The Executive Women’s Forum Announces Its 3rd Annual Black Hat Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program & 7th Annual Black Hat Meet & Greet

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EWF will award 50 Academic Passes to female university students to Black Hat USA 2017 and host its 7th Annual Meet & Greet

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The EWF is honored to partner with Black Hat for the 7th year to support and develop cybersecurity women with the scholarship program and Meet & Greet

The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) and Black Hat USA 2017 are pleased to announce the success and continuation of the Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program. This program awards 50 scholarships to attend Black Hat USA 2017. The EWF is also hosting its 7th Annual Meet & Greet with over 200 executive women in Information Security.

Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Black Hat USA 2017 briefings on Wednesday, July 26 & Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship program supports the EWF’s mission to attract, develop and advance women in the Information Security, IT, Risk Management, and Privacy industries. These Academic Passes will be awarded to female university students who demonstrate a passion for Information Security as well as a proven history of related experience and coursework.

“The EWF is honored to partner with Black Hat for the 7th year to support and develop cybersecurity women with the scholarship program and Meet & Greet,” said Lynn Terwoerds, Executive Director of the EWF. “The cybersecurity labor shortage and the fact that women make up only 11% of the cyber workforce speaks to the significance of what we do as an organization and our partnership with Black Hat.”

In order to be considered for the Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program, each applicant must meet the following criteria: Must be 18 years old at the time of the event, provide copy of verifiable proof of full-time academic status at an accredited college or university, and provide copy of valid and current college/university ID card. Interested students must apply by June 26, 2017. To apply for the 2017 Black Hat USA Female Leaders Student Scholarship and view full terms, visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com/?page=BlackHatScholarship

The Executive Women’s Forum is also hosting its 7th Annual Meet & Greet during Black Hat USA 2017. The EWF invites all women attending the conference to the EWF Meet & Greet on July 27, 2017, from 1:00-2:30 pm in Banyan B at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This free event is an opportunity to engage and connect with the brightest and the most influential women in Information Security. To RSVP for the EWF 7th Annual Meet & Greet, visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com/event/blackhat17

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About The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy:
Founded in 2002 and celebrating its 15th Anniversary, 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 and compliance and privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a national conference, regional meetings, leadership development and mentorship programs, as well as interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information, please visit http://www.ewf-usa.com.

CONTACTS:
Mary Wei, Member Engagement Specialist, Executive Women’s Forum
Email address: mary(at)ewf-usa(dot)com
Office: 312-525-3346
Melissa Rojas, Digital Marketing Specialist, Executive Women’s Forum
Email address: melissa(at)ewf-usa(dot)com
Office: 312-525-3347

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