Serious Privacy Podcast

Wildly Successful: An Unexpected Career in Privacy

Describe your perfect privacy career. Do the words “vibrant,” “brilliant,” and “high energy” come to mind?  Back when we still had privacy conferences and trade shows, you could sometimes meet someone that was so vibrant, so enthusiastic and so interesting, they would make the whole event. Emerald de Leeuw, Privacy Lead in EMEA for Logitech is that kind of person. She is a fellow Dutchie to Paul and calls Ireland her home. She is an entrepreneur with a brilliant privacy mind, but allegedly also serves up a mean cocktail. We speak about building out a career in privacy, being underestimated and staying sane while working hard.

Join us as we discuss a variety of topics, such as Emerald’s problem with Harry Potter movies – spoiler alert, it’s a fine difference between the books and the movies. But we also talk about the challenges that a woman in privacy and tech faces, whether at the beginning of a career, or even when she is established and successful. Being underestimated is just one of those challenges. Emerald also opens up about her career champions and the importance of being authentic as a professional.

She has an upcoming webinar that is linked below for your convenience as well as a link to her TEDx Talk on online privacy.