NextExec - EWF

Season 3 Episode 4: Wise Women: From classics to cybersecurity

April 19, 2021 EWF - Rising Leaders Season 3 Episode 4
NextExec - EWF
Season 3 Episode 4: Wise Women: From classics to cybersecurity
Show Notes
In this episode, Jessica hosts former EWF Executive Director, Lynn Terwoerds. From ‘classics to cybersecurity’, Lynn walks us through her career journey and how it led to her current portfolio life. Lynn also explains her helpful guiding principles such as -

  1. Change is not only good, but it also matters
  2. Pay it forward – everyone has the ability to give back
  3. You are the best investment you’ll ever make
  4. Learn the difference between a dream and a plan
  5. Find your people

Guest: Lynn Terwoerds, Digital Resilience LLC

For more than 21 years, Lynn Terwoerds has been a technology thought leader and cybersecurity strategist for global companies – Microsoft, Barclays PLC, Oracle Global Healthcare, Executive Women's Forum. Her career journey spans from hands-on experience running global security incident response to top secret clearance working on critical infrastructure long term security strategy. Lynn’s background also includes leadership positions in multiple vertical markets ranging from technology to banking and healthcare. She’s supported the EWF since the beginning and serves on their advisory board. Today she is semi-retired, splitting her day between nonprofit and corporate advisory board service, and cybersecurity consulting through her business, Digital Resilience LLC. 

Host: Jessica Patterson, Mindful Business Mentor and Cybersecurity Professional, Optiv

Jessica Valentine is a mindful business mentor and cybersecurity professional.

Her breadth of experience in strategy, operations, program management, and client services allow her to apply a holistic approach to secure client’s digital transformation initiatives at Optiv, a security solutions integrator.

Her notable achievements include creating the inaugural cybersecurity internship program for Dell, launching her own non-profit, Own I.T., for women in cybersecurity, and teaching yoga at the RSA conference and EWF National Conference in 2019. 

As an industry speaker and wellness entrepreneur, Jessica Valentine is passionate about empowering women to embody their vision and weave wellness with work. She is currently developing her own methodology to offer to individuals and organizations seeking fulfillment, engagement, and holistic professional development. She is an activist for diversity, equity, and inclusion and women’s initiatives and is inspired to pioneer a new path for the next generation of leaders in our field.

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