— Empowerment in & through Tech —
Camille is passionate about solving the complex problems at the intersection of tech, cyber and the law. An important part of that mission is empowering others in and through tech. Whether making technology and IP issues accessible to entrepreneurs and the less than technically savvy, promoting STEAM education, or making the tech space inclusive of all education, ethnic, sex, geographic and professional backgrounds, Camille believes tech should be an interdisciplinary field where a variety of perspectives come together to promote innovation. She also strives to help create the most inclusive version of the cybersecurity, national security, and foreign policy spaces by empowering and amplifying diverse voices to improve and enhance the general discourse/decision-making and ensure all demographics are accounts for as decisions are made.
“One of the most important reasons to promote STEM education is it will elevate the public understanding of how science, technology, and innovation affect our lives. This will create a better-informed public empowered with an understanding of the increasingly technical law and policy questions we face daily. We need a citizenry with enough understanding of the issues to dictate where we should draw lines as a society on tough issues like cybersecurity and privacy. Exposure to STEM throughout schooling creates informed citizens in an increasingly science and tech driven world.” - Camille
— Initiatives —
cybersecurity and emerging technology Working Group, WCAPS
Camille is partnering with Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security to lead a working group on emerging technology & cybersecurity. This working group focuses on the impacts of emerging technology and cybersecurity on communities of color with an emphasis on women of color. This working group seeks to identify, amplify, & augment work being done to explore the effects of emerging technology and cybersecurity concerns on communities of color; promote the engagement of communities of color in the national and international discourse on relevant issues; and explore equipping communities of color to enter the workforce of the future.
FOUNDING MEMBER, WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY SILICON VALLEY AFFILIATE CHAPTER
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with national reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a non-profit organization offering many membership, sponsorship and collaboration benefits.
WiCyS Silicon Valley is a regional affiliate that embodies these same dedications with a focus on catering to the needs of women in the Silicon Valley region by undertaking activities to provide community and promote recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity.
STEM SPEAKS shares the stories of the practitioners in STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math. Guest join host, Camille Stewart, to provide insight on what they do, how they got there, and how others can pursue similar careers. “You cannot be what you cannot [understand].” Exposure matters and this show aims to expose listeners to the many ways to leverage STEAM as a professional.
Chair, Women in Technology Young Professional SIG 2016- 2018
Women in Technology is the premier professional association for women in the technology industry offering a broad range of support, programs, and resources to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.
The Women in Technology Young Professionals SIG welcomes young professionals of all ages and focuses on the needs of women in the first 10 years of their career as they ascend the professional ladder into leadership positions. This group focuses on the unique professional needs of young professional women seeking to navigate all aspects of tech. http://www.womenintechnology.org/young-professionals-sig
Visit the #WITEmpowerHer Summit site for details on a large-scale empowerment initiative through Women in Technology.