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About Us

BBWIC Foundation is a Nonprofit Organization which governs under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. It was incorporated on 25 October 2021.

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Our Journey

As more communities encourage women workforce to join or choose CyberSecurity as a career. The dangling question around us is - how can we support and motivate existing women in CyberSecurity as well?

Breaking Barriers Women in Cybersecurity was initially a Lean In Circle, founded in January 2021 by Aastha Sahni. It was formed to help passionate women in Cybersecurity climb up the leadership ladder with women supporting women approach. Aastha was joined by Saman Fatima and Shrutirupa Banerjiee from India as management and technical leads respectively, to expand this circle, formulate the strategies for building technical & non-technical skills, personal branding, equity, and inclusivity among the members which in return makes them explore more community strength and support.

On October 25th, we were registered as NonProfit under Canada NFP Act.

Our foundation is diverse and spread across the globe in Asia, Europe, and North America. It has over 160+ members with the focus to bring quality and connect personally with each other over monthly meet-ups. These meet-ups involve various sessions including round table discussions, skill development, career coaching, mental & physical health, and group activities.

BBWIC Won the Non- Profit AYA of the Year Awards