Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity, announced the launch of Speakers Spotlight, a new program designed to help women working in cybersecurity develop their public speaking skills and connect them to speaking engagements.
“I am so excited by our new Speakers Spotlight Program, which will enable WiCyS members to tell their story and share their passion by stepping into the space of public speaking,” said Lynn Dohm, executive director of WiCyS. “As more women enter the field of cybersecurity, public speaking helps them gain credibility as a thought leader and gain visibility in the media as well as with others in the industry. Even more, through speaking engagements they can help educate others on their work and share their unique insights and experience.”
Women accepted into the Speakers Spotlight Program can create their speaker profile on the Innovation Women platform, where they can also access tutorials and educational modules, tools to manage and organize speaking applications and engagements, and the 2,000 speaker member directory.
“Speaking engagements can be immensely beneficial, opening up career opportunities and spurring business growth,” said Pam Lindemoen, CISO Advisor, Cisco Secure. “Perhaps more important now that the cybersecurity industry is looking to fill and diversify its ranks, female speakers can motivate and inspire young women to become interested in a career in cybersecurity, an effect that would benefit us all.”