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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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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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