Twitter Profiles for 14 Groups Supporting Women in Technology and Cybersecurity

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In today’s world of technology and cybersecurity, teams of professionals face mind-blowing security challenges and must be on their “A” game at all times. The Twittersphere is full of female InfoSec and cybersecurity experts sharing their thoughts, research and news on a wide range of topics: vulnerabilities, viruses, malware, application security, DevOps, data breaches, privacy, bug bounties, responsible disclosure, threat intelligence, privacy and more.

If you are looking for a new exciting role, an expert who is sharing intel, or perhaps are someone who wants to learn and connect with others in this field, then this is the list for you. We have compiled a list of the top 14 Twitter pages based on their follower numbers, starting with the highest.

In this round-up of the top 14 Twitter profiles, we find sites that inspire, educate and equip women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women, but today that number is just 18%. At the high school level, 20% of AP Computer Science test-takers are female, and 0.4% of high school girls express interest in majoring in Computer Science. What’s going on? This collective group of profiles aims to change these statistics. 

Collectively, the Top 14 Twitter profiles have tweeted more than 75,000 times and reach over 690,000 followers. We've also captured their most popular and shared tweets in this collection.

 

Key #hashtags related to these Twitter groups

 
 

Note: Statistics in this article were captured on May 17, 2016


#1

Girls Who Code
@GirlsWhoCode | 170,357 followers

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With more than 170,000 followers, Girls Who Code tops this Twitter list when it comes to connecting with a large audience.

The most shared tweet with 3,087 re-tweets and 166 favorites to date:

The most favorited tweet with 323 re-tweets and 1,309 favorites to date:

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#2

Lean In Circle-Women in Technology LA
@LeanInOrg | 151,305 followers

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With just over 151,000 followers, LeanIn.Org is the nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions. The Women in Technology circle for Los Angeles encourages women in technology to connect, learn and support career growth.

The most favorited and shared tweet with 2,634 re-tweets and 5,330 favorites to date:

The second most favorited tweet with 1,267 re-tweets and 987 favorites to date:

 

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#3

Women 2.0
@women2 | 89,688 followers

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With nearly 90,000 followers, Women 2.0 is a media company with content, a community and conferences for women innovators in technology. Programs include the @W2CityMeetup and conferences.

The most shared tweet with 36 re-tweets and 27 favorites to date:

The second most favorited tweet with 36 re-tweets and 58 favorites to date:

 

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#4

Women in Technology
@womenintech | 83,537 followers

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One of two Women in Technology accounts to make the list, the Women in Technology group is based out of the UK and comprises a job board dedicated to advertising positions, either directly or via the Women in Technology recruitment team. Positions are listed for organizations that have an explicit commitment to increasing the number of female technologists working for them by placing diversity at the heart of recruitment and retention.

The most shared tweet with 152 re-tweets and 12 favorites to date:

The second most favorited tweet with 76 re-tweets and 62 favorites to date:

 

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#5

Women Who Code
@WomenWhoCode | 79,535 followers

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With nearly 80,000 followers, Women Who Code is a non-profit group dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. This group is 50,000 members strong in 60 cities spanning 20 countries…and counting.

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