Mission Critical with Karen Worstell | Episode Zero

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By Marco Ciappelli & Sean Martin

Welcome to Mission Critical.
A new talk show on ITSPmagazine, hosted by Karen Worstell.

Mission Critical is about the challenges in cyber and how the cyber community can thrive and “stay in the game” in the face of them.

For those of you that do not know Karen yet, she is a former CEO of a Silicon Valley startup and CISO for companies like AT&T Wireless, Microsoft and Russell Investments. She is committed to fostering a work environment that creates peak performance, through inclusion, creativity, productivity and innovation and helping technology pros find the freedom and joy in their chosen profession that rocks their world.

She knows from experience that all those things come from a workplace with high expectations and a sense of belonging—and we need a lot of help with that right now!

At the heart of this series of podcasts are the values she has learned to hold most dear: Justice, Compassion, Leadership and Allyship.  

These values come from her own journey; from her own story—the day she realized that she HAD to change the way she saw the world and worked with people if she wanted to succeed. From that point on, she consumed books and interviews by authors who spoke about personal development, professionalism, and relationships. When she took her three year sabbatical for the chaplaincy, she added the skills of empathy and "body intelligence" to the mix. Along the way she has met incredible people who love to share their expertise in the service of others - in other words, practicing allyship.  

That’s what this is all about.

Listen to Karen, Sean, and Marco introducing this new talk show.

We couldn’t ask for a better host to tell these stories and help us to make a difference in our community.

A toast to the future,

Cheers!



ITSPmagazine is, and will always be, a free publication.

Our mission is to raise awareness for cybersecurity by making it understandable, accessible, and part of everyone’s everyday life.

Become a Mission Critical sponsor