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WSC Joins Global GivingTuesday Movement December 3rd

Tuesday, November 12, 2019  
Posted by: Mari Galloway
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Northern Virginia, November 12th, 2019 - This #GivingTuesday, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) will celebrate giving by raising funds to help train, retain and support women in cyber security.

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a global day that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving to good causes and to celebrate generosity of those who can give to those who need help. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

WSC is joining this global #GivingTuesday movement to bring our central cause to a larger audience and to highlight the need increase diversity in the technology and cyber security space. On #GivingTuesday, each act of generosity counts, and means even more when we give together. Everyone has something to give. You can give your time, your expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.  

WSC's goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of 2019 so that we can continue to provide low cost training to women and girls, provide them access to conferences and partner training, and to train more girls in STEM and cyber security. But we need your help. Donate, share, retweet with our #GivingWSCTuesday hashtag, post, and spread the word!

"Helping women at various stages in their careers and in their lives is central to WSC," said Mari Galloway, WSC CEO and Founding Board Member. "We want to see every lady who comes through our front door explore her potential. The women that join our organization are passionate about cyber and want to make a difference and that's why we are here! Resources are essential to helping make this happen." 

Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. In just seven years, #GivingTuesday has radically changed how we think about generosity and showed just how much power communities everywhere have to create change.

“When GivingTuesday launched in the US in 2012, we believed that technology and social media could be used to make generosity go viral,” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO and co-founder. “We believed in the idea that people fundamentally want to give and to talk about giving; and that the social sector had the capacity to show more innovative leadership, creativity, and collaboration. People and organizations around the world proved us right. As we prepare for December 3, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.” 

Those who are interested in joining Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu's #GivingTuesday initiative can visit #GivingWSCTuesday. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday websiteFacebook page or follow @GivingTuesday and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

About Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia–based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.

WSC serves thousands of women across the globe by bringing awareness to, and advancing careers in, cybersecurity. The WSC community includes information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists and engineers, as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. Recognizing the importance of encouraging girls to embrace a future in STEM-related professions through its Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, WSC provides a unique hands-on curriculum focused on securing information technology. For more information, visit http://www.womenscyberjutsu.org.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in the U.S. and in countries around the world. GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partnersto transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.

To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please  visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: GivingTuesday

Instagram: instagram.com/GivingTuesday