April 2022 Update: Now Available for Speaking Engagements (Virtual) and Article/Blog Commissions

April 2022 Update: Now Available for Speaking Engagements (Virtual) and Article/Blog Commissions

Since October 2021 I have been concentrating on my work with the UK Cyber Security Council and planning out how to relaunch Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association), so I haven’t posted on here or updated my blog. In addition to this, I have been on an intense healing journey and been having EMDR therapy which has taken a lot out of me (special thanks go to my therapist Ben Chapman for his help and guiding me through my healing journey, I couldn’t have done it without him). Then in early April 2022 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and some days it takes everything I’ve got to get through the day – the pain is immense.

Despite all this, I will not let what happened to me and let fibromyalgia beat me. Although I must learn to pace myself more and understand that I can’t do what I used to do, I still want to focus on the things I enjoy. To that end, I am available again for virtual speaking engagements, panel discussions, panel moderation, podcasts, videos, and article/blog commissions.

I missed out on a few things this year while focusing on my work at the UK Cyber Security Council such as being a part of International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day which I co-founded with Nathaniel Schooler and Kim Adele. But honestly, I wasn’t in the right place be a part of it this year – my EMDR therapy led me to feeling like a huge imposter and I didn’t feel that it was right that I take part in it.  Having gone through my healing journey, I now have more confidence, motivation, and drive than I’ve ever had before and I am looking forward to the next steps in my career journey, and finally launching Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association) in the next few weeks. I also have a few other things up my sleeve depending on how I go with my fibromyalgia, so watch this space!

If you would like to book me to speak at your event, moderate panel discussions, take part in panel discussions, be a judge for your awards or commission me to write any blogs/articles please reach out to me via enquiries@lisaventura.co.uk, I would love to consider your requests now that I am back in circulation after a break.

In the meantime I hope you are all having a very Happy Easter, here is to Spring and Summer 2022 and beyond!

The Rise of the Cyber People: Volume 1

The Rise of the Cyber People: Volume 1

Some of you may recall that I previously compiled and released some books:

The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 1
The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 2
The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men: Volume 1

It was my intention to release volume 2 of The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men in line with International Men’s Day, and Volume 3 of The Rise of the Cyber Women in line with International Women’s Day, but in the words of the great author Douglas Adams….life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.

In line with my new venture and entity which will be launching next year, rather than have separate books there will be one book a year called “The Rise of the Cyber People”. This will begin with volume 1 and it will be for EVERYONE globally, and not separated out by gender.

The criteria for having your story included in the book will be that you must have transitioned into the cyber security industry from another industry and have had a non-linear journey into cyber as it is my hope that the book will encourage and inspire others to transition into the cyber security industry. The book will be released via the Amazon Direct Publishing platform in Spring 2022 – a more definite release date will be announced soon.

If you would like more information and would like to consider having your story included in this book, please drop me an email via enquiries@lisaventura.co.uk or comment here. I’m currently compiling the submission guidelines and will be happy to send these to you once they are ready.

#CyberSecurity
#ClosingTheCyberSkillsGap
#CyberSecurityIsForEveryone
#CareerPathChoices

Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Schedule

Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Schedule

The event schedule for the first ever Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day on Tuesday 13 April 2021 has been released:

10.00am: Panel Discussion with Lisa Ventura, Cristina Magro, Mark Giles, Paloma Garcia and Professor Lisa Short – “Taming the Imposter Within”

11.00am: Webinar – Flipping the Script on Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Ventura

12.00pm to 2.00pm: drop-in session to chat about imposter syndrome

3.00pm: Panel Discussion with Nat Schooler, Kim Adele, Melissa Sassi and Dona Sarka – Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Feel Confident, Be Courageous & Achieve Your Goals

4.00pm: Fireside Chat/Q&A with Lisa Ventura and Vicky Laurens – Leading Others Who Have Imposter Syndrome

6.30pm: Webinar – Flipping the Script on Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Ventura

To sign up to attend these events on Streamyard visit www.overcomingimposter.com

Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Schedule

International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day – 13 April 2021 – Event Schedule

The event schedule for “International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day” on Tuesday 13th April 2021 hosted by myself, Nat. Schooler… and 🤝Kim-Adele Platts • Board/C-Suite Leadership Coach • is here!

All times listed are BST.

10.00am: Panel Discussion with Lisa Ventura🧿Cristina MagroMark GilesPaloma Garcia MBA and Professor Lisa Short – “Taming the Imposter Within”

11.00am: Webinar – Flipping the Script on Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Ventura

12.00pm to 2.00pm: drop-in session to chat about imposter syndrome with Lisa Ventura, Nat Schooler and Kim Adele

3.00pm: Panel Discussion with Nat. Schooler…🤝Kim-Adele Platts • Board/C-Suite Leadership Coach •Melissa Sassi and Dona Sarkar – Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Feel Confident, Be Courageous & Achieve Your Goals

4.00pm: Fireside Chat/Q&A with Lisa Ventura and Vicky Laurens – Leading Others Who Have Imposter Syndrome

6.30pm: Webinar – Flipping the Script on Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Ventura (a re-run of the 11.00am webinar for those in the USA or different time zones)

All events will be run on Streamyard, details and links to be shared shortly.

We’re really looking forward to this and providing some much needed awareness of imposter syndrome…let’s kick it to the curb where it belongs!

 
Proud to Contribute to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance July 2020 Newsletter

Proud to Contribute to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance July 2020 Newsletter

Thank you so much Caterri Woodrum and the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance in the USA for asking me to contribute an article about my Dad’s diagnosis of CASPR2 antibody encephalitis, his journey and his recovery 🥰🥰

It is SO important to raise awareness of autoimmune encephalitis, as it can very easily be put down to other conditions by GPs, doctors and neurologists. We were so close to my Dad’s symptoms being put down to motor neurone disease and associated dementia, but with treatment he is making some small improvements.

It was also very difficult to get this article into around 800-900 words as I have so much to say to raise awareness of my Dad’s condition. This is just the beginning of what I intend to do to raise much-needed awareness of autoimmune encephalitis and the effect it has on those who suffer from it and their families. My book “Encephalitis Daughter” will be released later this year which will focus on my Dad’s journey and diagosis, his road to recovery and the impact his illness has had on us as a family.

You can read my article in their July newsletter here https://aealliance.org/the-july-newsletter/.