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.

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Great stuff is happening—check it out

Women Leading Privacy After Hours
Wednesday, 20 November, 21:00 – 22:00

Women Leading Privacy Session
An Unbiased Conversation: An Interview on Innovation, AI and Bias
Wednesday, 20 November, 21:00 – 22:00

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.

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Member Directory

Use the Women Leading Privacy search filter in the Member Directory to connect with fellow section members. Not opted in? No problem! Visit your Member Directory Preferences in your MyIAPP portal to make any edits.


Join the Women Leading Privacy listserve—just for IAPP members. Click here to join!  Stay in touch, get advice, swap ideas—simply e-mail womenleadingprivacy@iapp.topicbox.com once you’re subscribed.

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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. 

It’s all waiting for you, so don’t put it off.

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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.

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.

Get Involved!

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to become more active in your section? Check out the section specific volunteer opportunities below:

• Women Leading Privacy Section Meet-Up Host
• Women Leading Privacy Section After Hours Host
• Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board Member

To find out more information on these volunteer opportunities and how to apply, visit the Volunteer page.