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A global cybersecurity company with a large presence in the Kanata North tech park has partnered with Carleton University to encourage more women to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Trend Micro announced it will be sponsoring a Women in Engineering and Information Technology (WiE&IT) Program at the local university – one of the first sponsored programs of its kind in the country. 

“We are dedicated to supporting diverse talent in tech, especially women in cybersecurity, and are excited to be partnering with Carleton University to provide mentorship and opportunities to students of the WiE&IT Program,” says Adam Boyle, VP Hybrid Cloud Security at Trend Micro Canada and a Carleton University Alumnus. “This partnership is an extension of how we have already been working together over the years…and elevates it to the next level.”

The program will provide both undergrad and graduate students with the tools and knowledge to branch out into the workforce by providing mentorship opportunities, women-led events to connect with and meet prospective employers and financial incentives for partners who reach their equity, diversity and inclusion goals.

The program will launch this fall as a virtual credit offering. 

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