First Ever SheLeadsTech Event!

When:  Nov 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Save the Date for our very first SheLeadsTech Event!


“Women Leading with Impact: I AM Fearless, Innovative and Inspiring”

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: THE NEW YORKER (A WYNDHAM HOTEL), 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (across from Penn Station)

CPE: 1

See attached flyer for the full agenda


Johna Till Johnson

CEO, Nemertes Research

Johna Till Johnson is CEO and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. Under her leadership, Nemertes has emerged as a leading trusted advisor to Fortune-50 and other world-class organizations.

A widely regarded expert, Ms. Johnson currently serves as the content committee chair at the Wall St. Technology Association (WSTA), which provides technology guidance to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial services firms. She regularly speaks at industry trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Nemertes Navigator360, IDG’s FutureIT, ISC, and (WSTA). She writes regular columns on cybersecurity and IoT for TechTarget.

Prior to founding Nemertes in 2002, Ms. Johnson served as chief technology officer (CTO) at Greenwich Technology Partners, a global consulting and engineering firm. Prior to that, she led the Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group. Prior to that, as Senior Technology Editor she oversaw the lab-testing program at Data Communications magazine, providing testing and assessment of up to 16 emerging technologies per year. She also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering/computer science (BSEE/CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and has published a science fiction novel. She is an avid urban kayaker and novice woodworker and Candymaker.

Esteemed Panel Speakers:

Michelle Schaap

Attorney Concentrating in Cybersecurity, Construction and Technology Law | Member at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Michelle Schaap practices cybersecurity and corporate law. Within corporate law, she primarily practices in construction, franchising and renewable energy – representing a varied client base that ranges from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses.

Cybersecurity: Combining her technology and corporate experience, Michelle has spearheaded and developed CSG’s cybersecurity practice. She regularly advises clients on cybersecurity preparedness, counsels’ clients when data security incidents arise and trains companies on best practices for security procedures addressing both their business operations and their customers’ concerns. Michelle assesses her clients’ risk management practices and security incident preparedness to develop a proactive response and recovery plan enacted to recover from security breaches. Additionally, Michelle works with clients in contract review, drafting and negotiation in critical areas of privacy and security.

Technology: Michelle works closely with both technology developers and companies seeking to acquire technologies – whether by custom development, license, subscription or otherwise. Michelle’s experience overseeing these transactions enhances efficiency and ensures that the agreement appropriately protects her clients. She educates her clients on potential risks and liabilities and provides best practices to help manage and mitigate such exposure.

Education: Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certificate, 2016), New Jersey Institute of Technology (Certificate in Construction Management, 2009); Rutgers University School of Law - Newark (J.D., 1987); Cornell University (B.A., cum laude, 1984)

Medha Bhalodkar, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, ITIL

Chief Information Security Officer & AVP Enterprise IT Risk Management at Columbia University

Medha is the Columbia University’s Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise IT Risk Officer.  She has served as the University’s first CISO since 2006.   Medha also served as an initial Advisory Board Member of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) Program, which was created to prepare risk management professionals across a variety of industries in rapidly evolving global and regulatory environments.

She is a recognized Risk Management and Information Security professional with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of Information Technology, Security, Auditing, and Risk Management, spending 15 years in the Financial Industry and over 10 years in the Education and Healthcare industry.  Medha holds a number of ISACA security certifications (e.g., CISA, CGEIT, and CRISC). 

Medha was named the 2016 Global CISO of the Year (EC-Council), 2016 North America Information Security Executive of the Year (ISE) and the 2015 North America Information Security Executive of the Year (ISE) for her leadership and contributions to the information security space. Her team has been recognized for their foundational work in the academic and public sector receiving the North America Security Project of the Year twice, in 2015 for the creation of innovative IT Risk Management/Privacy frameworks and again in 2016 for their development and implementation of Perimeter Less Network Security.  Medha is proud of her role as a woman in IT, serves on Columbia University’s Women in IT Panels and has been a speaker at various women in technology conferences. She highly values mentoring young women striving for careers in Information Security, Audit and Risk Management.  

Medha serves on several governing bodies, steering committees of professional organizations and is a frequent panel speaker at major US conferences.  

Chloe Demrovsky

President & CEO

Disaster Recovery Institute International

Chloe Demrovsky is the President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the nonprofit that helps organizations prepare for and recover from disasters. DRI serves more than 15,000 certified professionals in over 100 countries. In her previous tenure as the Executive Director, she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42% increase. She oversaw the launch of the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Program, the DRI Webinar Program, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification program, the launch of DRI’s premier organizational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training program in the history of the organization. She designed DRI’s international market development strategy operating in over 50 countries. During this time, DRI’s conference reached a record level of attendance and launched a series of new committees dedicated to better serving the industry’s diverse needs including Women in Business Continuity, Young Leaders in Resilience, and the Veterans’ Outreach Program.

Chloe built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, and a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV). She is a senior Forbes contributor, has appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox and has served as an expert source for The Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, Conde Nast Traveler, ABC News and more.

Chloe has presented at dozens of events across five continents, is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Subject Matter Advisor, and served as an editor for the 2017 version of The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management and the coordinator for the first International Glossary for Resiliency. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, and a French American Foundation Young Leader. She holds a Master of Science in International Business from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and speaks four languages. Follow her @ChloeDemrovsky.

Jessica Robinson


PurePoint International

Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International helping people and companies to create significant results in bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. PurePoint is the security company of choice for innovative and forward-thinking businesses globally and is the winner of the JCI Philippines-New York ICON of IMPACT Award for International Affairs and Women's Security for their creative approach to security.  PurePoint International provides cyber security and data privacy consulting and training for financials services, insurance and other middle market global companies with $150-$500M in revenue. Jessica speaks internationally on cybersecurity and data privacy, and is on the board of both for profit, and nonprofit, technology and security organizations.

Radhika Bajpai

Director, Head of Cyber Risk Management

Bank of New York Mellon

Radhika Bajpai is a Senior Level Executive Director with over 18 years of financial services experience performing financial, operational, compliance and regulatory internal control reviews, risk assessments, analysis and risk mitigation. Radhika has expertise within Risk Management, Control Oversight, Strategic Planning, Regulatory Response, Operational Risk, Project Management, Compliance, Recovery and Resolution, Business Continuity Planning, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), SSAE18/SOC1 domains. She is an IT risk and cybersecurity professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and “hands-on” experience in information risk management, incident response, policy development, regulatory compliance and training & awareness program development.

Radhika has led external audit assurance program with responsibility for continuous control monitoring and data analytics in various top tier global financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and Bank of New York Mellon. She has led various projects in designing IT general controls following NIST Cybersecurity, ISACA COBIT and Unified Compliance frameworks including access and entitlement management, change management, technical operations and physical security domains. Radhika has a keen understanding of national and international laws, regulations, policies and ethics related to cybersecurity controls in financial industry. She has recently completed her second master’s degree in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy from NYU School of Law and NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Jennifer Kamrowski 

Principal in the Advisory Cybersecurity and Privacy practice


She has over 19 years of business experience to include 15 years of technology and security consulting supporting clients of various sizes to include Fortune 100 enterprises across the Technology, Media, Industrial Products and Consumer Products sectors. Her experience includes IT Audit, cybersecurity risk and maturity assessments in alignment with industry leading frameworks, enterprise risk management assessments, data loss prevention, identity and access management, SOX, product security assessments, threat intelligence and the implementation of intelligent automation (e.g. RPA) across a variety of business use cases. She is focused on developing the next generation of capabilities and tools to help our clients manage cyber risks. 

Jennifer is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Bachelor of Science in Management/Systems Engineering. Following her time at West Point, Jennifer earned the title of Captain (Logistics) with the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for her service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Who are we?
The SheLeads Tech Committee is a newly created committee for our Chapter.  As the lack of women in tech is a global problem and affects the industries we serve, including cybersecurity and IT audit, we feel we have a responsibility as an organization to address the issue of women in tech.   Marie Ivanov serves as the Committee Chair, and Sharon Parker serves as the Deputy Chair. 
The SheLeadsTech Committee shall seek to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce.  The overall ISACA International Program has three pillars - Raising Awareness, Preparing to Lead and Building Global Alliances. 
Strategic Objectives:
There are three arms of the overall program:
"Raising Awareness" will help educate those around us to the issues women face in the tech industry.  This includes Chapter programming and networking events.
"Preparing to Lead" will support women as they become leaders in their lives and their careers. This include holding a workshop following an ISACA conference this year and promoting ISACA SheLeadsTech webinars.
"Building Global Alliances" includes partnering with other organizations.  Through strategic advocacy work, we will build a coalition of organizations to effect change in the space of women in tech. 

For More Information: 


(across from Penn Station)
481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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