In recognition of International Women’s Day 2019, we are spotlighting some of the women who comprise Zscaler’s international workforce. These women were selected for their passion for their work, their contributions to their teams, and their support of the Zscaler values and vision.
We are pleased to introduce you to two of our honorees, and we are grateful that they are part of the Zscaler family.
To Michelle, every one of us should be deeply concerned about security because all our systems are interconnected and cybercrime represents an existential threat. She is glad to have been doing her part to bring IT security to organizations since 2015 when she joined Zscaler. She enjoys working with a variety of people inside and outside the company, from internal sales teams to external customers at leading companies. Michelle appreciates the creative freedom she enjoys at Zscaler and the open culture that encourages collaboration across teams. Outside of her busy role crisscrossing the country, Michelle is happiest when spending time with her husband and children. Michelle’s greatest influence was her grandmother, who was born in Ukraine and lived through difficult times, including both World Wars and the pogroms, yet maintained a positive outlook throughout her long life. We are glad to know where Michelle draws her inspiration, as she has in turn inspired many others at Zscaler to push themselves, strive for excellence, and to always stay positive.
Lisa became interested in cybersecurity in the early nineties when she was working for a web services startup and its servers got hacked. Since then, she has pursued various security roles, including firewall/VPN administrator, SOC monkey, security analyst, and systems engineer. Her favorite part of her job in emerging technologies is talking with customers, understanding their needs and pain points, and helping them reduce or eliminate obstacles to achieve their goals. Lisa takes after her father but tries to emulate her mother, a quietly resolute woman and the most influential person in Lisa’s life. Lisa describes herself as risk-averse, but all that means is she’s really prepared when rock climbing (having ascended and rappelled a 2,600-foot rope on the nose of El Capitan), wriggling through caves, and mountain biking. We’re so glad to have Lisa in the Zscaler family, sharing her vast knowledge with teammates and customers, while inspiring us to ask the right questions, seek better solutions, and to pursue our own kinds of adventure.
Congratulations, Michelle and Lisa!
Each day of the week leading up to International Women’s Day—March 8, 2019—Zscaler will introduce women of Zscaler whose lives, locations, and roles are diverse but who share a commitment to a world where information can be securely accessed no matter where it lives.