Magda followed the “traditional path”. She went to an engineering school, continued with her Master degree, and then a PhD in telecommunication engineering. After graduation, she got a corporate job. This was back in 2007. She thought, is it all? Days were similar and nothing much was changing. However, she was passionate about one main area: cyber security. Let’s admit it, it was what we call script kidding at that time. She played around, trying to force email services, and of course played the game and won the challenge.
Magda wondered about her corporate life and how it looked like. As a consultant, it was a very typical corporate 9-5 job. A 9-7 job… She was thinking, there must be a better way to evolve in a career that she would like and enjoy every day, and make a change.
Became an idea
Magda believed in a cause, whenever she was performing and educating users around topics that she would know and be passionate about. When she moved to Singapore and founded her own company Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd., her main focus was her company and business development in the cyberspace, as well as consulting herself. However, very quickly after, she realized the current lack of women in cybersecurity. It was clear that Magda wasn’t alone in her disappointment regarding the subject. People from around the world requesting advise and additional support to fight discrimination, and sexism in the cybersecurity space were writing every day on LinkedIn.
Therefore, she decided to encourage and empower women in the field. While thinking about the subject, she called herself a CyberFeminist on LinkedIn. This was a turnaround point.
Strangers started asking her about the meaning, and the goal behind it. Below rare negative feedback, Magda did not expect such an amazing support for her cause from all over the World.
Faced with the reality of big struggle to get diversity in the field, as well as recognition, she founded a movement: CyberFeminism.
Magda is building a new model of advisory where women empowerment in the security space has a different dimension. Set on values and differentiation, it brings positivity, diversity, and excellence within a space being predominantly filled by male colleagues.