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Q & A on WiCyS Mentor/Mentee Program

Join Archana Ramamoorthy and Lynn Dohm for a Q & A session on the WiCyS Mentor/Mentee Program. Learn about our matching process for creating robust cohorts that will help level-up one's career, how and why the curriculum was developed, and the structure of the 12-month program.
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Archana Ramamoorthy, Chief Technology Officer at Workday and Lynn Dohm, Executive Director at WiCyS
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Advancing the mission of diversity in the cybersecurity workforce
Addressing diversity and talent shortages in cybersecurity through recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the field of cybersecurity, and improving on the very low 20-24% statistic of women in cybersecurity jobs.

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