In this encore episode of the podcast, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re revisiting a 2019 interview with Veracode CEO Sam King to talk about the information security industry’s struggles to attract and retain talented women. This interview originally aired in episode #148.
The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but it has been especially hard on working women. Women accounted for 55 percent of the 20.5 million jobs lost in April, 2020 at the start of the recession according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, raising the unemployment rate for adult women to about 15 percent from 3.1 percent in February. That had some people referring to the COVID-induced recession as more of a “shecession.”