Making Women in Cyber in Africa a Reality with Anna Collard 

 September 27, 2022

By  Jane Frankland

Women In Cybersecurity
Women In Cybersecurity, with Jane Frankland
Making Women in Cyber in Africa a Reality with Anna Collard

When Africa has the youngest population in the world, with a median age of 19 years (as of March 2021, has citizens who are driving digital transformation and combatting cybercrime, especially on mobile devices, why is it that women in Africa are so under-represented in cybersecurity and tech with only 9% in cybersecurity?

In this conversation with Anna Collard, the Founder of Popcorn Training, a Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, and an Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, I want to know about the situation in Africa for women and girls.

  • Why do girls and women have lower digital literacy?
  • Why are they being given less access to internet-based technologies than men?
  • Why are they being bypassed for digital opportunities?
  • What are the biggest misconceptions about working in cybersecurity for women right now?
  • Are we doing enough to transform things? 

Anna sheds so much light on what’s going on in Africa for girls and women and provides useful insights for anyone starting out.

So, get comfy, pop in those earbuds, and get ready to hear what Anna has to say.

To get in touch with Anna, find her on LinkedIn at: https://linkedin.com/in/annacollard

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Jane Frankland is a cybersecurity market influencer, award-winning entrepreneur, consultant and speaker. She is the Founder of KnewStart and the IN Security Movement. Having held executive positions within her own companies and several large PLCs, she now provides agile, forward thinking organisations with strategic business solutions. Jane works with leaders of all levels and supports women in male dominated industries like cybersecurity and tech. Her book, IN Security: Why a failure to attract and retain women in cybersecurity is making us all less safe' is a best-seller.


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