Adarma Supports Expansion of Cybersecurity Gender Diversity Initiative into England
Following the success of the ‘Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security’ initiative in Scotland last year, Adarma has become the first industry partner to join techUK and the Cabinet Office’s Government Security Group to support the expansion of the programme into England.
Taking place in London and Southern England, this new session will run from April to June and include a combination of in-person group sessions, dedicated one-to-one leadership coaching, and group work themed around specific societal challenges which cybersecurity can help to address.
This expansion represents the first step towards the programme being offered more widely across the country, with new programmes scheduled to be delivered in Northern England, Northern Ireland, and Wales in Autumn.
Already, the programme has already attracted applicants from across sectors as diverse as financial services, defence, telecommunications, government, and health. All places on the programme are free of charge to participants, with the funding provided by a combination of government and industry partners.
Commenting on our support of the initiative, Joanne Gilhooley, Chief Marketing Officer at Adarma, said: “We are proud to support the ‘Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security’ programme in London this year.
“Following on from our sponsorship of the Scottish programme in 2021 and having seen first-hand the challenges women can face in balancing career progression, we’re delighted to partner again with the Empowering You team. We look forward to seeing what this cohort of wonderful cyber ladies will achieve.”
At Adarma, we’re always striving to make our workplace a more inclusive and diverse environment, so we will be sending three of our own talented cyber ladies to join the cohort; Bukky Adetayo, Kemi Iyaniwura, and Olivia Murray.
Speaking about the programme, Bukky said: “I am delighted to join the programme, I am looking forward to meeting other like-minded women and to develop the skills necessary for growth in my leadership journey. I am happy to have time to focus on myself, my leadership style and what I want for the future. I am keen to bring back valuable experience and knowledge that I can apply in my everyday work life.”
While Kemi commented: “I believe that this course will equip me with the knowledge and behavioural insights required for becoming a successful leader in cybersecurity. I have a growth mindset and am always seeking opportunities to grow my soft and technical skills, and this programme is offering the opportunity for me to grow my teamwork and leadership skills.
“I am looking forward to meeting other ladies who are smashing it in our industry and seeing what we can learn from each other to progress individual and collective growth. I think the individual coaching sessions will be particularly helpful for personal growth development.”