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Today is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women worldwide and advocating for gender equality. As we prepare to mark this significant occasion, we are reminded of this year’s theme: “Inspire Inclusion.” This resonates deeply within the cybersecurity industry, prompting us to reflect on the progress made and the work that still lies ahead in fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment. We strive to amplify the voices and contributions of women in our field, recognizing their invaluable role in shaping the future and working to inspire inclusion in cybersecurity.

Women in Cybersecurity are Breaking Barriers and Leading Change

In recent years, the representation of women in cybersecurity has steadily increased, yet significant disparities persist. Women comprise only a fraction of our industry’s workforce, with estimates ranging from 20% to 25%. By 2025, Cybercrime Ventures predicts that women will make up 30% of the cybersecurity workforce.

Despite this imbalance, women continue to make remarkable strides, breaking barriers and driving innovation in this rapidly evolving field. At Cequence Security, the voices and contributions of our female colleagues hold immense value. Their perspectives, achievements, and aspirations serve as powerful reminders of the impact of diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity within our company.

Let’s take a moment to spotlight a selection of remarkable women at Cequence Security whose skills and contributions have truly made a difference. Through their dedication and expertise, they have not only elevated our company but also inspired those around them. Here are some of the insightful quotes they’ve shared, encapsulating their wisdom and experiences.

Sandhiya Sivaraman, Operations Manager, Engineering
“To the women who inspire change, defy stereotypes, and challenge the status quo, your strength knows no bounds.”

Reverie Hara, Sr. Manager, Revenue Marketing
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” — GD Anderson

Kyla Gifford, HR & Payroll Specialist
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” — Serena Williams

K.D. Quintino, Sr. Manager, HR & Payroll
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” — Amy Poehler

Jenner Benton, Regional Sales Manager
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” — Sun Tzu

Jina Min, Director, Field Marketing & Events
“There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama

Colleen Baker, Sr. Manager Branding, Graphics, UX
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity within our organization and across the community. By championing the voices and contributions of women, we not only enrich our industry but also pave the way for a more equitable and empowered future.

Together, we can inspire inclusion, celebrate diversity, and empower women to thrive in cybersecurity and beyond!

The post Inspiring Inclusion in Cybersecurity: Women Leading Change appeared first on Cequence Security.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Cequence Security authored by Katrina Porter. Read the original post at: https://www.cequence.ai/blog/about-cequence/international-womens-day-2024/

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