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Girls in Technology - Sharing our Success (SOS)
AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy
601 New Jersey Ave NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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Thursday, November 07, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Girls in Technology

This SOS event offers girls an opportunity to talk Cybersecurity with exhibitors from local organizations, universities and companies (including AT&T!).

Girls will be able to ask questions of exhibitors such as "What do the cybersecurity professionals in your organization do on a day-to-day basis?" "What education and background does your organization look for when deciding who to accept or hire?" "How does your organization support girls who are interested in cybersecurity careers?"

The SOS will also allow girls an opportunity to meet and network with professional women (including from AT&T!) who have turned their love for technology into successful careers in these fields.

Students will participate in an interactive panel discussion with distinguished women in cybersecurity.

The girls also get an opportunity to win cool prizes and giveaways.

This public program is available to girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our SOS events typically draw 75-125 girls and their parents.

The SOS program is free for students and is made possible by Stem for Her and the generosity of corporate sponsors such as Amazon! A light dinner will be provided.


Michaela James
Michaela James is an 8th grade student at Maret School in Washington, DC. Michaela is enrolled in the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) working towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity. Michaela chose CCBC because it allows 7th and 8th graders to enroll, and its Cybersecurity Program is a certified Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.

Kayla Farrow
Kayla Farrow is CEO, founder, and research scientist at Semicyber, LLC, a startup that specializes in quantum algorithm development and data analytics for mission-critical challenges. She is also a digital signal processing (DSP) engineer at Zeta Associates, Inc. where she develops algorithms for the detection and exploitation of mission collection and processing systems.

Kerinne Browne
Kerinne Browne is a Senior Cybersecurity Program Manager on the Customer Experience and Engineering Team at Microsoft. She focuses on Azure Sentinel, the first cloud-native SIEM and Azure Security Center, a cloud workload protection and security posture management tool. She began her career at Microsoft over 8 years ago specializing in infrastructure monitoring and security strategy, enabling businesses to achieve their security goals. Kerinne is also a member of the Women in Technology Board of Directors.

Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson holds degrees from: Baylor University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Angela also holds a Cyber Security Graduate Certificate and participated in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP). Angela is currently a Mathematician in the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is working on the Post Quantum Cryptography Standardization project and other research areas designed to ensure user privacy and security in a digital world.

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