The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) was founded by Lisa Kearney in the spring of 2018. The idea came to her after speaking to female colleagues who were experiencing challenges unique to women and realizing there was no support network tailored to meet their needs.
Our mission is to increases the representation of women within the industry, lower the skills gap and celebrate achievements and milestones.
We understand support is needed througout the lifecycle of their careers! So if you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started in cybersecurity, we have programs and services here to help you!
International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) is a global initiative in the #Recruitment #Retraining & #Retention of women in the cybersecurity workforce. We call upon industry, goverment and educators to partner, sponosr and particpate with us in 2020 to make this a national and international reality!
Our mission is to empower women and girls interested in cybersecurity by providing support, programs and services to remove roadblocks and obstacles throughout the life-cycle of their careers.
We aim to increase diversity and inclusion while increasing workforce skills and lowering the gender gaps within the industry. An estimated 3.5 million jobs will be vacant by 2021.
~ US President, Executive Order, May 2, 2019
The partnerships we build focus on fostering opportunities and leading the way for women to succeed. Women should not just survive but thrive when they receive the support and equal opportunities to achieve goals and leadership positions.
In both her personal and professional life, Sabrina has always been driven by a passion for technology, education and innovation, coupled with a keen interest in understanding and exploring different cultures across diverse geographies. This focus led her to Doha, Qatar where she worked at the College of North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) from 2005-2019; most recently as the Security Systems Administrator, thanks to her successful completion of her BSc Cyber Security coupled with her tenacity and determination to succeed in this male dominated field.
Building on her formal education and subsequent job as the Security Systems Administrator, she is currently living and working in Vancouver as an Education Awareness Specialist, IT Security in order to positively shift the way people interpret and understand IT security both in their personal and professional lives. With 18 years of IT experience, she aspires to embolden and mentor other women and girls to join the IT Security workforce.
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.
Sherry has been described as an extremely dynamic and ambitious, educated professional with an extensive background in education, equity, diversity, human rights and social justice inclusion.
She has an extensive background and proven leadership skills in the fields of academia, government, and community with recognition in all three areas with various awards.
Sherry is an accomplished author of numerous articles, conference papers, and government documents.
She is a vibrant national facilitator possessing a strategic orientation and effective cross-cultural communication competencies, resulting in a consistent, proven history in partnering, capacity and relationship building.
Sherry lives in Halifax. She has been teaching at Mount Saint Vincent University within the Faculty of Education for the past 22 years."
When I look back on the last two years, it has been wonderful and filled with many successes and lessons learned. As we grow our leadership team and society members, we eagerly look forward to serving you in 2020.
Thanks to all our parnters and supporters who have helped us deliver scholarships, promotions, giveaways, empowering and inspiring events, workshops, support and much much more!
We look forward to the year ahead and expanding our services to meet the needs of this important community!
International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) is a global initiative focused on the #Recruitment #Retraining & #Retention of women in the cybersecurity workforce. We call upon industry, goverment and educators to partner, sponosr and particpate with us in 2020 to make this a national and international reality! #TipTheScale #IWCD2020 #womenincybersecurity #womenincyberday
Lisa has worked in the cybersecurity workforce for over two decades and is active within the consulting community. She is an avid speaker and provides interviews to advocate and champion on behalf of women in cybersecurity.