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Our Mission

To empower through mentorship, networking, support, and representation

About Us

In the Spring of 2022, eight women virtually came together as strangers and emerged as friends, partners, and champions for one another in the field of cybersecurity. Latinas in Cyber (LAIC) was founded with the mission to cultivate support, mentorship, and career development for women pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

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Overview & Vision

LAIC is the first United States (U.S.) based membership organization created by Latina cybersecurity professionals offering a community of mentorship, networking, support and representation.  

Our vision is to build an inclusive and equitable community for Latinas focused on development, empowerment, and leadership within cybersecurity.

"The challenges still remain. Latinas who decide to work in cybersecurity will often be the only ones of their kind in their organizations,..."

Silicon Valley Business Journal, Soledad Antelada Toledaño

Our Approach

Your "Cyber" Big Sis
Young Businesswomen
We are your "big sisters". Offering leadership, support and mentorship.
Empower with Love
Holding Hands
Focused on providing empowerment, love, and support.
Job Search Focused
Young Businesswoman
Our goal is to help increase diversification within the talent pool.
La Familia
Image by Melissa Askew
Like the Latino community we focus on family.
Comunidad Personal
Image by Omar Lopez
We take a "peer-to-peer" and personal approach vs. only professional.

Our Focus

​LAIC is laser-focused on the following initiatives. With goal-setting and creating SMART goals, we plan on accomplishing the following goals within the next 1 to 5 years:

  • Build educational cybersecurity programming for Latinas

  • Provide mentoring opportunities

  • Give back to our local community with STEM/STEAM programming

  • Sponsor cyber scholarships

  • Partner with tier 1 cybersecurity diversity & inclusivity groups

  • Build diverse candidate pools for talent acquisition for cyber orgs

  • Highlight and feature Latinas within cybersecurity