Personal & Career Development
Security Congress Abstract
Cybersecurity needs more women leaders and role models to inspire subsequent generations of women to pursue this profession and help unravel cultural assumptions and organizational structures, practices and patterns of interaction that hinder underrepresented populations. Becoming a leader involves much more than being put in a leadership role, acquiring new skills and adapting one’s style. It involves a fundamental identity shift. Integrating leadership into one’s core identity can be particularly challenging for women, who must establish credibility in a culture that is deeply conflicted about whether, when and how they should exercise authority. This workshop empowers attendees to emerge as confident leaders by promoting awareness of self-deprecating habits and nurturing an authentic leadership identity that aligns with their personal values and advances the collective good.