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In July 2020 ITWC and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) honoured 20 of Canada’s outstanding women working in cybersecurity across private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors.

The honourees were selected based on the strength of nominations from the Canadian security community and the peers of the exceptional women in Canadian cybersecurity. The celebration featured a video showcase of the women’s accomplishments, a panel discussion exploring the challenge of the career, and sponsored breakout rooms where cybersecurity leaders shared personal stories.

And we are doing it again.

We are we will now accepting nominations for 2021 nominees so that we can recognize another 20 women who are doing incredible things and inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity practitioners, innovators, and leaders.


“We are looking for women who are advancing and shaping the industry and making a difference for Canadians through their work and dedication to enhancing cybersecurity,” says Bonnie Butlin, Founder and International Coordinator of WISECRA, a global network of more than 60 women in security and cybersecurity organizations globally. “Highlighting successes and the success stories among us is more important than ever.”

Bonnie Butlin and ITWC President Fawn Annan will once again serve as event co-chairs. The judging panel for 2021 will be revealed soon and will include some of the 2020 honourees.

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum and International Coordinator, WISECRA

CEO & CMO, IT World Canada (ITWC)

The 2021 interactive virtual will be 90-minutes in length. It will feature short video profiles of the women named to the honour roll, a short panel discussion exploring an issue of concern women in cybersecurity, a workshop, a networking roundtable and special presentations.

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You can register to watch the on-demand version of the 2020 Top Women in Cybersecurity celebration here


National Information System Security Officer (ISSO), National Defence / Government of Canada 

CEO, CATA Alliance

Lawyer, Fasken

Director of Engineering, Cybersecurity and DNS, CIRA

CEO & President, Aptum