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Dena speaking at conferences

July 26, 2018

INI director will speak at three upcoming tech conferences

By Jessica Corry

INI director Dena Haritos Tsamitis is speaking at three upcoming tech conferences on the topics of impostor syndrome and diversity in cybersecurity.

Are you an INI alumnus or student attending one of these conferences? Let us know! 

The Diana Initiative

August 10, 2018 | 12:30-12:55 p.m.
Las Vegas, Caesars Palace
SOLD OUT!

"Fraud Alert: Shatter Impostor Syndrome"

Have you ever felt like a fraud in your profession, despite your accomplishments? Success should build confidence, not shake it, but it can be an ongoing struggle for many women and underrepresented minorities in information security. In fact, many of your peers likely experience self-doubt – feeling like an impostor – at some point in their careers.

When you receive a fraud alert on your credit report, you take steps to protect yourself. If you ignore it, there are negative consequences. The same is true for the internal fraud alert alarm bells that go off when impostor syndrome rears its ugly head. In this session, I will share actionable strategies for shattering impostor syndrome and breaking your self-imposed glass ceiling, including how self-talk shapes perceptions of worth and why you need a network to help you “fake it till you make it.”

International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)

Wednesday, September 19 | 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
REGISTER TO ATTEND

"Changing the Diversity Game, One Scholarship Recipient At A Time"

 C-Suite Session with co-speakers Aric Perminter, president of ICMCP, and Deidre Diamond, founder and CEO of CyberSN.

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)

Friday, SEPTEMBER 28 | 12:35 - 12:55 P.M.
HOUSTON, TEXAS
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

"Fraud Alert: Shatter Impostor Syndrome" - Conference room details TBD!

Have you ever felt like a fraud in your profession, despite your accomplishments? Success should build confidence, not shake it, but many women and underrepresented minorities in the tech industry struggle with impostor syndrome. Explore and develop actionable strategies to overcome it, learn how self-talk shapes perceptions of worth and build a network to help you "fake it till you make it."