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CSW67 Parallel Event: From Second Grade to Second Act: Cybersecurity Promotes Gender Equality

Monday, March 13, 2023, 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
1610 Little Raven St #110, Denver, CO 80202
Denver, CO  
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Event Contact(s):
Deborah S Fischer
720-280-3513 (p)
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The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NFBPWC) is proud to be hosting a hybrid parallel event at the 2023 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67).

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From Second Grade to Second Act: Cybersecurity Promotes Gender Equality, presented by BPW Colorado member, Teressa Gehrke
Date: March 13, 2022
Time: 6:15-8pm EDT / 3:15-5pm PDT
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There is a gap in gender representation within the cybersecurity field that adversely affects equality and empowerment of young women and women seeking to restart their careers, especially during the pandemic. This has been a longstanding issue in the field of technology where women are a small proportion of the workforce.

a) Illustrate ways to advocate for women’s empowerment in cybersecurity
b) Instill courageous acts of professional bravery when faced with a male-dominated field
c) Share innovative domiciliary ideas and transfer them into a technological environment

The keynote speaker, Teressa Gehrke, is the Founder and CEO of PopCykol, a cybersecurity awareness company for kids. She has worked in cybersecurity since 2014 as a technical writer, user experience consultant, and project manager. She holds a master's degree in Genetic Anthropology and International Development from Colorado State University and studied network security at Arapahoe Community College. She consults for companies in cybersecurity offering her expertise in security awareness and project design. She was nominated for Cybersecurity Woman of the Year in 2022 by United Cybersecurity Alliance. She is the vice president of the BPW Denver chapter (NFBPWC affiliate chapter).