Call to Action
Dear ISACA Winnipeg Members,
The ISACA Winnipeg Chapter is a powerful community and has the potential to be Leaders In The Community when it comes to providing mentorship to Business & Technology professionals. This includes professionals either in or looking to embark upon a career in Cybersecurity, Cyber & IT Risk, IT Audit, Privacy, Governance & Compliance, and more.
Do you remember those days when you were just finding your way in your professional career? Exciting at times however balanced with fear, uncertainty, and lots of questions. If you were fortunate you had someone you could turn to for guidance and mentorship. However, the reality is many professionals never truly experience mentorship during their career.
Personally, I feel strongly that we as leaders within a professionally community have an obligation to help others down a path that has already been forged. The net effect of mentorship in a "Pay it Forward" model has exponential benefit to our community and industry.
This is a call for help to be mentor within our community. ISACA Winnipeg is regularly approached by post-secondary institutions to speak with students, be interviewed, provide guidance and more. In addition to post-secondary students there are countless of other opportunities to provide mentorship to or community. This is a collective challenge that ISACA Winnipeg is ready to tackle. If you are interested and willing to be a part of this, please email your interest to me at Rob.Chester@isaca-wpg.org. In the coming weeks we will begin to formalize a way for the community to engage our membership on mentor/mentee opportunities of varying capacities.
President, ISACA Winnipeg