April 22, 2020

While only 11% of cybersecurity workers worldwide are women, the few who’ve shattered the glass ceiling have made unmistakable history. Yet often as in many technology and engineering fields, they remain as “hidden figures” and hardly recognized for their achievements.  

Women, like the “Code Girls,” were responsible for breaking Nazi codes during WWII, and  many women were among the very first programmers who worked at the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC) at the University of Pennsylvania, calculating weapons trajectories in the ’40s. 

These women with their remarkable examples of determination and grit cleared the path, so we can pave the way to not only lead but keep the world safer through diversity. 

Join our team and renowned female leaders as we discuss: 

  • Powerful and influential women in cybersecurity 
  • Insight on how women can hold their own in a male-dominated field 
  • How you can play a part in inspiring the next generation in the workforce 

Featured Panelists

Marivi Stuchinsky, Global CTO, Technologent 

Marivi Stuchinsky is the Global Chief Technology Officer for Technologent. She has over 30 years of IT leadership experience with a proven track record in delivering secure, robust enterprise technologies, as well as large scale global IT projects. Her team provide technology and go-to-market strategy for technology products and services that are offered to customers. Marivi is an active member of EWIT (Executive Women in IT), CIO Certification for Women Program at UCI, UCLA IS Associates, STEM Advantage, and often speaks at technology conferences such as Gartner, CIO Executive Council, Cisco Live, Dell EMC World, VMWorld, Oracle Open World, and Dreamforce. She has authored an article for Fortune.com entitled, “Why It’s Never Too Late for Women to Get That Engineering Degree,” and has been featured in numerous technology publications. Marivi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, Philippines and earned her Computer Science and Engineering degree from Computer Learning Center in Los Angeles, California.

Lisa Heritage McLin, Global Vice President of Alliances & Channel Chief, Rackspace

As Rackspace’s Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Lisa Heritage McLin is responsible for the strategy and execution of growing partner relationships and propelling organizational revenue. Having been with Rackspace since 2002, she has mastered the development of high-velocity sales organizations through creating processes, methodologies, and accountability for profit-generating programs and building relationships and strategies for the company’s partners and alliances. Lisa holds a BBA in Accounting & Business Management from the University of Texas in San Antonio University and an Executive Business Administration and MAanagement degree from University of Texas in Austin. Lisa lives in San Antonio with her husband, Matt, and their two sons. For fun, she likes playing golf, fitness, and spending time with her family.


Gina L. Rocha, Manager, Customer Security and Compliance Assurance, Rackspace

Gina L. Rocha is the Manager of the Customer Security and Compliance Assurance Team for Rackspace Managed Security.  She has 25+ years of Compliance experience concentrated in Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas Remediation, Software Licensing and Security Operations.  Gina’s Team provides cybersecurity support and compliance alignment for products and services provided to a growing global Customer base.  Gina holds a MBA in general business and a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from the University of the Incarnate Word. She lives in San Antonio with her son and enjoys fitness and playing the piano.



Marie Garcia, Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Armor

Marie Garcia is the Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) at Armor. Throughout her career, Marie’s focus has been to empower people and elevate the security posture of companies so they can thrive. She accomplishes this by building relationships and leveraging her 25+ years of information technology experience to provide education, oversight, and guidance regarding security services and processes through an a unified compliance framework. Marie has assisted small to enterprise-level companies implement risk-based security programs that address multiple compliance frameworks (e.g. PCI, HITRUST, and ISO-27001). Marie is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is an active participant in local chapters of the ISACA, ISSA, North Texas ISSA WIS-SIG, Infraguard, NTCC, and Toastmasters. She also mentors and is a podcast junkie.


Featured Host

Nancy Free, Chief Compliance & Data Privacy Officer, Armor

Nancy Free serves as the Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer at Armor. She is responsible for Armor’s data privacy mission and for the governance, risk, and compliance side of Armor’s security mission. With more than 20 years of experience in information technology and assurance, Nancy is a trusted advisor to Armor prospects and customers on GDPR, PCI, HIPAA (HITRUST), ISO-27001, and other privacy regulations and compliance frameworks, helping them understand the impact of these standards on their businesses. Nancy has implemented GRC and ERM programs for Fortune 500 companies within the transportation, energy, and retail industries, assuring compliance with many regulations and industry frameworks. Nancy is an active participant in local chapters of the North Texas Crime Commission (NTCC), Network of Executive Women (NEW), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), currently serving as Deputy Director of the North Texas ISSA Women in Security special interest group (WIS-SIG). 


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