Adversity. Disruption. Reinvention.
I am a trauma survivor. Each traumatic event throughout the course of my life has shaped my why and who and I am today. My story takes you on an honest journey about overcoming adversity through disruption and reinvention, and learning how to take back joy through the power of self compassion.
"Reinvention begins when you put yourself first above all else." - Arlene Worsley
Cyber Strategy & Risk
Program & Project Management
Cybersecurity Career Mentorship
Reputation Management & Communications
Speaking Engagements, Published Works & Featured In
Because You Can
A collection of short stories and poetry of my successes, failures and everything in between.
When I vogue
I'm very shy. A Myers-Briggs ISFJ personality type in fact. Yet, I stand out. It was noticeably uncomfortable in the beginning. When I...
Original Poem: When I say "Stop!"
When you look at me, what do you see? When I speak clear English, what do you hear? Do you see me as your equal? Or do you subject me to...
— Manna Ko, www.mannaforlife.com
Hello, I’m Arlene Worsley
An award-winning cyber risk and crisis management expert, national cybersecurity assistant instructor, guest speaker, mentor and co-author of the newly published book Because You Can: Your Career in Cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity does not necessarily construe fashion, lipstick, lessons learned and inspiration. As a woman in cyber, that's where I come in. I am courageously sharing my trials, triumphs (and love for fashion) to help you discover that you can achieve great things. When you can see what you can be, your cybersecurity career and your truest self can be en vogue. #becauseyoucan
You can be scared and really ready.”
Behind the Name
Cyber & Sapphire is a statement, a brand, a symbolism of my personal and professional journey from then to now.
Cyber = Casting my fears aside, I found the courage to take a leap of faith and pursue, with fervent passion, a mid-career transformation in cybersecurity.
Sapphire = A precious, durable gemstone exemplifying the uniqueness of me—a vibrant, fashion-forward and successful #womanincyber who has personally faced tremendous adversity and built resilience by finding self compassion and joy.
Cyber & Sapphire is where...