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Celebrating the Digital Amazons Carving a Niche in the Cyberworld



-Rakhee Bose

Women in cybersecurity in India are creating ripples of change and transformation within the tech  industry. Despite historically low participation rates, with less than 11% of women working in cybersecurity in 2018, a strong effort has been made to bring about gender diversity. Such initiatives have resulted in doubling the percentage to more than 24% today​​. This figure is predicted to rise to 30% by 2025, indicating a rising appreciation for the importance and perspective that women contribute to the cybersecurity field.

India has always been a country that celebrates the power of women and boasts a wealth of qualified women since the historical age, yet the gender gap persists in today’s professional environment across various industries. The cybersecurity industry is no exception, women hold approximately only a handful of cybersecurity jobs in the country. This juxtaposition underscores the need for initiatives like the ‘Cybershiksaa’ to bridge this gap​​.

In a field traditionally dominated by men, women in India are establishing their strong foothold, and the world is acknowledging the invaluable contributions of women in cybersecurity, recognizing the unique perspectives and skills they bring to the table. The fact that women naturally have a protective instinct adds to this. Be it Ayyalasomayajula Lalitha, Valerie Thomas, Dr. Pattathil Dhanya Menon, or the hundreds of  ladies in the IT sector, women are overcoming everyday hurdles and driving equality, working shoulder to shoulder with their male colleagues, thereby maintaining work-life balance.

Companies are fast spearheading initiatives that not only encourage women to pursue cybersecurity as a career but also provide them with the support and opportunities needed to thrive as leaders in the industry. Indian companies are aiming high at changing the traditional narrative. Netpoleon India, being a trendsetter in the cybersecurity industry, not only for its innovative solutions but also for its commitment to fostering gender diversity and empowerment, celebrates the invaluable contributions of women in cybersecurity.

The company has implemented policies that support women’s professional development, such as flexible work arrangements, mentorship programs, and skill-building workshops. Netpoleon India’s commitment to equality is evident in its recruitment and retention strategies. By offering equal opportunities for growth and leadership, the management ensures that women have a significant presence at all levels of the organization, especially in decision-making roles where they can make a substantial impact.

Netpoleon honors and supports the success stories of women within and beyond the company. These success stories are not just about career progression but also about the pioneering work done by women in securing the cyber landscape. Netpoleon often hosts events and panels where women leaders share their experiences and insights, thus providing role models for aspiring female cybersecurity professionals.

In the ‘big competitive world’ of cybersecurity, Netpoleon India is a beacon of progress, breaking
stereotypes, championing the cause for women to carve their niche and emerge as leaders shaping
the future of digital security. This Diwali, join us as Netpoleon celebrates the Amazons of the Cyber world and the essence of ‘Nari Shakti’.

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