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Friday, July 16 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Spark a Journey: Inspiring Girls to Find Pathways to the Cybersecurity Pipeline

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Spark a Journey: Inspiring young women and non-binary people to pursue careers in cybersecurity. This initiative requires an adaptive, complex, richly stimulating and layered approach. In my home in the US Virgin Islands, those who are intrigued by cybersecurity careers face cultural and systemic barriers. My students do not see many people who look like them in this field. We can overcome this disconnect through offering targeted experiences, resources, and community involvement. This talk will present techniques and approaches with cross-cultural success in recruiting, highlight the work of Caribbean influencers supporting women in this field, and suggest pathways for current practitioners to help nurture female and non-binary learners from the Caribbean islands in their interest in cybersecurity.

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Rebecca Hoffart

CS Teacher, Coach, Peter Gruber International Academy
2017, 2021 NCWIT Educator Award Winner, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Affiliate. CS educator in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coach, female only CyberPatriot, Girls Go CyberStart and InteGirls competitions.Certified Cyber Teacher, presenter National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education... Read More →

Friday July 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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