2023 Speaker Spotlight Program

Gain visibility for speaking engagements in this one-year cohort.

Applications Now Closed:

Acceptance/rejection letters were sent on July 20th, if you did not received a letter please email [email protected] to check your status.

Tell your story and share your passion by stepping into the space of public speaking. This Speakers Spotlight Program allows WiCyS members to generate more pathways to educate others, share skillsets and insights, explore thought leadership, and more.

2023 Speaker Spotlight Program Sponsored by:

Further develop yourself as a cybersecurity professional by:

    • Building out your speaker profile
    • Developing your origins story
    • Scouting out various speaking opportunities
    • Becoming visible in the speaker space
    • Elevate your voice
    • Expand industry connections
    • Promote your thought leadership
    • Share your passion

Eligibility Requirements

  • WiCyS Industry professionals membership

Thanks to Cisco, WiCyS members accepted into this program will receive access to the Innovation Women platform which connects female professionals to speaking and media opportunities. Accepted participants can create their profiles in Innovation Women and access tutorials and the speaking engagement library. Learn more about Innovation Women here.

Program Includes:

  • A WiCyS cohort of 350 speakers

  • A speaker profile so event managers can find you on the Innovation Women Platform

  • Innovation Women speaker exclusive newsletter

  • Access to hundreds of Calls for Speakers added by the Innovation Women research team and event managers. See sample speaker opportunities

  • Tools to help you manage and organize your speaking applications and speaking engagements

  • Access to the Innovation Women member directory of more than 2000 speakers 

  • Opportunity to be a guest on the Innovation Women Speaker! Webinar Series

  • Speaker resources and education, including access to the Green Room for educational modules, exclusive Knowledge Sessions, profile reviews, speech and presentation feedback, etc.

  • Get a free speaking video for your profile through Innovation Women’s partnership with AnswerStage

Speaker Spotlight Program Timeline

June 27th, 2023: Applications open.

June 29th, 2023: Speaker Spotlight Informational Webinar at 12:00 PM CT

July 18th, 2023: Applications close.

July 20th, 2023: Acceptance notifications are sent.

July 24th, 2023: Deadline to fill out the commitment form.

July 25th, 2023: Participants receive notification to set up Innovation Women profile.

July 27th, 2023: Cohort Kick-Off Webinar at 12:00 PM CT

August 1st, 2023: Deadline to complete speaker profiles in Innovation Women.

Aug 7th, 2023: Participants receive digital badges and access to Slack Channel.

Date TBD: Monthly AMA Sessions.