This is a unique, cross-sector, leadership program for women in cyber security and resilience, delivered by Empowering You and in association with techUK and the Government Security Group in Cabinet Office. The aim is to build a collaborative and powerful community of women leaders in Cyber Security across the UK
Delivered over 3 months from March - June 2024, Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security is designed to enable the transition of aspirational and early to mid-career professionals, team leaders and managers into more confident, capable and energised leaders.
Key Learning Points
- Accelerate personal leadership skills and adaptability
Become an inspirational role model for girls and women
Build confidence and influencing skills to lead change
Contribute to a national project that supports society and the business community
Segmented into four workshop modules, individual 1-1 coaching and a team community challenge, Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security engages participants in a personal journey to realise your leadership potential.
Each module includes a senior guest speaker from diverse industries and sectors sharing their own personal leadership journey.
Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security immerses participants in a multi-layered development journey designed to ensure maximum individual impact.
This program is delivered in a face-to-face and highly experiential format, with group activities and action learning sets.
Two leadership facilitators are used throughout our workshops to make sure we maintain high levels of personal engagement and diverse perspectives.
- 2x 2-day in-person workshops in cohort of 20-24 participants
- Guest industry speakers sharing personal leadership stories
- Three individual coaching sessions at different stages of the program
- A team collaboration challenge for the national InfoSec community
- A graduation event with team presentations to a wider regional audience and certificate awards
Pricing & Enrolment
This is a free but selective program. Participants will be selected by a cross-industry panel after applying.
Participants are expected to attend all workshops and the graduation event to complete the program and graduate.
Workshop Date Information:
1st 2-day workshop
Thursday 14th March 2024 - 10:30 to 18:00
Friday 15th March 2024 - 09:00 to 16:30
2nd 2-day workshop
Thursday 9th May 2024 - 10:30 to 18:00
Friday 10th May 2024 - 09:00 to 16:30
It is expected that participants will stay overnight close to the venue on the middle evening of each 2-day workshop and join the planned networking social and group preparation work. Exceptional circumstances (eg. childcare arrangements) will be considered of course.
What Our Alumni Say
“I absolutely loved the program! For me personally, it was so much more than I was expecting and the outcomes will shape who I am moving forward to lead in Cyber Security.”
“Essentially, this program forced me to take time and space and reflect on who I am and what I want in my career and life – both as a leader and as a person.”
“To be part of a network of inspiring, empowered women that I can tap into, and give back to, for support, ideas, mentoring and to simply share successes with, is truly a blessing.”
“I liked the “experiential” part of the program – it was very interactive and there was a lot of discussion and reflection.”
“The coaching took me on a deeper level to review both my professional and personal objectives and I truly valued this opportunity and experience.”