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Speaking Engagements

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Thank you for your interest in inviting me to speak at your upcoming event.

I do not accept all speaking requests; I evaluate them on a case-by-case basis.

Do you expect to be paid to speak?

As much as I would love to give pro bono talks to everyone that asks; this is impractical for me.  However, I sometimes make exceptions for causes close to my heart or topics that I am particularly excited about.

How much advance notice do you need?

The more notice the better; however, I appreciate that life happens, and speakers may drop out at the last minute. 

What topics do you speak about?

With my broad experience in information governance and cybersecurity I can contribute to a wide range of subjects.  I am more likely to accept a speaking engagement if it relates to one or more of the following:

  • Sector specific - Healthcare service providers, Charity / non-profit
  • Overcoming challenges (sensitive topics) - Mental health and burnout, Diversity (black, female, disabled), Perfectionism, Imposter syndrome
  • Cybersecurity Careers - My cybersecurity journey, Mentoring - the next generation, Advice for new cybersecurity graduates and career changers
  • Women in Cybersecurity
  • Training, education, and awareness
  • Information security governance, risk and compliance - management - Supply chain assurance

How do I kick off the process?

Log your request with us below and I will send you my speaker engagement application form.