Event date
8 March 2023
Cyber security Coalition

Table of Contents

    The position of women in cybersecurity is a complex and multifaceted issue. According to a recent Agoria report, women make up 19% of the Belgian cybersecurity workforce. However, there are 1,205 vacancies in the Belgian cyber security sector - a vacancy rate of 16%. Moreover, women are underrepresented in leadership positions in the field. 

    International Women's Day is a reminder that despite recent progress, there is still much work to be done to empower women in the cyber security industry. We celebrate this day to raise awareness about gender inequality and encourage all stakeholders to take appropriate action. 

    Get inspired by leading industry experts Mrs. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Digital Society Institute) and Dr. Claudia Peersman (University of Bristol), who have helped break biases and demonstrated that women can be very successful in cybersecurity. 

    Join two enlightening debates on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of cybersecurity, with a focus on the valuable contributions of women. Explore the challenges facing women in the industry and learn how to work together to create a more inclusive and equitable future for all. 

    • Women in Cyber: (re)skilling to empower
    • Women in Cyber: an economic imperative

    Programme (PDF, 276.74 KB)


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    Practical information

    The event will be held in English only. There will be no simultaneous translation

    Participation in the event is free of charge

    Contact details

    Cathy Suykens
    Operations Manager
    +32 499 71 84 96

    The event is sponsored by the Cyber Security Coalition and the Federal Public Service Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed & Energy.


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    1210 Brussels

    Last update
    14 February 2023