WSC Founder/CEO Sits on Panel at NICE 2014 Conference and Expo
Supporting women STEM students and researchers is not only an essential part of America's strategy to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world; it is also important to women themselves. Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. And STEM careers offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board. Panel members will discuss how they are attracting, supporting, recruiting, retaining, and promoting women in STEM education programs and careers, mostly focusing on Cybersecurity.
Alice Shaffer, Program Director, DOD Information Assurance Scholarship Program
Dr. Jane LeClair, COO, National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College
Lisa Foreman-Jiggetts, Founder & CEO, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tennessee Tech University
Kim Curtis, Signature Academy Coordinator, Gaithersburg High School
LeVorn Smalley, Anne Arundel Workforce Development
Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501(c)3 International nonprofit commumity, 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.