Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security

This is a unique leadership programme for women in cyber security, delivered by Empowering You and in association with the Scottish Digital Academy, Scottish Government and ScotlandIS.
Venue TBC
March to May 2024

There are currently no upcoming dates for this course. Check back soon!


The aim is to build a collaborative and powerful community of emerging women leaders in cyber security roles across all industry sectors.

Delivered over 3 months from March – May 2024, Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security is designed to enable the transition of aspirational and early mid-career executives and managers into more confident, capable and energised leaders.

A key element of this programme will be a team project designed to make a positive difference to the pace and success of cyber security and resilience in Scotland, for both the economy and society.

‚ÄčThis unique programme, delivered by Empowering You, will provide an opportunity for senior leaders in all sectors to invest in their emerging women leaders. 

This programme is based on the proven Empowering Women and Top Talent leadership programmes that have been delivered over 17 times in the last 6 years by the Empowering You team.


Hear what our alumni have said about the previous programmes!

Who is it for?

This unique leadership programme is aimed at aspirational, early-mid career female professionals currently in roles relating to cyber security, cyber resilience, information management/assurance  and is designed to enable confident, capable and motivated female leaders in technology.

What are the benefits?

Segmented into four workshop modules, individual 1-1 coaching and a team community challenge, Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security engages participants in a personal journey to realise your leadership potential.

Each module includes a senior guest speaker from diverse industries and sectors sharing their own personal journey

  1. Self-awareness, strengths and what holds you back
  2. How neuroscience can inform your values, beliefs and behaviours
  3. Vital coaching skills and different leadership styles
  4. Energising your career and optimising your impact

Delivery format

Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Security immerses participants in a multi-layered development journey designed to ensure maximum individual impact.

This programme is delivered in a face-to-face and highly experiential format, with group activities and action learning sets.

Two leadership facilitators are used throughout our workshops to make sure we maintain high levels of personal engagement and diverse perspectives.

  • 2 x 2-day in person workshops in cohort of 20-24 participants
  • Guest industry speakers sharing personal leadership stories
  • Three individual coaching sessions at different stages of the programme
  • A team collaboration challenge for the national community
  • A graduation event with team presentations to a wider national audience and certificate awards

Fees and funding

The Scottish Digital Academy is sponsoring places for those working in the public or third sector in Scotland. 

Please read our terms and conditions and note that a fee may be payable for late cancellation or non-attendance.  

How to apply

For more information on the programme content, structure, delivery dates and how to apply, click to register which will take you directly to our delivery partner website.

Closing Date for Applications: 2nd February 2024

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