By: SheLeadsTech | November 16, 2019

Dorine Nalo, CISA, CCNA, Prince 2 Practitioner, is the robotics process automation (RPA) lead at EY Kenya. She is also the SheLeadsTech Liaison for the ISACA® Kenya (Africa) chapter. Here she shares her experience charting her own path in her area of IT and her thoughts on how to recruit and retain more women in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a lead robotics automation role?
A: Charting my own path. Robotics automation is a fairly new service, so there were many unknowns and this created a real challenge. Building a team I could work with around this new service was also a challenge, but eventually, the team came together. Another part of this unknown path requires me to learn new things q...

By: SheLeadsTech | October 17, 2019

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech 2nd Day of Advocacy


More than 60 women and men gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, on 7 October for the SheLeadsTech’s 2nd annual Day of Advocacy. At the event, ISACA® took the opportunity to introduce the findings from its Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap study. Featuring presentations on issues facing the tech workforce and women in the field and congressional visits, the Day of Advocacy empowered SheLeadsTech professionals to connect their own experiences with policy and expand their networks.


Keynote speaker Laura Bate, cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, spoke on the gender gap in cybersecurity and discussed practical ways to approach systematic and enterprise-level ch...

By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

Karen Sandhu, CISA, CRISC, is a professional with 15 years of risk management experience in information security, data privacy, emerging technology risk, cloud security, security incident response, governance and internal controls. She is passionate about raising awareness and closing the gender gap of women in IT and cybersecurity roles. Accordingly, Sandhu acts as the director of diversity and inclusion for the ISACA® Vancouver (Canada) Chapter and leads the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program. Here she shares some of her experiences advocating for woman in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced while raising awareness about the lack of women in IT and cybersecurity roles?
A: Finding enough leaders and influencers to a...

By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program seeks to advocate for and increase the number of women in technology roles and the tech workforce. Much of this effort is accomplished at the local level through ISACA® chapter-held SheLeadsTech events. While the events vary in content, most include women and SheLeadsTech ambassadors who are passionate about helping other women in tech network and find mentor matches with women who wish to gain a support base. These events can also provide practical guidance for technical concepts, soft skills or opportunities to polish speaking skills.


Recently, the ISACA New Jersey (USA) Chapter presented its SheLeadsTech program at the Social Engineering Awareness Conference (SECON) 2019. Mizba Tawa, ISACA New Jersey Chapt...

By: SheLeadsTech | August 16, 2019

Deidre Melton, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CFE, CIA, serves as an assurance, risk assessor, investigator and advisory professional specializing in IT and cybersecurity at Florida A&M University (USA). Her early experience is in educational and local/state government audits for the State of Florida Auditor General’s Office. Melton is the current president of the ISACA® Tallahassee Chapter and leadership development chair for SheLeadsTech Tallahassee. Here she shares some of her experiences while becoming a lead auditor and pursuing her passion to encourage other women in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a lead auditor role?
A: Unconscious and conscious biases regarding my age, gender and race. For...

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