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 | 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

The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) will take place from 11-22 March 2019. This yearly event allows the CSW, a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to meet to create global policy to support and empower women and girls. 


Each year the CSW brings UN member states, UN entities and civil society organizations together to collaborate and agree on a conclusion surrounding a theme. At CSW 62, the theme was challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. This year’s theme is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. All member st...

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...