ABOUT US

CyberGirls Fellowship is a 1-year program of CyberSafe Foundation that equips girls and women aged 18 – 28 years old with globally sought-after cybersecurity skills, positioning them to start a career in cybersecurity and helping them to seize work opportunities within Africa and across the world. CyberGirls seeks to achieve SDGs 1 – No Poverty, 4 – Education, 10 – Reduced inequalities.

This initiative aims at combating poverty, cybercrime, cybersecurity skills shortage, unemployment and gender disparity in the tech industry (particularly cybersecurity niche).

During the one-year fellowship, the CyberGirls beneficiaries will be exposed to computing and cybersecurity fundamentals, career paths in cybersecurity and upon choosing a desired career path, will be taken through an appropriate learning path to get hands-on skills, mentorship, become certification ready, get paid internship/job shadowing opportunities and if old enough secure entry level job placement.

This project is sponsored by partnerships, financial and in-kind support from well-meaning individuals and organisations.

objectives

  • To improve the socio-economic well-being of girls and women (18 – 28 years old) in Africa, by empowering them with job-ready cybersecurity skills through intensive training, mentorship, internship placement.

MENTORS

MEET THE 2021/2022 COHORT MENTORS

Anna Stylianow

Automative Cybersecurity Specialist

Simbiat Sadiq

Information Security Analyst of Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems PLC.

Elizabeth Kolade

Cybersecurity Professional

Tracy Maleef

Information Security Analyst, The New York Times

Veronica Ikpa

Information Security Officer at MainOne

Sireesha Dandu

Cybersecurity & GRC Specialist at Capgemini Engineering

Jacqueline Hanson Kotei

Ent Information Security and Governance Senior Manager

Blessing Usoro

Information Security Manager, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Irene Njoroge

Cybersecurity Governance & Compliance Manager at VODACOM, Congo (DRC) S.A

Febisola Olanipekun

Information Security Professional

Nkiruka Aimienoho

Associate Director-Cybersecurity, Privacy & Resilience

Mosimilolu Odusanya

Team Lead - Managed Security Services & Cyber at Deloitte

Uchechi Kama

Systems Security Analyst, Programs Lead, Shine Your Eye at Cybersafe Foundation

Olohita Ikpe

Information Security Consultant

Benedicta Mekoma

Information Security Officer ISMS Monitoring & Incident Management at GTBank

Toluwalashe Ogunmoyole

Cybersecurity & IT Controls Consultant at BDO Ireland

Chikodili Udeh

Lead, Information & Network Security Officer at Ouranos Technologies Limited.

Adenike Ajayi-Iweka

Information Security Specialist

Temilola Egbeyemi

Information Technology Security Analyst at Keystone Bank

Raliyah Adamu

GRC Analyst at Cyberplural Limited

Damilola Andu

Senior Information Security Advisor at Scotiabank

Funmito Adeleye

Senior Consultant at EY

Chioma Ilo

Cybersecurity Consultant at Focemsecurity

PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

About Cybersafe

CyberSafe Foundation is Africa’s leading Non-Governmental Organization in the Digital Development domain, on a mission to facilitate pockets of change that ensure inclusive and safe digital access in Africa. We work to improve inclusive and safe digital uptake in Africa, especially for the most vulnerable in our society through our initiatives. We have in recent past upskilled employees of 4426 SMEs across Nigeria; launched DigiGirls project which is designed to empower women and girls aged 15 – 40 years old with in-demand digital skills in partnership with the UK Government and launched cybersecurity awareness campaigns reaching over 10,000,000 people. These and many more of our contributions to fighting cybercrime and drive digital inclusion has earned us recognition across the world.