Most Inspiring Women in Cyber: This Year’s Top 20

Last night, the winners of this year’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards were revealed during a glittering ceremony at the BT Tower in London. Organised by Eskenzi PR and sponsored by Beazley, BT, KPMG and KnowBe4, the awards celebrated the accomplishments of twenty of the most inspirational women across the globe working in IT and encouraging more women into the industry. Five other “Ones to Watch” were chosen to represent women new to the industry who are making big strides towards gender equality in a typically male-dominated sector. 

The full list of winners includes: 

Dr Hadis Karimipour, University of Calgary 
Dr Ana Ferreira, Center for Health Technology Services and Research 
Camellia Chan, FLEXXON 
Hope Chauland, Microsoft, UK 
Dr Kiri Addison, Mimecast 
Caroline Rivett, KPMG 
Wendy Nather, Duo Security (Cisco) 
Carole Embling, Metro Bank 
Camilla Currin, Trend Micro 
Lena Smart, MongoDB 
Dasha Diaz, itrainsec 
Nadia Kadhim, NAQ Cyber 
Kristina Balaam, Lookout 
Patricia de Villa, Union Digital Bank 
Lynn Studd, BT 
Paula Page, CCL Solutions Group 
Sydonie Williams, Beazley 
Samantha Humphries, Exabeam 
Zoë Rose, Canon Europe 
Suparna Roy, TATA Advanced Systems 

Ones to watch:  

Tamzin Greenfield, University of Gloucestershire & Cyber Security Associates 
Alice Conibere, Secure Impact 
Seònaid Lafferty, University of Manchester  
Charlotte Hooper, The Cyber Helpline 
Illyana Mullins, hub8 

Following the awards ceremony, attendees were treated to a panel discussion chaired by lead organiser of the event and co-founder of Eskenzi PR, Yvonne Eskenzi, who was joined by Lydia Kostopoulos, SVP emerging tech insights at KnowBe4, Lynn Studd, director of BT’s Global Secure Solutions, Caroline Rivett, Cyber Partner leading the security and privacy team in Life Sciences at KPMG and Sydonie Williams, Focus Group Leader of Cyber Risks for Rest of the World at Beazley. They delved into topics covering how the panellists entered the cybersecu ..

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