Save the Date! Fourth Annual Women in Tech Symposium

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The Fourth Annual Women in Tech Symposium, hosted by the Women in Tech Initiative at the University of California, will highlight the experiences and career paths of women in cybersecurity.

Reimagining Cybersecurity for All
4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium 
Friday, March 6, 2020 
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Data breaches, identity theft, ransomware, deep fakes, doxxing. With the pervasiveness of digital platforms and tools in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our information, institutions, and online identities. The need for innovation in cybersecurity strategies — from the technical hardware, software, and networks to training the needed workforce — will drive significant investment and attention for the foreseeable future. At the same time, we must ensure that the benefits and protections of cybersecurity are equitably distributed.

How can we engage the most inclusive talent pool to tackle the growing threats, confident that we are mitigating risk, encouraging safe practices, and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals?

Hosted by the Women in Tech Initiative at the University of California, this public symposium will highlight the experiences and career paths of women in cybersecurity, including those working to advance secure systems within their organizations as well as improve the privacy and security of individual users of online platforms. The event will also feature the Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards presentation, recognizing those who have championed the advancement of women in technology.

Who should attend? We welcome participants across all sectors and backgrounds as well as students, staff, and faculty. The symposium invites a broader audience to join the conversation and reimagine cybersecurity for all. Attendees will walk away with deep insights about our cybersecurity future, and gain a community of inspiring and motivating people that will champion the advancement of women in technology.

Registration information coming soon! Please contact for questions or interest in sponsorship.


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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