Recognized for her success as leading A-LIGN’s ISO practice, Lalwani joins an elite group of female leaders
TAMPA, FL — MAY 24, 2021 – A-LIGN, a leading security and compliance provider to more than 2,500 global clients, today announced that Arti Lalwani has been named a Consulting Magazine 2021 Women Leader in Technology for her Excellence in Client Services. Winners were celebrated in a recent virtual program that emphasized women’s contributions to technology consulting.
Consulting Magazine states, “The role of women in the technology field is essential. Women leaders in technology fields are often overlooked, but particularly in the consulting profession – where three-quarters of the industry is male, especially in the upper ranks. And that number is even greater in technology circles. That’s why we launched a brand-new award to recognize women leaders in technology for excellence in three categories – Leadership, Client Service and Innovation.”
Lalwani grew from senior consultant to practice lead at A-LIGN in record time. She determines the strategic direction of the ISO practice, maintains the firm’s compliance with its ANAB accreditation and searches for ways to grow the practice in the marketplace. Under her leadership, the ISO practice has quickly become the second-highest performing service line at the firm.
Asked about the best advice she’s ever received as a woman in her field, Lalwani commented, “In an industry that stereotypes how women should act, it’s okay to be yourself. There’s a specific personality that is expected for this industry, and I’ve learned that I can still be professional and bring my opinions and personality to the table. Petar Besalev, A-LIGN’s EVP of Cybersecurity and Compliance Services and one of my greatest mentors, has iterated that no harm will come from being myself and to not underestimate the value I can bring to my team and the firm. It is OK to be smart, driven, and have an opinion.”
Scott Price, CEO of A-LIGN stated, “This award is a true testament to the leadership and positive influence Arti brings to A-LIGN and her team every day. I feel so honored to have worked with Arti for the last 2 years and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and the A-LIGN practice under her command.”
To learn more about this year’s group of winners, please visit Consulting Magazine 2021 Women Leaders in Technology.
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