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Make your chapter awesome! (increasing female membership)

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How to take your OWASP chapter from average to awesome (by increasing female membership) in 4 easy steps! Because *everything* is better if women are there too!

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Make your chapter awesome! (increasing female membership)

  1. 1. Increasing Female Membership How to make your chapter infinitely more... AWESOME Tanya Janca Tanya.Janca@owasp.org
  2. 2. OWASP Ottawa Chapter Female Recruitment Experience from the Ottawa Chapter ●From 2 -> 60+ women. ●Attendance is now 15-20% female. ●Overall membership up over 400%. ●6 Women paired with professional mentors. ●More social atmosphere
  3. 3. OWASP needs more women Because everything is better with women.
  4. 4. Step 1:The Evangelist Appoint a champion for this cause. Welcome to OWASP!!!
  5. 5. Step 2:Invite Women xfgxgf Personally invite women to OWASP. to OWASP
  6. 6. Step 3:Female Speakers Get as many female speakers as possible.
  7. 7. Step 4:Mentoring Start a mentoring program.
  8. 8. Step 5:Miscellaneous Imposter Syndrome
  9. 9. Questions? Tanya Janca Ottawa, Canada Chapter Tanya.Janca@owasp.org

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