Participation as a Community Sponsor provides an exclusive opportunity for your company to offer tremendous benefits to high potential women employees. These benefits include attending a National Conference, participating in regional meetings, industry event related training and networking sessions, outreach programs and interaction with global thought leaders through an online community.
Community Sponsors also enable the EWF to continue their recognition of today’s leaders and dedication to develop the leaders of tomorrow. We support tomorrow’s leaders through our scholarship programs. Each year the EWF partners with Carnegie Mellon to grant a full tuition scholarship for their Masters of Science program in Information Security Technology and Management to a qualifying woman. The EWF honors current thought leaders through the presentation of the Women of Influence Awards for women with accomplishments in the areas of Public Sector or Academia, Private Solutions Providers, Corporate Practitioners, and One to Watch.
Becoming an EWF Community Sponsor is an ideal way to enrich and reward your female employees while promoting diversity and enhancing gender balancing within your organization.
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Participation in National Conference, Regional Events and Online Community
Each year the EWF National Conference facilitates face-to-face interactions with over 300 of the most influential women in our field. During three days of participation in highly interactive content rich panels, discussion groups, workshops and networking events, women build and strengthen relationships with their peers while learning from industry thought leaders. Our online community enables communication and broadens networking with global members. Regional meetings enable local industry leaders to gather with their peers. Continuing Professional Education credits are earned by attending EWF event conferences and regional meetings.
- Five full complimentary registrations the Annual National Conference
- $500 discount off the full registration fee of $2,495 for your corporate clients and customers
- Prominent branding on major conference signage, conference website and conference communications
- Opportunity to provide collateral at the Annual National Conference
- 20 memberships to EWF Connect, our online community. Memberships are valid for 1 year from contract signing and onboarding.
EWF Ambassador, Champion and EWF CONNECT Subscriptions
As a Community Sponsor, you have the opportunity to highlight your company's commitment in promoting diversity and providing encouragement. Community Sponsors have a unique ability to appoint an EWF Ambassador and EWF Champion from within their organization as well as access to discounted EWF CONNECT subscriptions (memberships) that grants women access to a host of powerful professional collaboration tools, including online connections, blogging, research and education, archived presentations and the ability to interact globally 24/7.
Ambassadors are given the ability to promote leaders within their organization in many ways.
- Opportunity to be a featured speaker in our "A View From The Top" C level Webinar Series
- Ability to highlight executives at their hosted Regional Meeting
- Select a Champion who will utilize the EWF to maximize their organization's sponsorship
Opportunity to Reward High Potential Women
EWF membership is an ideal incentive to reward high potential women, providing them with the opportunity to enrich their personal and professional networks while improving their industry knowledge. Acknowledging high potential women through the EWF community enhances the retention of women executives.
Support the EWF Scholarship Programs & Women of Influence Awards
The EWF recognizes today’s leaders and is dedicated to mentoring the leaders of tomorrow through our Women of Influence awards and EWF scholarship programs. Each year, the EWF honors current and future thought leaders through the Women of Influence Awards. These awards recognize women in four categories: Public Sector or Academia; Private Solutions Provider, Corporate Practitioner and One to Watch. The EWF has partnered with the Information Networking Institute (INI) and Carnegie Mellon CyLab to offer a full tuition scholarship for their Master of Science program in Information Security Technology and Management (MSISTM.)
Mentorship & Leadership
Participation in interactive workshops, panels and scenarios with industry experts deepens leadership skills. Interacting in a setting outside of the office location fosters collaboration and deepens the level of relationships of executives within your own company. Members benefit from both providing and receiving mentorship from community members through our LIFT peer mentorship program. Members are encouraged and enabled to gather informally to share dinner and conversations through our Cheer program. Members receive a discounted registration to our Leadership Journey, a comprehensive year long virtual leadership program.
The Cyber Security School Challenge is an outreach program that challenges IT Security, Risk and GRC executives to educate students on online security, privacy and safety. The EWF provides lesson plans, games, and instructions from leading academic and industry authorities enabling attendees to teach best practices of "cyber awareness" encouraging safe, secure and responsible use of computers. Awards are presented at our National Conference to the team and individual that educated the most students in the calendar year.
Building Best Practices and Benchmarking
The EWF members participate in interactive settings at various EWF events with senior executives from a majority of the Fortune 100 companies. Participants return to their companies with a broader sense of the market place and valuable industry data. Sharing knowledge, creating best practices, developing solutions and benchmarking their own corporate practices with those of the top global corporations are all tangible benefits of sponsorship.
Opportunity to Publicly Promote Diversity and Inclusion
The EWF enhances the ability of women to fill leadership positions within their own corporations and enables corporations to achieve gender balancing. Corporations can promote their sponsorship both internally and externally through press releases, newsletters and industry publications.
Why Become a Community Sponsor?
If you are interested in joining the EWF as a Community Sponsor, please contact Joyce Brocaglia today at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our Community Sponsorship Interest Form below.