Category: Equality

by Karla Reffold / on 14 June, 2020

My commitments to improve racial diversity in cybersecurity

Ive always spoke up for inclusion within cybersecurity. This has mostly focussed on the gender gap and more recently, neurodiversity. I’ve stayed away from talking about race. I was scared to say the wrong thing, trying to fix an issue I can never fully
by Karla Reffold / on 13 March, 2019

Girlbosses! What’s Your Best Productivity Hack? If there is something you can easily pay someone else to do, then do it! Your time is more valuable and can be used to work on your business, or to give you some much needed time to relax. Taking away the pressure
by Karla Reffold / on 10 February, 2017

How can men support women in tech?

Men need to acknowledge that there is a problem; once that happens we can start to change the problems women in tech face.   I often speak on women in cyber security and i am always met with comments from men who tell me
by Karla Reffold / on 10 January, 2017

Career mistakes women make

Women regularly sell themselves short when applying, or more often choosing not to apply, for the next career move. When dealing with female candidates, they are less likely to cite career progression as a reason for changing jobs and we see less job applications
by Karla Reffold / on 7 October, 2016

My advice to would-be female entrepreneurs

Last week I met a new friend who told me how she had always dreamed of starting her own business. She is a well-known expert in her field, operating at a higher level than her title and remuneration. But things are holding her back
by Karla Reffold / on 20 July, 2016

Career advice for women in cyber jobs

With women earning up to 30% more than men in cyber security, it is a great career path. But women make up less than 15% of the industry. So how can you take advantage of this to move your career forward quickly? And if
by Karla Reffold / on 14 July, 2016

Kiran Bhagotra speaks about women in cyber to BeecherMadden

  Kiran has a fantastic career in cyber security, working at government level, internationally. With an ability to bring the right people together, Kiran has made a difference fighting cyber crime and child exploitation. With a background as a consultant in Business Development, Marketing,
by Karla Reffold / on 5 July, 2016

Women in cyber security still earning more than men

  In 2015, BeecherMadden reported that women in cyber security were being paid up to 30% more than their male counterparts. This trend has continued into 2016, and is most prominent for those in their mid-career. It is worth putting this into context of
by Karla Reffold / on 23 May, 2016

Are you afraid of International Women’s Day?

First published March 2016.   As soon as I saw that International Women’s Day was coming up, I wondered how long it would take for all the men on social media, to start asking when International Men’s Day is (about an hour and November
by Karla Reffold / on 23 May, 2016

Salaries for women in resilience and governance defy national averages

First published September 2014 Reports are published almost daily about the gender pay gap. In 2013, women in the UK earned 19.7% less than men doing the same job. While in professional occupations, the pay gap is smaller (around 9%), at a senior level,
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