march, 2021

thu18mar4:00 pm5:00 pmEvent OverVirtual EventPowerful Women in Cyber PanelMade possible by Maryville University4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Series:Powerful Women in Cyber by Maryville University

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Join Maryville University and Venture Cafe St Louis on March 18th at 4:00 PM CT for an inspiring and informative evening where we will feature incredible women who will share the different roles they play in the cybersecurity industry. This event is open to all professionals interested in or working in the cyber community. 

Depending on the source of the data, women make up between 20-25% of the cybersecurity workforce. The latest figures estimate that there are more than 8,600 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Missouri and 521,617 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US. While the number of women joining the cybersecurity workforce is growing, the cybersecurity community as a whole needs better ways to access and harness untapped talent in order to fill these jobs.


Jessica Burress, Cybersecurity Specialist, Boeing
Jessica Burress is a cybersecurity specialist at Boeing. She holds a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Maryville University of St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Criminology. 

Priya Mouli, Program Director, Technology Strategy & Risk Consultant
Priya has over 13 years of seasoned experience supporting global organizations with their IT Risk Strategy spanning the areas of Cyber Security, Regulatory Compliance, Privacy and Data Protection. She holds an MBA, is  CISSP and is currently a Director in KPMG’s Technology Risk Consulting practice, where she helps build and operationalize Tech Risk programs from ground up or revamping aspects of this in terms of bringing process improvement and automation opportunities. Priya has authored thought leadership publications featured globally and by multiple press agencies. She is deeply passionate on Information Security and Women Empowerment / Leadership and as such, has spoken at multiple events – forums, summits / conferences on sharing industry insights, perspective and spreading awareness on these topics. Priya’s hobbies and interests include writing poems, globetrotting, learning new languages and wildlife.  

Sarah Baldeo, Artificial Intelligence & Digital Transformation Innovator 
Sarah Baldeo has over 16 years of senior leadership experience driving Business Process improvement in line with compliance. Her career began in asset management and risk model design within financial institution frameworks. Developing technology that leverages AI, machine learning & neural networks to create automation and new opportunities for growth has been at the core of her career – and supporting diversity and inclusion in STEM and leadership is one of her passions.

Alma Maria Rinasz, Developer Advocate
Alma Maria Rinasz prides herself in working at the intersection of cybersecurity, education, and social good. She works as a developer associate for Software Guru where she helps build relationship pipelines with developer communities and SaaS organizations across the globe. Alma implements, manages, and maintains a consistent IT and software developer outreach program across North America and LATAM, identifying subject matter experts to collaborate in meetups and events. She also volunteers as a Cybersafety Outreach Program Manager with CSNP and takes security training with the Sans Institute and Infosec.

Moderator, Andrea Rodriguez, President of WiCyS
Andrea Rodriguez is a senior at Maryville University in St. Louis studying Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism. She is also the current president of WiCyS.

Who should attend:

  • You are new to cybersecurity and want to learn about the profession
  • You want to connect and meet with female professionals in cyber
  • You want to learn how to protect your startup or small business from security threats

Thanks to Maryville University, as part of the Powerful Women in Cyber discussion, during the month of March you can access:

  • Cybersecurity Office Hours with Maryville University’s Cyber Fusion Center experts to learn how to protect your startup, small business, or nonprofit from security threats free of charge. Learn more about the Cyber Fusion Center.
  • Attend the Powerful Women in Cyber panel on March 18th
  • Join the Powerful Women in Cyber meetup powered by Maryville University and WiCys (Women in Cybersecurity) to connect with other women interested in or working in cybersecurity


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