The Women4Cyber Mari Kert - Saint Aubyn Foundation is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting, encouraging, and supporting the participation of women in the field of cyber-security. 

Mission of the Foundation:

Identify and link the community: contacts, visibility and networking

  • Identify the Community: Build a structured database of women in cybersecurity
  • Link the Community: provide visibility, help raise the voices of women through print and social media, as well as conferences for networking

Develop & grow the community: awareness, education, training and job market

  • Create awareness and promote best practices
  • Enhance female participation in cyber education
  • Promote visible Role Models
  • Promote tailored training programmes for entry, up-skilling or re-skilling in cybersecurity
  • Enhance the presence of women on the cybersecurity job market
  • Increase the presence of women in cybersecurity Research & Innovation
  • Get more women involved in cyber challenges & exercises

Shape local, national, EU policy and actions with the support of the Women4Cyber network

  • Support and shape policies at EU and national level that are in line with Women4Cyber’s messages

Work and grow the initiative together: structuring the community

  • Set up a dynamic and sustainable Women4Cyber structure

Official details of the Foundation:

Legal name
Women4Cyber Mari Kert - Saint Aubyn Foundation

Founded on
23 September 2019

Legal address
Rue Montoyer 10, 1000 Brussels

Registration number

Banking details
Belfius Bank
BE73 0689 3639 2860

Office address
Rue Ducale 29, 1000 Brussels



Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General

Nina Olesen
Senior Manager & Supervisor

Saskia Brugman G-Abril
Operational Coordinator

Sofia Badari
Project & Communication Assistant

Activities of the Foundation are governed by the Administration Body:

Anett Madi-Nator

  • Vice-President, Cyber Services Plc
  • President, Women4Cyber Foundation

Karin Kivimäe

  • Vice President and Treasurer, Women4Cyber Foundation

Elena Santiago Cid

  • Director General, CEN-CENELEC
  • Vice President, Women4Cyber Foundation

Luigi Rebuffi

  • Founder & Secretary General, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
  • Founder & Secretary General, Women4Cyber Foundation

Martin Ruubel

  • Founder & Vice President, Women4Cyber Foundation

The strategic objectives and actions of the Foundation are supported by the Women4Cyber Council, an ad-hoc advisory body:

Izabela Albrycht
The Kosciuszko Institute, President, Chair of CYBERSEC Organising Committee, Poland

Ana Ayerbe
TECNALIA, Head of TRUSTECH Business Area, Spain

Domitilla Benigni
Elettronica SpA, COO &  CY4GATE SpA, President,  Italy

Barbara Carminati
University of Insubria / CONCORDIA Pilot, Associate Professor, Italy

Nunzia Ciardi 
Ministry of Interior, Director of Department of Public Security Postal and Communications Police Service, Italy

Phédra Clouner
Centre for Cyber Security Belgium (CCB), Deputy Director, Belgium

Roberta Cocco 
Municipality of Milan, Deputy Mayor for Digital Transformation and Civic Services, Italy

Valéria Faure-Muntian 
National Assembly, Member of Parliament, France

Rita Forsi 
Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE), Director General (formerly), Italy

Lise Fuhr
European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO), Director General, Denmark

Elena García Díez
INDRA, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Spain


We are hiring! 

Selene Giupponi
Resecurity, Managing Director, Italy

Carmen Gonsalves
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head International Cyber Policy, The Netherlands

Charlotte Graire
Airbus Defence & Space, Head of Business Development and Partnerships, France

Nacira Guerroudji-Salvan 
CEFCYS – CErcle des Femmes de la CYberSécurité, Founder and President, France

Coralie Heritier 
Idnomic, CEO, France

Nina Hyvärinen 
F-Secure Corporation, Head of Corporate Relations, Finland

Karin Kivimäe

Barbara Kluge 
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Deputy Head of the DG Cyber and Information Security, Germany

Lucila Kominsky
S21Sec, VP Strategic Marketing, Spain/Argentina 

Anne Le Henanff 
Municipality of Vannes, Deputy Mayor for Communication and Digital, France

Anett Madi-Nator
Cyber Services Plc, Vice-President Strategic Business Development, Hungary

Merle Maigre
The CyberPeace Institute,  Executive Board Member, Estonia

Barbara Poggiali
BFF Group, MyAir Inc & Bocconi University, NED (Non Executive Director), Italy 

Elida Policastro 
Auriga, Regional Vice President – Cybersecurity Division, Spain

Luigi Rebuffi 
ECSO, Secretary General, France

Liga Rozentale
Microsoft, Senior Director and Team Lead, EU Policy on Cybersecurity and Security of Emerging Technologies, Corporate, Legal & External Affairs (CELA),  Latvia

Martin Ruubel 
GT Cyber Technologies, CEO, Estonia

Elena Santiago Cid 
CEN-CENELEC, Director General, Spain

Donatella Sciuto 
Politecnico di Milano, Vice Rector, Italy

Christine Skropke 
Secunet Security Networks AG, Head of Public Affairs, Germany

Beatriz Soto Álvarez 
INCIBE, Communication and Institutional Relations Deputy Director, Spain

Rayna Stamboliyska
YesWeHack, VP Governance & Public Affairs, Bulgaria/France

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonia

Zeina Zakhour 
ATOS, Global CTO - Atos Cybersecurity, France

In memoriam, Mari Kert - St Aubyn

The Women4Cyber Foundation is named after Mari Kert - St Aubyn, who is an embodiment of what women can achieve in the cybersecurity domain, both in public and private sectors, and who sadly lost the long fight against cancer in spring 2019.

We miss you and always remember!