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The Executive Women's Forum Announces the 2020 Recipients for the Women of Influence Awards & Corporate Award Recipient
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The 2020 WOI Award recipients and the EWF Corporate Award recipient were announced at the 2020 EWF Virtual WOI Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 19th, 2020

FLEMINGTON, N.J., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) is ecstatic to announce the 2020 Women of Influence Awards recipients and the EWF Corporate Award recipient. Co-presented by Accenture and Avanade, the annual Women of Influence Awards (WOI) recognize five women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. The EWF also recognizes one corporation for its efforts in engaging, developing, and promoting women in their organization. The EWF honored the finalists and recipients at an awards ceremony held on October 19th at 2 pm ET before the 2020 EWF Virtual Conference's kickoff, October 20-22, 2020.

A panel of judges selected finalists from nominations submitted by the nominee's peers. Judges selected the recipients based upon a six-point set of criteria: A positive influence on the professional community; The application of creativity or innovation in solving problems or overcoming challenges: A demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards; History of designing and implementing practical solutions; A sustained record of accomplishments and contributions to the field; Service as a mentor or trusted advisor to colleagues, students, and others.

"The EWF is proud to honor our award recipients for their outstanding achievements and accomplishments in the areas of Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy," said Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder and CEO. "In addition to providing much-deserved recognition to women in our field, the WOI Awards raise awareness of the exemplary work that women are doing and inspire the next generation of women leaders in our industry."

Congratulations to the following WOI Recipients:

· Heather Ratcliffe, Director Product, and Technology, T-Mobile

Private Solutions Provider
· Lekshmi Nair, Route to Market Leader, IBM

Public Sector & Academia
· Commissioner Christine Wilson, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

Corporate Practitioner
· Angela Williams, Director II, Enterprise Information Security, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Executive of the Year
· Diana Kelley, CTO & Co-Founder, SecurityCurve

The EWF Corporate Award recognizes companies that champion women and demonstrate gender diversity with internal initiatives to support women through their careers' lifecycle.

Congratulations to Corporate Award Recipient:
· Cisco

To learn more about the Women of Influence Awards, please visit To learn more about the 2020 EWF Virtual Conference, please visit


About the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy:
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing, and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance, and Privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders and the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year, including an Annual Conference, regional meetings, leadership development, and mentorship programs, and interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information, visit

Melissa Rojas, Digital Marketing Specialist, Executive Women's Forum
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Office: 312-525-3347

SOURCE Executive Women's Forum

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