“We are honored to celebrate three amazing women who have made a large impact in their chosen fields very early in their career,” said Valerie Brader, member of the Joyce Ivy Board of Directors and Awards Selection Committee. “We want our Scholars to see how their talents can let them succeed in whatever they do, and these Women of Impact are an incredible example of leadership. We look forward to honoring them and connecting them with young women from across the Midwest so they can inspire each other to even more amazing accomplishments.”
Camille is committed to empowering others in and through tech by elevating and working to solve the complex challenges at the intersection of tech, security, society, and the law. Her work goes beyond the corporate environment to leading change for the public good through a series of initiatives she has championed including #ShareTheMicInCyber, co-founding the Diversity in National Security Network, co-founding the Silicon Valley chapter of Women in Cybersecurity, and leading research on the important national security issues like national security-related technology and intellectual property being exfiltrated through the courts. Camille routinely writes and speaks on cybersecurity and national security topics.
Her professional achievements have earned her recognition from a multitude of entities throughout her career including her being selected as 2020 Cyber Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the 2019 Cyber Security Women of the Year in the “Barrier Breaker'' category. Camille serves on the Board of Directors for The International Foundation for Electoral Systems, GirlSecurity, and on the Advisory Board for Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, & Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). You can find out more about Camille and her current projects at www.CamilleStewart.com and follow her on Twitter @CamilleEsq.
The 2021 Women of Impact recipients will be honored at the 16th annual Summer Scholars Gala, which will be held virtually and live streamed from Detroit, Michigan on May 13, 2021 at 7 pm. The Gala also honors the Joyce Ivy Foundation Leader of the Year Rosalind Brewer, incoming CEO of Walgreens, who will address the 2021 Summer Scholars and Gala guests.
Past Women of Impact award recipients include:
2020: Denise Fair, Chief Public Health Officer, City of Detroit - Detroit Health Department and Amy Peterson, Co-Founder and CEO, Rebel Nell.
2019: Anna Clark, Journalist and Author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy; Allison Drutchas, Policy and Product Counsel, Waymo; Dr. Asha Shajahan, Medical Director of Community Health, Beaumont Health; and Stella Safari, Director of gBETA Detroit.
2018: Nia Batts & Katherine Cockrel, Co-Founders, Detroit Blows; Cynthia Shih, Management Consultant & Performing Songwriter, McKinsey & Co; and Tiffany Taylor, Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer, Teach For America.
2017: Veronica Scott, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the Empowerment Plan; Linzie Venegas, Vice President, Ideal Group; Tiffany Brown, Communications Director, Mission Flint Office; and Allyson Carpenter, President of Student Government, Howard University.
For 2021 Gala sponsorship opportunities, please contact Allison Jegla at email@example.com.