Warren Averett’s Angela Akerman, CISA, CDPSE, and Callie Mauldin, M.A., ATD Certified Coach, of the firm’s Birmingham accounting and advisory office recently presented at the SheLeadsTech program within the ISACA Birmingham Chapter. This was the inaugural meeting for the program in Birmingham.
ISACA is a global association that supports IT professionals with the knowledge, credentials, training and networking in audit and beyond to help them realize the positive potential of technology.
The SheLeadsTech program is a part of ISACA’s global One in Tech Foundation and provides women and allies with access to education-, skill- and career-building developmental materials that they can use to enter and advance in the cyber workforce.
During their presentation, Fake It ‘til You Make It: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Akerman and Mauldin discussed imposter syndrome, the different types and how to combat feeling like an imposter so that individuals can own their successes and thrive in their chosen fields.
As a member of the ISACA Birmingham Chapter’s Board, Akerman played an instrumental part in starting the SheLeadsTech program for women in the local cyber professional community during the 2021-2022 year. Angela was also named as the Chapter’s Vice President for the 2022-2023 year at the Chapter’s annual general meeting held in May 2022.
“I had such a great time presenting at the kick-off for the SheLeadsTech program,” said Akerman. “It’s important for me to help empower others, and by speaking on topics like imposter syndrome, I can help them make impactful decisions regarding their careers and their personal lives. I’m so excited for the future of the SheLeadsTech program, and I can’t wait to assist with other related events in the coming months.”
Akerman joined Warren Averett in 2013 and is a Principal in the firm’s Security, Risk and Controls Group. She has extensive consulting experience in System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations and also assists with other internal controls and information technology-related projects.
Mauldin is the Talent Development Manager at Warren Averett, where she designs curriculum and trains and coaches team members. Her passion is for helping individuals perform at their best.
Together, Akerman and Mauldin lead the firm’s Women of Warren Averett initiative, which focuses on improving the lives and careers of the women at Warren Averett by providing opportunities to network, gain skills and share experiences.
“It is so important that individuals can recognize and overcome imposter syndrome in their lives,” said Mauldin. “Presenting at the SheLeadsTech program gave me a valuable opportunity to help individuals be their best and most confident selves.”