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I don't know about you, but I am so excited it is fall! I know that winter follows that here in the Northeast, but I still relish this change to cool weather and nature's brilliant colors on the trees. And, finally, it means a return to our Women in Cybersecurity reception on October 20, 2022 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. If you would like to learn more about the event and request an invitation please check out our event site.
After a two-year pause, I am so excited to see this event back on the calendar. I'm not sure what I'm looking forward to most–seeing everyone again in person, being in a room of over 300 women (masks are encouraged and will be provided should you wish to wear one), sharing the artist and her piece we selected earlier this week, meeting new people, the annual champagne toast by CyberWire friend Kathleen Smith, or checking out the newest addition to our event: a workforce development-focused panel that we are debuting just before the networking reception starts. As final details of the panel come together, we will share. Our working title is "The Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity's Talent Gap." For those coming to the event, please plan to arrive for a 5pm start of the panel. We didn't want to shorten the networking portion of the event and that will still run from 6pm to 10pm ET.
I think what I am most looking forward to is just reconnecting in person with you, the women in cybersecurity. I feel like great things happen when we work together, and I know that great ideas came out of people meeting at the event. Our two contributed pieces share that sentiment–they both discuss working together. We are truly better together. In advance of our toast, I say cheers to you all (over my cup of coffee) and I look forward to seeing many of you soon!
Are you planning to attend our event in October? What are you most looking forward to about it–the networking, meeting a mentor or mentee, hearing from the panel, getting a print of the event's art for that year? We’d love to hear from you. Tweet us your favorites to @thecyberwire and use the hashtags #womenincyber and #cyberwomenconnect.