Welcome to the MentorHer Africa Program 2024 - 2nd Cohort Application!

Are you ready to transform your future?

Join the MentorHer Africa 2024 - 2nd Cohort, a pioneering mentorship program developed by AQS. We are dedicated to empowering young girls to excel in cybersecurity, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC).

  • Personalized mentorship from top female cybersecurity experts

  • Hands-on experience with real-world cybersecurity challenges

  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals

  • Flexible online learning to fit your schedule

  • Certification upon completion

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Unique Features
  • Female candidates only.

  • Must be in the final year of a STEM or IT-related undergraduate program or be a recent graduate (within the last two years).

  • Between 20 to 27 years old.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in their respective programs.

  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts and principles; familiarity with programming languages and tools relevant to cybersecurity is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership potential, strong communication skills, and the ability to work in a team.

  • Willingness to commit to the entire duration of the program and participate in all scheduled activities, including mentorship sessions and internships.

  • Complete an online application form providing personal details, academic background, and relevant experiences.

  • Submit a statement of purpose (500-1000 words) explaining their interest in cybersecurity

  • Provide two academic or professional references.

  • Submit a detailed resume highlighting academic achievements, technical skills, and relevant projects or work experience.

  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo a written exam and a virtual interview for those who passed the written exam to assess their suitability for the program.

Application Process

Deadline Application

The application for the second cohort of the program opens on June 20, 2024, and closes on August 1, 2024


Participating in MentorHer Africa’s first cohort was an enlightening experience that brought immense joy and learning. The program’s targeted mentorship and practical curriculum deeply enriched my understanding of cybersecurity, equipping me with skills and knowledge that have been pivotal in my professional growth. I am profoundly thankful for the nurturing environment and the connections I’ve made, which have empowered me to contribute significantly to the cybersecurity domain.

Monia Ishimwe
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woman in white long sleeve shirt using macbook pro

Mentee in MentorHer

As someone new to the cybersecurity field, I was intimidated at first. The all-female cybersecurity mentorship program changed that for me. The supportive community and one-on-one mentorship boosted my confidence tremendously. I felt empowered by the knowledge and skills I gained, and I'm now thriving as an Information Security Analyst. This program is a game-changer for women who want to enter and succeed in cybersecurity.

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person using macbook pro on white table
Rebecca Kagoyire

Mentee in MentorHer

Aline Mutuyimana

Mentee in MentorHer

The hands-on learning approach of the all-female cybersecurity mentorship program made a huge difference in my career. Working on real-world cybersecurity challenges and receiving direct feedback from my mentors/instructors accelerated my learning curve. The practical experience I gained was immediately applicable in my job as a former cybersecurity practitioner. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to get practical, job-ready skills in cybersecurity.


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