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Women in Leadership and Technology 2022 Conference

March 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

GWDC Member $10, Non GWDC Member $80

The ISACA Greater Washington DC (GWDC) is proud to host our Women in Leadership and Technology 2022 conference. This conference is our premier annual event centered around the experience of women in leadership positions in sectors such as Technology, Business, and Government. The Women in Leadership and Technology 2022 conference seeks to highlight the accomplishments and challenges of female leaders to motivate audiences, invite awareness, and open dialogue among professionals of all genders.

Register today!


Who Should Attend?

Business Leaders and Managers, Executives, Technologists, Professionals, and Students.


Up to 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit can be earned for this event.  See the CPE Information section below for additional information.

Conference Topics

Driving Change from Women Leader's Perspective
Presented by Monika Mangla, CFA - Global Finance Digital Strategy & Transformation Director at Chevron

The pace of change in the 21st century, led by technology has created significant opportunities for the businesses, yet at the same time it has stretched the workforce globally to keep pace with these changes. In this session we will understand how behaviors and cultures are at the root of successful transformations and how a servant leader can help break biases, motivate the team, and deliver results with empathy.


Sustaining Your Genius in High-Pressure Environments
Presented by Annemarie M. Spadafore, Ph.D, PCC - Principal at Powerlab Partners

Feeling burnt-out in your high-pressure environment? There may be interesting currents lurking under the surface of your day-to-day interactions that may drive this feeling. Join me in a fun, interactive discussion of how we can ensure our best self is present in our work (and personal) relationships, regardless of external stressors. We may have more control over the seemingly ‘invisible’ factors contributing to our stress than we think. We’ll even discuss how our problems and challenges may, paradoxically, make us more functional in the short term.

Meet the Presenters


Monika Mangla, CFA - Global Finance Digital Strategy & Transformation Director at Chevron

Monika is a transformational leader, enabling global finance transformation at Chevron. She recently led an effort deploying the first S4/HANA Central Finance Solution at Enterprise scale and is currently leading an effort to drive the global tax organization strategy focusing on indirect taxes. Monika received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland - College Park and is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA). She started her career with KPMG in economics and statistical advisory and moved to Accenture as Senior Manager supporting both outsourcing and strategic business consulting. Monika joined Chevon in 2008 as senior advisor in Upstream Finance and has since held a variety of roles in corporate functions and in operations, with time in the Gulf of Mexico, US Deepwater and Thailand. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time, often collecting meaningful souvenirs along the way. One can even determine which years Monika lived in Thailand based the collection of animals in her office from the Chinese lunar calendar.


Jody R. Westby - CEO at Global Cyber Risk LLC

Drawing upon a unique combination of more than twenty years of technical, legal, policy, and business experience, Ms. Westby founded Global Cyber Risk LLC (GCR) in 2000. GCR provides first-tier advisory and technical services to organizations in the areas of cyber governance, privacy, cybersecurity, incident response, and digital asset inventories and data mapping. Her team has deep expertise in cybersecurity risk assessments against best practices and standards, including industrial control and SCADA systems used in manufacturing, utility grids, and critical infrastructure sectors. Ms. Westby also serves as Adjunct Professor to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Computer Science. She is a professional blogger for Forbes and writes a regular column for Leader’s Edge magazine on cybersecurity issues.

Ms. Westby is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. She serves as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Privacy and Computer Crime Committee (Science & Technology Law Section) and co-chair of the Cybercrime Committee (Criminal Justice Section) and has served four terms on the ABA President’s Cybersecurity Task Force. She co-chaired the World Federation of Scientists’ (WFS) Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security and served on the ITU Secretary-General’s High Level Experts Group on Cybersecurity. Ms. Westby is the author of seven books, all published by the American Bar Association. Her latest publication, Cyber Governance: Fiduciary Duties in the Digital Age, builds on her 15 years of experience in the governance of cyber risks and widely recognized series of governance surveys and reports. Ms. Westby led the development of the International Toolkit on Cybercrime Legislation and was editor and co-author of the 2010 UN publication, The Quest for Cyber Peace. Previously, she launched In-Q-Tel for the CIA, was senior managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, was senior fellow and director of IT Studies for the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and was director of domestic policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Westby practiced law at Shearman & Sterling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

She earned a B.A., summa cum laude, University of Tulsa and J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center and was named to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Westby was elected a member of the American Bar Foundation and the Cosmos Club.


Annemarie M. Spadafore, Ph.D, PCC - Principal at Powerlab Partners

Dr. A.M. Spadafore is Chief Executive of PowerLab (www.powerlabpartners.com), a public speaking/executive coaching firm providing exceptional value to clients through the innovative synthesis of renowned research and captivating presentations.

Her knowledge, ingenuity, and compelling style is in frequent demand from exacting C-Suite executives leading Fortune 500, Big 4, AM Law 50, and other eminent organizations.

Dr. Spadafore explores the intersection of business and relationship dilemmas. She’s a Harvard-trained organizational behavior expert, and received a prestigious Fulbright award for research on the socio-politics of the world’s priciest international business dispute. Her expertise regarding the tendency for relationships to derail results/innovation in high-stakes environments originates from client work and diverse experiences, including at top research/media/consulting companies, elections work in post-conflict war zones, and hard-won victories as a lobbyist for a high-profile $145M project.

Dr. Spadafore is the author of "There's Only 'I' in Team," available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1637306512 and other booksellers.

Nirali Chawla - Managing Director, Advisory Services at KPMG US

Nirali is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Federal Advisory Services practice with more than 20 years of experience providing a wide range of services to private and public sector clients, including financial and information technology audit services, information assurance and Cyber security services, and entity-wide audit readiness and transformation consulting services. Ms. Chawla currently leads some of the largest federal agencies at the brink of transformational change and growth, leveraging her knowledge of existing and emerging technologies to uncover IT opportunities for business process and internal controls improvements. Ms. Chawla is the co-author of NIST Special Publication 800-137, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, and holds certifications such as the CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CAP, ITIL, and Six Sigma Green Belt. Ms. Chawla is a recognized industry leader in the Information Technology Risk Management and transformation field, speaking at industry conferences and instructing training seminars.

Additional Details

Specific Instructions:

  • Group Internet-Based. Zoom link delivered with registration.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.


Any presentations made available by the presenters will be emailed to the event participants.  


Sponsor this Event:

If your organization is interested in being an event sponsor, visit the Chapter Sponsorship page and review the prospectus of sponsorship opportunities.  The page also provides instructions on becoming an event or annual sponsor.  


Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.

CPE Information

Earn up to 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey:

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full day and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.


CPE-Related Details:

  • Learning Objective: To highlight the accomplishments and challenges of female leaders to motivate audiences, invite awareness, and open dialogue among professionals of all genders
  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology - Technical

Complaint Policy:

The GWDC welcomes your comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other feedback concerning our website information and services. All complaints should be directed to the Associate Director of Registrations at registrations@isaca-gwdc.org.


March 10, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
GWDC Member $10, Non GWDC Member $80


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