Working to build workforce capacity, advance and retain women in cybersecurity. Support diversity and inclusion in the industry while strengthening Canada's national and economic security.
International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) resonates among those in cybersecurity. The movement is about strengthening and bringing the community together. Watch the video to hear from supporters who advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity for a more secure world!
International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) has a two-fold mission; bring awareness to the issues women unique to women so we can build sustainable solutions to retain women within the industry. Secondly, to celebrate the achievements of women in cybersecurity. #TipTheScale #womenincyberday
Dear IWCD Supporters,
Thank you for all the love and support in 2019. Last year's IWCD campaign was filled with many successes here in Canada, including over 1200 signatures of our International Petition on Change.org.
The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) celebrated the first women in cybersecurity conference here in Canada with the Inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Conference on September 12, 2019. Keynotes for this historic event included speeches from our local Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr Hedy Fry P.C., M.P., and the City of Vancouver's Councillor, Melissa De Genova who spoke elegantly on the importance of diversity and inclusion and the need for more women in cybersecurity.
We also received three regional declarations from Canada's leading mayors, across the country. Thank you, Mayor Kennedy Stewart, Mayor Danny Breen, and Mayor Jim Watson for all your support and advocacy of women in cybersecurity during 2019! We look forward to your continued support.
These three capital regions proclaimed International Women in Cyber Day for September 1st which are the City of Vancouver, the City of St. John's and the City of Ottawa. See the signed proclamations to the right
We also received this personal conference video message from The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who supports and advocates on the important role women play within the cybersecurity industry.
The Honourable Dr Hedy Fry, P.C., M.P. is a champion of women in technology who walks the walk by including IWCD on her 2020 Calendar that went out to nearly 700,000 constituents in the Vancouver Centre riding. Thank you, Hon. Hedy Fry!
Keep on the watch for #IWCD2020 because we're planning something big! We're growing our amazing technology and educational partners and sponsors who place value on the contributions of women in this industry and want to celebrate with us in this valuable community!
Lastly, we're gearing up to submit our 2020 e-petition to the Government of Canada, so keep watch for an announcement in the coming weeks.
Board of Directors
Women CyberSecurity Society
International Women in Cyber Day
International Women in Cyber Day is a global movement to petition national governments and the United Nations to recognize September 1st, 2020 as a day to celebrate women in cyber and bring awareness to the unique challenges they face.
Support women in cyber by signing our petition.
Our goal is to narrow the gender and skills gaps by inclusion with supportive services throughout the lifecycle of a woman's career in cybersecurity.
International Women in Cyber Day is a global movement of women and male advocates who recognize September 1st as a special day set aside to bring awareness to the issues women face in cybersecurity and celebrate the achievements of women within this industry . This is accomplished through various social media campaigns, petitions, city proclamations and events around the globe.
There are several opportunities for you to get involved and participate in various levels to join the celebration of IWCD!
Become an advocate and champion of women in cybersecurity by petitioning your national government to recognize September 1st as IWCD.
Raise Your Voice!
Bring awareness to the unique challenges you face as a woman working in cybersecurity. Join the fun by creating and sharing your video.
Celebrate Your Achievements!
Tell your story and share across social media platforms using the hashtags
Are you a woman working in cybersecurity?
Are you interested in a cybersecurity career?
Would you like to learn more about the industry?
Does your organization support increased diversity within the industry?
Do you live in Canada?
Do you support women in STEM?
Are you a woman based organization?
Do you need support to advance your career?
Have you experienced bias?
Have you been harassassed or bullied?
Are you a male advocate?
If any of these statements resonate, you should support the International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) petition for Canada to recognize September 1st as IWCD.