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Season4 Episode 3 - Day in the Life: Information Security Director - Katie Margraf and Aparna Kadari

September 09, 2022
NextExec - EWF
Season4 Episode 3 - Day in the Life: Information Security Director - Katie Margraf and Aparna Kadari
Show Notes

Hello and welcome to Season 4 Episode 3 of the NextExec Podcast. In this episode, Katie sits down and has a candid conversation with Aparna Kadari, the Information Security Director at Fannie Mae. From their conversation we learn about Aparna's aspirations of being a journalist, her career in pharmacy and the events leading up to her career change to Information Security. She discusses her culturally diverse background and how that has helped to shape who she is today as a mentor, friend and leader to the teams she currently supports.  Please enjoy.

Guest -  Aparna Kadari
Aparna Kadari is an Information Security Director for Operations, Endpoint Security, and Cloud Protection Engineering teams at Fannie Mae.  She has an MBA with a double major in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a minor in International Business from Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, UK. She is an avid Cyber Security speaker and an active blogger. She also writes poetry and has four anthologies published to her credit. 

She continues to be a mentor at the Girls in Technology (GIT) and Women in Technology (WIT); served as Vice-Chair for the WIT Mentor - Protege program, and as the ATA Convention Women's Forum Chair. She has been involved with community give-back organizations like ASCEND ( a Pan-Asian Leadership group), Executive Women's Forum, developed online awareness campaigns such as STOP Elder Abuse (SEA), continues to advocate for equity for women in STEM and meritocracy in our education system.

Host - Katie Margraf
Katie Margraf is a Vice President of Information Security at Citi Bank. She has experience in several cybersecurity and assurance disciplines and business.

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