Joyce Brocaglia Alta Associates/Executive Women's Forum, CEO/Founder
Achievements: Founding Alta Associates in 1986 and guiding it to become a prominent boutique executive-search firm specializing in information security, IT risk management and privacy; advising and educating others about IT security through efforts such as The Cyber Security School Challenge; helping create a scholarship program for women studying information security technology and management.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Montclair State University.
Role models: “I am the only child of an amazing 94-year-old woman. She continues to be my best friend and inspires me every day. I have three remarkable daughters that are even more beautiful on the inside than the outside and are my greatest joy. Finally, my surprise inspiration is that I found the love of my life at 50, and we just celebrated our one-year anniversary in January.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “When you start out in business, I think you second-guess yourself way more than you should, and it detracts from your focus. It’s better to fail fast and then recover, adjust and move forward again.”
Alta Associates/Executive Women's Forum
Flemington, Hunterdon County