If you\u2019re out in San Francisco this week, I\u2019m jealous. I love conferences. Any opportunity to learn and network is fun for me. They don\u2019t feel like work. But, I\u2019m not at RSA. I\u2019m stuck in New England. Instead of witnessing the excitement of product announcements first hand, my inbox is filled with press releases of all that I am missing.\n\nYou, though, are there. And in the days ahead, there are many more fantastic speakers, many more innovations to be unveiled, and many more panels discussions to sit in on.\n\nThe women in security have a lot of networking opportunities this week. Perhaps you attended Monday\u2019s panel discussion on how to attract and retain women in the security industry? That was not your only chance to connect with other professional women, though. Maybe you\u2019ve already listened to Joyce Brocaglia in her peer to peer talk on Tuesday, A Fitness Test for Fostering Women Leaders in IT Security.\n\nToday\u2019s agenda includes more important sessions for all of the women attending RSA. \n\nWomen who are veterans in the field of security likely know about the Executive Women\u2019s Forum (EWF), but if you\u2019re new to security and looking to network with your peers, today is the day for you to learn more about this professional organization that fosters the building of relationships of women in security.\n\nThe Executive Women\u2019s Forum (EWF) on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy, founded by Alta Associates, a search firm specializing in cybersecurity, will host its annual EWF Meet & Greet at the RSA Conference.\n\nThe meet and greet sponsored by Accenture will take place today, Wednesday, March 2 at 1pm in the Moscone West Room 2002.\n\nWhether you are interested in pursuing a career in information or cybersecurity, you\u2019ve just started a degree program, or you\u2019ve just landed your first job, you probably look around and notice that there are not a lot of other women in your field. While many enterprises are working to promote cultures that attract and retain women, change takes time.\n\nEach organization has its own culture, and within that culture, there are sub-cultures that grow out of the bonds that connect people together. Having the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with other women is a beneficial support system from which many women have benefitted.\n\nSo, all women attending the RSA conference are invited to join in on the conversation. Women who are new to the security industry will have the chance to immerse themselves in a community of experienced women in their field.\n\nBrocaglia, CEO, Alta Associates, Inc. and founder, Executive Women's Forum said, \u201cFor women who are new to the industry, I would think they want to know how to engage, get their voices heard, be active in an organization, and find people that will mentor and sponsor them.\u201d\n\nWithin a community of like-minded professionals, women can engage in thoughtful conversations and develop meaningful relationships in order to become an authority. Men who champion the success of women in security are also welcome to attend to meet and greet each other at this peer exchange.\n\n\u201cWe are proud to host this annual event which provides an opportunity to engage and connect the most promising and prominent women in our field,\u201d said Brocaglia. \n\nWhat\u2019s also exciting for EWF today is that they are making an important announcement.\n\n\u201cWe are going to make an announcement about a working group around voice privacy and the establishment of a draft of guidelines. We will also announce a call to action to join the voice privacy group as an initiative to start putting thought leadership and opportunities that voice technology is bringing,\u201d Brocaglia said.\n\nTo learn more about this voice privacy industry group, get over to the meet and greet.\u00a0 Introduce yourself to Joyce and other women. Get there for all of us women who can\u2019t be there today. Go all Helen Reddy and let your voices be heard.