A world of possibilities

If you're a parent or teacher of teen or pre-teen girls, you know social media is their second language. But do you know how to help protect their identity online? And did you know the STEM classes they love could lead to a hot career in cybersecurity?

Since 2016, IBM has been hosting "IBMCyberDay4Girls" events around the world to promote cybersecurity education. Throughout this full-day experience designed just for teen and pre-teen girls, they have the opportunity to learn about privacy, cryptography and the Internet of Things, participate in group activities such as basic threat modelling, and get to know some of the women of IBM who can tell them what it's like to work in the tech industry.

Outreach success



Thousands of young girls in Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, UK and the US discovered what a career in cybersecurity looks like. They listened, learned and met with successful women in the industry.

Want to be part of this year’s effort to open minds and doors to even more girls?

Upcoming events

Upcoming locations:   

Shreveport, LA

Cambridge, MA

Costa Rica

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Cork, Ireland

Atlanta, GA

Chicago, IL

Phoenix, AZ

Rochester, NY

Orange County, CA

Cyber Day for Girls in the news

Senator teams with IBM on empowerment event

Eighth-grade girls in W. Va. were treated to a special event combining Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's Girls Rise Up and IBM's CyberDay4Girls

CyberNB sponsors Fredericton event

Canadian group hosted a CyberDay4Girls event, encouraging more than 100 middle girls to pursue cybersecurity education

It takes a village of volunteers

IBM's Heather Ricciuto shares the reasons she co-founded the program to bring cybersecurity awareness to girls around the world

Bronx girls learn about cybersecurity careers

Girls from Michelangelo Junior High learned about cybersecurity at IBM event

Cybersecurity awareness at a young age

Girls learn from IBM about the importance of cybersecurity jobs

Georgia students learn about cybersecurity careers

Middle-school girls participate in IBM event