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Women can rock at Tech


Women4Cyber will be represented at this year's Web Summit.

Gen's daily culture includes creating more inclusive environments for women and girls. We are committed to creating a world in which women see themselves as the leaders and changemakers they truly are, from our company-wide employee resource group,

WONDER (Women Outreach and Development Resources), to our ongoing efforts to hire and promote women at all levels. And we're always looking for ways to take that approach outside of our own walls and into the broader tech world.

We supported Women4Cyber, a non-profit European private foundation whose mission is to promote, encourage, and support women's participation in cybersecurity, at Web Summit 2022 this year. The annual Web Summit event brings together over 70,000 people and companies who are redefining the tech industry, and we jumped at the chance to use this venue to discuss how to better serve and empower women in tech.

Throughout the four-day conference, our experts spoke on three panels, including "Trust Me? The Human Side of Cyber Safety," "Metaverse for All," and "Women in Tech: Leadership Journeys and the Road Ahead." The Women in Tech presentation highlighted several key female leaders in technology, explored their career paths, discussed their unique experiences, and looked forward to a more diverse and empowered future. In addition, we donated $5,500 to Women4Cyber ($10 for each participant's badge scan).

This donation follows our announcement earlier this year that we will invest $150,000 per year for the next two years in Women4Cyber. The funds from this multi-year partnership, as well as those from the Web Summit, will be used to help the organization eliminate the current gender gap in European technology by raising awareness, promoting tailored education and training programs, supporting and shaping gender-inclusive policies, and forming partnerships both in Europe and abroad.

Our involvement with Women4Cyber includes product donations, traineeships and internships within our company, and community development and growth by encouraging new Women4Cyber chapters where none exist.

We are excited to continue working with Women4Cyber to find new ways to expand opportunities for women in technology. To learn more about their work in Europe and beyond, visit their website.