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Deadline Looms to Apply for Groundbreaking InfoSec Gender Diversity Initiative

The award-winning “Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security” initiative is available to female InfoSec professionals across government and industry in regions throughout Scotland again, as part of its Spring 2024 schedule but the deadline to apply is coming fast.

Organised by the leadership development specialists at Empowering You and supported by ScotlandIS, the Scottish Digital Academy and the Scottish Government, alongside industry Partners who share the initiative’s vision for a more diverse, inclusive and successful cyber security ecosystem in Scotland, including Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Quorum Cyber.

The “Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security” programs are a unique, cross-sector initiative, designed to address the challenge of gender diversity in the InfoSec professions and foster the creation of an empowered and empowering network of female cyber security leaders across the UK.

Participation in the program is free of charge and accessible via an open application process, with the successful candidates being selected by a panel of leading InfoSec professionals from across government and industry. The selected applicants take part in a three-month immersive and intensive leadership development journey, including in-person group workshops, one to one coaching with a dedicated coach and “challenge” based group projects, culminating in presenting to an audience of industry and government cyber security leaders.

The initiative is cross-sector, so applicants are welcomed from any sector or size of organisation, whether that be public sector, technology suppliers, financial services, manufacturing, FMCG, aerospace and defence, third sector, education and academia or health. Applicants are also encouraged to apply regardless of digital discipline or career stage and previous cohorts have included participants ranging from entry level Pen Testers and security analysts through to Heads of Information Assurance/Governance and CISOs.

Over the past three years, the “Empowering Women to Lead…” initiative has firmly established itself as a vital opportunity for female InfoSec professionals to develop their leadership capabilities, realise their potential and develop a powerful network of like-minded peers in their local region.

Working with Partners in government and industry, Empowering You now run regional cohorts of the program across the UK, with their Spring 2024 schedule including regional programs in London & Southern England, the Midlands, Northern England and Scotland. Their continuing success has resulted in the creation of an alumni network of over 300 female digital professionals across the UK.

The closing date for applications to the Scotland Spring 2024 program is the 2nd of February and details for the program, including course content, methodology and timelines can be found at the link below:

Scotland – http://bit.ly/40TCh8O

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the organisers directly at hello@empowering-you.co.uk, referencing “EWTL – Cyber Security” in the subject line.

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