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Women of Influence Awards
Co-presented by Alta Associates and Accenture, the annual Women of Influence Awards honor four women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy. These awards recognize women in four categories:

 

• Corporate Practitioner
• "One-to-Watch" - honoring an up-and-coming thought leader
• Public Sector or Academia
Private Solutions Provider
 
Judges select the winners based upon a six-point set of criteria:

 

A positive influence on the professional community
The application of creativity or innovation in solving problems or overcoming challenges
A demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards
A history of designing and implementing effective solutions
Sustained record of accomplishments and contributions to the field
Service as mentor of trusted advisor to colleagues, students and others


 2017 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Corporate Practitioner

Nasrin Rezai, Global Chief Information and Product Cyber Security Officer, GE

 

One-to-Watch

Stephanie DomasLead Medical Security Engineer, Battelle

 

Private Solutions Provider

Angela Messer, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

Public Sector

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/ Director of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy 

 


2016 Women of Influence Recipients

  

Corporate Practitioner
Deneen DeFiore, Chief Technology & Risk Officer, GE Aviation

 

One-to-Watch
Sali Osman, Cyber Security & Risk Strategy Advisor, Ernst & Young


Private Solutions Provider
Diane Rinaldo, Director of U.S. Government Relations, SAP

Academia
Dr. Diana Burley
, Executive Director & Chair, The George Washington University 

 

 
 

 

2015 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Corporate Practitioners

Lisa Humbert, Executive V.P., Chief Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon

 

One To Watch

Samara Moore, Senior Manager, CIP Security and Compliance, Corporate Information Security Services

Exelon

 

Private Solutions Provider

Kristin Lovejoy, President, Acuity Solutions

 

Public Sector

Patricia Larsen, Co-Director, National Insider Threat Task Force

 

 

 


 

2014 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Corporate Practitioners

Jing de Jong-Chen, Senior Director of Security, Microsoft

 

One To Watch

Rinki Sethi, Senior Manager, Information Security, Intuit

 

Private Solutions Provider

Julie Bernard, Principal, Ernst & Young

 

Public Sector

Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO, Council on CyberSecurity

 


 

2013 Women of Influence Recipients


Lifetime Achievement

Catherine Allen, Founder and Chairman, The Santa Fe Group

 

Corporate Practitioners

Marene Allison, World Wide VP of Information Security, Johnson & Johnson

 

One To Watch

Eleanor Dallaway Smith, Editor and Associate Publisher, Infosecurity Magazine, Reed Exhibitions Ltd.

 

Private Solutions Provider

Joanne Moretti, Vice President & Global Head Software Marketing, Dell

 

Public Sector

Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

 


 

2012 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Lifetime Achievement

Sandra Hughes, Retired - Risk Management Strategy Consultant

 

Public Sector/Academia

Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick, Director of Partnership Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, National Cyber Security Alliance

 

Private Solutions Provider

Laura Mather, Founder and Chief Visionary, Silver Tail Systems

 

Corporate Practitioner

Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells

 

One To Watch

Claire Pennline, Security Program Manager, Google

 


 

2011 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector/Academia

Lisa Lee, IT Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Private Solutions Provider

Pamela Warren, Cybercrime Strategist & Director of Global Public Sector, McAfee

 

Corporate Practitioner

Michelle Nix, Director, IT Risk Management, Juniper

 

One To Watch

Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist Lead, Microsoft

 

 


 

 

2010 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Kathleen Kiernan, CEO, Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc.

 

Private Solutions Provider

Galina Datskovsky, SVP Information Governance, Autonomy

 

Corporate Practitioner

Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Leader & Sr. Counsel, Info Governance, General Electric

 

One To Watch

Caroline Wong, Sr. Manager Strategic Security, Zynga

 

Academia

Dr. Carrie Gates, VP, Research, CA Technologies

 

 


 

 

2009 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Mischel Kwon, Vice President of Public Sector Security Solutions, RSA

 

Private Solutions Provider

Patricia Titus, Chief Information Security Officer, Unisys Corporation

 

Corporate Practitioner

Michelle Dennedy, Chief Governance Officer, Sun Microsystems

 

One To Watch

Char Suter, SVP Information Security, HSBC North America

 


 

2008 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director, INI, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Private Solutions Provider

Joanne Moretti, Senior Vice President, IAR, CA, Inc.

 

Corporate Practitioner

Linda Meeks, Executive CSIO, The Boeing Company

 

One To Watch

Shira Rubinoff, President and Founder, Green Armor Solutions

 

 


 

 

2007 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Cheryl Peace, Defense Intelligence Senior Service, Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center Office

 

Private Solutions Provider

Jayshree Ullal, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Technology Group, Cisco

 

Corporate Practitioner

Renee Guttman, Chief Information Security Officer, Time, Inc.

 

One To Watch

Magnolia (Maggie) Mansourkia, Chief Privacy Counsel & Assistant General Counsel, Verizon Communications

 

 


 

 

2006 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Governor Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan

 

Private Solutions Provider

Radia Perlman, Sun Microsystems

 

Corporate Practitioner

Susan Gueli, Assist Vice President, Nationwide

 

One To Watch

Suzanne Hall, Director, Lerner Enterprises

 


 

2005 Women of Influence Recipients

 

Public Sector

Pamela Fusco, Executive Vice President, Fishnet Security

 

Private Solutions Provider

Sarah Gordon, Senior Research Fellow, Symantec

 

Corporate Practitioner

Annie Antón, Mindsprings

 

One To Watch

Susan Lutz, CEO, ETSec, Inc.