What we're about

WoSEC DC Specific:

This meetup is for women working in 'cyber'. We will meet once-a-month for a Happy Hour. We may also have talks sometimes. We can do whatever we want with this meetup, it's ours. This is a chance for you to meet other Women in Security and Tech, in a way that you can't in most other work situations. This meetup is for women and those who identify as women. Girls who are either teenagers or accompanied by an adult are welcome also. If you don't work in cyber yet, but want to, this meetup is also for you! Please join us!

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WoSEC vision: Make an Information Security community that empowers women and values their contributions.

WoSEC Mission: Create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes, supports, and develops women in security by facilitating networking, education, and mentorship opportunities.

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Today, WoSEC is a community for women to make new friends in Security, so that women not only join our industry, but STAY.

WoSEC shines the spotlight on great things that women are doing in InfoSec.

WoSEC “brunch and bitch” (like a stitch and bitch, but with food), so that we can make friends, network, and create mentoring relationships.

WoSEC holds safe spaces for learning, with women-only workshops or talks.

WoSEC “Crash boy events”; by attending in a group, none of us is ever “the only woman there”.

We are trying to create a community for all women who work in (or want to work in) InfoSec, in hopes that they will have more opportunities, more support, and more fun. We don’t have membership fees, all women are welcome, and even if someone is not involved with WoSEC we are happy to share their accomplishment and cheer them on. WoSEC has resulted in: women starting businesses together, mentoring relationships, job interviews, internships, people being able to recruit from our community, a cheering squad showing up to surprise female speakers, standing up for each other, priceless advice, and friendship. We can advocate for each other, and we do.

Upcoming events (5+)

WoSEC DC: Women of Security

Whole Foods Market

First meeting of WoSEC DC! This HH meetup is for anyone who identifies as a woman and is engaged in security-oriented activities in DC. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other, do some knowledge-sharing, and just relax. There is no cost to attend, you only need to pay for your refreshments. Here are the objectives for the first meetup: - Introductions! - Anyone interested in attending the BSidesDC (October 25-27)? - Brainstorm for future events, all ideas welcome - Refreshments, whatever works for you. -Mosey on over to CapSecDC

WoSEC DC: Women of Security

Whole Foods Market

First meeting of WoSEC DC! This HH meetup is for anyone who identifies as a woman and is engaged in security-oriented activities in DC. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other, do some knowledge-sharing, and just relax. There is no cost to attend, you only need to pay for your refreshments. Here are the objectives for the first meetup: - Introductions! - Anyone interested in attending the BSidesDC (October 25-27)? - Brainstorm for future events, all ideas welcome - Refreshments, whatever works for you. -Mosey on over to CapSecDC

WoSEC DC: Women of Security

Whole Foods Market

First meeting of WoSEC DC! This HH meetup is for anyone who identifies as a woman and is engaged in security-oriented activities in DC. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other, do some knowledge-sharing, and just relax. There is no cost to attend, you only need to pay for your refreshments. Here are the objectives for the first meetup: - Introductions! - Anyone interested in attending the BSidesDC (October 25-27)? - Brainstorm for future events, all ideas welcome - Refreshments, whatever works for you. -Mosey on over to CapSecDC

WoSEC DC: Women of Security

Whole Foods Market

First meeting of WoSEC DC! This HH meetup is for anyone who identifies as a woman and is engaged in security-oriented activities in DC. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other, do some knowledge-sharing, and just relax. There is no cost to attend, you only need to pay for your refreshments. Here are the objectives for the first meetup: - Introductions! - Anyone interested in attending the BSidesDC (October 25-27)? - Brainstorm for future events, all ideas welcome - Refreshments, whatever works for you. -Mosey on over to CapSecDC

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