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January 30, 2023

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The Video Surveillance Report 2023

Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity

ASIS partners with Security Industry Association to launch Security LeadHER event

Set to go ahead between 12-13 June 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee, the Security LeadHER event is designed to advance opportunities to connect and empower women in the security industry.

SecurityLeadHER-23The event will kick off with a reception on June 12 with conference programming taking place on June 13. This conference, put together following an ASIS International and Security Industry Association (SIA) collaboration, will aim to bring together security professionals committed to advancing, connecting, and empowering women in the security profession.

“We have done significant work to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry, and see this event as a way to advance this work,” said Kasia Hanson, Chair, SIA Women in Security Forum. “We look forward to engaging a diverse group of professionals to collaborate with and see this as a preeminent educational, networking and engagement opportunity to strengthen our ability to create impactful and long-lasting change within the security industry.”

Beginning on February 1, Security LeadHER invites security professionals to submit a proposal to present and share their expertise at the first-ever SIA and ASIS International conference dedicated to the advancement of women in the global security industry. It will be designed to empower women in security and their allies while exploring global security topics, answering widespread questions, and discovering practical ideas driving today’s most successful women in security.

Topics covered could include leadership, power skills, or diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), or sharing industry expertise around security innovation, technology, or trends, professionals are being encouraged to submit their speaking proposal.

Beginning 1 February, proposals can be submitted at the Security LeadHER website.

Helping women to advance in the security industry

“Our goal is to advance women in the security industry, see them succeed in their professional roles, and climb to the C-Suite inspiring industry leaders to take action to change this industry for the better,” stated Brittany Galli, Chair, ASIS Women in Security Community. “We have known for decades that women are an underrepresented group within the security profession, and we aim to discuss the challenges and solutions to reach our goal – increasing the women in security data statistics far beyond its current 11%.”

Security LeadHER welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and genders. This day and a half event has been designed to be an open, friendly, and welcoming environment. During Security LeadHER, there will be numerous opportunities for participants to connect and collaborate, and experience lively social events and networking opportunities.

The educational programming will focus on two tracks – Leadership, and Security Trends, featuring more than 30 industry leading subject matter expert presenters.

Find out more about the event and get tickets, here.


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