SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech professionals will gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on 7 October 2019 for the second annual Day of Advocacy coordinated by SheLeadsTech, an initiative from global tech association ISACA.
As part of the ISACA advocacy day, taking place during the association’s 50th anniversary year, women and men working in IT and information systems careers will meet with lawmakers to discuss the importance of improving diversity in tech professions, instilling training and development programs in the workplace, and raising awareness of unconscious bias.
Participants will also network with other tech professionals and learn from keynote speaker Laura Bate, cybersecurity fellow at New America, who will speak on the gender gap in cybersecurity and ways that girls and women can learn about and thrive in these careers in her talk, “Bringing Women Into and Up Through Cybersecurity Careers.” A panel discussion moderated by Gail Coury will follow, featuring panelists Krysten McCabe, Anna Murray, Sandy Silk and Allison Swihart, who will discuss key findings related to women in the tech workforce from the ISACA research survey, “Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap,” which will be released that day.
“It is vital for our professional community to be aware of the latest data around the underrepresentation of women in the tech sector, including current trends related to recruitment and retention,” said Coury, board chair of One in Tech, an ISACA Foundation, and vice president and general manager, Silverline at F5 Networks. “This knowledge gives us power to drive meaningful change, and during the Day of Advocacy, we can bring this survey data to life by sharing our experiences and, more importantly, brainstorming actionable solutions to these issues.”
To learn more and to register for this free event, visit this web page.
ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program offers community, networking, education and more to help advance women leaders in tech, including:
- The SheLeadsTech ambassador program
- Seminars and workshops, including a half-day SheLeadsTech seminar featuring speakers and topics related to elevating women leaders in the technology field following the 2019 EuroCACS/CSX conference
- Joining the SheLeadsTech community on Engage.
Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.