Speak Up with Courage + Confidence

When:  Dec 16, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM (ET)

Title: Speak Up with Courage + Confidence 

Date: Wednesday, December 16th 

Time: 1:30pm to 3:15pm ET 

Location: Virtual Zoom session 


1:30 to 1:35p – Introduction 

1:35p to 3:05p – Virtual Workshop 

 90-minute virtual workshop with breakouts for up to 200 participants 

  • Plenary 
  • Breakout room discussion (self-guided with provided questions) 
  • Plenary follow up for two topics: The Stories We Make Up & Generous Assumptions 

 3:05 to 3:15p – Sponsor, Raffles, Housekeeping Items, Closing Remarks 



In a world where pundits, loved ones, and colleagues seem to be talking at one another, this workshop aims to build skills in initiating truly productive conversations that lead to understanding and commitment rather than discord and distrust. Drawn from the work of Dr. Brené Brown, this workshop will give you new tools and language to have more self-aware, curious, and generous conversations. 

In this SheLeadsTech-sponsored, ninety-minute session, we will help prepare women for leadership roles by: 

  • Developing your own communication style 
  • Utilizing different communication tactics in various situations 
  • Providing you with strategies to getting your point across 
  • Maneuvering sensitive topics with ease and empath 
  • Building trust with colleagues by communicating authentically 
  • Giving you tools for conflict resolution (e.g. what to do with ‘mansplaining’, interruption in meetings, etc.) 


ISACA’s SheLeadsTech Program is a women-focused program which works to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce. Our key initiatives are to raise awareness, prepare women to lead, and build strategic alliances. 

Women are historically and currently under-represented in the IT and Cybersecurity fields, often to detriment of corporate advances and future growth. Targeted efforts are crucial to prepare women to lead and share their ideas and voices to contribute to innovation and bottom-line growth. 



While everyone is welcome to attend, the material is geared towards women in: 

  • IT Audit, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance roles 
  • Entry level, managerial, and senior managerial levels 

 The session is limited to 200 attendees! 


Students – $0 

*Must be a New York Metropolitan Chapter Student Group Member. Please contact your Student Group Officers for the discount code.* 

New York Metropolitan Local Chapter Members - $0 

Non-Members - $20 



*1.5 CPE’s to be rewarded for this session 

*Registration ends on Monday, December 14th at 10pm ET 

*$20 credit to a popular takeout app will be awarded day-of, to the first 50 registrants who selected vendor opt-in during registration 

*Disclaimer: The ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter does not endorse the sponsors nor its products. 


Speaker Bios: 

Erica Mohr 

Erica Mohr’s mission is to empower others so they may thrive. Her practical approach, kindness, and committed coaching skills help build capacity in leaders while drawing out their highest potential. Erica’s clients learn how to act in alignment with their values, take risks, and show up in ways that produce results. They report a sense of purpose and a clear course of action to bring their most important dreams to life. Obsessed with impact, this high achiever and fiercely loyal client champion is transforming the old paradigm – of accomplishment at great personal cost to one of increased influence while simultaneously creating greater personal and organizational wellbeing. 

For over 20 years, Erica has led teams, designed and implemented large-scale professional development programs, and supported leaders as they step into increased responsibility and impact. She worked her way up the ranks as a Coast Guard officer, where she created service-wide leadership development curricula. Determined to create a culture of inclusion, Erica co-founded the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a national nonprofit centered on increasing the retention of women in the Coast Guard through policy change, mentoring, and professional development. As the Executive Director of the Sasamani Foundation, Erica built education, employment, and empowerment programs to stop the cycle of poverty in Tanzania. She recently partnered with the University of Dar es Salaam to build a 4-month Women Leading Change curriculum for East African women. 

Drawn to the pLink Leadership® team’s client-centric approach that creates deep and meaningful shifts, Erica now channels her achievements, leadership experience, and education in positive psychology and adult learning to help senior leaders push the edge of their game. Her direct communication and tailored support empower individual agency. Erica’s coaching focuses on mobilizing the highest impact, lowest hassle path toward sustainable change. 

Erica earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation. She holds master’s degrees in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and in Education from San Diego State, and a B.S. in Management from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Erica is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and holds certifications in the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool, the iPEC Energy Leadership Assessment, the Leadership Challenge, and the DISC behavioral assessment. Her work has been recognized by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, the Southeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, the Coast Guard Innovation Council, and the International Society for Performance Improvement. 

When she’s not working, Erica is happiest dancing it out with friends or her niece and nephews, experiencing awe through nature, celebrating other’s triumphs, adding to her human pyramid photo collection, and experiencing shavasana 


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