Kelly Thibault

Executive Director, Secure Diversity

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Kelly Thibault (she/her) is currently the Executive Director at Secure Diversity (SD), which focuses on increasing diversity in cybersecurity. Her leadership of SD includes the Day of Shecurity conferences. Before SD, she was the Learning & Development partner for Engineering, Product, & Design at Opendoor, where she was introduced to cybersecurity and open source. Before transitioning into the tech industry, she spent nearly 12 years in higher education administration, functioning in program management, risk management, operations, events, compliance, DEI, HR, leadership, and IT support. Her love of technology and innovation was part of her desire to change industries. Kelly is the Chapter Head of Out in Tech – San Francisco. She finds professional joy in creating more equitable and inclusive environments, leading teams, building programs, creating organization, public speaking, and influencing change. She geeks out about learning something and improving efficiency and organization.