In September 2021, Girls Who Code partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop pathways for young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity and technology. This partnership seeks to tackle diversity disparities by heightening the awareness of cybersecurity and technology careers and working with employers to build tangible pathways for young women, especially young women of color, to get hands-on experience in the private sector and the non-profit sector or government.
Our first collaborative initiative is a social media campaign that features women who work in the cybersecurity field, including the exciting work CISA employees are doing. These women include:
Window Snyder, a computer security expert who has been a top security officer at Square, Inc., Apple, Fastly, Intel and Mozilla Corporation.
Parisa Tabriz, a computer security expert who is currently VP/GM of Chrome Browser at Google.
Yolanda Williams, the Cybersecurity State Coordinator (CSC) for Florida within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) assigned to Federal Region IV.
Iris Rojas Santoni, a Product Line Manager for Vulnerability Management in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Anisha Patel, Director of Program Management at Raytheon Technologies.
Heather Abbosh, an Associate Manager in Accenture’s Cybersecurity group.
You can learn more about these amazing women at our blog and social media platforms all month long. For more information on CISA Careers and CISA Culture, please visit cisa.gov/careers and cisa.gov/cisa-culture.