S2E2: Diversity, Equity and Kindness Toward a More Secure Internet with Tanya Janca
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Making the internet a more secure place is a passion that runs deep for today’s guest. Tanya Janca, also known as She Hacks Purple, is the author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security and the Founder and CEO of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community, and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been in the IT software development and security community for over 20 years and has won numerous awards. Tanya is a huge advocate for diversity, inclusion, and kindness. As you will see during today’s episode, that really does shine through in everything that she does and says, with magnificent results. We talk about what inspired her to establish her company, and how her company values impacted the accessibility of her community and platform. She shares personal experiences about being a woman leader in tech and how she stood her ground and stood up for herself against companies trying to bully her. We can’t wait for you to hear today’s show about all this and more, so tune in and enjoy!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Tanya gives us an update on everything that she’s been working on since the last time she was on the show.
  • What drives Tanya to do the work she is doing; establishing her company, We Hack Purple.
  • What inspired Tanya to write her book Alice and Bob Learn Application Security.
  • Tanya talks about the community she has established and the encouraging environment it has become.
  • Tanya shares a personal experience where she stood up for herself as a woman in tech. 
  • Company values and how they impact the accessibility of Tanya’s platform and community.
  • She explains more about the values and concepts behind her company and community. 
  • Tanya talks about her podcast – the We Hack Purple Podcast – and the heart behind it.
  • We talk about the many awards that Tanya has received as a Woman in Security. 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Tanya Janca on LinkedIn

Tanya Janca on Twitter

We Hack Purple

We Hack Purple Podcast

Alice and Bob Learn Application Security

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