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Women in CyberSecurity Calling for Participants for Phase II of Inclusion Assessment Workshops
[May 30, 2023]

Women in CyberSecurity Calling for Participants for Phase II of Inclusion Assessment Workshops

Participants will contribute to cybersecurity inclusion study by sharing workplace experiences

COOKEVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity, today announced phase II of its Inclusion Assessment and is calling on members of the cybersecurity community to participate in a "Measuring Inclusion" workshop.

The workshop builds off of WiCyS' original Inclusion Assessment -- launched in February with DEI firm Aleria -- which is designed to pinpoint and remove the barriers in the cybersecurity industry that keep women from being recruited, hired, retained and promoted at the same rate as men. The data gathered from the workshops in that initial phase were used to create a benchmark study, "The State of Inclusion of Women in Cybersecurity."

This new phase will continue to collect inclusion data for the report from two new workshops scheduled for May 31 and June 1.

"We are excited to announce the next round of our inclusion workshops, which will further enhance our understanding of why the representation of women in cybersecurity is not where it should be," said Lynn Dohm, executive director of WiCyS. "It is our hope that the more people participate in these workshops, the more the entire cybersecurity sector will benefit, as it will help organizations become more inclusive, diverse and successful."

Each workshop povides deep and innovative insights into the meaning and impact of inclusion. During each workshop, participants will have the option to use Aleria's anonymous, confidential platform to share their workplace experiences and contribute to WiCyS' study. Even if participants choose not to take part in the interactive activity, they will find the workshops engaging, informative, and full of actionable insights.

Participation is open to all individuals who work for a cybersecurity company or in a cybersecurity-related role in any type of company, including consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers, and students. We welcome the participation of all individuals (including men) from any identity group. Please note that the workshops are identical - you only need to register for one.

For more information, and to register for one of the two workshops, click here. Additional workshops will be added throughout the summer.

About WiCyS:
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS was founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj in 2013 through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Tennessee Tech University. In less than 10 years, it has grown into an organization (est. in 2017) representing a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government, and industry. WiCyS offers opportunities, trainings, events, and resources for its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Amazon Web Services, Battelle, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Fortinet, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Meta, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Tier 2: AbbVie, Aristocrat, Dell Technologies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, McKesson, Nike, NCC Group, Workday, Navy Federal Credit Union, Yubico Inc., DeVry University. To partner, visit

About Aleria:
Aleria is an HR tech company that measures inclusion in the workplace. Leveraging their patent-pending framework and proprietary technology, Aleria pinpoints exactly where business leaders should focus to drive greater employee satisfaction, diversity, inclusion and ultimately, greater business performance. Learn more about Aleria.

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