Lisa Ventura is Named a Winner in This Year’s TechWomen100 List

Lisa Ventura is Named a Winner in This Year’s TechWomen100 List

Lisa Ventura is proud to announce that she has been included as a winner in We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” list for 2019 for her contribution to the technology and cyber security industry.

The We Are Tech Women “TechWomen100” Awards aims to recognise women in the technology industry who are champions for women in technology and the organisations who have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop female tech talent. By highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female talent, the awards also aim to help create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

The “TechWomen100” awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way and are supported by leading organisations such as Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse and Accenture.

For more information about We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” winners for 2019 visit https://wearetechwomen.com/techwomen100-awards/

Lisa Ventura Takes Part In ZeroHour Podcast

Lisa Ventura Takes Part In ZeroHour Podcast

Lisa Ventura was delighted to take part in “The Zero Hour Podcast” with Karl Sharman from Beecher Madden where she discussed how she entered the cyber security industry, how she deals with autism and how she plans to provide a platform for women in the industry.

She even gives a mention to other inspiring people in the industry including Nathan Chung and Emma Philpott MBE.

To listen to the podcast in full click on the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/zerohourexperience/lisa-venturacybersecurity

Lisa Ventura is Named a Winner in This Year’s TechWomen100 List

Lisa Ventura Shortlisted For WeAreTechWomen’s 2019 Tech 100 List

Lisa Ventura is very excited and proud to announce that she has been shortlisted for inclusion in We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” list for 2019 for her contribution to the technology and cyber security industry.

The We Are Tech Women “TechWomen100” Awards aims to recognise women in the technology industry who are champions for women in technology and the organisations who have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop female tech talent. By highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female talent, the awards also aim to help create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

The “TechWomen100” awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way and are supported by leading organisations such as Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse and Accenture.

Nominations are open till 28 September 2018, with the shortlist announced on 5 November 2018. The winners will be announced on 10 December 2018 following a public vote. 

For more information about We Are Tech Women’s “TechWomen100” shortlist for 2019 visit https://wearetechwomen.com/techwomen100-awards/

Lisa Ventura Included In SC Magazine’s Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber Security List

Lisa Ventura Included In SC Magazine’s Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber Security List

Lisa Ventura is extremely humbled, proud and honoured to announce that she has been named one of SC Magazine’s Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber Security alongside other notable women in the industry such as:

Dr Jessica Barker, co-founder, Cygenta 
Deshini Newman, managing director EMEA, (ISC)2
Jenny Radcliffe (The People Hacker), founder, Human Factor Security – JennyRadcliffe.com
Becky Pinkard CISO at Aldermore Bank PLC 
Lisa Forte, founder, Red Goat Cyber Security
Emma Philpott, director and CEO of the IASME Consortium 

Plus many more.

Lisa gained this highly prestigious accolade for her pioneering work as CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association and her contribution to the cyber security industry as a writer/blogger and thought leader. She is currently undertaking some consultancy work for Pinsent Mason’s as a Security Awareness Consultant helping with firmwide cyber awareness activities including phishing simulations and rolling out elements of their #BeSecure awareness strategy.

For more information about the awards please visit https://www.scmagazineuk.com/sc-uks-50-women-influence-2019-announced/article/1664135.

Reiki Benefits: Lisa Ventura Annouces Qualifications Gained in Reiki Healing

Reiki Benefits: Lisa Ventura Annouces Qualifications Gained in Reiki Healing

Ever since I lost my much loved and much wanted son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura to stillbirth I have looked for ways to navigate through life as an empty armed mother with no children. This can be easier said than done, but the one thing that has helped me immensely has been Reiki healing.

I am therefore extremely proud to announce that, alongside my cyber security work, I am now qualified in this having taken the following courses:

Reiki Healing 1 – Healing Myself
Reiki Healing 2 – Healing Others
Spiritual Guidance & Awareness
Animal Reiki Healing

I did these courses with Kay Wilkinson of Kay Wilkinson Holistic Therapy and I’m looking forward to putting into practice what I’ve learnt in the coming months and assembling a portfolio of evidence to become a Reiki Healing Master in 2020.

When I took these courses I knew that I wanted to do them to give back and to share with others just how beneficial Reiki healing is. To that end Kay and I will be running a Reiki Healing Event on Wednesday 29th January 2020, 7pm at Ruskwick Village Hall, Rushwick, Worcester.

We will be talking about the benefits of Reiki and giivng 15 minute introductory Reiki Healing sessions to those who attend. Entry to the event is free, but we will be asking for donations to Dementia UK.

Thank you Kay for inducting me into the world of Reiki healing, and I will be sharing my journey with this on my site.

7 Day Non-Fiction Book Challenge: Day 7

7 Day Non-Fiction Book Challenge: Day 7

Today is the final day of my 7-day challenge to post a non-fiction book that has inspired me and helped me to do better is here, and the last book I’m sharing is “Smarketing” by Tim Hughes, Adam Gray and Hugo Whicher.

This one resonated me a lot because throughout my career I’ve often encountered animosity from sales teams as a marketer. The sales department and the marketing department were often seen as two separate entities, and never the twain shall meet, but in actual fact I’ve often thought that sales and marketing should be blended closely together for maximum business success.

It appears I am not the only one to think this. Whereas in the past the sales and marketing departments have been two separate entities in a business with different leaders, different budgets and different organisational structures, a new shift is happening today “Smarketing” brings together both sales and marketing into one entity, which is in part fuelled by the digital revolution.

The book talks about why companies should blend these two departments into one single, streamlined “smarketing” department which will result in sales people becoming better marketers, and marketers becoming better sales people. This in turn leads to bigger, better business growth all round.

I love the clearly defined implementation strategies in the book that can be applied by any business, regardless of size or sector, and “Smarketing” to me is an invaluable resource for any marketing or sales professional looking to drive growth and succeed in the new era of marketing.

What books have inspired you the most?

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