About The Speaker
Aarti Gadhia is a changemaker and has dedicated her entire career to breaking down barriers and boundaries to achieve equality for underrepresented groups in STEM and in leadership. She founded Standout and SHE (Sharing Her Empowerment) to close the gender diversity gap. The outcome has been a 50% increase in the number of women being hired within the organization and 30 women in cybersecurity have begun their board journey. She has worked with prestigious companies including Sophos, Trend Micro, Carbon Black (VMware) and currently at Bugcrowd. She was recently appointed as the Board Director for ObserveID, an identity intelligence and automation platform. Aarti volunteers her time and serves on the OWASP Vancouver Board, ISACA Vancouver She Leads Tech Board and WiCYS Western Canada Board. She was recently quoted in Canadian Security Magazine as she shared her views on the importance of soft skills to break down barriers in traditional hiring. Aarti was honored for her contribution to the cybersecurity community by being named as one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Canada. She is a speaker and one of the authors of the book "The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Two" as she shared her Safari of experiences as a change agent paving the path for future generations. Due to her international background, she loves to travel and learn different cultures. If you’ve seen her post on LinkedIn titled Phulka Roti, you’ll know that she enjoys cooking.