Lessons from Women in Tech to Pivot or Accelerate Your Career

January 26, 2021 5:00 pm PDT
Hear from a panel of successful women in tech who share their experiences on how to not only navigate the pitfalls, but to rise in this field whether you're a newcomer or building on an established career.

About This Event

Brought to you by New Tech Northwest partner, City University of Seattle.

Working in tech can be awesome for women. A high-paying industry, with abundant opportunities, where you build the future in any field you’re passionate about. Cybersecurity is a solid career pathway with opportunities in an array of work environments, and a growing network of support. Hear from a panel of successful women in tech who share their experiences on how to not only navigate the pitfalls, but to rise in this field whether you’re a newcomer or building on an established career.

Event Agenda

5:00 pm – Welcome
5:05 pm – Networking
5:15 pm – Featured Panelists

Morgan Zantua, Associate Professor and Director – Center for Information Assurance Education at City University of Seattle

Jenifer Clark, Information Security & Compliance Engineer at Costco Wholesale

Heather Gearreald, IT Manager at Nintendo

5:45pm – Q&A from the community
6:00pm – Networking
6:30pm – Event Ends

Speakers

Morgan Zantua, Associate Professor and Director - Center for Information Assurance Education at City University of Seattle

Cybersecurity Workforce Development Educator and Researcher developing cybersecurity talent, addressing the shortage of high performing cybersecurity professionals. Experienced systems designer, mentor, educator and researcher with a demonstrated history of linking higher education to industry. Skilled in Management, Interviewing, Organizational Development, Recruiting, and Training, Mentoring. Strong human resources professional with a Information Assurance Risk Management Certificate focused in Cyber Security from University of Washington. Partnering with Dr. Sam Chung to revolutionize cyber security education.

Jenifer Clark, Information Security & Compliance Engineer at Costco Wholesale

Experienced Information Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Sales, Management, Point of Sale (POS) / Fuel Systems, and Inventory Control. Strive to find ways information security can enable and support business and operations teams with solutions. Actively support public/private partnerships with local and federal agencies with emphases on infrastructure, cyber security and community outreach.

Heather Gearreald, IT Manager at Nintendo

Heather has hands-on experience in all stages of system development lifecycles, including requirements definition, design, architecture, testing and support. Innovative and reliable individual with proven ability to attain organizational goals while exhibiting effective multi-tasking and time management skills. Outstanding leadership and constituent experience with proven results both in software and IT system development. Proficient in test planning and strategizing, strong knowledge and experience with testing methodologies and processes and strong hands-on experience in developing manual and coding automated testing scripts. https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-gearreald-4b47377b/
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