Lisa Ventura is very excited and proud to announce that she has been shortlisted in We Are The City’s “Rising Star” 2020 awards for her contribution to the technology and cyber security industry.

Now in their sixth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the achievements of women below Senior Management or Director level – representing the female talent pipeline and the next generation of future leaders.

The awards also recognise the efforts of senior leaders who are championing gender equality, as well as putting the spotlight on a “company of the year” that is actively supporting its female talent pipeline above and beyond industry norms.

Over the past four years and with the support of leading organisations, WeAreTheCity has been able to highlight the achievements of over 550 women (450 in the UK, 100 in India) through the Rising Star Award’s process.

Nominations are open till 8 March 2020, with the shortlist announced on 20 April 2020. The winners will be announced on 11 May 2020 following a public vote. 

For more information about We Are The City’s “Rising Star” awards for 2020 visit


Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated raising awareness and educating small businesses, SME’s, large corporate companies and the general public as to the importance of cyber security. Lisa is also a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally. She is fascinated by all things related to nuclear war and loves dogs, the gym/keep fit, the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, sci-fi, films and TV series from the 1980s, especially American soap operas such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Knots Landing.