Become a Mentor!
The Women’s Security Alliance is seeking experienced cybersecurity individuals to become Mentors.
You already know how difficult it is to understand the different positions and career path options. If you were to write a letter to your younger self, you could provide insights and advice that would have been incredibly helpful as you navigated the maze of cybersecurity. Sharing your expertise and experience is what the mentorship program is all about.
Being a WomSA Mentor provides:
An opportunity to give back by sharing your experience and skills
A platform to network by collaborating with peer mentors
A seat on the WomSA Advisory Board to provide feedback and vision
Potentially participate on a panel at a WomSA event
Increased visibility by providing a quote and headshot for the WomSA website and PowerPoint deck
The WomSA mentorship program utilizes the CyberSeek.org interactive map and career pathway tool. CyberSeek is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce. The interactive map provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels. The career pathway tool shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.
Major Steps in the Mentorship Program Include:
"Through WomSA, I can offer my cyber expertise and experience to women interested in cybersecurity as a career. Helping women understand the multidisciplinary opportunities that cyber offers and surrounding them with a team of people invested in their success, provides WomSA members with the confidence and resources to be successful."
Tabice Ward, PMP, CISM, C-ISSO | Director / CISO
"I am honored to mentor for WomSA and support the growth and development of women in the cyber community. WomSA’s mentorship program combines the members intelligence and energy with the experience and expertise of the mentor, and together we can form life changing experiences."
Michael Reichstein | CISO
"I believe in a diverse cybersecurity workforce where creativity and innovation is powered by distinctive backgrounds and experiences. WomSA’s mentorship program provides the platform to connect with and provide resources to women with varying levels of cyber experience. As a WomSA Mentor, I help shape a diverse pipeline of next generation leaders in cybersecurity. "
Zahira Gonzalvo | Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
"Michigan has tremendous opportunity for growth and continues to recruit the nation’s top talent. As we improve upon our state’s cybersecurity skill set, it is imperative that diversity of thought, opinions and ideas are woven into training and placement. It’s exciting to see the Women’s Security Alliance launch and become a strong ally of diversity in cybersecurity."
Eric Wille | Director Information Security (CISO)
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