Lauren Black

Co-Organizer

Lauren Black is the Program Coordinator of Women in Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and co-designer of the UTS STEM Primary Program. Previous to joining UTS, she coordinated STEM education programs and a work experience program for girls in technology for a global IT company. Lauren contributes expertise in developing high impact gender equity programs and working with Australian schools. She has a strong background in social justice and collaborating with the not-for-profit and corporate sectors for the delivery of programs. She is passionate about breaking down gender stereotypes and equipping young people with skills required for the future of work.

Manal al-Sharif

Event Organizer

Manal, best known as the first woman to specialize in cybersecurity in her home country, Saudi Arabia, is passionate about her career and decided that it's time to give back to the community by running a mentorship program to create women leaders in cybersecurity.

Dr. Eva Cheng

Co-Organizer

Eva Cheng is the Deputy Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology, and Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Eva actively collaborates on social justice and community engagement in STEM diversity and humanitarian engineering education, collaborating with Tech Girls are Superheroes (which aims to engage 10,000 girls in STEM entrepreneurship by 2020), Unbound global education programs and Engineers Without Borders Australia. She is passionate about developing effective and experiential learning programs for students, to help students get to where they want to be!

Partner

UTS Cyber Security Society (CSEC) strives to nurture student interest in cybersecurity and equip students with essential skills for the security field. CSEC promotes a hands-on approach to learning, delivering a range of events, workshops, and training in collaboration with industry partners.
Cybersecurity professionals tackle evolving threats, requiring problem-solving skills, unique
perspectives and diverse backgrounds. CSEC are committed to furthering the diversity of STEM and cybersecurity fields through an open and inclusive community, and by partnering with organizations who share our diversity goals. Together, we develop Australia’s future cybersecurity professionals.

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