Aarti Gadhia is a change maker and has dedicated her entire career to breaking down barriers and boundaries to achieve equality for under-represented groups in STEM and in leadership. She founded Standout To Lead to empower women in cybersecurity to join boards and as a result 30 women have begun their board journey. She also founded SHE (Sharing Her Empowerment) with a mission to be a collective voice and accelerate change.
She is a Cyber Sales Professional and advises Boards on how to build their go-to-market strategy. Aarti serves as the Board Director for ObserveID and during her free time, she volunteers on the OWASP Vancouver Board and WiCYS Western Canada Affiliate Board.
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. She was quoted in Canadian Security Magazine as she shared her views on the importance of soft skills to break down barriers in traditional hiring.
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.