Honoring the Value of IX Women

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Honoring the Value of IX Women

Priti Parikh  

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – Les Brown”

joined the ImagineX family in January 2017 as a Senior Consultant in our CyberSecurity practice helping clients integrate security and automation to meet critical business needs. Priti brings over 11 years of Information Security experience to ImagineX, having primarily worked within the Financial Services industry. She is passionate about understanding her client’s problems and providing innovative solutions to reduce risk and achieving operational excellence. Prior to joining ImagineX, Priti worked within Freddie Mac’s Identity and Access Management team running the security processes and leading the integration of security tools into the organization’s environment with a focus on audit and risk compliance. Priti is currently working with a fortune 500 retailer in designing an orchestrator that assimilates data from different disparate security tools and correlates this information to create a Single Pane of Glass (SPoG) that can be leveraged to build custom security dashboards and metrics. Priti graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and holds a B.S in Information Systems. When she’s not glued to the computer, she loves traveling, reading and trying out new restaurants.

 

Get to Know Priti
What do you find is most important to working professionals today? Are priorities changing?
Working professionals today want a better employee experience in terms of flexibility and having a
career mobility where they can grow their skills and stay engaged in their work with new challenges.
Of course, being appreciated for the skills you bring to the table is a huge part of that. Priorities are
definitely changing where people not only want to have successful careers but are also seeking ways
to balance work with personal time and relationships.
What advice would you give women struggling in a male dominated industry?
Be confident and make yourself invaluable by honing your skills. Knowledge is power! Women often
fall into the trap of not speaking up or holding back during meetings, appearing to be less selfassured than the male colleagues. It’s good to remember that we have a unique perspective and
qualities that we bring to the workplace so don’t be afraid to voice your opinion and be assertive.
When you were a little girl, who was your female role model? What about her inspired you and did you
apply it to help accomplish your goals?
Without question, my mother is my biggest inspiration and role model. She single-handedly raised
my sister and I while working full-time and also juggling family responsibilities. Growing up, she’s
taught me to fight my own battles and has been a shining example on how to be a strong independent
woman who’s not afraid to speak her mind. What’s amazing about her is that she hardly ever criticized
and had the insight to focus on her children’s strengths to bring out the best in us, while adapting to
our different personalities. It’s definitely taught me to be more perceptive and how to play to your
team’s strengths, focusing less on people’s weaknesses.

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