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WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate | Pioneer Women in Cyber
March 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Presents: Pioneer Women in Cyber
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the global workforce and exacerbated the challenges women face in the workforce.
According to a recent Women in the Workplace study by McKinsey & Company; “women have born an outsized workplace-related burden during the Covid-19 economy, which could have long term consequences if not promptly addressed.” The lack of child-care and the current school crisis has resulted in “four times as many women as men dropping out of the labor force in September, roughly 865,000 women compared with 216,000 men”.
This drop-off of women in the workforce severely impacts fields such as cybersecurity where women only represent 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce.
In honor of this year’s Women’s History Month theme to catch the spirit of challenge times; hear from a panel of women cybersecurity leaders who are persevering in the cybersecurity field through the Covid-19 pandemic.