WiTCH: Empowering Women in Tech and Cybersecurity
Are you ready to join the movement dedicated to revolutionising the technology and cybersecurity industry? Look no further than Women in Tech and Cyber Hub (WiTCH). WiTCH is a not-for-profit, community interest company founded in October 2022, with a mission to champion the empowerment and advancement of women in the field. By providing unwavering support, resources, and a mentorship program, WiTCH aims to catalyse transformative change and foster diversity, creating a more inclusive and innovative future for all.
WiTCH’s vision is to create a world where women take centre stage in driving transformative change and shaping the future of technology and cybersecurity. They strive for a society where equity is deeply ingrained in every aspect of the industry, empowering women and their allies to unleash their full potential and excel in their careers to create collective impact.
Mentorship Program: Guiding Women to Success
One of the cornerstones of WiTCH’s initiatives is their mentorship program, which provides invaluable guidance and support to women in tech and cybersecurity. The program is designed to help aspiring professionals navigate their careers, overcome challenges, and unlock their full potential. WiTCH recognises that mentorship is a powerful tool in building confidence, acquiring new skills, and expanding networks.
Currently, WiTCH is running an open mentorship program until the end of the year, where women can access one-to-one mentoring. Starting in January, WiTCH will kick off its official cohorts, offering structured mentorship opportunities to support women at different stages of their careers.
Exciting Events Empowering Women
WiTCH hosts a variety of events throughout the year, covering diverse topics that empower women and promote inclusivity in the tech and cybersecurity industry. Some of their previous events include International Women’s Day celebrations focused on equity, a neurodiversity panel, and a sold-out event on personal branding. These events provide a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and inspiration.
WiTCH’s upcoming events in Cheltenham for the remainder of the year promise to be equally impactful:
July: Imposter Syndrome
August: Workplace Wellbeing and Mentorship Coffee Morning
September: Work-Life Balance and Parenting in Tech
October: Women’s Rights at Work
November: “We Need You!” Allyship in the Workplace – How Male Allies Help Make Change, and Mentorship Coffee Morning
December: Networking-Only Event
Expanding Horizons to Bristol and Birmingham
WiTCH is making waves beyond Cheltenham, with plans to launch in Bristol and Birmingham in 2023. This expansion will create more opportunities for women in tech and cybersecurity to engage, learn, and grow. By joining WiTCH’s network, individuals and businesses can tap into a unique pool of technical talent, foster diversity, and gain access to a supportive community passionate about empowering women in the industry.
How to Support WiTCH’s Mission
WiTCH relies on partnerships to provide resources and opportunities to its members. By supporting WiTCH, individuals and businesses can empower women in the industry and contribute to a more innovative and successful business landscape.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Attend Events: Participate in WiTCH’s upcoming events in Cheltenham or explore their online offerings, including webinars and newsletters.
Become a Mentorship Partner: Collaborate with WiTCH to become a mentorship partner and support women on their career journeys. Share your expertise and help shape the future of the industry.
Become a Sponsor: By contributing to WiTCH’s cause, you can sponsor platforms, events, and staff costs, ensuring the sustainability of their initiatives.
Supporting WiTCH means supporting the future of tech and cybersecurity. WiTCH’s dedication to diversity and inclusivity is crucial for the success and innovation of the industry. Join them on their mission to support, empower, and advance women in tech.
To learn more about WiTCH, their mentorship program, and upcoming events, please visit https://www.witch.online/.
Together, let’s build a brighter and more inclusive future in the world of technology and cybersecurity.
Note: Women in Tech and Cyber Hub (WiTCH) CIC is a registered not-for-profit organisation under company number 14624150. All funds raised go directly toward supporting WiTCH’s platforms, events, and staff costs
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