Empowering women for cybersecurity through programs, services and industry advocacy.
The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) was founded by Lisa Kearney who has over two decades of experience in the cybersecurity workforce .
Throughout her career, Lisa experienced many challenges and roadblocks including harassment, bullying, sexism and more with no support along the way.
The society was founded out of a need to provide much needed support and advocacy to empower and enable women to have rewarding and successful careers in this industry.
This global networked community focuses on program development to support women throughout the lifecycle of their career. Thereby increasing retention and recruitment of women in the cybersecurity workforce.
Data Privacy & Compliance Analyst
After completing part-time professional study on Information Security Management System 7 years ago, Violaine left her position as legal adviser to become a Data Privacy professional in Europe for the eHealth national agency of Luxembourg, then in Canada as Data Privacy & Compliance Analyst at Ritchie Bros. She advocates for a better protection of the personal information while supporting the innovation through trust, transparency and awareness.
Rima Aristocrat is a President & CEO of 153-year old Willis College offering industry-led, job-ready skills training and education, enabling adults to transition into careers in cybersecurity.
Since 1866, Willis College has been a leader in recognizing and responding to emerging job market demands through the development and delivery of comprehensive, industry-led hands-on skills training programs to help meet the needs of the business world.
She is the only Canadian represented on Microsoft’s Education Advisory Council, has been frequent invited guest speaker and has appeared on many magazines as the cover page stories.
She has received numerous national and International recognition for her contribution to post-secondary education including 2018 Global Cyber Startup Observatory Cyber Hall of Fame Canada, France and US
Personal Philosophy: “ We as human beings are merely travelers between birth and death, marks we choose to leave along the journey, are up to us.”