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Podcast: More than Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Grace

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Episode 147: Sponsored Podcast: Relativity

In this episode, Rachel Morford, President of the Society of Women Engineers, speaks with Amanda Fennell, who is Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer at Relativity. They discuss the inroads women are making in the cybersecurity field as well as striking a work/life balance, that Amanda calls “work/life grace,” despite the challenges posed by remote work.

Podcast: More than Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Grace -Amanda Fennell

Amanda joined the Relativity team in 2018 as CSO and her responsibilities expanded to include the role of CIO in 2021. In her role, Amanda is responsible for championing and directing security strategy in risk management and compliance practices as well as building and supporting Relativity’s information technology. She also hosts Relativity’s Security Sandbox podcast, which looks to explore and explain the unique links between non-security topics and the security realm. Relativity is passionate about its culture of security to ensure its data (and its customers’ and partners’ data) is secure.

Prior to joining Relativity, Amanda served as the global head of cyber response and digital forensics at Zurich Insurance Company. She also held several management and consulting positions at Symantec, Dell SecureWorks, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Guidance Software. Amanda received her Master’s in Forensic Science in the field of Digital Forensics: High-Technology Crime Investigation at the George Washington University.

Fun Facts

  • Specialized in human osteology in undergraduate archaeology studies
  • Made it through the infamous 50/50 white water rafting in Uganda
  • Collects special editions of books with the current prize being The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

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