Women in Leadership


Leadership Aim : 

  • to create a safe, secure and equal platform for women in leadership. 
  • to retain, support and uplift women in leadership positions within the industry   
  • to network to find common thinking women in the same field 
  • to lead by example - lead other women through events, blogs, training, workshops  

Program aimed at: 

  • established professional leaders who have been working (in any security sector) 
  • those qualified and ready to move into a leadership position. 
  • leaders who want to network, ready to mentor others or want to be mentored 

We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for this Program, which will be starting Dec 2020 or Jan 2021. Select Women in Leadership Program in your 'Update Profile within the Member Portal 

Once we have finalised this program, you will be notified. 


In the meantime,  we have partnered with a number of organisations for this program and will be sharing more information as these are developed.


1. SheLeadsTech Partnership

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech Melbourne and Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) have joined together to increase the representation of women in Technology Leadership roles and the tech workforce.

AWSN will be working with ISACA’s SheLeadsTech Program to establish:

More participation of women in tech roles,community representation, online discussion boards, library with materials, events sharing, cadetship program, speaking opportunities, webinar presentation, school visits, mentoring and access to world wide member community.


2. Cyber Leadership Program

We were pleased to partner with the Cyber Leadership Institute, who sponsored four highly ambitious cybersecurity women leaders to join their June 2020 class flagship Cyber Leadership Program (CLP). 

This intensive, 8-weeks, online program was geared to impart strategy, governance, leadership, communication, and influencing skills to existing and emerging CISOs. The CLP was run by Darren Argyle, a top 100 global CISO and supported by Phil Zongo, a bestselling author, and Jan Schreuder, a veteran cybersecurity executive.

Each scholarship was worth AUD$ 2,875. Recipients participated in the CLP program and attended weekly highly interactive calls with peer CISOs.

We were incredibly grateful for the Cyber Leadership Program sponsoring 4 women leaders in June 2020:

  • Laura Lees
  • Jasmine Krapf
  • Suzanne Dyke
  • Andrea Dearden

After the completion of the program, Andrea Dearden generously then paid it forward and offered a scholarship to Gaya Kavi. 


3. Female-CISO's Masterclass

This program is still being developed.