Six weeks to set you on the path towards a six-figure career

I entered the Changemakers program with ZERO knowledge of cybersecurity. After six weeks, I now feel confident to pursue a career in this field and have a gameplan to do so. Hacker in Heels provided me with more career guidance and strategy than I’ve ever received through my high school and college career counselors combined.

Laura K.

What you’ll get from joining Changemakers

The Hacker in Heels Changemakers Program is a virtually-led course that provides women with clarity and confidence to pursue new careers in cybersecurity.

Over six weeks you will learn everything you need to decide if cybersecurity is your next calling and how to get started.

Check back for updated program information, coming soon!


Week 1 | Landscape

You’ll learn about:

  • The field’s history and women’s founding contributions
  • The difference between how cybersecurity is portrayed in the media, and what is actually true
  • The talent shortage that’s putting our entire society at risk, and the lucrative opportunities and job security born from it
Week 2 | Roles

You’ll learn about:

  • The many, many roles that exist, and the types of companies you can work for
  • Examples of successful women in cybersecurity who advanced their careers and the paths they took
  • What a day-in-the-life could look like for you
Week 3 | Strengths

You’ll learn about:

  • The strengths and qualities good cybersecurity practitioners exhibit
  • Why women are innately set-up to succeed in this field
  • What, where, and how YOUR strengths translate
Week 4 | Skill-Building

You’ll learn about:

  • How much one actually needs to know about cybersecurity before breaking into the field
  • Certifications, bootcamps, and academic programs
  • Ways to gain cybersecurity skills FOR FREE.
Week 5 | Sisterhood

You’ll learn about:

  • The current state of representation and culture for women in cybersecurity
  • An unfiltered perspective on surviving and thriving in a male-dominated field
  • Building resilience to overcome moments of adversity
Week 6 | Your Next Steps

You’ll learn about:

  • Whether cybersecurity truly is your next calling
  • Making a plan to kick-off your journey and how Hacker in Heels can help you along the way
  • Anything else that you still have questions about!

I would have never thought I’d be interested in ethical hacking! I’m a curious and creative problem solver, and Changemakers helped me see how my skills and interests are an asset to the field. Cybersecurity needs more women, so why not me?

Sarah M.

Program Dates

Week 1 | August 9

Week 2 | August 16

Week 3 | August 23

Week 4 | August 30

Week 5 | September 6

Week 6 | September 13

Apply to the Next Changemakers Cohort

Program Cost for Fall 2021 is $497

Apply now and be among the first get notified first when registration is available.

Spots are limited and first-come, first-served until full.

Your Instructor

Stacey Champagne

Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM)

I started my post-college career as a graphic designer, making $50,000 a year, driving a 14 year old car and renting a room because it was all I could afford in a high cost of living area. I had big ambitions and big plans for my life, but it became apparent very quickly that my career was not in alignment with my dreams.

Fast forward 5 years and a career pivot, I’m now making 4x more money in a highly rewarding field. There’s a TON of opportunity to grow, amazing benefits, and a level of flexibility and balance that enables me to get the most out of life beyond the work.

My own success is why I strongly believe cybersecurity careers are a means to disrupt the inequity of wealth and power in society, and an avenue for unlocking your greatest potential.

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