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S4 E2 EWF Anniversary - Ashley Baich and Joyce Brocaglia

April 07, 2022 EWF - Rising Leaders
NextExec - EWF
S4 E2 EWF Anniversary - Ashley Baich and Joyce Brocaglia
Show Notes

Hello and welcome to Season 4 Episode 2 of the NextExec Podcast. In this episode, Ashley speaks with Joyce Brocaglia the founder of the Executive Women's Forum (EWF) about her vision some 20 years ago and what the EWF is today. They discuss the sisterhood this platform has created, how the EWF has impacted growth in the lives of conference attendees and their corporate benefactors as well as the trajectory created by the various programs that have been instituted over the years. Please enjoy.

Guest - Joyce Brocaglia
Joyce Brocaglia is a visionary entrepreneur who created both the first executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and a ground-breaking membership organization that builds women leaders in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy.Joyce founded Alta Associates in 1986 and today Alta is the most prominent executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management and Data Privacy. Alta, ranked one of the top 50 executive search firms in the US has an unprecedented track record of placing Chief Information Security Officer’s and building world class organizations.

In March of 2022, Alta was acquired by Diversified Search Group, the largest women-led, women-founded executive search firm. Joyce is the Global Cybersecurity Practice Leader. This joining of forces has expanded Alta’s search capabilities throughout the C-Suite and into the boardroom. Joyce is a business advisor to her clients who has gained the trust and respect of the industry’s most influential executives by accomplishing their strategic and diverse hiring goals. 

For over three decades Joyce has helped to define, elevate, and integrate the role of cybersecurity leaders and professionals in firms ranging from private equity, venture-backed growth companies to the world’s largest and most complex global corporations.  Joyce is the leading authority on the recruitment of Chief Information Security Officers. She is a career advisor to executive thought leaders, sought after for her deep knowledge of the industry, market conditions, and business intelligence.

Joyce is a fierce advocate for women and has dedicated her career to advancing women leaders in cybersecurity, risk and privacy. In 2002, Joyce founded the Executive Women’s Forum ( EWF). Today the EWF is the largest member organization serving over 15,000 emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field.

With over 80 Corporate Benefactors globally, the EWF is turbocharging the advancement of their DE&I and ESG goals. The EWF Leadership Academy equips women with the self-awareness, resiliency, and skills necessary to compete for leadership roles. The EWF Cybersecurity Women on Capitol Hill Symposium strengthens public-private relationships. The Carnegie Mellon University, Joyce Brocaglia Endowed Fellowship Fund provides scholarships to underrepresented students.

Host - Ashley Baich
Ashley Baich is a Cybersecurity Senior Analyst at Accenture on the Cyber Investigation, Forensic, and Response team (CIFR). with experience in many disciplines of cybersecurity.  Her analytical background in marketing, communications, technology, and business development inform her mindful but competitive approach.

Ashley is fueled by her desire to bridge the communication between IT Professionals and Business Executives.  She considers herself a ‘forever student’, eager to continue to build her academic foundation to be innovative and forward thinking in the world of cybersecurity.  She is in the process of earning her MBA in information security and is an active participant in the EWF, currently as a co-lead for the Rising Leader Forum.  

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