We exist to close the cyber-security gender gap for BAME women.


According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be up to 3.5 million job openings by 2021. Meanwhile, women make up only 20% of the cybersecurity workforce. This number is much smaller when looking at the digital gender gap faced by black and ethnic minority women. While 20% shows an increase from a mere 11% in 2013, there's still a lot of opportunities to be seized in cybersecurity careers.​ We are an award-winning global movement to diversify the Cybersecurity industry that began in London, with Stephanie Itimi in 2018. Today, we are on a mission to increase the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women in Cybersecurity.​ 

We offer the following benefits to our Members:

- Exclusive access to our recruitment events and roundtable discussions.

- Access to our virtual mentoring and virtual internship programs.

- A series of cybersecurity e-learning lectures and live webinars from industry experts.

To become a member, sign up here!

For Employers:

We work with companies who share our common goal of diversifying the cybersecurity industry and want to hire underrepresented groups such as BAME women. You can reach our community of 500+ members through our Job Board.


For more information, click here.

We reinvest 35% of all our profits on our community initiatives: Sei-Code and  Sei-Policy.



Community Projects

Invest in others while you invest in your learning.



Sei-Code is a virtual empowerment project sponsored by Google and managed by Seidea, which teaches BAME girls aged 9-16 how to code and build up their confidence through animated storytelling. Using Scratch, Google CS-First club introduces students to programming through fun video game development. The project sole mission is to raise the aspirations of BAME Girls globally

Current Impact: 29 BAME Girls (9-16) have successfully completed the programme.  



Birthed out of UN Women #16DaysOfActivism, Sei-Policy is an annual survey which aims to fill in the data gap on cyber violence against women. Focusing on BAME women in the UK and Women in Nigeria. 

The project aims to drive a vital change in practice and policymaking at all levels through our advocacy, experience, and knowledge of the realities (struggles and sufferings) of Cyber violence towards BAME Women. ​



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