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ELEVATE: A FireEye Initiative

Let’s Work Together to Empower
Women Leaders in Cyber Security

Welcome to our Elevate community.

Read on to learn more about this important program launched by FireEye in 2019 to help elevate women in cyber security into leadership positions.

In About Elevate, we present our mission and our team’s work. In Elevate @ Work, you’ll find updates from our team and others who share our passion for supporting and empowering women leaders. In ElevateAhead, we spotlight upcoming events and activities related to this cause, and in Elevate Archives, we share FireEye and industry resources we hope you find helpful.

In the coming months, we will be adding new features to this section, including a forum and profiles of the women of our Elevate community. Please watch this site – and follow us on social media at #ElevateWomeninSecurity – to see the latest Elevate news and conversations.

Finally, we would love to hear from you – and work with you to support women in cyber security leadership. Please email us at [email protected] with your questions, comments, and ideas, and sign up to receive updates from our team.

Alexa King
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary

Alexa King

About Elevate

Although diversity in the C-suite and the boardroom is improving, there is more work to be done. Launched at the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit in October 2019, Elevate is an initiative that brings together women leaders to learn, inspire, and educate in support of a common mission: to elevate women in cyber into senior leadership and board positions globally.

Through Elevate, FireEye offers training, mentoring, networking and other resources to women leaders across the cyber security industry. FireEye is committed to helping these leaders thrive, and to growing and educating the next generation of female cyber security leaders.

FireEye Elevate Partners with Athena Alliance

The Athena Alliance is a virtual community that supports women, boards and corporations to help them build their strongest talent bench.

As an exclusive offer for FireEye Elevate members, Athena is making Self Service membership available for just $500/year. This provides access to Athena’s curated Learning Library, mentorship, exclusive events, and other resources such as:

  • An engaging community of top women leaders
  • Interactive Virtual Salons led by experienced board directors
  • Full access to opportunities (board, CxO, and more)

To apply for Athena membership and to advantage of these discounted resources and for other program recommendations such as 1-on-1 executive coaching and personalized branding, email [email protected].

Learn more about the Athena Alliance partnership.

Elevate @ Work

A look back at the work of our team and others who share our passion for supporting women in leadership positions.

March 2020

Alexa King, FireEye’s EVP, General Counsel, goes into detail about the role that the general counsel plays on to planing effectively, and advising boards in recovering from a cyber attack.

March 2020

The Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast launches its Women in Cyber campaign in honor of Women’s History Month. Tune in every week of the month starting Monday, March 9, for a new batch of episodes featuring all-female leaders. Visit this company podcast page, Spotify, iTunes, or Stitcher to listen.

March 2020

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, FireEye EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Vasu Jakkal posts a blog spotlighting the work of Elevate, FireEye’s “superheroes” supporting this initiative, and the team’s plans for the future.

March 2020

March 2020

To mark International Women’s Day, FireEye launches a program encouraging FireEye leaders – women and men – to use the company’s social channels (#ElevateWomeninSecurity) to share how they embody this belief and the difference they make each and every day.

February 2020

How Women Lead hosts a webinar featuring FireEye, “An Introduction to Cybercrime for Board Members and Executives.”

January 2020

FireEye hosts a webinar, featuring Julie Castro Adams, the founder of How Women Lead. This presentation – The Board Landscape – is designed to help women understand the role and responsibilities of a corporate director and learn how to position themselves as qualified for these positions. If we missed you, please view this rich presentation.

November 2019

FireEye partners with How Women Lead for a discussion on How Women Lead in the Boardroom in San Francisco.

October 2019

FireEye discusses its continuing support for Women on Boards, a program – signed into law in California in 2018 – that requires equitable gender representation on the corporate boards in the state.

October 2019

FireEye participates in the sixth-annual CyberWire Women in Cyber reception.

October 2019

FireEye VP of Innovation Brian Contos interviews a group of women leaders for the company’s Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast. Guests include women executives from GE Aviation, and Ohio State University, and more (subscribe to this podcast by downloading the Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher).

October 2019

Elevate launches at the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit in Washington, D.C. The team organizes two luncheon panels at CDS – one including women leaders from FireEye and other organizations, including lululemon, the City of New York, and Amazon Web Services; and a second featuring 30 midshipmen from the US Naval Academy, five Women in Security and Privacy scholars, and students/academics attending CDS.

September 2019

How Women Lead features FireEye in a cyber update for executives.

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Elevate Ahead: A look at upcoming events and activities


FireEye will host a webinar and virtual training session in 2020.

December 2019

December 2019

FireEye EVP and Chief of Business Operations Barbara Massa participates in the Microsoft Better Together Women’s Leadership Summit in San Jose, where HR leaders share their perspective on a number of issues, including the need to support a new generation of women leaders in our industry.