KAREN WORSTELL

TECH LEADER | MOJO MAKER for WOMXN IN TECH | #BeAnAlly | STRATEGIST for TECH INNOVATION THROUGH INCLUSION

KAREN WORSTELL is ranked as a top-rated speaker for the industry flagship RSA Conference. 

Karen Worstell is as well-known as a serial CISO for iconic companies across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader. Her company, W Risk Group provides both cybersecurity consulting and immersive group coaching intensives called MOJO Maker for Women in Tech to help companies retain their female braintrust. Worstell is the host of the podcast Mission Critical on ITSPMagazine.com, and has spoken internationally on the future of cybersecurity and the criticality of an inclusive and diverse leadership team to the innovation capacity of technical organizations.

KAREN IS YOUR partner IN solvING your talent crisis

Since 1988 the number of women in computing occupations has dropped from 35% to less than 20%.
Women are leaving Tech at twice the rate of men—over 50% of women leave tech after 12 years. Leading causes are burnout, harrassment, lack of well-deserved opportunities, and feeling unfulfilled.
In fact, in critical sectors like cyber, the healthy pipeline of incoming talent cannot keep pace with the “churn and burn” culture that results in a 57% burnout rate, high percentages of self-medicating behavior, and 60%+ of cyber talent seeking to leave the industry.
You can’t possibly hire talent fast enough if your retention levels are in the tank.

KAREN IN ACTION

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Working From Home Let’s Talk About it! | With Karen Worstell, Katie Nickels, and Ryan Louie, MD, PhD

KAREN'S SPEAKING TOPICS

 The impact of the BROTOPIA BLUEPRINT on women in tech
 Why women can’t wait for Tech culture to improve and can take action now to help them thrive in Tech
 THE ROLE OF ALLYSHIP—and how it begins at home
 BECOMING FLAMEPROOF—embodying the skills and attributes that help you handle adversity like a boss and avoid burnout

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Karen is a compelling communicator who has a great ability to develop and provide strategic direction within the business and amongst the leadership team. Her broad range of knowledge in Security and Compliance combined with her strengths makes her a key change agent.”
— Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO DocuSign
“One of the most intelligent, articulate, and persuasive persons I've had the honor to work for in my career. Karen is especially adept at coalescing disparate ideas into a clear, concise vision – and then driving the team toward the goal, with exceptional creativity and energy levels.”
— Bob Maynard, Co-Founder of Baby Corner Branch
“Karen is a dynamic leader in the security industry! She has a broad view of security risk and can effectively apply it across people, process, and technology. She articulates security issues extremely well and is a strategic leader in the security industry!” ”
— Gary Toretti, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Cyber Security
“Karen acted as the Master of Ceremonies at a conference and did an outstanding job. Throughout the entire day she kept the agenda flowing smoothly while being entertaining, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to work with.”
— Kerry Nelson, Program Director, SecureWorld Expo
"Definitely a topic we need more space for conversations around!"
"Please continue this conversation!"
"Really helped me reconsider how I hire."
"The talk on burnout was very relevant. It’s about time we talk about mental health issues in our industry!"
"These are some of the most valuable panels I have attended in years."
"The burnout session was particularly resonant."

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