December Womenar | Women in Cybersecurity

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (MST)


Cybersecurity is a fast-moving sector within the technology industry. As cybercrime continues to evolve and companies struggle to defend against current and future threats, cybersecurity talent is in high demand. And yet, according to the World Economic Forum, just 25% of the cybersecurity workforce are women. How can empowering women within the industry help solve the talent shortage in cybersecurity?

Join us for a panel discussion featuring women who have chosen careers in cybersecurity. We’ll discuss the growing need for talent in cybersecurity, how we can encourage more women to pursue careers in cybersecurity and how we can support the advancement of women within the field.


Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware

Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist for VMware and owner of W Risk Group LLC  is well-known as a serial CISO for iconic companies across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader. She served in research and consulting roles at Boeing Research and Technology, SRI International, and advisory roles at NIST, AIA, and US Department of Commerce CSSPAB. Ms. Worstell writes and speaks on the future of cybersecurity, CISO strategies for success, security innovation, and securing smart cities.   Her passion projects include building resilient cybersecurity teams through burnout prevention and improving representation and equity for women in the Tech workforce.  She holds BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology, an MS in Computer Science and MA in Jewish Studies.  She tweets under @karenworstell.

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