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CSW67 Parallel Event: From Second Grade to Second Act: Cybersecurity Promotes Gender Equality

  • 13 Mar 2023
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Salvation Army Auditorium and Zoom (Hybrid)

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NFBPWC) is proud to be hosting a hybrid parallel event at the 2023 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67). 

Register today for:

From Second Grade to Second Act: Cybersecurity Promotes Gender Equality, presented by BPW Colorado member, Teressa Gehrke

Date: March 13, 2022
Time: 6:15-8pm EDT / 3:15-5pm PDT (note time change/spring forward on March 12th)
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There is a gap in gender representation within the cybersecurity field that adversely affects equality and empowerment of young women and women seeking to restart their careers, especially during the pandemic. This has been a longstanding issue in the field of technology where women are a small proportion of the workforce.


a)     Illustrate ways to advocate for women’s empowerment in cybersecurity

b)     Instill courageous acts of professional bravery when faced with a male-dominated field

c)     Share innovative domiciliary ideas and transfer them into a technological environment

The keynote speaker, Teressa Gehrke, is the Founder and CEO of PopCykol, a cybersecurity awareness company for kids. She has worked in cybersecurity since 2014 as a technical writer, user experience consultant, and project manager. She holds a master's degree in Genetic Anthropology and International Development from Colorado State University and studied network security at Arapahoe Community College. She consults for companies in cybersecurity offering her expertise in security awareness and project design. She was nominated for Cybersecurity Woman of the Year in 2022 by United Cybersecurity Alliance. She is the vice president of the BPW Denver chapter (NFBPWC affiliate chapter).


    To register for the NGO CSW67 Forum and get access to other CSW67 events in-person and online use the link below:

    *In order to access Whova, the NGO CSW67 Forum online platform for 2023, you will need to create an account. Once your account is created you will get an email with more information about how to access the platform. Please note that once you have created an account, you will still need to login for the first time and create your password for Whova. At this time you will be able to view all of the CSW67 events (virtual, in-person, or hybrid) that were accepted for 2023. Here are more detailed instructions:

    Here is a direct link to our Whova event on the CSW67 platform:

    To register for this online Zoom event only please register here with using this event registration form on within this event.

    This is a Hybrid event.

    In-person has a limit of 100 attendees at the Salvation Army Auditorium in New York City.

    Virtual has a limit of 400 attendees and it will be held on Zoom.

    Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions!


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