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Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

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May 22nd 2018:Why Do Women Leave IT Careers?

In this episode we discuss how to encourage women into STEM careers, IT in particular, and motivate them to stay. This most definitely is NOT a man versus women issue! Some of the greatest supporters of women in STEM are men and some of the greatest in opposition are women. There are many opinions and ideas for how to get more women involved in IT and keep them in the industry but there is no simple answer. Many actions must take place, throughout entire lifetimes and generations, and many attitudes which must change. Challenges attracting and keeping women in IT is due to many factors, from t

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Karen Worstell

Karen Worstell was shocked when she read the AAUW report showing that since the year she got her master’s in computer science, 1988, the percentage of women in computing occupations has dropped from a high of 35% of the workforce to a low of 23%. Karen’s career took her from a mom of toddlers to grad student to Silicon Valley CEO and to Microsoft CISO in the span of 20 years. Since leaving Microsoft, Karen consults on security and privacy, has authored several books including an Amazon best seller, and continues to speak on best practices. It was Karen’s love of computing, and appreciation for what a computing career did for her and her family that led Karen to study the question, “why are
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