Paying it Forward; Women in Cybersecurity who help strengthen the internet
6:30 PM18:30

Paying it Forward; Women in Cybersecurity who help strengthen the internet

     "Behind every great man, there's a great woman cleaning up the mess"

Women are often the silent driving forces behind great things happening, in cybersecurity this is no different. For its next Women in Cybersecurity meetup, CyberWayFinder would like to put the spotlight on those women sacrificing their time, energy and patience and listen to their motivations and drive to help strengthen the internet. 

We will have a panel discussion with a few warriors for the good cause, followed by some networking with other women in cybersecurity. 

Stella Dineva had started her IT career in communications technologies and security. Assuming early responsibilities for governmental Network Security Administration in her home country of Bulgaria, Stella has had the opportunity to demonstrate not only her Technical prowess but, steadily, growing into an experienced, all round Information Security Manager with Security contributions within the Financial Industry.

Since her days at ING, Stella has pioneered the development of communities that strengthen, engage and motivate Women in IT and her drive to see a fair and equal opportunities workplace has led her to contribute assume a seat role at the Ingenico’s Women Network board and a within the Belgian OWASP chapter.

Outside work Stella is a mother, wife and video game enthusiast. 

Stephanie Vanroelen is passionate about security. She has multiple years of experience as a penetration tester and security researcher. She often gives talks and trainings to other security professionals. Stephanie is a co-organizer of BruCON, the Belgian based annual Hacker and security conference, and founder of cyberSKool, teaching kids IT security awareness and hacking by doing STEM related activities.

18h30: arrival, snacks and drinks will be provided
19h30: panel discussion
20h15: networking

The event is free of charge, however, registration is mandatory. Register here

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CWF's welcoming event
6:45 PM18:45

CWF's welcoming event

Have you felt like it’s the perfect time to level up in your career? If so, CWF is inviting all women, regardless of their educational or professional background, to our welcoming event on the 10th of September. 

During this event we aim to explain the ‘how and why’ CyberWayFinder is helping you to succeed in this thrilling field, answer all your questions as well as explaining profoundly what it means to be a cybersecurity practitioner. On top of that, you'll have the chance to meet current CWF participants.

The event will start with a presentation, which covers the following: 
- A detailed explanation about the program
- Explaining the role of a cybersecurity professional
- Explaining the application process

Get your tickets here!

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6:30 PM18:30

Friends of Women in Cybersecurity Meetup: Phedra Clouner & Marijke Vinck

Women in Cybersecurity are a rare breed in Belgium. Less than 7% of the industry is female! 

On the second Women in Cybersecurity meetup organized by CyberWayFinder, we invite all women, men and those in between to become friends with other women in cybersecurity and strengthen the network. 

For this meetup, we also invited two very remarkable women in cybersecurity to speak:

Phedra Clouner is the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB). Originally a Historian, Phedra specialized in document management and archiving. Her interest in securing information led her onto the path of cybersecurity, first as an information security officer at the ministry of Justice, and later setting up the national cybersecurity centre at the Prime Minister office. Not only is she now a subject matter expert, Phedra excells in her job through her way of communicating. A charming and enthusiastic speaker, "il faut ajouter des strass et des paillettes" is how she navigates with difficult policy matters. 

Marijke Vinck is the Head of Operations for EY's Cyber Centre of Excellence. Starting out as a linguist, Marijke soon discovered how she could apply those skills in speech technology and artificial intelligence. After she took a seat at EY's EMEA Leadership team, she followed her passion for Cyber and helped set up EY's Cyber Centre of Excellence. 

Phedra and Marijke will speak about their careers in cybersecurity, how they've leveraged their diversity in mindset and used it to their advantage in the cybersecurity workplace. 

All welcome to join for a drink, a bite and some networking at the BeCentral Co-working space!

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