CONNECT University Online Session on “Women in cybersecurity 2022”

Pascal Steichen will join as Chair of the ECCC Governing board

CONNECT University Online Session on "Women in cybersecurity 2022"

CONNECT University Online Session on "Women in cybersecurity 2022"



  • DATE

    08 Mar, 2022

  • TIME

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Despite increased interest in the cybersecurity field, the gender gap persists. Women are still highly underrepresented among its ranks, while the majority of jobs are being filled primarily by men. The future of cybersecurity is influenced by its ability to attract, retain and promote more cyber professionals including more women. We need an interdisciplinary approach to reach high level of cybersecurity.

To celebrate the International Women’s Day 2022, this CONNECT University session will bring together leading women in cybersecurity to address some of the most contemporary pressing issues, share their successful stories, and inspire other women who want to pursue a professional career in this field. In the same time, the event will discuss concrete actions to attract more women in this domain, highlighting the crucial role that they play in cybersecurity.


  • Moderator: Lorena Boix Alonso, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity in Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission
  • Despina Spanou, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas
  • Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director, ENISA
  • Pascal Steichen, Chair of the ECCC Governing board
  • Jelena Zelenovic Matone, Senior Unit Head, CISO at the European Investment Bank, Part-time President of Women Cyber Force, Women4Cyber Council Member

Background Information CONNECT University is the knowledge-sharing flagship initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG Connect) that aims to inform the EU staff and the general public about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU’s relevant policies.