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A Better Future: Empowering Women In Technology and National Security

Women make immense contributions and provide daily leadership within national security and technology across the public, private and civil society sectors. However, there is still work to be done to ensure that women are empowered, have a seat at the decision-making table, and are provided opportunities for upward mobility. IST has the pleasure to welcome the following speakers who have been leading efforts to empower women and increase diversity at the intersection of these fields.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2)

Lauren Buitta, Founder and CEO, Girl Security

Camille Stewart, Global Head of Product Security Strategy, Google

Alexa Wehsener, Research and Operations Manager, IST

Moderated by Vera Zakem, Senior Technology and Policy Advisor, IST

This one-hour live virtual event and Q&A will take place on Tuesday, June 22 at 0800 PDT / 1000 CT/ 1100 EDT and is open to the public. We encourage users to submit their questions via EventBrite or our social media accounts in advance.




IST StratTech (Most Recent Event)


StratTech, IST’s inaugural conference, examined novel, radical, and strategic approaches to the wicked problems facing the diagonals through which security and technology intersect. IST is committed to being a convener, bringing together government, industry, and civil society leaders and practitioners to better understand and advance solutions to the world’s toughest security challenges.



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