Venisha Nayagar

Venisha is the founder of the CRYPT IT company focusing on cyber security, technology and information risk and compliance. She has previously led multiple corporate leadership roles globally.  Venisha, through her company builds up communities and females in technology  to grow by providing internship programmes to graduates, creates and drives mentorship and training programmes for women to embark on STEM based careers.


Venisha, being a sole female based entrepreneur (of colour) in a highly male dominated industry – personally teaches pro bono to government educational institutions, universities and healthcare facilities on the safe use of technology and social media to combat cyber targeting as well as providing free resources on cyber security. Venisha is incredibly driven about bridging the digital divide by creating pathways of employment for the youth within technology by hosting leadership workshops , masterclasses and  mentoring of women in Technology and belongs to the Global network of Mentors of Women in Technology .


Venisha is also a Director in various NPOs that specifically hosts programmes for women in technology careers enabling employment through skills based training within software development and cyber security. Venisha uses her own experiences to grow women into leadership roles thus creating a bigger eco system of talent within technology reducing the skills gap and providing platforms for women to trust, learn, advance, support, network and grow. She is also awarded the Top 50 Women in Cyber Africa 2020 a,  Top 50 Inspiring women in Tech 2020, Global cyber security Awards and a Board member to certain organisations advising on security and digitisation.