TAMPA, Fla. — Jan. 21, 2021 — KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced a new partnership with #GirlsClub to provide a scholarship for their sales leadership training program.

KnowBe4 is partnering with #GirlsClub to support the next generation of female sales leaders while influencing current leaders. The #GirlsClub sales leadership training program is a six-month development program for women that helps attendees learn management skills, confidence building, mentoring by female and male sales leaders and to have a community of peers and role models.

“KnowBe4 believes in advancing women’s careers, which is why we’re taking an active role in providing this scholarship for #GirlsClub’s sales leadership training program,” said Kelly Barrena, director of global talent brand and outreach, KnowBe4. “We’re also proud to offer a tech workplace where nearly 50% of the employees are made up of women and many of whom hold senior-level roles across diverse areas of KnowBe4. We look forward to this ongoing partnership with #GirlsClub to help advance more women in their careers.”

For 2021, KnowBe4, in partnership with #GirlsClub, awarded its inaugural scholarship to a hardship applicant for the sales leadership training program to Cassidy Coates, relationship advocate, Vibable.

“As a recipient of the KnowBe4 scholarship, I feel extremely honored and deeply grateful to be selected for this opportunity,” said Coates. “Receiving this scholarship allows me to continue to invest in my career growth by attending the six-month sales leadership development program known as #GirlsClub without the stress of paying out of pocket. I can now focus on maximizing my time to invest in all the learning opportunities that come with #GirlsClub and focus on taking steps towards fulfilling my career and professional aspirations!”

As part of the partnership, in 2022, KnowBe4 will offer two scholarships – one for an external hardship applicant and one for a KnowBe4 employee, a woman, who wants to gain more sales leadership experience. Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open later this year.

For more information on #GirlsClub and the 2022 scholarship, visit http://www.wearegirlsclub.com.

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.