“I left the conference with so much excitement” – successful debut for Security LeadHER event

"I left the conference with so much excitement" - successful debut for Security LeadHER event

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ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have concluded their inaugural Security LeadHER conference, which debuted in Nashville, Tennessee, US on 12-13 June.

The conference was dedicated to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession.

A groundbreaking conference

Approximately 300 current and future “LeadHERs” and attendees of all backgrounds and genders gathered for the 2023 conference. Featured activities and conference highlights included:

June 12

  • A behind the scenes security tour of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium
  • A tour of the National Museum of African American Music
  • A women’s self-defence class
  • A networking reception at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ

June 13

  • Keynote address from Author, renowned Speaker and Consultant, Eliza VanCort on how to “Claim Your Success – Stand Tall, Raise Your Voice and Be Heard”
  • Presentations from industry leading subject matter experts
  • Track sessions offering actionable guidance on topics such as: Confidently saying no and setting boundaries; addressing virtual threats and harassment; mitigating unconscious biases against women in security; anonymising digital footprints; protecting data in the cloud; leading by influence; the science of sex and its impact on the industry
  • Keynote from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner, Spoken Word Artist, Emcee and Poetry Specialist, Charity Blackwell

“My mind is full of new ideas”

“The inaugural Security LeadHER event is a wrap – and what a success it was,” said Elaine Palome, Director of Human Resources, Americas, Axis Communications and Event Co-Chair, Security LeadHER.

“My mind is full of new ideas, my LinkedIn account is full of new connections and my heart is full of gratitude for all the hard work done by the SIA and ASIS communities to make this event something to remember.

“It was so inspiring to see more than 300 women and their allies gathered together to share stories, ideas and knowledge. We are already thinking about next year’s event and hope you will join us.”

“The energy in the room was palpable”

“Our inaugural Security LeadHER event was a smashing success. The energy in the room was palpable,” said Antoinette King, Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting LLC and event Co-Chair, Security LeadHER.

“Our opening keynote was delivered by Eliza VanCort. Eliza’s insights on communication were incredibly helpful and I walked away with many new communication tools.

“The education sessions were super insightful. Our closing keynote, Charity Blackwell, was simply masterful. I left the conference with so much excitement for the future of our industry!”

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