Executive Women’s Forum Recognizes Booz Allen for Supporting Women in Tech
At its annual conference October 23-25, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (EWF) presented Booz Allen with its 2018 Corporate Award for its efforts to advance and promote women within the firm.
“Analogous to EWF’s mission, Booz Allen is committed to developing and sponsoring women, promoting inclusive leadership, and ensuring balanced promotion opportunities,” EWF Founder Joyce Brocaglia said in the EWF awards announcement.
EWF has supported women in information security, risk management, and privacy since 2002. The EWF Corporate Award looks at corporate performance, sustainability, women in key positions, and corporate governance. Booz Allen was chosen from finalists including Target and 3M to join a roster of annual winners that includes Aetna and IBM.
“We are proud to receive this award in recognition of the firm’s commitment to empowering women,” said Booz Allen Chief Transformation Officer and EWF Ambassador Angela Messer. “We recognize how important diversity and women are to our business—and are dedicated to encouraging women to enter STEM professions and even more importantly, succeed in cybersecurity fields.”
Within Booz Allen’s senior leadership team, 55 percent of Booz Allen’s senior leadership team are women, as are 42 percent of the firm’s board of directors. Booz Allen supports current and future women STEM professionals through internal groups for areas such as cyber, data science, and engineering and external collaborations with organizations such as Girls, Inc. and the Society of Women Engineers. Booz Allen has been an EWF Corporate Benefactor since 2015, taking an active role in many conferences, events, and mentoring initiatives.
“It’s been an honor to work with EWF to help women grow personally and professionally in their careers, make connections with leaders across the industry, as well as advocate for equal representation in fields like information security,” said Booz Allen Principal and EWF Champion Leslie Burns. “I’m excited to see what the future brings.”