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 | December 12, 2018

By Tara Wisniewski, Senior Vice President of Global Affairs at ISACA® and SheLeadsTech Program Lead


The SheLeadsTech program has progressed from pilot (Connecting Women Leaders in Technology) to program launch in 2 years’ time. The next big step for SheLeadsTech is to stretch beyond the borders of ISACA. In the coming year and in the future, we will look to increase our efforts to reach a broader audience with new research, increased advocacy and working in partnerships with organizations such as AnitaB.org.

The program serves many women with very different backgrounds, but we all share a purpose. Our SheLeadsTech community believes advocating women in technology is an important issue and one where we can bring about substantive change. It is...

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...

By: SheLeadsTech | October 11, 2018

A Few Minutes With Charla Berry, CISA, CISM, CRISC, IT Auditor at Great Southern Bank


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a leadership position?
A: My biggest obstacle was not having the confidence in myself that I should have had. My mentor and manager certainly had that confidence in me, or they would not have put me in the position. I was almost reluctant to take my first leadership role, but my manager needed me in the role, knew that I could handle it and pushed me to do it. Looking back, it was almost like she was pushing a baby bird out of the nest and much to my surprise, I flew.

Q: What is one of the most important internal (of your own effort) factors that led you to this role?
A: My desire to c...