By: SheLeadsTech | November 16, 2019

Dorine Nalo, CISA, CCNA, Prince 2 Practitioner, is the robotics process automation (RPA) lead at EY Kenya. She is also the SheLeadsTech Liaison for the ISACA® Kenya (Africa) chapter. Here she shares her experience charting her own path in her area of IT and her thoughts on how to recruit and retain more women in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a lead robotics automation role?
A: Charting my own path. Robotics automation is a fairly new service, so there were many unknowns and this created a real challenge. Building a team I could work with around this new service was also a challenge, but eventually, the team came together. Another part of this unknown path requires me to learn new things q...

By: SheLeadsTech | November 16, 2019

SheLeadsTech commissioned the Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap research study to discover why employees stay in their roles, why employees burnout, why employees seek new employers, why women are underrepresented and if programs exist to remedy that disparity, and what organizations can do to increase retention among their tech teams overall. Interestingly, age seems to play a stronger role than gender in perception gaps, but while both men and women believe gender disparities exist, their opinions on why they do still slightly differ:

  • Fifty-six percent of female respondents believe the lack of female role models in tech is the primary reason women are underrepresented in the industry, while 32% of men believe women ...

By: SheLeadsTech | October 17, 2019

Zinet Kemal, CISA, CySA+, Network+, Security+, was a legal assistant in Ethiopia before moving to the United States 6 years ago. Once she arrived in the United States, her technology career journey began, but her interest in tech started much earlier. She has long been fascinated by the power of technology to help solve people’s everyday problems. Currently, Kemal works for Hennepin County as an IT auditor identifying weaknesses in the system network, making recommendations to prevent security breaches and effectively evaluating IT risk by auditing cybersecurity controls, and volunteers as technology director at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Minnesota (USA) Chapter. She is most interested in cybersecurity and IT risk m...

By: SheLeadsTech | October 17, 2019

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech 2nd Day of Advocacy


More than 60 women and men gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, on 7 October for the SheLeadsTech’s 2nd annual Day of Advocacy. At the event, ISACA® took the opportunity to introduce the findings from its Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap study. Featuring presentations on issues facing the tech workforce and women in the field and congressional visits, the Day of Advocacy empowered SheLeadsTech professionals to connect their own experiences with policy and expand their networks.


Keynote speaker Laura Bate, cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, spoke on the gender gap in cybersecurity and discussed practical ways to approach systematic and enterprise-level ch...

By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

Karen Sandhu, CISA, CRISC, is a professional with 15 years of risk management experience in information security, data privacy, emerging technology risk, cloud security, security incident response, governance and internal controls. She is passionate about raising awareness and closing the gender gap of women in IT and cybersecurity roles. Accordingly, Sandhu acts as the director of diversity and inclusion for the ISACA® Vancouver (Canada) Chapter and leads the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program. Here she shares some of her experiences advocating for woman in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced while raising awareness about the lack of women in IT and cybersecurity roles?
A: Finding enough leaders and influencers to a...

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