Heather Stratford


 Technology is the Core to our Collective Future


Heather Stratford

Founder & CEO of Stronger International and Drip7

Heather is a thought-leader in the IT Training and Cybersecurity field. Heather keynotes at conferences, universities, and for enterprise clients. She writes on cybersecurity and has been featured and written for such global organizations as the 2018 G7 Summit held in Canada.

Heather regularly speaks about Cybersecurity, Women in Technology, Women and Diversity in Cybersecurity, creating a Cybersecurity Culture, Entrepreneurship, Privacy, and the shifting regulations and how to manage cybersecurity risks. As a speaker, Heather captivates and holds an audience’s attention, while sharing insights and experiences relevant to their lives and professions. She brings a new vision to complicated current events and their potential impacts on business practices.

Recognized most recently, in 2019, Heather won a national year-long fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation. Heather also received a national scholarship from Goldman Sachs to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses Program. She is 2019 alumni of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Program. In 2018, Heather received the Women in Business Leadership Award from Whitworth University. She has also served as a Board Member on the Community Security Coalition, a regional non-profit helping provide cyber and technology education.

Heather has led technology teams throughout her career, which spanned the fields of publishing, manufacturing, technology, food services, contractor services, and transportation. 

She specializes in start-ups and young organizations and has launched three of her own national companies: Moxie Marketing, a technology integrator for the Marketing Industry, and Stronger International Inc., a Cybersecurity and Technical Training firm. Most recently, Drip7, a Microlearning Platform focused on cybersecurity awareness eduction. Heather participated in a Q&A that was published in the Journal of Business on the topic of Cybersecurity and remote work. This article can be found at www.spokanejournal.com/local-news/qa-with-cybersecurity-expert-heather-stratford/

Heather’s educational background includes an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University.

Speaking Topics

Cybersecurity & Privacy

Cyber Tsunami

5 Key steps for securing a small business


Entrepreneurship & Women in Tech

FaIling Forward

Taking Risks/Creating Opportunities

Steps for Entrepreneurs

MicroLearning & Training

Behavior Change with microlearning, Keys to cyber education that works

Legislation & Regulation in the Cybersecurity Sector

A paradigm shift is required for the whole organization. Every part of the organization contributes to its success or failure. Creating a security culture is not a one-time event, it is a new way of talking and acting.


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