In my experience, cybersecurity is a field that values what you know more than who you know, and substance over style, which is refreshing and empowering. At Moody’s, Derek Vadala did a great job maintaining gender equity in the InfoSec department, and I got to work with some fantastic, authentic women who went on to be CISO’s and senior executives in large organizations. I would advise women in cybersecurity to build their network early, and join organizations that match up to their particular focus within the field. For me that’s been the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) which focuses on legal issues around data privacy and security, but there are lots of other options for cybersecurity professionals. Finally, as a woman in cybersecurity, just by the numbers, you will often find yourself as the only woman in the “room.” Try to see that as an invitation to find your voice and distinguish yourself. In this era, others notice the gender imbalance too, and you can use that to your advantage rather than feeling outnumbered.