Presentation Recap | Tech & Culture Speaker Series Featuring Joy Huggins

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Joy Huggins is a foster kid born into a life of service. From Girl Scout to veteran, to community volunteer, she has dedicated her talents to her local community. In the spirit of sharing her knowledge, she founded Defender Academy, a training institution for middle and high school students teaching them the fundamentals of cybersecurity; and Hack Joyously.

The goal of Defender Academy is to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to help close the workforce gap, while also creating a dynamic, credentialed, and diverse workforce. Hack Joyously is a confidence coaching program for women and minorities that encourages a resilient and confident cyber superstar! Hosted by Generation Next, the Tech and Culture Speaker Series promotes diversity, inclusion and belonging in tech-related fields through diverse speakers who are leading in the tech industry. The series invites speakers to share their personal stories to inspire, motivate and transform the mindset of the diverse audiences.

Sponsored by JP-Morgan Chase & Co.

Post Date

Aug 27th 2021