CEO Runs Her Cybersecurity Company From Sweet Home Chicago
February 1, 2020: Ning Wang has traveled a long road to become CEO of Offensive Security, a company offering highly specialized training in cybersecurity for clients ranging from the U.S. Army to Amazon.
Wang has succeeded in a world dominated by men. At Offensive Security, she is the only woman on a leadership team with eight men. In earlier work at McKinsey she was a new mother with a baby.
Seeing her daughter struggle with sexism in college, Wang decided to reach out to her own female employees – 35 percent of Offensive Security’s workforce are women – and ask them what she could do to support them better.
Wang is also a leader in creating a virtual company. Offensive Security has employees in more than 20 different countries. Most of Offensive Security’s executives work from home, as Wang does.
Read more: CEO Runs Her Cybersecurity Company From Sweet Home Chicago (forbes.com)
Latest Newsview all
Into the Fire: Mines Advisory Group Celebrates Yazidi Women's De-Mining Work in New Film
Leadership Roles of Women in Cybersecurity
Women are emerging as cybersecurity experts, with a much larger influx of women entering the field expected. And, women are ascending into senior or leadership positions within their companies, often through different pathways, according to results of the Women in Cybersecurity Survey to be presented by SANS Institute in two webcasts on March 17 and March 24.
British Army Officer Becomes First Woman to Pass Brutal Para Course
A British Army officer has become the first woman to pass a gruelling Parachute Regiment entry test. Capt Rosie Wild, 28, was described as a "trailblazer" after passing the P Company course - which many men fail.