About the Section

Women leading privacy gather here

While there are as many women in privacy as there are men, the truth is that women experience unique industry hurdles and challenges. Women Leading Privacy is where many of today’s top privacy professionals come to give and get career support, to help advance women in the field and to expand their personal and professional networks with a slew of opportunities created just for them.

Upcoming Events

Building a pathway to board leadership — Women Leading Privacy session at #GPS17

Curious what it takes to join a corporate or non-profit board of directors? Start here. The Women Leading Privacy session at the 2017 Global Privacy Summit featured two leading experts in the field to help you breakdown the questions you should ask yourself and steps to take. Women Leading Privacy Section advisory board members Dana Simberkoff, CIPP/US and Lauren Shy, CIPP/US took notes and created this handy summary for you. Read the piece Building a Pathway to Board Leadership


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Looking to join an IAPP Section? Great. It’s easy and affordable, and IAPP section members get access to tons of great benefits. Benefits that include a boatload of networking opportunities and specialized content, plus access to ongoing web conferences, exciting special events and a lot more. 

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Web Conferences

Looking for specialized web conferences about women in privacy? Search no further – we’ve got you covered!

Making Your Voice Heard: Leading Across Reporting Lines
Leadership Opportunities for Women in Privacy: Skills to Pursue in a Changing Landscape
The Role of the DPO One Year into GDPR
Women Who Inspire: A Career Panel with IAPP Leaders (NEW!)

Check out the IAPP Store for a full listing of web conferences.

Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Data Privacy

In an op-ed for TechZone360, AvePoint Chief Compliance and Risk Officer — and IAPP member and active member of the Women Leading Privacy Section — Dana Simberkoff, CIPP/US, writes about why privacy is a great industry for women. Read the article here.

Advisory Board

Privacy pros at the helm

Guiding the Women Leading Privacy Section, the Advisory Board—chosen from your nominations—represents a diverse group of women with comprehensive experience and expertise in privacy.

Meet each of them now.

Stay Connected!

Join the Women Leading Privacy listserve—just for IAPP members. Click here to join and enter WomenLeadingPrivacy under the list name. Stay in touch, get advice, swap ideas—simply e-mail womenleadingprivacy@listbox.com once you’re subscribed.

Special thank you to, Irene Jan, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, Attorney, for facilitating the Women Leading Privacy Listserve.