Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

A diverse talent pool is fast becoming a business imperative. We need a wide variety of different experiences, skillsets, and ways of thinking in order to stay ahead of nimble and innovative cyber criminals as the financial system evolves.

Launched in 2016, the Women in Cyber Scholarship is 100 percent funded through the generosity of our members. Through contributing sponsorships, firms provide both financial support and mentorship to rising young women pursuing cybersecurity careers in financial services in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.

The deadline for students to submit for the 2023-24 academic year is 17 March.

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I had once attended an expert lecture on cyber security when I was in middle school. I wanted to learn more about different types of viruses, threats, attacks and the methods and techniques to prevent and mitigate them. Moreover, I was interested to know about the standards and techniques to protect data and user privacy. This is how I decided to enter the cyber world.

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2022 Scholarship Winners

Bethany Abebe
Jenny Chen
Lily Chen
Betta Lyon Delsordo
Tiffany Dinh
Elizabeth Duran
Kathryn Earles
Andrea Gameros
Sarah Graham
Tessa Hammond
Roya Hashemi-Nejad
Camila Hidalgo
Sophia Holubowsky
Alaina Lawson
Eden Litvin
Jade Meyer
Ritvika Pillai
Vibha Puthran
Subhiksha Ramanathan
Jayshree Rathi
Andreina Ray
Tanya Sharma
Jenna Taer
Eva Thakran

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Recruitment – first access to promising new talent in the cybersecurity field
  • Development – provide staff opportunity to be mentors and grow professionally
  • Complimentary pass to regional Summit or event for Mentor and Mentee

Learn More About Sponsoring Scholarships