Women’s Leadership in the Cyber World: Emerging Issues and Trends in Cybersecurity

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The new Women in Leadership Distinguished Scholars Series will host its inaugural program “Women’s Leadership in the Cyber World: Emerging Issues and Trends in Cybersecurity,” on Thursday, October 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at The Biltmore in Atlanta, Georgia. Register at http://bit.ly/GTcyber

“Women’s Leadership in the Cyber World” will focus on challenges and issues related to cyber threats and on innovative solutions to address them. This in-depth presentation and discussion will bring together a panel of distinguished women leaders in the technology arena.

Program for Women in Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series October 22, 2015 at The Biltmore.


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Dr. Mary Lou Frank



Progress Report on the Status of Women Leaders

Ms. Sheila Ross



Keynote Introduction:

Overview of Women’s Leadership in the Cyber World

Dr. Jacqueline Royster, Dean of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts



Keynote Address

Women’s Leadership in the Cyber World:

Emerging Trends and Issues in Cybersecurity

Colonel Jennifer Buckner, newly appointed first Commandant of the United States Army Cyber School



Responding Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Uwa Onyioha-Osimiri, Founding President of the African Women Economic Consortium (AWEC) 


Dr. Margaret Kosal, associate professor in the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech

Dr. Olga Shemyakina, assistant professor in the Ivan Allen College School of Economics at Georgia Tech 

Ms. Jannet Walker, immediate past president of Georgia’s Women in Technology Foundation and current vice president of Parsons Corporation



Audience Q&A



Closing Remarks and Networking Reception

This event is the first in a new distinguished speaker series entitled “Women in Leadership,” which was established to empower women to persist and succeed in technology programs and careers. The series will be offered biannually and will focus on various issues, industries, and leadership competencies related to women’s leadership in a diverse world.

The Women in Leadership Distinguished Scholars Series is a collaborative initiative of the International Women’s Think Tank, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, and the Academy of Women with mutual commitments to promote women’s leadership, research, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving regarding issues related to women and girls. 


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  • Created By:Beth Godfrey
  • Created:10/08/2015
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