The Equality Lounge is open to everyone who’s committed to driving equality in the cyber industry, and where Deloitte, The Female Quotient, and RSAC will spotlight the women at the forefront of the cyber revolution, share innovative solutions for some of our most pressing cyberthreats, and hear firsthand career stories of women who have influenced the industry.
Moscone North, Booth N-6179
Open to Full Conference Pass, Expo Plus Pass, and Expo Pass
See what’s in store with the exciting agenda!
Tuesday, June 07 | 11:00 AM PT
This conversation will feature Diana Kelley, Lauren Zabierek, Jennifer Minella, and Nicole Dove, comparing what cyber looks like across different industries.
Tuesday, June 07 | 12:00 PM PT
This panel will debunk the myth that only certain industries need cyber representation among their workforce. We’ll hear from leaders who have led a cyber transformation at their organization and learn how they develop buy-in from fellow executives and train their team members, as well as unpack the lessons they learned along the way.
Tuesday, June 07 | 1:00 PM PT
This conversation with Beena Ammanath and Caroline Wong will explore the career trajectories of these women.
Tuesday, June 07 | 2:30 PM PT
Today, only 4% of unicorns, or startups valued at more than $1 billion, are led by women CEOs. It's time to redefine who qualifies as "a successful founder" within our global culture. Women tech start-up leaders and their companies aren’t looking for hand-outs but rather a hand up. They need, not only money and resources, but more contracts to accelerate their businesses. In this discussion, we will dive into the process for ensuring the viability of women-led business models and the value of diverse, inclusive and equitable company cultures.
Tuesday, June 07 | 3:30 PM PT
While men outnumber women in cyber overall, women in the industry are filling executive positions at a faster rate. Plus, these women are generally more educated and younger than their male counterparts. In this panel, we'll hear how these leaders are planning to use their seat at the table to get more women involved and advance on their career ladders.
Wednesday, June 08 | 11:00 AM PT
Diversity and inclusion programs can lead to great improvements in representation among teams. But once you achieve gender parity in numbers, how do we make sure we keep moving on an upwards trajectory? In this panel, we'll explore what needs to happen after you get women and people of diverse identities in the room.
Wednesday, June 08 | 12:00 PM PT
Does race or gender matter when the person doing the work is sitting behind a screen? Indeed it does. This panel will address the value of diversity in the cybersecurity industry, and why having an inclusive team can bring greater security to an organization.
Wednesday, June 08 | 2:00 PM PT
Research shows that women are more likely than men to think that cybersecurity is too complex of a career, making them less likely to apply for a cybersecurity position. This panel will address the common beliefs and fears that may be keeping women out of the cybersecurity space.
Wednesday, June 08 | 4:00 PM PT
Warfare is often associated with masculinity, but to effectively address the cyberwar and fight back against cyber criminals, we need women on the forefront. In this panel, we’ll explore how women are uniquely positioned to fight the biggest cybersecurity issues of our time, and why doing so is key to the protection of women and girls across the world.
Partner, Cyber Strategy & Risk Advisory, Deloitte Canada
Director, InfoSec, Compliance and Privacy, Coyote Logistics, LLC
Cyber Security Consultant, JustOne Solutions
Security Analyst, Starbucks Coffee Company
Senior vice president for Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks
Thursday, June 09 | 10:00 AM PT
Mentorship and sponsorship programs are essential to recruiting and retaining women in any industry — but only if the leaders involved are representative of the women they support. In this panel, we’ll explore the value of representation in mentorship and sponsorship programs, and why it’s a key to getting more women in the cyber space.
Thursday, June 09 | 11:00 AM PT
"Hacking" is a term most people associate with bad news, but in fact, there's such a thing has hacking for good. In this panel, a group of conscious hackers will share the "why" behind their work and explore the essential nature of having women with this skillset.
Thursday, June 09 | 12:00 PM PT
Research shows that women think they're less qualified than men to pursue a career in cyber. But what are the qualifications, exactly? In this discussion, we will bust the myth that there's one, binary set of skills you "must have" to enter the cybersecurity space.
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Analyst , Idaho National Laboratory
Security Leader and Strategist, Trogdor Heavy Industries, LLC
Senior Manager, DMED Security & Governance, Disney
President, Women of Security (WoSec) Board and Dallas Chapter Leader