“The word ‘female,’ when inserted in front of something, is always with a note of surprise. Female COO, female pilot, female surgeon — as if the gender implies surprise … One day there won’t be female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
- Sheryl Sandberg
Women represent the largest single economic force in the world and are the leading adopters in technology. Yet, women make up just 11% of the world's cybersecurity workforce, the same rate it was 4 years ago. Studies have shown that women contribute a unique perspective to problem solving that leads to positive societal impacts. With cyber threats becoming more complex and ubiquitous in this digital age, we must collectively take more action to close the gender gap.
WHY ARE WE
We are a non-profit organization focused on inspiring and empowering females of all ages to succeed in the field of cybersecurity.
A safer digital world enabled by a gender-balanced cybersecurity workforce.
We believe that together, we are stronger. Project Cyber collaborates with corporate and community partners to raise awareness and increase exposure to the field of cybersecurity for female students of middle school through collegiate age.
Students: Discover interest and talent, develop skills, and gain access to cybersecurity resources
Employers: Build a perpetual pipeline of female talent and access opportunities to achieve increased gender balance across workforce
Education providers: Explore potential curriculum enhancements focused on cybersecurity.
Partner organizations: Achieve mutual goals through collaborations.