The importance of women in cybersecurity for innovation, investment and enrichment
According to Small Business Trends, 2018 saw 20 percent of all jobs in technology held by women.
Of those companies in the Fortune 500 with three or more women in leading positions 66 percent saw an increase in ROI, found Women Who Tech. Since then, as we fly through 2020 into the new decade, women are becoming an ever-more prevalent and disruptive force within the tech market – particularly cybersecurity. In almost seven years I have worked in the cybersecurity sector with Trusted Computing Group (TCG), I have witnessed first-hand the enrichment their work has brought to the perspective of the industry, and how this has diversified its strategies for a more successful industry position.
Inclusion Sparks Insight
In my experience, women – though a minority in the technology sphere – have been leaders in the development of the industry. This success in leadership positions stems from the unique and refreshing perspectives brought by women to problem solving and identifying gaps in the market and demand within the industry. Being so deep in the technology we work on, it is easy to lose sight of who will ultimately benefit from it; the consumer. End users are the ones shopping, buying our devices and engaging in the community and a huge portion of this behavioral demographic are women.