International Women’s Day: #EmbraceEquity

Join the empowering event, “International Women’s Day: #EmbraceEquity,” taking place on Wednesday, 8th March 2023, from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM, including a dinner buffet, at the Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes and Energy in Brussels. The event, sponsored by the Cyber Security Coalition and the Federal Public Service Economy, brings together leading industry experts, Mrs. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar from the Digital Society Institute and Dr. Claudia Peersman from the University of Bristol, who have shattered biases and demonstrated women’s success in cybersecurity.

Mrs. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar will discuss “Achieving Cyber Stability: Successes and Challenges,” analyzing the efforts of governments, the private sector, and academia to create a secure and trusted cyberspace. The intervention will explore lessons learned from successes and the challenges that remain, emphasizing the role of all stakeholders in building a resilient cyber future.

Dr. Claudia Peersman will present her recent research, “Towards a Human-centred Framework for Evaluating Online Child Protection Tools.” The discussion will shed light on the challenges in protecting children online, focusing on assessing the performance of automated tools with a human-centered perspective, including Human Rights impact, security, fairness, accountability, and disputability.

Two engaging panel discussions will feature representatives from various sectors sharing their organizations’ solutions for positive change. The first panel, “Women in Cyber: (Re)Skilling to empower,” will explore targeted skilling, reskilling, and upskilling to accelerate gender diversity. The second panel, “Women in Cyber: An economic imperative,” will delve into the obstacles hindering diversity and inclusion and strategies to overcome them.

The event is powered by a diverse and passionate project team and will offer ample networking opportunities alongside delicious food and drinks. Don’t miss the chance to gain valuable insights and expand your network. Register now for the in-person event or join via live stream through the provided links.

For more information, contact Embrace equity and be part of this inspiring celebration of International Women’s Day.

  • Date: Wednesday, 8th March 2023, from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes and Energy in Brussels


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Target audience

  • Digital skills for all

Digitale technologie / specialisatie

  • Digitale vaardigheden

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  • basic|intermediate

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Belgium

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  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined

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  • English

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  • On Location