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Is Your Organization Supporting Paths to Develop Women as Leaders?

Zainab Hameed, CGEIT, CISA, PMP, SheLeadsTech Liaison, IT Governance Consultant and Social Entrepreneur
Posted: 10/21/2019 3:03:00 PM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

Zainab HameedIs your organization supporting women in reaching leadership positions? Why is this important?

A global study from the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that corporations that went from having no women in corporate leadership to 30 percent in leadership roles saw a one-percentage-point increase in net margin — which translates to a 15 percent increase in profitability for a typical firm.

Having a culture that supports women growing as leaders in the organization is important, whether you are a female leader and want to make a good career decision or you are a leader who recognizes the importance of a diverse leadership team as a key factor in increasing long-term profitability.


Saluting the Spirit of Volunteerism That Made CommunITy Day a Success

David Samuelson, Chief Executive Officer, ISACA
Posted: 10/17/2019 9:59:00 AM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

David SamuelsonOn ISACA’s first CommunITy Day on 5 October, 2019 – a day in which our global professional community came together over one day to volunteer in their local communities – the passion, creativity and industriousness of ISACA’s professional community was on full display.

It started with a simple idea: the suggestion of a day of giving across the globe in which ISACA’s rich legacy of volunteerism can help every local community. Be careful what you ask for.

All around the globe, ISACA members, staff and, in many cases, their families, banded together and gave their time and talent to strengthen their communities and improve people’s lives. While statistics alone cannot fully convey the day’s value, the participation of 90 volunteer teams, representing 49 countries and contributing more than 6,000 volunteer hours, provides a sense of how much was accomplished and a benchmark for continued growth. A few of the social images from the day are included with this post, but I encourage you to visit the ISACA CommunITy Day Impact page on Engage for a more extensive recap of the day’s many triumphs.


Establishing Credibility with More Experienced Clients and Business Partners

Alicja Foksinska, Lead IT Auditor, CISA, CFE
Posted: 10/16/2019 10:07:00 AM | Category: Audit-Assurance | Permalink | Email this post

Alicja FoksinskaI graduated college with all the confidence in the world. However, I then entered Corporate America, and I had a rude awakening. My college studies equipped me with knowledge and skills to achieve tasks thrown at me, but what I had to do next is establish my credibility.

I felt like the puppy in this picture. I was handed an oversized K-9 Unit vest that I had to grow into as I was again starting from the bottom. In the audit profession, building rapport is key. When I entered meetings, I knew people were probably thinking, “She looks like a student, what does she know?” They were correct – I looked like any recent graduate, and I didn’t have the experience to provide feedback to well-experienced process owners who have been in their position for 25-plus years. To overcome that, I had to start building credibility.


A Seat at the Table: Internal Auditors as Operational Partners and Organizational Strategists

Robin Lyons, Technical Research Manager, ISACA
Posted: 10/15/2019 7:59:00 AM | Category: Audit-Assurance | Permalink | Email this post

Robin LyonsIT auditors new to the profession may hear references to a time when the internal audit function was viewed as the “police.” Years ago, it was not uncommon for organizations to perceive internal audit’s responsibilities of assessment and evaluation as being similar to that of a policing function. Operational errors or deficiencies identified and reported were analogous to crimes in the world of law enforcement. To be fair, there were some personality types within the internal audit profession who didn’t object to that characterization. If the characterization were true, however, most auditors did not favor that characterization and probably all of the IT function and management wished for it to go away. So, auditors worked to counter that perception and management continued to provide feedback on what it wanted from internal auditors. One big ask from management was “If internal audit surfaces issues that are either already known or that could be easily corrected, what value does internal audit provide?”


ISACA’s SheLeadsTech™ Second Day of Advocacy in DC: Paving Pathways for More Women and Girls in Tech

Posted: 10/14/2019 9:39:00 AM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

More than 60 women and men gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on 7 October for the SheLeadsTech program’s second annual Day of Advocacy. Featuring presentations on issues facing the tech workforce and women in the field, plus congressional visits, the Day of Advocacy allowed SheLeadsTech professionals to connect their own experiences with policy and expand their networks. ISACA also launched its “Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap” study at the event.

The mission of SheLeadsTech is to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce through raising awareness, preparing to lead, and building global alliances. In addition to visiting 19 congressional offices representing nine states and the District of Columbia, SheLeadsTech professionals met with staff from the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Subcommittee on Science and Technology) and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and Internet). The SheLeadsTech delegates were able to share their experiences with members of Congress to bring to life the issues that women face in the technology workforce as well as discuss three proposed pieces of legislation: the Building Blocks of STEM Act, the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act and the Cyber Ready Workforce Act.

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