Atlanta. See event and zoom meeting details below. Open for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issa-metro-atlantas-4th-annual-women-in-security-event-tickets-152272670657 Keynote Speaker: Rachel Wilson, Morgan Stanley - Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management, Data Security and Infrastructure Risk. Emcee and Panel Moderator: Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. Panel Discussion to follow. Additional speakers will be announced soon. Event Abstract: At the start of 2020, women in the cybersecurity workforce remained underrepresented, but the numbers were trending in the right direction. However, the COVID-19 crisis has negatively impacted women—especially women of color—and presented greater challenges including higher chances of unemployment, burnout and more barriers to advancement. Cybersecurity and other industries stand at risk of losing women in leadership roles since many are being forced to consider downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce. Companies have opportunities to mitigate this risk by creating more flexible, empathetic remote work environments—a worthwhile investment since losing women leaders will cost them. McKinsey & Company’s 2020 Women in the Workplace research study shows that company profits and share performance can be close to 50 percent higher when women are well represented at the top. Women are also more likely than men to consistently take a public stand for gender and racial equity at work as well as mentor and sponsor other women. In short, women have enormous value in the workplace, and it’s crucial for current InfoSec professionals to impress that point on women who are considering entering or leaving the industry. Join our conversation as we discuss how women can be empowered amongst these workplace challenges in cybersecurity, including sharing the professional paths open to them, mentorship opportunities, advice for confident salary negotiation and much more. Location: Zoom Meeting