Lisa Jiggetts

Lisa Jiggetts

Founder and CEO

Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Los Angeles, CA USA

You can be scared, but just do it!


By Roadtrip Nation

Lisa Jiggetts


My road in life has been direct.
She’s been into computers since she was a kid, and knew she wanted to be a hacker when she saw the movie “Sneakers” as a teen.
Her dad brought home her first computer, and she started playing games and going to computer club meetups.
After high school, she joined the military and served in the Air Force, but did systems administration in every role she held.
To secure technology, she says, you have to understand it, even if you want to work in policy or something indirectly related.
After she left the military, she joined a hacker group, but when it dissolved, she didn’t know where else to go.
She wanted to create a learning environment for herself and others like her, and founded the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu.
The most important thing is not to let fear stop you, she says—always be trying to be progressing in your work and career.
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Founder and CEO

I founded one of the fastest growing nonprofits dedicated to supporting women in cybersecurity.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

As the Founder and CEO of WSC, I use a holistic approach to develop programs that train women in both the hard technical skills and soft skills, empowering them to succeed.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't let the fear factor stop you. You are only scared because you don't know what the next thing entails. You are always going to be progressing and learning more, so just go for it. What's the worst thing that could happen?


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You have to prove yourself if you want this job."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

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Life Hackers

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