The key takeaway for me was to start from where you are; there is no perfect time. Also, to align with people who are already successful and be humble enough to ask for help and direction. I mostly enjoyed the genuineness and authenticity of the panelists. They were truly amazing. The best set of panelists I have experienced in a long time. They were not trying to prove anything, just sharing from the heart.
— Winifred O.
Congratulations on putting together an amazing summit. The speakers were phenomenal. My key takeaway was branding and storytelling. The speakers made their presentation relatable and spoke from the heart and were willing to assist the newbies to break into the industry. I believe that all things are possible and the only thing that can stop me from achieving my goals is me. Nothing just happens and it only work if you work it. Thanks Belinda.
— Christian O.
My mother once told me that to be cautious of what I say because you never know who's watching. I teach high school seniors Computer Science and, today, instead of learning about for loops. We decided to watch the summit and they were amazed and happy to see people that looked like them in important and high positions. Thank you! Some of the takeaways they received were the importance of storytelling, humbling yourself, working hard, and putting yourself out there. This event gave them the inspiration to push further thus helping them overcome many of the obstacles they or society set for them.
— Jonathan Chery
The founder and host of the Career Upgrade Summit, Belinda Enoma is dedicated to elevating destinies. She is a renowned conference host, an inspirational speaker, cybersecurity and privacy professional. She is a digital polymath, enjoys sharing backstories of trials and triumphs; and loves to have a good laugh. She is passionate about bringing great minds together to impact lives.
When Belinda isn't hosting conferences, she is working on privacy and cybersecurity projects, offering vCPO services to tech startups and SaaS companies, writing and conducting research on algorithmic compliance.
Belinda is a digital entrepreneur, lifestyle strategist who teaches women in privacy and cybersecurity to build their confidence, shine light on their expertise, stop hiding their gifts and talents, launch personal brands beyond 9-5 and create thriving online businesses.
She has been featured on Black Enterprise, Southern Dallas Magazine and internationally syndicated television networks.
Check in and introduction with back stories from all speakers
From Brixton to the Boardroom: My career journey to date
Bootstrapping a Cyber and Privacy focused business
Transitioning into incident response
Becoming the NEXT CISO
Making the leap: From individual contributor to leader
How to monetize your brilliance in the privacy and cybersecurity industry without quitting your day job