As a woman working in cybersecurity, I have never been happier in my career and in my workplace, and I want to tell you why. My career journey has not been easy. I spent 10 years in the U.S. Army, and have now been working in cybersecurity for four years. I am accustomed to being one of the only women in the room, and I have learned how to deal with the many challenges that come with that type of environment.
This year, I lucked out and found a company that is very nearly 50 percent women! IntSights was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, where military service is compulsory and women represent a very large percentage of the tech community. The cultural differences are palpable. Women at IntSights are respected for their intelligence, experience, and potential. Personally, I feel that I have been treated as an equal and I have never been the victim of harassment, bias, bullying, or “mansplaining” since I came here. I feel comfortable sharing my ideas, and they are heard with open ears. Women in our company are promoted to positions of leadership, are trusted with important responsibilities, and are given the recognition they deserve.
This is a culture that I have never experienced in my career before, and I want to share it with others. This culture is inclusive and humane. This culture makes me hopeful for the future!
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