Lisa Jiggetts

Lisa Jiggetts

Founder and CEO


Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Los Angeles, CA USA


You can be scared, but just do it!

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She’s been into computers since she was a kid, and knew she wanted to be a hacker when she saw the movie “Sneakers” as a teen.
Her dad brought home her first computer, and she started playing games and going to computer club meetups.
After high school, she joined the military and served in the Air Force, but did systems administration in every role she held.
To secure technology, she says, you have to understand it, even if you want to work in policy or something indirectly related.
After she left the military, she joined a hacker group, but when it dissolved, she didn’t know where else to go.
She wanted to create a learning environment for herself and others like her, and founded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu.
The most important thing is not to let fear stop you, she says—always be trying to be progressing in your work and career.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Information Technology
University of Maryland-University College
graduate
Graduate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Strayer University
Career

Career

Founder and CEO

I founded one of the fastest growing nonprofits dedicated to supporting women in cybersecurity.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Technology
Technology
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

As the Founder and CEO of WSC, I use a holistic approach to develop programs that train women in both the hard technical skills and soft skills, empowering them to succeed.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Network and get advice from others in positions you want to be in. It's all about who you know and how you can leverage those relationships to get you ahead.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't let the fear factor stop you. You are only scared because you don't know what the next thing entails. You are always going to be progressing and learning more, so just go for it. What's the worst thing that could happen?

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You have to prove yourself if you want this job."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination
First-Generation College Student