The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy Presents the Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship's goal is to advance women in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy.

December 9, 2021

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The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the premier organization devoted to advancing women leaders in cybersecurity, risk management, governance, compliance, and privacy. Over the past 20 years, the EWF has grown significantly and has made a notable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion by helping organizations build and retain women leaders. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the EWF has partnered with Target, one of their corporate benefactors, to establish the Leadership Scholarship.

Although the number of professionals in the industry grew by more than 700,000 in 2020, women still only represent approximately 25% of the cybersecurity workforce compared to at least 40% of the global workforce.The EWF recognizes that there is an enormous opportunity for progress in developing women leaders in this field.

The EWF created the Leadership Scholarship to accelerate DEI efforts in cybersecurity and enable corporations to deliver against concrete commitments related to DEI initiatives.

The Leadership Scholarship provides corporations with the opportunity to fund “The Leader Within” program cohort to advance women in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy. By funding a scholarship cohort, corporations together with the EWF, will provide ten women enrollments to “The Leader Within” program, equipping them with skills they need to be successful leaders.

“The Executive Women’s Forum has been the go-to source for developing women leaders in cybersecurity, risk management and privacy for two decades,” says Joyce Brocaglia, Founder & CEO. “We are proud to offer the Leadership Scholarship to women who may not otherwise have access or opportunities to participate in such a robust and important program to develop their leadership skills.”

The Leader Within,” the EWF’s new leadership development course, is specifically designed to build women leaders. With modules focusing on establishing a leadership vision, building a leading presence, and cultivating one’s authentic leadership voice, “The Leader Within'' will equip women with the tools they need to lead cybersecurity, risk, and privacy organizations.

If your organization would like to fund a leadership scholarship cohort to impact change and drive forward DEI initiatives, please contact the EWF’s Founder, Joyce Brocaglia at [email protected].

Learn more about the “The Leader Within” here and The Leadership Scholarship here.

Join the EWF as they celebrate 20 years of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy!

About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy:

Founded in 2002, the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the premier member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing, and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Privacy. The EWF provides education, access, and opportunities to women at every stage of their career. Most importantly, it is a sisterhood where women are encouraged and supported to be their authentic selves, visualize their highest selves, and believe in themselves. The EWF serves emerging leaders and the most prominent influential women in our field by facilitating virtual and live programs and events throughout the year. Programs include an Annual Conference, Rising Leaders Forum for Millennial and Gen. Z members, Lift mentorship program, regional meetings, leadership development initiatives, and opportunities to network and engage with women globally. For more information, visit

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