International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

When:  Mar 7, 2022 from 08:45 to 17:30 (ET)
Associated with  Melbourne Chapter

SheLeadsTech Melbourne in collaboration with the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, ISACA Sydney Chapter and AWSN – Australian Women in Security Network is hosting a day event on 7 March 2022 from 8:45am to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day event has over 20 speakers and moderators across ten sessions which include TED style talks, fireside chat and panel discussions/ presentations.




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8:45 to 9:00AM

Opening Key Note Address:  #BreakTheBias

Professor Jill Slay, Chair at Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and SmartSat CRC Chair of Cybersecurity, University of South Australia


9:00 to 10:00AM

#BreakingTheBias in DFIR and why I built a diverse team to overcome it.

Shanna Daly, Chief Trust Officer, Paraflare

10:00 to 11:00AM

Panel Discussion: A Day in the Life of a CISO

Moderator: Jacqui Loustau, AWSN Founder & Executive Director

Mary Kelaher, former CISO, Bureau of Meteorology
Mitra Minai, CISO, Healthscope
Kim Valois, CISO, Flinders University
Narelle Devine, CISO Asia Pacific, Telstra


11:00 to 12:00PM

S.A.F.E. thinking – Breaking the biases that prevent us from reaching our potential at work

Linden Vazey, Leadership Coach and Mentor

12:00 to 1:00PM

The Art of Perspective Taking

Dr Ehssan Sakhaee, Founder, Inspirational Management Australia and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney

1:00 to 2:00PM

Fireside chat conversation with Gloria and Reshma: Managing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Risk Lens

Gloria Yuen, Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery, NAB


Reshma Devi, ISACA Diversity Director, AWSN Women in Leadership Lead


2:00 to 3:00PM

Human rights in a digital world – What are my rights online?

Moderator: Laura Lees, ISACA Sydney Chapter Board Member


Presenters from Voices of Influence Australia:
Alice Langton, Founding Director
Taylah Spirovski, Legal and Political Affairs Director
Zoe Keath, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Chair


3:00 to 3:30PM

Why I’m positive about the future for women in tech

Melanie Timbrell, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Awareness, CBA

3:30 to 4:30PM

Panel Discussion: Beyond Colour

Moderator: Jalpa Bhavsar, ISACA Melbourne



Sangeeta Mulchandani, Co-founder Australian Professionals of Colour & Founder, Jumpstart Studio

Naishadh Gadani, Co-Founder of Cards Against Insanity & Host of the longest running LinkedIn Live show - Career Care Package

4:30 to 5:30PM

Closing Keynote: Hug Your Biases

Bron Williams, The Bias Specialist

SheLeadsTech Melbourne would also like to acknowledge the sponsors who have generously donated their books for the event:

  • Holly Ransom, Founder & CEO at Emergent and Author of The Leading Edge
  • Craig Ford, Chairman QLD Branch of AISA, Cyber Security Freelance Journalist and Author of A Hacker I Am volumes 1 & 2 and Foresight


The abstract on the session, the speakers profile and sponsors acknowledgements are in our digital programme.