WSC Appoints Jessica Gulick as Vice President
Thursday, September 1, 2016
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August 28, 2016
WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU APPOINTS JESSICA GULICK AS VP OF CORPORATE RELATIONS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ARLINGTON, VA -- The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Gulick, president of Katzcy Consulting, to its Board of Directors. Gulick will serve as Vice President of the National Board, and in this role, she will further develop WSC’s growth strategy and expand its strong foundation of corporate partners.
“Jessica’s expertise is not only in business growth strategy and marketing, but also in cybersecurity … a rare and valuable combination in our industry. Her vision will propel WSC to the next level, expanding our reach and our impact on women and girls interested in pursuing cybersecurity careers,” said Lisa Jiggetts, WSC founder, president and CEO.
Gulick is founder, president and CEO of Katzcy Consulting, a woman-owned growth strategy and marketing firm specializing in cybersecurity start-ups and SMBs. A CISSP and PMP, Gulick is a 20-year veteran in the cybersecurity industry with proven experience in strategy, cyber policy, business metrics, global marketing and security program management. She has successfully launched multiple award-winning global cyber marketing campaigns for services, products and cyber competitions. Her portfolio of work also includes the authorship of strategic cybersecurity plans for federal government agencies and white papers for private companies, cybersecurity consulting and engineering projects for national security and financial clients, and a public-private initiative launching the first Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference.
“At a time when the US has an abundance of unfilled cybersecurity jobs, it’s more critical than ever that we empower women to advance in this field. For this reason, I am thrilled to join forces with the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, and help WSC mature the organization and expand its reach through corporate partnerships,” commented Gulick. “Together, we can provide quality technical training to a greater number of women that otherwise could not afford it. This is a very exciting opportunity to bring more women into the IT industry, and to encourage the interest and participation of cybersecurity companies in this important effort.”
Prior to founding Katzcy, Gulick previously held leadership positions with CSG Systems International (previously CSG Invotas), SAIC (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group) and ManTech Securities Technologies Corporation. Gulick holds an MBA from Virginia Tech University, where she serves as President of the MBA Alumni Board. Gulick also co-chairs the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education cyber competitions sub-committee.
ABOUT WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU:
Founded in 2012, The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.
WSC serves thousands of women across the globe by bringing awareness to and advancing careers in cybersecurity. The WSC community includes information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists and engineers, as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. Recognizing the importance of encouraging girls to embrace a future in STEM-related professions, through its Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, WSC provides a unique hands-on curriculum focused on securing information technology.