Connecting Women Leaders in Technology

By: rengland | April 24, 2017

Gbadamosi Folakemi Toyin
CGEIT, CRISC, Ibadan Chapter President


Cyber security governance jobs are growing significantly faster than information technology jobs. However, this very exciting industry lacks the number of skilled professionals required to fill the available jobs.


Some common roles within cyber security include cyber security governance manager/consultant, information assurance, security analyst, forensics consultant, penetration tester and malware analyst/reverse engineering. With these types of opportunities available, new or aspiring cyber security professionals should focus on continually increasing their skillsets, because the cyber security industry is continually changing. The path of an employee in an organization may be ...

By: rengland | April 24, 2017

Jo Stewart-Rattray
CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, FACS CP

ISACA Director and Chair of Women’s Leadership Council, Director of information security and IT assurance, BRM Holdich


One look at the faces and names of industry speakers, writers and influencers shows a relative dearth of female contributors. The same can be seen throughout the global technology workforce. The reality of too few women entering technology fields and moving up the ladder to leadership positions is not a new one, but it is something that the ISACA Women’s Leadership Council is actively addressing through a new pilot program called Connecting Women Leaders in Technology.


The empowerment of women within the global technology workforce and female leadership are critical to susta...

By: rengland | April 24, 2017

Pam Nigro 
MBA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, DTM; Senior Manager, Internal Controls and Risk Management; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; Vice President, ISACA Chicago Chapter


We have often heard these pearls of wisdom during our formative years:  “Play nice. If you don’t play nice, no one will want to play with you.” “You have to be nice.” “Be a nice girl.” Unfortunately, many of us (myself included) suffer from what I’m calling the “Nice Syndrome.”


Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nice as pleasing and agreeable. Nice was rewarded, reinforced and subsequently internalized, leading to:

  • Putting other’s needs before your own
  • Over apologizing
  • Consistently asking for permission
  • Denying your own power
  • Not asking for what you want o...