Women In Cyber March 2024 (Hybrid)
| 12.30 - 16.00

Women in Cyber Wales is part of the Cyber Wales Group. The meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Our next event is taking place in person in Cardiff, with an online (Teams) option for those who aren't able to join us in person. You don't have to live or work in Wales to attend.

Taking place at the impressive Sparc building in Cardiff, we'll have a selection of speakers for you to hear from, including Kylie Barnes from Hays Recruitment who will talk about the research they have carried out into salaries and day rates. We will also hear from Liz Lewis about the neurodiversity network being developed by the Cyber Innovation Hub, and Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive will share information on her role, how she got there, and how to avoid / manage stress and burnout in the industry. Last but not least, we will hear from Heather Anstey-Myers and Kate Carr who will run a session on networking.

The Cyber Innovation Hub have generously offered to provide lunch for those attending in person, so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis as numbers will be limited at the venue.

Provisional timings: Start 12.30pm - 1pm for in person attendees (networking and buffet lunch at 1pm), main event to start at 2pm (for both in person and on-line attendees). 4pm close.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

Our speakers:

  • Kylie Barnes, Senior Client Engagement Manager, Hays Recruitment
  • Liz Lewis, Wales Cyber Innovation Hub
  • Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive
  • Heather Anstey-Myers, Cloud 9 Business Solutions & Kate Carr, Arc: Making the Difference


Kylie Barnes is the Senior Client Engagement Management for Hays Technology.

With 14 Years of recruitment experience, Kylie has spent the last 5 years facing Cyber, Digital and Technology sector in Wales. As a Senior Client Engagement Manager she supports businesses with talent strategy-providing support, advice and solutions with the help of the recruiters in her team. Hays Technology compile a variety of Technology specific insights along with Salary and Recruiting Trend guides. Kylie also hosts the Hays Women in Tech Connect-Wales networking event which runs quarterly.

Colette King is the Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive. Colette transitioned into a cyber security career from a career in an entirely different sector, and will talk from personal experience about stress and burnout, and how to manage these challenges.

Elizabeth Lewis spent 23 years honing her expertise in hospitality management and training & development before embarking on a transformative career journey. In 2018, she shifted gears, pursuing a degree with the Open University to equip herself for new challenges. Transitioning into project management roles within manufacturing and software development, her path then led her to the Cyber Innovation Hub. This exciting project from the University of South Wales & Cardiff University is changing the cyber landscape in the South Wales region by creating new companies, hands-on training courses and building a robust cluster of activity.

Driven by a fervent belief in equity and inclusion, Elizabeth is dedicated to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups in the cyber and tech spheres. She is particularly passionate about advocating for increased representation for women and neurodivergent individuals, recognizing the immense value they bring to these fields.

Heather Anstey-Myers is an Executive and Business Coach and also the CEO, Manufacturing Wales and Interim CEO, Hybu Cig Cymru. Heather describes what she does as “finding and unlocking growth barriers for ambitious leaders and businesses”. With her extensive experience of working with high-level executives across diverse industries, Heather has a deep understanding of leadership dynamics. Recent projects include design and delivery of leadership workshops for a mental health forum: process and systems review and personalised workforce productivity plans for a digital news platform coaching the executive team of a Welsh manufacturing company.

Kate Carr provides strategy and innovation expertise, supporting organisations to apply sustainable development approaches to change aimed at creating happier, healthier communities. A former journalist, she has built on skills to develop a successful track record in good governance, scrutiny and audit. As a trainee psychotherapist, she brings insight into the 'people' part of performance, process and participation. She examines what influences our behaviours and decision-making processes at work and supports organisations to look at how they can achieve sustainable change that makes a lasting difference. Kate has developed social leadership programmes and pathways to employment as well as helping organisations review their approaches to inclusion and social impact.

Together, Heather and Kate believe that there are better ways to do business, applying sustainable development approaches to change. They use their combined expertise to support SMEs to look beyond the ordinary and craft personalised processes where people matter and where everyone can put their best foot forward.

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This event is hosted by Clare Johnson, Founder of Women in Cyber Wales and Cyber Capability Consultant at ITSUS Consulting.


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