Black Women in Cybersecurity Initiative

November 16, 2023
, 11:00 pm
- 12:00 am

The Black Women in Cybersecurity Initiative (BWiC) is a new initiative to promote gender and racial equity in Tech by working to increase the number of Black women in Cybersecurity. In partnership with The Links, Incorporated, the Black Women in Cyber Initiative by OHUB works to advance the number and proportion of Black women in the field of cybersecurity. The initiative provides early exposure, expert-led training, employer-recognized certificates, and resources that will prepare women for the high-growth field of cybersecurity.

Why Now?

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach $10.5 trillion dollars by 2025. Even as companies boost their digital security teams to stay safe online, there are still disproportionately fewer women and people of color in cybersecurity roles. This initiative provides women of color greater access to cybersecurity training, empowering them to be job-ready and become strong contributors to the field.

The Masterclasses at Glance

In BWiC’s masterclass series, we offer fresh perspectives on breaking into the field. No two professionals are alike, but there are a lot of guidelines and winning strategies that can help you to be successful. What skills and certifications are highly valued? What career paths can you pursue? These questions and many more will be answered during these sessions.