#12 – Supporting Women in Tech

The Diana Initiative is hosting a two-day conference on August 9 and 10, during the week of Black Hat and DEFCON. The conference is FREE for attendees, and this year’s theme is “Hacker Family: Our Diversity Unifies Us.” According to their website, the organization was set up to:

  • Encourage diversity and support women who want to pursue careers in information security
  • Promote diverse and supportive workplaces
  • Help change workplace cultures

This year’s conference schedule has been posted, and there are some really amazing talks planned. The one I am looking forward to most is Amanda Berlin’s Friday evening keynote on mental health.

There are sponsor spots still open if you or your company would like to sponsor the event. Donations are also open! If you cannot afford to donate (and that’s okay!), consider being a volunteer for the event. Regardless, you should attend! Did I mention the conference is free? Hope to see you there!