Celebrating International Women’s Day

Lacework EditorialMarch 7, 20222 min read

The role software developers play in the cybersecurity spaceInternational Women’s Day officially takes place tomorrow, March 8th. The day was officially recognized in 1911 in Copenhagen, Denmark, “More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination,” the International Women’s Day website recalls.

This day has seen so much history, from the demand for regular working hours to women’s suffrage to the push for maternity leave and equal pay. On March 7, at 9 a.m. PST, Lacework will host a distinguished panel of women in technology in our monthly LinkedIn Live series, to discuss the challenges and inspirations of women in technology today. Moderated by Jessica West, VP of Developer Experience and Customer Education at Lacework, the conversation will include:

  • Gina Yacone, Advisory CISO | Trace3
  • Isha Singhal, Sr. Staff Engineer | Lacework
  • Sowmya Karmali, Dir. of Product Management | Lacework

To keep the conversation going, Lacework will also be partnering with Tines to host a one hour give back virtual event full of trivia, and ending with a donation to Women in Cybersecurity and Year Up.

The theme for this 111th Annual International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias putting a spotlight on the challenges many women are working to change – from unequal pay, to unequal treatment when it comes to childcare, gender stereotypes, and many others. “Every day I show up is an opportunity to honor those who came before me and inspire the next generation to follow their aspirations. My place in tech will never be lost on me,” says Amelia Hadfield, Lacework Senior Alliances Marketing Manager.

International Women’s Day has a goal of not only raising awareness of women’s issues, but in connecting women across the world. Lacework is honored to have so many incredible women working at Lacework in helping redefine cloud security and the future of business.

“I got into tech in a random sort of way after college,” shares Kaitlin Waite, Lacework Senior Channel Marketing Manager “When I started out, it was obvious there weren’t many women in my meetings, at tradeshows, on webinars, etc. I remember being the only woman at many events and thinking it was so odd. That’s changed so much in the last 10+ years, and it’s refreshing. I see so many more paths for those set to graduate and figure out what they want to do, too. I’m excited for the possibilities for women in tech moving forward.”

For more information, and to participate in this important conversation:

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