Working Remotely: The Human and Cyber Components (West/South Connects)

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Please join us for the West/South Connects on April 22nd for this needed and important topic presented by Laura Barker and Sue Harrawood.

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Working Remotely: The Human and Cyber Components You Need to Know

West/South Co-Chairs Laura Barker and Sue Harrawood will discuss what you need to know in our new normal regarding managing your remote workforce and how it impacts your cybersecurity landscape. Attendees will have access to a 30-Item Checklist for determining their level of security within their organization.

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Laura Barker

Laura is co-founder of BridgePoint Technologies, a Chicago-based Information Technology and Managed Services firm. Laura has spent her career in the Information Technology field first as a programmer, then manager, then owner of multi-year recognized Inc. 5000’s fasting growing company, BridgePoint. Laura is a published author and national speaker on technology topics such as mobile development, cybersecurity, tech project dynamics, and tech financial planning. She is a NAWBO Chicago Board member and the Co-Chair of West/South Connects.

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Sue Harrawood

Sue Harrawood is the owner of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance, a Chicago-based outsourced Administration and Operations Management firm. She has successfully worked virtually with clients and built her business for 18 years. Leveraging that valuable experience, she consults to other business owners and leaders on how to work virtually successfully, often for the first time. Sue’s firm provides Executive Support, Operations Management, Consulting and Administrative Recruiting to small professional service firms. She is a NAWBO Chicago Board member, Co-Chair of West/South Connects, a member of the Advocacy Committee and Board Exchange and an active member of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC).


These small group monthly meetings provide educational, networking events throughout the Chicagoland region that allow our members to come together regularly. Mark your calendar to attend one! Connects is FREE to members.

  • Chicago (3rd Tuesday of each month)
  • Northwest (2nd Tuesday of each month)
  • West/South (4th Thursday of each month)


The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) offers women-owned businesses a national and local platform to tap into the power of an established community of successful women entrepreneurs and the chance to raise your voice to effect change and influence the business community. As one of the largest NAWBO Chapters in the U.S., NAWBO Chicago offers the power and benefits to hone their leadership skills at the local and national level.

Whether a solopreneur or a million-dollar business, NAWBO Chicago gives women-owned businesses of all levels the resources and support to help them grow. NAWBO Chicago offers to opportunity to connect with an established national organization that offers a local experience; to navigate all stages of businesses and entrepreneurial growth; and make your voice heard locally and nationally.

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