When the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously proclaimed, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made,” she wasn’t speaking to the cybersecurity industry. But she could have been.
Leadership roles in cybersecurity are still hard to come by for women but the pay-off can be great – for the women and their employers.
“Multiple studies have shown that women-led companies perform better than those led by men, including in terms of stock price and employee engagement,” says Katie Nickels, director of intelligence at Red Canary. And, while the reasons for that are debatable, one theory holds that because women’s leadership styles differ from men, they get different results.
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