Women in Identity exists to foster new relationships and mentorship between women in technical fields and beyond. At EIC 2021, Dr. Angelika Steinacker and Dr. Barbara Mandl will hold a pre-conference workshop on Monday, September 13 starting at 9:00 am.

To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Angelika and Barbara some questions about their planned workshop.

Which audience do you hope to attract for your joint workshop on Women in Identity?

We are hoping for a very diverse audience. We are addressing everyone who is currently working or planning to work in the space of Identity and Access Management and or Security. Our Agenda is put together in such a way, that it is meant for a very diverse audience. The workshop itself is meant to be inclusive, regardless of position, gender, or nationality. It should be interesting for everyone. For managers in Identity and Access Management, technical specialists, sales persons and students. As it is a workshop, we would love to have people who join the entire workshop from the beginning to the end, and people who really like to participate and like lively discussions and are very open-minded.

What are the goals of Women in Identity?

Women in Identity is a registered non-profit membership organization. Everyone at every level within Women in Identity is working on a voluntary basis and our teams are located across the globe. We want to inspire, elevate, and support a more diverse workforce in the digital identity industry. I am the Women in Identity ambassador for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). We are now a group in DACH of more than 25 women in this network who want to make identity inclusive, exchange ideas and discuss further steps to encourage women to get involved in STEM.

What will the agenda look like?

The agenda will be very interesting. We will have short presentations and a fireside chat with discussions with all attendees. The agenda will also include breakout sessions to discuss various topics in depth, for example technical IAM achievements, the future of Identity and Access Management, agile methods in IAM programs, and we will present the results of each of the breakout sessions to the entire audience.

What would you like the takeaways to be?

Mainly, we would like our participants to be excited about the new ideas and the thoughts which were presented in the workshop, and which they discussed in the breakout sessions. Ideas and thoughts, nurturing a new impulse to contribute, and also knowing how to contribute, to create inclusiveness in the Identity and Access Management and Security workplace.

We would like people to have a refreshed motivation and a new sense of curiosity for Identity and Access Management and Security through new ideas and thoughts, which will be discussed and presented at the workshop.