Women leading and influencing

Tagiilima and Megan

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Tagiilima Neemia

Master of Cyber Security

Tagiilima is the Principal Business Data Analyst for Samoa's Ministry of Finance, a position that she now holds after several career successes in Samoa's private and public sectors. On completion of her Masters degree, she will become the first Samoan woman based in-country to be a cyber-security expert.

Tagiilima believes in leading by example. She will use her IT skills and experience of working within a male-dominated environment to inspire Samoan women to become IT literate and to be bold enough to follow their chosen career paths. She would like to set up information centres and an online platform that empowers Samoan women to access new career opportunities and skills-enrichment programs.

Megan Haas

Advisor to Executives & Boards, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Non-Executive Director, Advocate for Women in Security

Megan has over thirty years’ experience in information risk management and core competencies centred around Governance, Risk Management, IT and Cyber Security. She currently is a council member for RMIT University’s Chair Audit and Risk Management Committee and was a cyber and forensics services partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

She has spent many years in Australia and Hong Kong advising audit committees as part of the assurance practice specialising in business and Information Technology processes and controls.

She now is focused on working with her clients to increase stakeholder confidence and governance of cyber security and privacy, corruption risks, anti-fraud programmes, compliance and post–incident remediation.