Empowering Women in Cybersecurity for a Brighter Digital Future

March 8, 2024

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the incredible women shaping the world of technology, specifically in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity. In this podcast episode, we were joined by Karolien Vanhuffel and Noëmie Honore, two inspiring women who shared their journeys, challenges, and valuable insights.

Breaking Stereotypes

Noëmie’s and Karolien’s compelling journey challenges stereotypes in cybersecurity, emphasizing the necessity of creating a more inclusive and welcoming industry. Our discussion addresses the challenges within cybersecurity, offering solutions such as flexible job descriptions and a balanced focus on both technical and human skills.

Breaking the mold

We debunked a bunch of outdated stereotypes on a “tech professional”.  Noëmie and Karolien shared their experiences and discussed the importance of creating a more welcoming and diverse tech industry. We emphasized the crucial role of continuous learning in this ever-changing field. Whether you have a computer science degree or not, a passion for learning and the willingness to adapt are key to success.

Also, don’t forget to sign up to the CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS that will take place on March 12.  ISACA Belgium will shortly be launching a new, exciting program that will inspire and challenge you to create new partnerships, learn new skills and contribute to the ISACA community. But we need your help to shape this program!  Deadline for registration is March 11.     

Beyond technical expertise

While technical skills are essential, our discussion highlights the importance of soft skills like collaboration, communication, and leadership. Women are often recognized for their strengths in these areas, bringing valuable diversity to the table.

Mentorship and sponsorship programs are as crucial for promoting gender diversity in tech. Engaging men as allies and promoting positive role models were also highlighted as important steps towards a more inclusive future.

Tune in to the full podcast episode to dive deeper into these inspiring stories and gain valuable insights from these remarkable women in cybersecurity.

This is just a glimpse into the enriching conversation we had on the podcast. To hear the full episode and learn more from these inspiring women.



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