International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

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

International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

7 March 2022: 8:45am – 5:30pm

SheLeadsTech Melbourne, in collaboration with the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, ISACA Sydney and AWSN invites everyone to ten sessions with over 20 speakers and moderators to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Details on the ten sessions are here

International Womens Day 2022: #BreakTheBias.

The day event has over 20 speakers and moderators across ten sessions which include TED-style talks, fireside chat, and panel discussions/ presentations. 




Panel & Moderator

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

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9:00 to 10:00AM

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

Shanna Daly, Chief Trust Officer, Paraflare

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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3:00 to 3:30PM

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

Melanie Timbrell, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Awareness, CBA

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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

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4:30 to 5:30PM

Closing Keynote: Hug Your Biases

Bron Williams, The Bias Specialist

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1:00 to 5:30 PM

Limited in-person Live Streaming and networking @EY Sydney

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Online Instructions:


Asaf Ahmad