Program Announced for 2023 Security LeadHER Conference

Security LeadHER women in security event conference

This inaugural event, hosted by ASIS International and the Security Industry Association and designed to advance, connect and empower women in security, will take place June 12-13 in Nashville, Tennessee.

ALEXANDRIA, Va./SILVER SPRING, Md. –  ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the inaugural Security LeadHER conference, an event designed to showcase women in security. Security LeadHER 2023 will be held June 12-13 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

This new conference from ASIS and SIA will bring together security professionals committed to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession, kicking off with a reception on June 12.

On June 13, the Security LeadHER conference programming will begin with a motivating keynote from author, renowned speaker and sought-after consultant Eliza VanCort on how to “Claim Your Success…Stand Tall, Raise Your Voice and Be Heard.” In this dynamic presentation, VanCort will share her personal story, from kidnappings to a near-fatal head injury to becoming a No. 1 bestselling author, address some of today’s most important women’s leadership issues and offer participants concrete skills to achieve their goals professionally and in every aspect of their lives.

Additional programming will focus on two tracks – Leadership and Security & Innovation – featuring industry-leading subject matter expert presenters. Track session topics will include:

  • The art of saying no
  • Assessing virtual threats and harassment
  • How to eliminate unconscious bias against ourselves as women in security
  • Anonymizing your digital footprint
  • How perfectionism sabotages career advancement
  • Defending data in the cloud
  • Leading by influence
  • The science of sex and its impact on the industry

Speakers for Security LeadHER include:

  • Keynote: Eliza VanCort, author, renowned speaker and sought-after consultant
  • Patricia Arboleda, CEO and founder, executive and leadership coach, Arboleda Coaching
  • Consuelo Brandon, senior consultant, Guidepost Solutions
  • Robby Ann Carter, CEO, Robby Ann Carter Inc.
  • Emily Keram, consultant and forensic psychiatrist
  • Connie Moorhead, CEO, The CMOOR Group
  • Nikki Nemarich, CEO and head of Americas marketing, Axis Communications
  • Barbara Okumu, HR and administration manager, Lady Askari
  • Angela Osborne, associate vice president, risk and emergency management solutions, Guidepost Solutions
  • Belinda Othieno, finance manager, Lady Askari
  • Kathleen Pucket, CEO, TK Associates
  • Stephanie Prentice, safety, security and emergency management consultant, Complete Threat Preparedness
  • Sandra Stibbards, owner and president, Camelot Investigations

“The SIA Women in Security Forum is honored to co-present Security LeadHER in partnership with ASIS International’s Women in Security Community,” said Elaine Palome, director of human resources, Americas, at Axis Communications and event co-chair for Security LeadHER. “In line with the event theme Leading Change, this unique inaugural event will help attendees propel their personal and professional growth, promote safe, inclusive workplaces and inspire change in our industry.”

“I’m thrilled to help lead the inaugural Security LeadHER conference, which will provide top-quality informative, engaging content to our attendees,” said Antoinette King, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting and event co-chair for Security LeadHER. “This year’s event program examines critical issues impacting women in the security industry, dives into important leadership and security topics and will engage security professionals in promoting, recruiting and cultivating a more inclusive, diversified industry.”

ASIS and SIA members are eligible for $100 discounts which allows registration for just $395.

Security LeadHER welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and genders. If you support our mission of advancing women in the global security industry, then this event is for you! This day-and-a-half event is 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.

Space at this one-of-a-kind event is limited. Learn more and register here.

Security LeadHER 2023 is supported by Apple; Premier Sponsors dormakaba, Intel and Wesco; Executive Sponsors Axis Communications and Securitas; and Partner Sponsors Allegion, Altronix, GSA Schedules, Inc., IDEMIA, Prosegur and SAGE Integration.

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world’s largest membership organization for security management professionals. With 34.000 members hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (GSX) – the most influential event in the profession – ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.

About the Security Industry Association

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,300 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities, and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.