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 cyber security. Latinas in Cyber (LAIC) was founded with the mission to cultivate support, mentorship, and career development for women pursuing careers in cyber security. With approximately only 2% of the United States cybersecurity workforce identified as Latinas, creating a community focused on diversification within the cybersecurity industry was both needed and valued.
Our founders are professional and multi-disciplined Latinas working varying facets of cyber, from DevSecOps to Business Development to Data Privacy. Our cybersecurity backgrounds are equally diverse, ranging from backgrounds in national security, transitioning non-technical students into cyber topics, as well as cyber entrepreneurs, and career veterans. Our unique perspectives and professional experiences have allowed our founders to design a vision and mission for Latinas in Cyber that focuses on their professional and personal development and all of the different paths we can take to pursue those milestones.
Leading by example, LAIC strives to serve as your “Cyber Big Sister,” providing guidance and mentorship in a peer-to-peer model. Our vision is to create an inclusive and equitable community focused on development, empowerment, and leadership within cybersecurity for Latinas.
LAIC is focused on continuing to break barriers and open paths for those who chose to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Our mission is to empower through mentorship, networking, support, and representation.
We look forward to developing partnerships with companies nationwide to provide opportunities for growth to current and future members and to integrate these organizations with our broader mission.
Latinas In Cyber is a fiscally sponsored by Hack Club Bank, a project by The Hack Foundation (d.b.a. Hack Club), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 81-2908499)
To empower Latinas with mentorship, networking, support, and representation within cybersecurity.
To build an inclusive and equitable community for Latinas focused on development, empowerment, and leadership within cybersecurity.