“More than ever, the partnership between Black Hat and EWF demonstrates there are tangible ways to open access to a premier cybersecurity conference for women who may experience financial, racial or political barriers,” said Lynn Terwoerds, Executive Director of the EWF.
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (PRWEB) July 09, 2020
The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) and Black Hat USA 2020 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 2020 Virtual Event. The EWF is also hosting its 10th Annual Meet & Greet for women attending the conference in a virtual format.
As we strive to minimize the gender gap among InfoSec professionals and introduce the next generation of female leaders to the Black Hat community, our hope is to give students the opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with the industry's brightest minds. For the past 5 years, the EWF has partnered with Black Hat USA to award 50 complimentary Academic Passes to female university students who demonstrate a passion for Information Security as well as a proven history of related experience and coursework. Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Black Hat USA briefings August 5-6, 2020 to the BlackHat USA 2020 Virtual Event.
“More than ever, the partnership between Black Hat and EWF demonstrates there are tangible ways to open access to a premier cybersecurity conference for women who may experience financial, racial or political barriers,” said Lynn Terwoerds, Executive Director of the EWF. “We are honored to work with Black Hat to help make the next generation of security professionals diverse.”
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. All submissions must be received by July 20th, 2020. To apply for the 2020 Black Hat USA Female Leaders Student Scholarship and view full terms, visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com/?page=BlackHatScholarship.
The EWF is also hosting its 10th Annual Meet & Greet during Black Hat USA 2020 Virtual Event. The EWF invites all women attending the virtual conference to the EWF Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 5th @ 2:15pm PT. This free event is an opportunity to engage and connect with the brightest and the most influential women in Information Security. RSVP for this event HERE. You can save $200 off your Black Hat USA 2020 Briefings pass when you use our discount code 20EWFbh.
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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 dedicated to engaging, advancing and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & 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, visit http://www.ewf-usa.com.