Welcome to CompuGirls Hawaii

We are an affiliate of CompuGirls, a national program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of Science and Technology and funded through the Defense STEM Education Consortium. In partnership with CyberHawaii and the University of Hawaii our mission is to:

  • Introduce high school girls from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM to cybersecurity and information technology as a field of study and viable career path
  • Provide learning and mentorship opportunities with female industry leaders
  • Cultivate future cyber leaders through culturally appropriate, community based interactive learning curriculum and experiences

About CompuGirls Hawaii

CompuGirls Hawaii aims to introduce Hawaii girls, grades 9-12, from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to cybersecurity and information technology (IT) as a field of study and a viable career path. The program will work with women industry leaders who are successful role models and establish meaningful engagement and mentorship opportunities for participants. CompuGirls Hawaii will raise the profile of women as:

  • Future leaders in cybersecurity/IT
  • Preparing students to be college-ready with cybersecurity/IT as a potential major, and;
  • Successfully transform the future workforce of women leaders in cybersecurity/IT.

CompuGirls Hawaii focuses on providing participants with the necessary training, experience, support and mentorship to ensure future success. This multi-year program includes:

  • Virtual learning opportunities
  • STEM exploration camps
  • Interacting with women cyber leaders through video series
  • Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities, and;
  • Access to various STEM/cybersecurity related online courses via Arizona State University’s Prep Digital program, which offers educational opportunities related to cybersecurity/IT that may not be available at local high schools.

Participants will also explore the impact of cybersecurity/IT in the military, highlighting the current needs and presenting future career paths and opportunities. Girls with military and non-military backgrounds are invited to participate in creating a unique learning opportunity for participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to build relationships and learn from each other.

CompuGirls is an affiliate of COMPUGIRLS, a national program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of science and technology, and a partnership with CyberHawaii and the University of Hawaii. 

Registration

The CompuGirls Hawaii Spring 2021 Camp will span nine weeks, from Feb. 20 – April 24, 2021 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HST. Students will be provided with full access to the curriculum, activities, and lesson plans. The registration deadline is Feb. 12, 2021.

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CompuGirls Hawaii Fall Cohort PSAs

Wahine Cybersecurity Warriors


Jodi Ito
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Hawai`i

Connie Lau
President & CEO
Hawaiian Electric Industries

Hong Phan
Co-President
Datahouse

COL Lisa Whittaker
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6
U.S. Army Pacific

Catherine Johnston
Deputy Director for Intelligence (J2)
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

BRIG Nerolie McDonald
Vice Director of Intelligence (J2)
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Sam Sneed, Esq.
Director, Attorney
ES&A, Inc., A Law Corporation

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