2015 - 2016 WISP Key Achievements
WISP's programming has been designed to help our membership better advance their careers, profiles, and community involvement. Our events consistently draw more than 100+ SF Bay Area women interested in privacy and security. It's a great way to make connections with your peers.
Formalized Advisory Board / Governance
Developed WISP governance structure for effective administration of our programs and initiatives. To learn more about our co-founders and board members, visit our Leadership Team page.
Achieved official status as a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, an SF Bay Area 501(c)(3).
Launched WISP Tandems (P2P Mentorship Program)
Matched WISP women with tandem partners, who serve as both mentors and mentees for one another
Held periodic Tandem Networking meet-ups
- To learn more, visit our Tandems page.
BUILT STRONG PARTNERSHIPS
Corporate: Optiv Security, TRUSTe, PWC, Promontory, Autodesk, and Sunera, LLC, Google, VISA, OneTrust, Security Innovation, Mozilla, Ropes and Gray LLP, VERA, Covington, Future of Privacy Forum, Prink, Wikimedia, LinkedIn, Bloomberg
Non-Corporate: Startup Policy Lab, Leading Women in Technology, and #EqualRespect
HELD MEANINGFUL SECURITY & PRIVACY EVENTS
Held quarterly events with respected female leaders discussing relevant leadership, security and privacy topics, including:
- Career Workshops: "How to Look for a Job in the Bay Area", Interviewing with Impact", and "Salary Negotiation"
- Hackathon and Lock-picking Workshop
- Be Smart Out Loud: transforming "showing up" into seizing the moment and the day" with Fran Zone
- Security Meets Privacy panel discussion
- Cybersecurity Legislation: The New Information-Sharing Landscape
- Co-Hosted lectures with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) SF Chapter KnowledgeNet
- Panel on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Average attendance of over 100+ women per event