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New Forward Together 2023 Speaker: Edna Conway

The Diversify Thinking team is thrilled to announce the addition of award-winning trailblazer, influential leader and world renowned security expert Edna Conway!

Edna Conway currently serves as VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Cloud Infrastructure at Microsoft. She is responsible for the security, resiliency and governance of the cloud infrastructure upon which Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business operates. She has built new organizations delivering trust, transparency, cybersecurity, compliance, risk management, sustainability and supply chain transformation.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Conway served as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, driving a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.

World Renowned Industry Leader

Conway is recognized domestically (U.S. Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. She was appointed to the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community and awards including: 2023 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know, 2023 Top 25 Women in Technology (Mission Critical), 2021 Executive Women’s Forum Executive of the Year, 2021 Information Systems Security Association Hall of Fame, 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leaders (Security Magazine), Named #5 in The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS (The Software Report, 2020), Who’s Who in Cybersecurity (Onalytica, 2020), Fed 100 Award, Stevie Maverick of the Year Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, Machine to Machine and IoT Trailblazer Award (Connected World Magazine), Reboot Leadership Award (SC Media), and Columbia University’s Barnard College 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award.

Compassionate Grit

Her story promises to not only inspire you but challenge your current mindset. She will share how she has grown her career by building perseverance and resilience through love for herself and for others. Edna's fierce delivery yet compassionate approach to how she chooses to live both personally and professionally will spur you to take action in your own life.

If you have had the pleasure to meet Edna, you understand her authenticity and ability to draw you in with her candid nature. If you have not, we are honored to be hosting her to create this opportunity for you.

We couldn't ask for a better combination of compassion and grit to help our community move forward together!

Excited to meet a powerhouse like Edna in person? Of course you are.

Register for Forward Together on Wednesday April 13!


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