By: SheLeadsTech | February 13, 2019

By Sanja Kekic, CRISC, EMBA, OIR, OIRJS, President of the ISACA Belgrade Chapter


International Women's Day is celebrated every year to honor women, their accomplishments in all possible areas of life, and their right to equality and respect.


This day is marked by various artistic performances, concerts, marches, speeches and conferences all over the world, and each of these events is equally unique and inspirational.


Girls, grandmothers, moms, sisters, aunts—every woman feels empowered on International Women’s day, but, in reality, both women and men should feel this way every day.


Where It All Began
It is actually hard to say when International Women’s Day was first celebrated, but, allegedly, its foundation is rooted in 1908, when more than 1...

By: SheLeadsTech | February 13, 2019

Smita Totade, Ph.D., CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, is a freelance arbitrator and trainer with over 35 years of diverse experience in all aspects of information systems including research, consulting and training in IT, IS audit, IT governance and business continuity management. Totade is no stranger to holding leadership roles, but she had to overcome resistance to her pursuing these roles throughout her career. Totade previously held roles as professor and chief information officer (CIO) at the National Insurance Academy, assistant director at the Central Institute of Road Transport, and director at Sun Hi-Tech Management Development and Research Institute. Totade has volunteered and served on various committees at ISACA® and within the ISACA...

By: SheLeadsTech | January 16, 2019

Retaining professionals in all industries can be a challenge. Jane Whitgift, CISM, MBCS, provides her insight on how to retain technology professionals, especially women, in the workforce. Jane Whitgift is a cybersecurity professional with more than 30 years of experience in IT and 15 years specializing in IT security. She is the owner and principal consultant with Whitgift Security, which she founded in 2013. Her previous experience includes work as a chief information security officer (CISO) with global accountabilities for IT security risk and implementing programs to improve security roles at FTSE 100 companies. She has remained part of the technology industry as she’s adapted to life changes, such as motherhood, and shares experiences ...

By: SheLeadsTech | December 12, 2018

A Few Minutes With Gail Coury, CISA, CISM, CISSP, Vice President and General Manager at f5 Networks


Networking is a critical aspect of any professional career. Gail Coury, CISA, CISM, CISSP, vice president and general manager at f5 Networks, provides guidance on her experience with networking and how you can and must make it a part of your professional life. Coury has more than 20 years of experience in information security infrastructure systems and network management, security technical consulting, information systems auditing, and programming. She has worked in industries including software and hardware technology, airline reservation systems, insurance, banking and retail. Coury is the former chief information security officer for People...

By: SheLeadsTech | November 14, 2018

A Few Minutes With Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CEGIT, CP, Director of Information Security and IT Assurance at BRM Holdich


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a leadership position?
A: Gender was the biggest obstacle I faced when it came to my very first chief information officer (CIO) role.

After I had applied for the role, the hiring team thought that I did not have enough competition in the candidate pool and held the role open past the closing date to encourage a few other male candidates to apply. At the end of the day, I was offered and accepted the position, but it certainly was a wake-up call for me with regard to how gender plays a part in the hiring process.

Q: What is one of the most...

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