Upcoming workshop aims to attract more young Greek Australian women in cybersecurity field

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Although the proportion of women working across all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualified industries in Australia has increased for the last five years Australia needs more collective action to achieve gender equity in STEM. 

In an effort to inspire change, Founding Director and Chair of Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN), Freda Miriklis calls young Greek Australian women aged over 18, to participate in a free Cybersecurity Workshop to be held virtually on Friday, December 9. 

“This year’s workshop should see great interest amongst young women as Australia’s cybersecurity has never been more critical to our national security, innovation and prosperity,” Miriklis told The Greek Herald

L: Founding Director and Chair of Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN), Freda Miriklis

Part of a global partnership for gender equality in the digital age, the workshop will be a beginner-friendly introduction to cybersecurity for women and aspiring female leaders in tech and will explore topics like what is cyber security, why it is important, how to be safe online as well as potential job opportunities and career paths in the technology industry specific to cyber security.

“We need to see more women in this field that relies on good communicators able to advise colleagues and management about security best practice so that companies are safe,” Miriklis said.

“The cyber security field covers a vast and diverse range of positions and it has been estimated that there are over 1 million unfilled jobs worldwide. It makes sense for young women to consider this field as many excel in their ability to communicate and they are capable of helping to solve problems quickly.

“We need to raise awareness and help fill the growing skills shortage by getting more women involved.”

Click here to register for the workshop or here to learn more about the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN)

READ MORE: ‘Never give up’: Pelagia Markogiannakis on her ADF career and supportive Greek family

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