Happy International Women’s Day! #SheLeadsTech

When:  Mar 8, 2024 from 11:00 to 13:00 (CT)
Associated with  Springfield, Missouri Chapter

SheLeadsTech ISACA Chicago and WiCyS Chicago are joining forces to celebrate International Women’s Day! We are committed to empowering and amplifying the voices of women and girls in all their diversity. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion.


Event Theme: #InspireInclusion

Date: March 8th, 2024

Time: 11:00  am- 1:00 pm CST via Zoom

CPE: Earn up to 2 CPEs in the area of Information Technology



[11 00 am- 11:50 am] – Expertise Pillar:

Panel discussion: #InspireInclusion: Women Shaping the Cybersecurity Landscape


Rakhee Vaidya- Audit & Compliance, American Family Insurance https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakhee-vaidya-cissp-cisa/ 

Rosaileen Iandolo- Cybersecurity operations, The Azek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosaileen-d/ 

Marilyn Barrios- Application Security, Motorola Solutions- https://www.linkedin.com/in/marilyn22/ 

Shafia Zubair- Supply Chain Cybersecurity, Johnson Controls- https://www.linkedin.com/in/shafiazubair/

Ramona Ratiu- Cybersecurity Operations, Zurich Insurance- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramonaratiu/



[11:50 am- 12:10 pm]  - Retreat Pillar:

Title:  Guided Meditation

We are pleased to introduce our first guest speaker, Donna Hachiya


Donna has been employed at Zurich North America for over 8 years and currently works on the Policy Center Software Support team, specializing in Financial Lines. I'm an avid mediator and have been practicing Meditation and studying Mindfulness for the past 10 years by attending classes, reading books, listening to podcasts, and using meditation apps.




[12:10 pm- 1:00 pm] - Inspiring Women Pillar

Title: The Road Less Infosec Traveled

We are pleased to introduce our second guest speaker, Kat Fitzgerald.

Bio: Based in Chicago and a natural creature of winter, you can typically find me sipping Grand Mayan Extra Anejo whilst simultaneously defending my systems using OSS, magic spells, and Dancing Flamingos. Honeypots & Refrigerators are a few of my favorite things!

Fun Fact: I rescue Feral Pop Tarts and have the only Pop Tart Sanctuary in the Chicago area. Oh yeah, and I'm the Lead Organizer for BSidesChicago!!"


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