Comcastrodors, please welcome Elissa Shevinksy. Sought after as an expert on security and entrepreneurship, Elissa is a free speech advocate, author, and serial entrepreneur. Building successful startups since 1999, Elissa is the CEO and co-founder of Glimpse and the CEO of JeKuDo, a company committed to upholding the digital privacy of its clients.
In the past year, Elissa has been on the cover of the NY Times Sunday Business, was quoted in over 100 mainstream media publications, and gave talks at events like SXSW, DefCon, Shmoocon, the NY Tech Meetup, and Comcastro guest Rachel Haywire‘s INSTED, an anti-conference that seeks to create a new space for the dissenters and antagonists of the tech industry.
Elissa joins us to voice her concerns on the government’s attack on cryptography, most notably from the lasting effects on national security and the American economy. She also curated the book Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture, a collection of essays detailing several women’s experiences within the tech industry, published through OR Books.
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