The Agenda

The WIPP Virtual Symposium on Cyber Resiliency will provide an opportunity to listen, learn, and connect through half-day programs that move through dynamic advocacy, community, and education sessions. 

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Day One


9:00 - 10:00am

Candace Waterman, Angela Dingle with remarks from sponsors

  • Accenture

  • Comcast Universal

  • Southern California Edison

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with acclaimed industry expert, Sydney Klein, CISO, Bristol Myers Squibb, to discuss cybersecurity trends, what business owners should consider as they protect their company, and steps they should take as they grow and expand their business audiences.

10:00 - 10:10am


Emily Murphy


General Services Administration

10:15 - 11:00am

The State of Cybersecurity

Angela Dingle, Moderator

Featured Speaker: 

11:00 - 11:10am

Advocacy Spotlight


Therese Meers, J.D.
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship 

11:10 - 11:20am

11:25am - 12:15pm

12:15 - 12:25pm

Advocacy Spotlight

12:25 - 1:15pm

SBA Update: What Every WOSB Should Know

Barbara "Barb" Carson

Learn the latest information on the changes in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program with the looming October 15 deadline.


Day One Success Session

Day Two


9:00 - 9:25am

Candace Waterman & Courtney Fairchild

Dr. Francis Spampinato will join us to discuss the record-smashing SBA FY19 Procurement Scorecard, which tracked an astounding $132.9 billion spending with small businesses (26.5% of overall prime contract dollars) and included the second time exceeding the 5% spending mandate with WOSBs.

9:30 - 10:00am

Ann Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan

Featured Speaker: 

  • Meredith West
    Staff Director
    U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

10:00 - 10:10am

Advocacy Spotlight

10:15 - 11:00am

Angela Dingle

Attendees will understand how non-IT companies can successfully implement cybersecurity and use it to increase revenues.

11:00 - 11:10am

11:15 - 12:00pm

Ann Sullivan 
Elizabeth Sullivan

Candace Waterman

It's policy, not politics. WIPP is a nonpartisan organization which educates and advocates on behalf of all women-owned businesses. In this session, our leadership and Advocacy Team will break down the upcoming election on the federal and local levels to describe how women business owners can effectively educate their elected officials and candidates on issues that mean the most to their bottom line. 


Day Two Success Session