gender diversity

It’s A Matter of Culture. Equality Means Equality. Period.

As the Information Networking Institute’s new director, Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis made a commitment to figuring out why there were only 2 out of 34 female students that year. After reviewing the research, she found that culture matters — so she created Women@INI to foster an equal playing field.

Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference Recap

An embedded systems security researcher at Cisco, Jennie Kam provides a recap of the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference. Her highlights include a motivating talk from DEF CON Kids co-founder and teenage hacker, career guidance sessions from government, corporate and academia, a bold and refreshing Facebook panel, and several InfoSec workshops like the one led by Google.

One Small Step for Woman, One Giant Leap for Equal Pay – Kind Of...

After decades of an average wage gap of 20% between men and women’s salaries for equal work, several cities and states have put their money where their mouth is by enacting legislation to make this illegal. How soon will all 50 States get on board with equal pay?

What Could Be the Mysterious Reason Why Girls Are Not Interested in Tech Careers?

When a girl gets a Computer Engineer Barbie who needs the help of two boys to code, that sends a very clear message to her. Barbie may be modeled on life, but Mattel must realize that it needs to ensure that it models the doll on relevant, inclusive, diverse life.

And Then, Suddenly, Women Stopped Coding. What Happened in 1984?

From ‘Dreamtime Barbie With Her Cuddly Bear’ to ‘I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie,’ we’ve come a long way in showing girls what they can aspire to. So why has the number of women studying computer science been steadily declining since 1984?

How I Pay It Forward and Build a Better Workplace in Cybersecurity

Amy Brachio knows the challenges of making partner at EY while raising two daughters and caring for ailing parents, but what made it bearable was the professional and personal support she received at every step. As a leader, her goal is to foster an environment that provides the same support for others.

8 Companies with Chief Diversity Officer Positions

The topic of diversity in the workplace has gotten more attention in the last few years, but what does that really mean in the tech industry? Many companies have put their money where their mouth is and created a Chief Diversity Officer position. Here are eight of them.

#BeBoldForChange – What Will You Do to Boost Women in Tech

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Gail Coury, VP of risk management for Managed Cloud Services at Oracle, reminds us that we must all #BeBoldForChange if we went to sustain a workforce that meets the increasing demands of our digital world.

Can Women in Intelligence Use Gender Bias to Their Advantage?

Former covert agent Valerie Plame compares working at the CIA to working in cybersecurity –  and how she was able to use gender bias to her advantage.

RSA Conference 2017 - Recap | Don’t Talk About Diversity, Live It!

This RSA panel of security experts discusses the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and explores the responsibility of women when it comes to changing unconscious bias.

Dr. Uma Gupta Says That Workplace Diversity Begins With Self

The word “diversity” is about so much more than just hiring more women in the workplace. Dr. Uma Gupta discusses how the human brain actually thrives on diversity and why you should get dressed in reverse order.

OWASP AppSec California Brings Diversity to the Beach

At this year’s AppSec California conference – a yearly event for InfoSec professionals, developers, pentesters, and QA and testing professionals – the Women in Security panel was among the most highly attended, a very clear indication that this topic resonates strongly with both women and men.

Katherine Johnson, a Hidden Figure, a Woman in Technology

Hidden Figures, the true story of three female African-American mathematicians whose expertise allows NASA to launch the program's first successful space mission, puts black women front and center in this movie as well as back on the history pages — where they belong.

Join Us, as We Look Back at Diversity in Tech in 2016

The mission of our Equal Respect column for ITSPmagazine is to provide a platform for the lack of diversity in the tech, InfoSec or cybersecurity fields. We’ve published 30 articles written by 24 experts, and here is a quick recap of some of our most popular, humorous, touching and amazing stories.

Most Companies Believe They Understand Diversity. Do They?

CTO2 co-founder Heather Corallo learned the hard way that all the research and best practices in the world won’t make a difference to diversity in tech if the policies are still being created without the input of these minorities.

This Is Why Men Should Fight Mightily to Defeat the Infosec Gender Gap

Entrepreneurs and businesses know, better than anyone, that survival is contingent upon adaptability. So why is there still a lack of diversity in this field? Avani Desai brings 15 years’ of experience in the IT field to offer her own suggestions as to how to close this gender gap.

Too Many Biases in Job Descriptions. Also, Are You Hiring Ninjas? Really?

When Director of Human Resources Amy Dolan started using a tool that flags sexist wording in their job descriptions, they increased their female employees from 28 to 44 in nine months. No one was more surprised than she was.

Grace Hopper 2016: Blazing New Trails for Diversity

Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock and co-founder of ITSPmagazine’s Equal Respect column, reflects on her experiences at this year’s Grace Hopper conference and the hope and excitement it continues to inspire for women in tech.

Diversity Is Not a Statistic, It’s the Inclusion of Differences – All of Them

When promoting her new Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation, Mischel Kwon found herself reassuring males that diversity was not about excluding them, but rather including everyone. A diverse workforce simply means having the best thinkers, the best technologies, and the best solutions.

There Is Gender Equality in the Privacy Field...But Will it Last?

The relatively new field of privacy is a striking example of a profession that gets gender equity right. Will this equality last or will the industry slowly laud more men as leaders like the InfoSec space?