ICTC NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON YOUTH AND EDUCATION

Heather Ricciuto, BBA, PMP®

Global Leader – IBM Security’s Academic Outreach Program

Heather is Global Leader of IBM Security’s Academic Outreach Program, striving to address the skills gap through education.

 

She is the co-leader of IBM’s Women in Security Excelling (WISE) Business Resource Group.  With over 800 members, WISE aims to bring awareness and change to the cybersecurity gender gap through education, events and youth outreach.  Heather is particularly passionate about inspiring our youth to aspire to careers in STEM, and about driving awareness around the cybersecurity skills and gender gaps.  She is a proud Co-Founder of #IBMCyberDay4Girls, a program designed to build cybersecurity awareness amongst middle school girls.  The #IBMCyberDay4Girls program has touched the lives of hundreds of girls in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Nigeria, UK and Ireland.

Heather strives to inspire others by sharing her passion for leadership and learning.  She believes that if we are not learning, we are not growing.  Her passions include workforce diversity, the advancement of women, volunteering, continuous learning, travelling, and spending time with her family.

Follow Heather at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/HeatherRicciuto or on Twitter @HeatherRicciuto.