ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the membership associations for the security industry, have announced a partnership to launch a new event designed to showcase women in security. The event, titled Security LeadHER, will be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, and will kick off with a reception on June 12 with conference programming taking place on June 13. This conference will bring together security professionals committed to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession.
SecurityLeadHER is the first-ever SIA and ASIS International conference dedicated to the advancement of women in the global security industry, 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.
“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.”
“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%.”
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