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.
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
Your "Cyber" Big Sis
We are your "big sisters". Offering leadership, support and mentorship.
Empower with Love
Focused on providing empowerment, love, and support.
Job Search Focused
Our goal is to help increase diversification within the talent pool.
Like the Latino community we focus on family.
We take a "peer-to-peer" and personal approach vs. only professional.
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