Women in Security 

Brought to you by She Sharp and AWS

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Friday, June 17, 2022


98 attendees

Join us at the AWS Office in Auckland for this special event recognising individuals, initiatives, and organisations that are changing the norms, reconditioning the way we think about diversity, inclusion, and equity, and shaping a new normal for the security industry in Aotearoa.

Featuring a stellar line-up of speakers from across Aotearoa's security sector, we will hear lightning talks from each of them sharing their journeys and learnings, demystifying the security industry, followed by a Q&A Panel. We'll also have fun interactive activities and opportunities for networking over yummy food and drinks, with awesome prizes up for grabs on the night.

It will be a fabulous event for everyone - no matter if you know nothing about the industry, new to security, curious about the industry or a seasoned security professional! AND remember - our events are open and inclusive to all genders, females, males, nonbinary, and allies! So bring your friends or colleagues for a great night of learning and networking with the community.

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Meet the speakers

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Trade Me - Head of Security

Kate Pearce

Kate is currently the Security Officer at Trade Me, where she runs the security team to keep the data of millions of ...

Amina Aggarwal

Spark - Security Consultant

Amina Aggarwal 

Amina Aggarwal has a broad range of experience that is more than 11 years in Information Technology. She is ...

Briar Feng

PHD - NZ Super Fund

Briar Feng

Briar officially started the security journey last year with NZ Super Fund, where she worked for the Risk team ...

Laura Bell

SafeStack Academy - CEO

Laura Bell 

With over twenty years of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specialises in ...

Headshot for Asya Ivanova

Generate KiwiSaver - CTO

Asya Ivanova 

Asya comes from a diverse background pulling together knowledge across blockchain, finance and telecom...

Special Guests

Headshot of Tiffany Bloomquist

AWS - NZ Country Manager

Tiffany Bloomquist

Tiffany is currently the country manager for AWS in New Zealand, leading our commercial sales across large ...

Headshot of Sarah Lock

AWS - Startup Account Manager

Sarah Lock 

Sarah is currently Account Manager at AWS New Zealand. Her entire career has been in the tech field helping ...

Headshot of Sai Honig

NZNWS - Co-Founder

Sai Honig 

Sai Honig is a multipotentialite who has worked in differing roles in various industries. Prior to information security...

Headshot of Tash Bettridge

NZNWS - Co-Founder

Tash Bettridge 

Tash Bettridge (Te whānau-a-apanui, ngapuhi, pakeha) is an award-winning woman in security, having ...

Headshot of Abby Zhang

NZNWS - Auckland Chapter Lead

Abby Zhang 

Abby Zhang is a Security Analyst, Cloud and Fintech Security Researcher based in Aotearoa. Abby is an experienced ...

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