LTG Gwendolyn Bingham headlines Booz Allen Hamilton Women’s History Month event
As the military opens more roles to female servicemembers, the experience of those who first carved a path to leadership will be critical to the development of future leaders. That’s why Booz Allen Hamilton welcomed U.S.
This March, Booz Allen is hosting a series of Courageous Conversations for Women’s History Month. In this second installment of this video series, Operations Lead Kelly Shannon talks with Cyber Security Leader Lea Hurley about career-changing guidance. Highlights follow.
Be open to new paths and “nontraditional” advocates
Staying relevant in cybersecurity is critical and remaining current is a moving target. To address this continual challenge and to foster a community of cyber professionals, Booz Allen Hamilton hosted a full day cybersecurity conference catered to the firm’s growing cyber talent base. The event, titled “BoozCon,” in a nod to external cybersecurity conference naming conventions, was developed to harness the expertise within the company for professional development and to enhance client service.
The numbers are in: companies with more diversity at the board and executive level see significantly stronger financial performance, including higher return on equity, net income growth, and more. While, in 2019, gender representation still has a long way to go, especially on corporate boards, Booz Allen has been recognized for its leadership.
Though women throughout history have contributed greatly to invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, their stories have largely been excluded from the popular narrative. Today, women remain undervalued and underrepresented in science and entrepreneurship, but studies show that giving due credit to female luminaries can help to advance more women into leadership.
When Lloyd Howell was promoted from more than 30 years of client-facing work at Booz Allen to apply his skills to the position of chief financial officer in 2016, he chose not to tackle the challenge alone. Instead, he sought advice from other CFOs—and recently shared highlights from his leadership journey at the high-performing consulting and technology firm with The Wall Street Journal.
“I think the best education and learning process is to learn from others,” said Howell. “Finance is a language. To be good, I think you need to understand and learn the language.”
Erica Motley discovered her passion for engineering at age 12 while on a tour of a water treatment plant. Part of a STEM summer camp she was attending, the tour opened her eyes to how one facility can impact countless people—and how one program can introduce a young student to a career in making things work.
Today, Erica is a lead technologist and deputy program manager at Booz Allen and hard at work exposing students and coworkers to similar valuable connections.
In honor of National Engineers Week, Booz Allen highlights 10 employees who were named Modern-Day Technology Leaders at the 33rd annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Global STEM Conference in Washington, DC.
What blockbuster attacks could change the face of cybersecurity in 2019? How could the threat landscape shift?
Booz Allen’s top analysts developed a forward-looking synopsis of risks and threats, based on our work with clients worldwide. The result is the 2019 Cyber Threat Outlook report. Here are some highlights.