By: SheLeadsTech | May 15, 2019

Lynn Lawton, CISA, CRISC, FBCS CITP, FCA, FIIA, PIIA, Shares Her Experience In Tech

Lynn Lawton has witnessed a great deal of change since joining ISACA, especially when it comes to the role of women in the organization. She has been a member of ISACA since 1989, serving on the ISACA Northern England UK Chapter board for 10 years, including 6 years as chapter president. According to Lawton, attitudes and perspectives have definitely shifted. She recalls that, early on, in a chapter meeting, presenters wanted to demonstrate how an operating system like MSDOS worked. They used volunteers for the demonstration, and she was picked to play the part of “Miss DOS” being the only woman in the room. Since then, she has seen the diversity of ISACA’s ...

By: SheLeadsTech | May 15, 2019

M. Revathy Sriram, Ph.D., CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, CFE, DISA, DMA (ICA), FCA, FCMA, FCS, is managing director of Tejas Brainware Systems Private Limited, Chennai, India (, an organization dedicated to consultancy services in the area of information systems security assurance. She has been in the technology industry for 55 years and is considered a trailblazer in her home country of India and in the tech field. Currently, Sriram is a senior chartered accountant with extensive experience and academic qualifications in the area of computer security. She is also a published author of 2 books, Systems Audit and Core Banking Solution: Evaluation of Security and Controls. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Contribution ...

By: SheLeadsTech | April 12, 2019

During the 63rd CSW in New York, New York, USA, SheLeadsTech held an event as part of the 2 weeks of activities. The panel discussion, “Building a Global Alliance to Empower Women Through SheLeadsTech,” addressed the importance of creating alliances and partnering with other organizations to further missions.

The CSW, created by the United Nations (UN) in 1946, is dedicated to the empowerment of women and promotion of gender equality. The 2-week meeting includes member states of the UN, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN entities coming together to discuss issues surrounding a specific priority theme. Over the 2-week period, the organizations negotiate to an agreed conclusion.

A conclusion is not met every year, but an agreement o...

By: SheLeadsTech | April 12, 2019

Mais Barouqa, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, COBIT 5 Foundation GRCP, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 LA, ITIL, has more than 6 years of specialized experience in the realm of technology risk services inclusive of IT audits, IT risk assessments, post-implementation reviews, governance framework reviews, and compliance and controls assessments according to best practices. She has led multiple projects spanning a number of diversified industries across the Middle East region. Barouqa has been involved in providing IT control assurance and consulting services in numerous business environments. She has been involved in reviewing IT risk assessments through assessing vulnerabilities, threats and controls surrounding the IT environment; governance frameworks pertaining ...

By: SheLeadsTech | March 13, 2019

Sarah Orton, CISA, is director of IT risk and compliance at AstraZeneca. She has more than 20 years of IT risk assurance and advisory experience spanning financial services, utilities, professional services, central government and pharmaceuticals. She is vice president of the ISACA® Northern England Chapter board and she leads the ISACA UK and Ireland chapter-wide initiative for SheLeadsTech. She also serves on the ISACA global Women’s Leadership Council. She uses her amassed leadership experience to share with other women how they can empower themselves to lead as well.

Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a leadership position?
A: Lack of self-confidence. Despite that, with much support, encouragemen...