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Chloe Messdaghi

We Open Tech
Cofounder
San Francisco, CA
Chloé Messdaghi is a changemaker who focuses on innovating tech and information security sectors to meet today and tomorrow demands. For over 10 years, she has accelerated startups through solutions that empower organizations, products, and people to stand out from the crowd. Her work has earned her many distinctions, including being listed as one of the Business Insider’s 50 Power Players of Cybersecurity, a SC Magazine honoree, Cybersecurity Advocate of the Year, and Cybersecurity Women of the Year by Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Chloé is a trusted source for national and sector reporters and editors, as well as her research, op-eds, and commentary have been featured in numerous outlets, from Forbes and Business Insider to Bloomberg, and TechRepublic. She is a seasoned public speaker at major conferences, conventions, forums, and corporate events organized by industry associations and Fortune 500 companies. She serves or has served on several advisory groups, boards of directors, and nonprofit boards of trustees.

Outside of her work, she continues to roll up her sleeves for equity and rights as the co-founder of Hacking is NOT a Crime and We Open Tech. She also co-runs the Open Tech Pledge project to help increase the representation of marginalized persons in leadership positions. She provides a weekly advice column for Ask Chloé on Security Boulevard, and the podcast host for ITSP Magazine's The Changemaking Podcast. She holds a Master of Science from The University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Relations from University of California, Davis, as well as executive education certificates from Wharton and Cornell.

Learn more: https://www.standoutintech.com