Women in Leadership and Technology




Join ISACA GWDC on Thursday, March 10 from 8:30 – 12:30 for our Women in Leadership and Technology conference in line with ISACA Global’s recognition of International Women’s Day. 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. Hear from our engaging speakers while earning four CPEs. Details can be found on our ISACA GWDC Events page.

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.

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

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.