Speaker Spotlight Program

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


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.

 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 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

April 29: Applications open

May 7: Speaker Spotlight Informational Webinar

May 15: Applications close at 12 pm CT

May 23: Acceptance notifications are sent

May 29: Deadline to fill out the commitment form

May 30: Participants receive notification to set up Innovation Women profile

June 6: Cohort Kick-Off Webinar

June 7: Participants receive digital badges and access to Slack Channel

Program runs: June 2024 – June 2025

First Monday of Each Month: Monthly Open Office Hours