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...