AT&T’s Rita Marty on Women’s History Month

Rita Marty is the Vice President of Network Security, Chief Security Office at AT&T. AT&T is a Hall of Fame company.


AT&T’s Rita Marty shares her thoughts on making progress with a purpose for Women’s History Month.

When she entered the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, Marty found herself surrounded mainly by men. She understood the importance of connecting with other women in the field, lifting each other up and continuing to pave the way for others that follow.

Marty praises mentorship, mentioning one of her first role models, Kristin Rinne, former Chief Technology Officer at Cingular, which is now AT&T.

Marty also celebrates Cybersecurity@Work, an employee network at AT&T created by herself and her colleagues. The network provides mentoring, education and networking opportunities to foster growth and cybersecurity awareness.

“By providing these types of opportunities for relationship-building and education, we’re making space for more women to enter the tech industry,” Marty said. “And we’re not alone in our efforts. Across AT&T, our teams have worked tirelessly to address the gender gap in tech by prioritizing diversity in our hiring practices and giving women opportunities to raise their voices.”

“As we celebrate this Women’s History Month, it is imperative that we continue to encourage, educate and empower women to make an impact in tech and beyond.”