As part of the role model campaign we are creating a book to highlight women in the field of cybersecurity in Europe.


It is no secret that the cybersecurity industry lacks female representation at all levels. In Europe women make up just 7% of the industry. That is why one of our objectives is to create awareness, to promote best practices and visible Role Models. 

By showcasing and highlighting top women cybersecurity professionals in Europe and their achievements, we also hope to inspire more women to join the field.

Our panel of experts is currently in the selection process based on the applications and nominations received during the contest period (October - December 2020). 

Who could apply?

A female working within the cybersecurity industry, with more than 5 years of experience in the field.

This award is open to all women, regardless of age, but nominees must be working or active in Europe.

The individual can come from the public, private, or academic sector

Selection criteria

The jury of experts (composed by the Women4Cyber Foundation Administration Body members) is currently selecting the 100+ women to appear in the book based on the following criteria:

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within her role
  • The individual has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the European cybersecurity ecosystem / research area / policy field / market
  • The individual is recognised by her peers as a leading expert in her field
  • The individual’s submission (answer to the 6 questions to appear in the profile) provides insightful responses and advice for young girls and women wanting to enter a career in cybersecurity
  • The individual shows active participation in cybersecurity community initiatives (substantiated by examples)
  • The individual regularly contributes through more than one channel (i.e. conferences, publications such as books or articles)

The jury will endeavour to ensure a balanced representation of public, private, and academic experts in their final selection.

How to apply:

Applications are currently closed. We will shortly contact the selected experts.