Location: Flemington, NJ
Industry: Professional services
Joyce Brocaglia is the founder and CEO of Alta Associates, an executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT risk management. She also founded the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy, a member organization dedicated to advancing women in those fields. The EWF offers national conferences, regional events, career mentors and community outreach.
Fun Fact: Brocaglia started Alta Associates when she was 25 years old.
“As the CEO of Alta Associates, … I realized that although there were more and more women achieving positions of influence in our industry, there were no organized opportunities for them to gather and share ideas,” says Brocaglia. In response, she organized the first-ever EWF conference as a venue for women to gather, learn from each other and build relationships.
In 2006, the EWF partnered with the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to provide scholarships for a complete masters of science degree. “We have provided our eight EWF Fellows with continued mentorship and assist them in gaining internships and jobs,” says Brocaglia.