​Cybersafe Founder Confidence Staveley inducted into Forbes Technology Council – TechEconomy.ng

Nigeria digital ICON, Staveley Trustbecame the first Nigerian woman to be inducted into the famed Forbes Technology Council.

In a letter communicating the decision to Staveley, Forbes Technology Council founder Scott Gerber said, “We are honored to welcome Confidence Staveley to the community. Our mission with Forbes Technology Councils is to bring together proven leaders from across industries, creating an organized, social capital-driven network that helps each member grow professionally and have an even greater impact in the business world.

In a social media post by Staveley Trust, cybersecurity expert and Founder/Executive Director of the Cybersafe Foundation, appreciated the honor and further explained the process: “I was vetted and selected by a review board based on the depth and diversity from my experience. Acceptance criteria include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional accomplishments and honors. »

Staveley, who popularly refers to herself as a “Sissi and also a nerd”, due to her youth and passion for influencing young people in the tech ecosystem, is arguably Africa’s most famous female cybersecurity leader. , the cybersecurity talent developer, global speaker, cybersecurity awareness evangelist, and advocate for inclusion.

She is also an award-winning cybersecurity professional, digital development enthusiast, author, and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in technology.

She believes that Africans, especially the most vulnerable, should have access to technology and be equipped with cyber risks and mitigation strategies. Confidence has facilitated CyberSafe Foundation’s multiple project collaborations with the UK government.

While hoping that more Nigerian women will be included in the Forbes Technology Council, the Staveley Cybersafe Foundation, through its social media platform @cybersafehq, has recorded tremendous progress in promoting inclusive and safe digital access in Africa, “and we’re thrilled that this membership will help us achieve more.

With Cybersafe Foundation as implementing partner, and in partnership with the UK FCDO and KPMG, Staveley Trust played a major role in launching a cybersecurity toolkit for SMEs in Nigeria. She is also passionate about protecting seniors who are particularly vulnerable to financial scams and identity theft.

Through his organization, Cybersafe Foundation, Staveley recently launched the pan-African cybersecurity awareness tool called The Sabi Toolkit.

This tool provides users with proactive preventative measures and practical steps to stay safe while navigating the digital world. She is also passionate about closing the gender gap in technology through her two initiatives – DigiGirls and CyberGirls.

His induction into the Forbes Technology Council is a great testament to his work and further provides a platform to reach the world with his expertise.

The Council is an invitation-only organization for senior technology executives.

Members of the Forbes Technology Council are respected technology leaders, including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and others, selected for the Council based on their deep knowledge and diverse industry experience.

According to information on the Council’s website, “Members of our elite business communities receive three pillars of value: Connections, Visibility and Growth.”

Members have the exclusive opportunity to post their expert opinions on Forbes.com. Working with qualified editors, members participate in expert panels and write byline articles to bolster their reputations as thought leaders.

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