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About this event

Who it's for:

Anyone seeking to increase value on boards by focusing on transformational strategies and quantifying intersectionality. Any board applicant looking to highlight their complete value proposition. CHRO's, CPO's, HR, People and Development Professionals.

Who's Hosting:

Tahjar Raomartinez is an entrepreneur driving the future of cybersecurity strategy for global public and private organizations. She is the CEO, President, and Founder of Cyber Warfighters Group, a global cybersecurity consultancy, where she leads multibillion-dollar projects that ensure the sustained stability, security, and success of both the United States government and F100 clients. Tahjar served as an Officer for over 22 years in the U.S. Army, where she developed and led innovative, mission-critical cybersecurity and technology strategies in the United States, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, and South Korea.

Susan Coskey is the Founder of Adelante Global Partners. She approaches employee effectiveness and organizational change with empathy, analytical rigor, strategic pragmatism and a deep understanding of the intersectional systems, processes and human dynamics that inspire and sustain personal engagement, top performance and true transformation.

What You'll Learn:

  1. Track meaningful intersectionality metrics to meet D&I strategic goals
  2. Connect D&I initiatives to innovation, employee retention, and other organizational long-term strategic goals that are tied into companies’ operations and processes
  3. Solving board challenges in recruiting and succession planning
  4. Elevate D&I initiatives on a strategic level

Experts

Tahjar Roamartinez Founder and CEO

Tahjar is an entrepreneur driving the future of cybersecurity strategy for global public and private organizations. She is the CEO, President, and Founder of Cyber Warfighters Group, a global cybersecurity consultancy, where she leads multibillion-dollar projects that ensure the sustained stability, security, and success of both the United States government and F100 clients. Tahjar founded Cyber Warfighters Group after serving as an Officer for over 22 years in the U.S. Army, where she developed and led innovative, mission-critical cybersecurity and technology strategies in the United States, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, and South Korea. She has chaired multiple boards and brings deep governance, risk, and compliance
perspective to companies in highly regulated industries including banking and finance, life sciences, oil, gas, and utilities, and supply chain.

Tahjar excels in leading large-scale cybersecurity projects in high-pressure environments. At Cyber Warfighters, she has managed an $8B procurement oversight and governance project affecting 1.4M customers. Consulted as a trusted agent for processes, procedures, and reports for Army systems, Tahjar developed standards for connecting the communications of 42 military facilities in 36 states, including the Pentagon, as Deputy Branch Chief. As Chief Information System Analyst, she applied stakeholder security
requirements for five Fortune 500 companies for over $2B in systems.
Tahjar mitigates risk through proactive compliance, governance, and procurement oversight. She also has deep expertise in driving the prevention, detection, containment, and correction of information security
breaches. At Cyber Warfighters Group, she delivers compliance for startups and enterprises, ensuring adherence to state and federal guidelines. She also leads teams in auditing internal controls to validate the
business impact and ROI of security strategy while delivering improvements.
To ensure reliable, uninterrupted, secure communications and transactions, Tahjar also helps organizations develop long-term strategic roadmaps and solutions. This extends to contingency planning, which she has
managed multiple times for the Army. As Deputy Branch Chief, she monitored annual contingency plan
testing and led Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) management. In Kuwait and Iraq, Tahjar developed contingency planning policy, conducted business impact analysis (BIA), identified preventive controls, and developed recovery strategies, plan testing, training, exercises, and maintenance.

In addition to leading Cyber Warfighters Group, Tahjar serves on multiple local and national boards. She is a co-founding member of The Private Directors Association® of Austin and a member of the organization’s
Membership and Engagement Committee. She is on the Board of Trustees for The National University System, a role in which she helps oversee a $1.2B in operational budget. She is also a member and co-founder of the National Security Innovation Council (Austin, TX), a 501(c)6 consortium securing Texas and the nation. Tahjar is the Supplier Diversity Committee Chair for Austin’s LGBT Chambers and a member of Austin’s Human Rights Campaign’s Auction Committee. She is also a member of the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC), a premier global organization of Fortune1000 executives and founders of the country’s largest Hispanic-owned technology firms.

Tahjar began her career as an Army cryptographer at Fort Campbell, KY, decoding and encrypting
communications to ensure national security for the United States. She earned her M.B.A. from Texas
A&M University in Central Texas and her B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Texas A&M University in
Central Texas. She lives in Austin with her wife and son.

Susan Coskey Chief People Officer

Susan Coskey, JD, MBA, is an authentic, transformative and collaborative people leader and board member who approaches employee effectiveness and organizational change with analytical rigor, strategic pragmatism, and a deep understanding of cross-functional systems and human dynamics. A champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, Susan offers extensive experience creating people strategies for organizations scaling up or revamping systems to empower employees to bring their most authentic selves to the workplace and contribute at their highest levels. With over three decades of experience in prior roles including, Board Member/Chair, Chief People Officer, Law firm Principal and external advisor, Susan currently is the founding principal of Adelante Global Partners, LLC, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations transform their cultures and improve operational performance with relevance, intentionality, and sustainability. A hiker, traveler and dinner conversation aficionado, Susan currently lives in Seattle enjoying the company of her two grown sons, partner and a very empathic rescue dog.

Hosts

Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

Key Details

Transforming and Innovating D&I: Leveraging Intersectionality on Boards

Tue, Jun 14 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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