Vice President of Development & Innovation
Cindy Southworth is the Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Cindy leads the communications, development, technology, and international efforts of NNEDV. She joined NNEDV in 2002 when she founded the Safety Net Project to address all things technology and Violence Against Women. Through the Safety Net Project Cindy works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in this digital age. She has testified before Congress and is on many task forces and committees that address justice, privacy, technology, and safety in the Justice, Elections, Defense, and Human Services arenas. Cindy has Masters Degree in Social Work and has worked to end violence against women for 20 years at national, state, and local advocacy organizations. She has spent the past 12 years focusing on how technology can increase victim safety and how to hold stalkers accountable for misusing technology. She is a co-Chair of the Technology Committee of the National Taskforce To End Sexual And Domestic Violence Against Women and is a member of both the Anti-Spyware Coalition and the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program’ Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative’s Privacy and Information Quality Working Group. Cindy is recognized as the international expert on helping victims use technology safely, addressing technology stalking and data privacy for victims.