Women head up information security at a multitude of organizations globally. They\u00a0are role models for young girls learning about cybersecurity for the first time and for high-schoolers contemplating an education and career in the field.Roughly 11% of the cybersecurity workforce are women, compared to 25% in technology and 50% of professional occupations overall.And according to the latest\u00a0Cybersecurity Jobs Report, the worldwide deficit of qualified cybersecurity professionals will reach 3.5 million by 2021.To encourage girls' interest in cybersecurity and hopefully reduce that deficit, Palo Alto Networks and Girl Scouts of the USA recently announced a collaboration with the introduction of 18 new cybersecurity badges for Girls Scouts of all ages.The 1.8 million Girl Scouts in the U.S. may be the largest talent pool of future women in cyber.As girls show interest in cybersecurity, parents and educators can point to women leaders in security to help them imagine themselves as cybersecurity professionals.10 women security leaders to watchCybersecurity Ventures is on a research project compiling a list of women information security officers globally. These 10 women are on the list:Meredith Harper,\u00a0Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health SystemMeredith Harper leads the privacy and security program for Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profit corporation composed of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation's largest group practices, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties.She's been with Henry Ford for more than 14 years and has served as a board member or volunteer for numerous medical and tech industry associations.Chandra McMahon,\u00a0SVP & CISO, VerizonChandra McMahon oversees information security for Verizon, one of the largest communication technology companies in the world with more than $126 billion in annual revenues, and 163,000-plus employees worldwide.She spent 10 years in senior roles at Lockheed Martin, including nearly three years as their chief information security officer.Ann Delenela,\u00a0VP & CISO, AmerenAnn Delenela is the new chief information security officer at Ameren. A Fortune 500 corporation employing more than 8,500 personnel, Ameren powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers across a 64,000-square-mile area.She was previously the CSO at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers \u2014\u00a0representing about 90% of the state\u2019s electric load.Holly Ridgeway,\u00a0EVP, CSO, Citizens Financial Group Inc.Holly Ridgeway oversees security at 150-year-old Citizens Financial Group Inc., which became a fully independent publicly traded company in 2015, just over a year after the successful completion of the largest commercial bank initial public offering (IPO) in U.S. history.She was previously CISO for PNC Bank and CISO for the U.S. Department of Justice.Myrna Soto,\u00a0SVP, Global CISO, ComcastMyrna Soto is senior vice president global chief information security officer (GCISO) of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.She's been with Comcast for more than eight years. Previously, Soto was a CISO for MGM Mirage.Jenna McAuley,\u00a0VP, Information Security and Information Technology Oversight & CISO, US Banks, American ExpressEarlier this year, Jenna McAuley became chief information security officer for US Banks at American Express, the world's largest credit card issuer by purchase volume.She was previously CISO for Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm, and before that, she was a security specialist at two of the Big 4 firms \u2014\u00a0EY and Accenture.Jill Knesek,\u00a0VP Information Security & CISO, Mattel, Inc.Jill Knesek is responsible for enterprise-wide information security at Mattel Inc., a global learning, development and play company with a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people operating in 40 countries and territories.She\u2019s been CSO and head of the Global Security Practice for BT Global Services \u2014\u00a0a leading global business communications provider with more than 17,000 people worldwide \u2014\u00a0and CSO for BT Americas.Kim Keever,\u00a0SVP & CISO, Cox CommunicationsKim Keever oversees information security for Cox Communications, the largest private telecom company in the U.S., with $11 billion in annual revenue.She was previously CISO at the Coca-Cola Refreshments and Bottling Investments Group of The Coca-Cola Company and director of security at Coca-Cola Enterprises. Before that, she was CIO at Invesco Retirement Plan Services.Jana Monroe,\u00a0Vice President Global Security and Enterprise Risk Management, HerbalifeJana Monroe heads up security for Herbalife International, a global nutrition company with approximately 8,000 employees in 91 countries and revenues of approximately $7.8 billion.She's held senior-level security positions with Southern California Electric Utility, KPMG and the FBI Cyber Division.Marene Allison,\u00a0Worldwide VP of Information Security, Johnson and JohnsonMarene Allison is in charge of information security globally at Johnson and Johnson, an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company with over 125,000 employees in 60 countries.Her prior positions include vice president of global security at Medco, director of security at Avaya, vice president of security and safety at Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, and a special agent for the FBI. Allison was also a Military Academy Liaison Officer (MALO) for the U.S. Army from 1990 to 2010.This small list barely scratches the surface of the top women in cyber \u2014 but it's enough to get parents, educators and young girls thinking cyber.