Seidea is a career development platform with a social mission of diversifying the cybersecurity industry. We support over 1000+ Black and Minority Ethnic women around the globe in their entry into the cybersecurity field through cyber career programmes and community engagement . We partner with industry leaders to redefine the talent pipeline, support intentional, strategic, and impactful diversity and inclusion programs, and create internship pathways within companies.
A report by Cybersecurity Ventures states that women make up 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, while an (ISC)2 study using different criteria pegs the number slightly higher at 24 percent. Even though the percentage of women in cybersecurity has increased since 2013 — when women represented just 11 percent of the industry workforce — there is clearly still a gender gap. In the UK, women make up 15% of the industry, while minorities make up 16%. This shows a clear lack of diversity within the cybersecurity industry in both the UK and abroad.
Aside from a gender gap, there is also a severe talent gap, with 53 percent of organizations reporting a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills. This is where Seidea comes in, we aim to diversify the cybersecurity industry by focusing on the intersectionality between gender and race, which is often ignored in the diversity discussion.
Our mission is to support 100,000 Black and Minority Ethnic women in thier entry into the cybersecurity sector by 2040. We believe this is the route to reducing the gender and diversity gap that exists in cybersecurity as well as supporting women into rewarding, and innovative security careers. We have big ambitions to support the reduction of the cybersecurity gender gap that exist globally.
Seidea partners with industry leaders to redefine the talent pipeline, support intentional, strategic, and impactful diversity and inclusion programs, and create internship pathways within companies.
Our company partners make themselves known among a diverse group of talents and enhance thier diversity and inclusion strategies by collaborating with us to develop virtual internships, stregthen thier employee networks and achieve thier D&I objectives.
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Since we got established in 2019, we have been able to achieve the following:
🔴 Supported 1000+ Black and Minority Ethnic Women in thier Cybersecurity Career Journey
🔴 Secured 26 Virtual Internships for 26 Women (🇮🇳🇳🇬🇿🇲🇮🇪🇬🇧🇯🇲)
🔴 Taught 113 BME Girls Coding through our Google Partnership
🔴 Recorded 18 Security Awareness Podcast Episodes (Seipod)
🔴 Organised 21 Events on Cybersecurity Skills Training and Careers
🔴 Facilited 13 Virtual Mentorship