Session: Harnessing digital privacy and security to empower a diverse workforce in tech and build an inclusive workplace culture
Diversity not only fosters better employee engagement, it also allows for better innovation and problem-solving abilities when approaching new business challenges.
Fostering successful DEI initiatives is even more important when we consider digital privacy and security in tech. In this session, Shirona will discuss the growing demand for digital privacy in the modern world, and how women, LGBTQIA+ and POC are disproportionately impacted by companies who take advantage of our digital footprint. As such, she will explore why building diversity also means protecting data privacy, and how empowering a diverse workforce can help companies deliver better and stronger products for consumers–in turn providing them with the knowledge and freedom to decide what data they share and with whom they share it.
Having amassed 10 years of experience as a woman in tech, Shirona will also share her learnings behind building DEI programs from scratch for globally dispersed teams. She will go through meaningful tools to deconstruct and empower gender equality in the workplace from an intersectional lens, all through the vision to enable a strong community of women and allies around the world in building inclusive workplace cultures and identities.
- The connection between diversity and inclusion and digital privacy and security in tech.
- Digital privacy and security trends, and the impacts of data privacy on women, LGBTQIA+, and POC.
- How building a diverse workforce can help companies deliver better and stronger products for consumers.
- How to build DEI programs from scratch for globally dispersed teams.
- Meaningful tools to enable a strong community of women and allies in building an inclusive workplace culture.
Shirona Partem is VP of Corporate Development at Kape Technologies, a leading “privacy-first” digital security software provider.
Over the course of 6 years with the company, Shirona has worked closely on M&A, integration, strategy, and investor relations. Her involvement has enabled over 7 million users, and 1000 employees worldwide to further the mission of empowering consumers to protect their personal data as they go about their daily digital lives.
She has also played a pivotal role in establishing the inaugural “Women at Kape” Employee Resource Group, aiming to create a strong community of women and allies to help empower, attract, retain, and inspire women at the company’s 10 offices around the globe.
Prior to this, Shirona had 6 years of experience as a Business Development Director for both a software company providing personalized and advanced interactive video, and a specialist sustainable finance fund manager that supported over 200 projects in 29 emerging markets.
Shirona holds an MBA from London Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.