Women in Leadership and Technology 2020

When:  Aug 20, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
DETAILS

The ISACA GWDC is proud to host our Women in Leadership and Technology 2020 conference on August 20th. Even though opportunities in technology and cyberspace continue to grow, the United States Department of Labor estimates two-thirds of 1.1 million computing-related jobs by 2024 may be unfilled. Despite immense opportunities in technology sciences, according to the National Center for Women and Technology, only 19 percent of 2016 computer and information sciences bachelor's degree recipients were female. 

Who Should Attend

Risk Management professionals, IT Auditors, Cybersecurity professionals, students or anyone interested in learning more about diversity can improve IT operations.

In order to receive CPE credits, participants must respond to all questions in Zoom.  Failure to respond to questions in may result in the attendee not being granted CPE credits.  Zoom display names must reconcile with the Cvent registration.  Participants are responsible to configuring their Zoom application prior to the event.  Phone participants will not be entitled to CPE credits.

AGENDA

Attendees of ISACA GWDC's Women in Technology 2020 conference will hear insights from thought leadership on innovation, opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s tech workforce.

PRESENTATIONS

Inclusion of Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Presented by Sonia Bashir Kabir

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) gives us an incredible opportunity to unite. To unite as human beings. A chance to unite against automation.  The reality is, it is not just about men losing roles to women or vice versa, but humans losing roles to automation.  However, in order to unite as human beings, we need to first address the challenge of women being left behind.  Inclusion of women is a joint responsibility with men and exclusion has joint risks.

From Surviving to Thriving as an "Only" in IT Leadership – Presented by Sandy Silk

Information technology needs more diversity among its leaders and role models to inspire future generations of under-represented groups to pursue this profession and bring their varied experiences to inspire better problem-solving and innovation. Evolving into a leader involves much more than being put in a leadership role, acquiring new skills and adapting one’s style. It involves a fundamental identity shift. In a profession built upon ever-evolving technology, the susceptibility to imposter syndrome is already high. The internalization of leadership can be particularly challenging then to those who feel added scrutiny as an “only” in the group, who must also find personal resilience to navigate conflicting mindsets that support biases about expected behaviors and performance. This session empowers attendees to emerge as confident leaders by promoting awareness of self-limiting habits and nurturing an EPIC leadership that aligns with your personal values and advances organizational goals.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Sonia Bashir Kabir

Sonia Bashir Kabir

Presenter

Vice Chair & Governing Council Member United Nations Technology Bank and Board member UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)

Educated & Trained in Silicon Valley, Sonia Bashir Kabir, a Female Tech Venture Capitalist, began her career as a Tech Corporate Professional in the Valley and her journey led her to become a Tech Entrepreneur, a Tech Angel Investor and a Tech Philanthropist.

She is the Founder & Chairman of SBK Tech Ventures, the first women-led impact Venture Capital for tech start-ups in South Asia. She has investments in over 20 startups across South East Asia, which support the digital transformation in different fields, ranging from FinTech, Med Tech, Ed Tech, Legal Tech, Agri Tech and E-Commerce. 

Sonia serves on, various boards for Private Universities (BRAC), Telecoms, (Banglalink/VEON), Non-banking financial Institution (NBFI – IPDC), non-profits, institutions (Shakti Foundation) and development organizations. She is the Founder and Chairman of SBK Foundation.  Sonia relocated to Bangladesh and served as the and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies, Director Business Development for New Markets in South East Asia in Microsoft, Country Director for Dell Bangladesh and last but not least Managing Director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan & Laos.

Sandy Silk

Sandy Silk

Panelist

Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard University

Aside from being the Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard, Sandy is the founder of Cyber Risk and Resilience Consulting, and co-chair of the SIM Women group within SIM Boston.   At Harvard, Sandy leads a team that consult with researchers, faculty, and departments on security risks and controls for the high-risk data, technology, and vendors they use within projects. Sandy is involved in several Women in Technology (WIT) organizations and seeks opportunities to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for under-represented populations within the IT profession. Sandy’s prior information security career included positions with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Special Instructions

Not Applicable

 

 

CPE

Earn up to 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Specialized Knowledge.  In order to receive CPE credits, participants must respond to all questions in Zoom.  Failure to respond to questions in may result in the attendee not being granted CPE credits.  Zoom display names must reconcile with the Cvent registration.  Participants are responsible to configuring their Zoom application prior to the event.  Phone participants will not be entitled to CPE credits.  The ISACA® GWDC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.

CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPE's will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event to receive full CPE credit.

CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: N/A
  • Program Knowledge Level: N/A
  • Delivery Method: Online / Virtual