WASHINGTON (July 13) –– The R Street Institute is happy to welcome Jumoke Dada as project manager for the Making Space Initiative. As part of R Street’s Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats team, Dada will lead the development of the Making Space Initiative in order to increase representation and encourage a diversity of experts on cyber policy-related panels. In addition, she will help build the “Cyber-Base,” a talent list of Black cybersecurity professionals.

Dada has a STEM background as a computer scientist and comes to R Street after founding the Tech Women Network, a global community for diverse technical women. She also created the HUE Tech Summit, the first national summit designed to educate, elevate and empower technology-oriented women of color.

R Street’s Director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Tatyana Bolton said, “I could not be more excited to see where Ms. Dada will take these important efforts. We are thrilled to have her onboard.”

“The mission of the Making Space initiative is the perfect alignment with the work that I’ve been doing to advocate for more visibility for women in tech,” Dada added. “I’m excited to lead the efforts while also creating space for more talented minorities in the field of cybersecurity.”

The Making Space Initiative is a partnership with more than twenty think tanks, universities, foundations, corporate partners, scholars and experts. The goal of the initiative is to increase the diversity of speakers and panelists in the cybersecurity space. This group has publicly dedicated itself to hosting or supporting events that represent the wide diversity of scholars and experts in the cybersecurity space––individuals who do not often receive enough public recognition for their work and its impact.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to nominate yourself or another individual for the Making Space Cyber-Base, you can reach Jumoke Dada at [email protected] or (202) 525-5717.