Alta Associates Announces Inaugural Scholarship for Women and Minorities

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The $6,000 scholarship awards one recipient a full year's tuition to the Leadership Journey program.

This scholarship demonstrates Alta’s on-going commitment to women and minorities. The scholarship will support a high potential and high performing minority leader in a leadership development program...

Alta Associates, the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and founders of the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) announced the “Alta Associates Leadership Development Scholarship for Women and Minorities.” The $6,000 scholarship will provide one recipient a full year tuition to the EWF Leadership Journey program. The Leadership Journey is a 12-month comprehensive virtual leadership development program that equips women and minorities with skills and competencies to lead at senior levels and focuses on developing the self-awareness, personal capacity and resilience necessary to flourish in critical roles.

“Alta Associates is personally committed to providing a diverse slate of candidates for each search that we perform. Alta understands the importance of providing clients with executives who provide different perspectives, experiences and views. We believe an organization’s success and competitiveness are increased by embracing diversity,” said Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta and Founder of the Executive Women’s Forum. “We are privileged to partner with the ICMCP. This scholarship demonstrates Alta’s on-going commitment to women and minorities. The scholarship will support a high potential and high performing minority leader in a leadership development program that will cultivate and leverage her unique leadership brand, optimize her individual performance, and lead in ways that generate positive and sustainable organizational impact.”

“ICMCP values Alta’s commitment to our cause, and this support will further our mission to bridge the minority gap in the cybersecurity sector, said Devon Bryan, ICMCP co-founder and President. “Alta Associates plays an important role in placing and building women and minority leaders. We are grateful to have Alta as a partner and appreciative of the company’s commitment to the cybersecurity community.”

The formal award of the Alta Associates Leadership Development Scholarship for Women and Minorities was made during the gala dinner of ICMCP’s Inaugural National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals in Washington, DC on March 23-24, 2016 to Melody Balcet, a Service Area Manager for cybersecurity, privacy & information assurance at IBM.

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About Alta Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is widely acknowledged as the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Management. Alta is recognized for their deep understanding of the information security industry and the drivers that shape it. Having successfully partnered with global enterprises for 30 years, Alta has filled many of the most high profile Chief Information Security Officer roles and built world class Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk organizations. Alta is well known for their ability to attract and deliver top tier executives and the teams that support them and is named as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the United States. For more information visit, http://www.altaassociates.com or call 908-806-8442.

About ICMCP
The ICMCP, launched in 2014, is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ICMCP is working to bridge the minority gap in the cybersecurity sector by providing scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs targeting women and minority cybersecurity professionals worldwide and by promoting academic and technical excellence in the industry. For more information visit, http://www.icmcp.org.

About The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization serving women leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in Information Security, Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance and Privacy. The EWF’s mission is to advance women in our field through leadership development, education and the creation of trusted relationships. The EWF achieves this goal by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a National Conference, regional meetings, leadership development programs and interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information visit, http://www.ewf-usa.com.

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