ASIS International and Security Industry Association Announce Conference Lineup for Security LeadHER 2024

Security LeadHER women in security event conference

The 2024 Security LeadHER event, hosted by SIA and ASIS and designed to advance, connect and empower women in security, will gather hundreds of industry leaders June 24-25 in Phoenix, Arizona.

ALEXANDRIA, Va./SILVER SPRING, Md. – ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced the agenda and speaker lineup for their second annual Security LeadHER conference, an event designed to showcase women in security. Security LeadHER 2024 will be held June 24-25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.

This conference from ASIS and SIA will bring together security professionals committed to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession.

On June 24, the Security LeadHER conference programming will include interactive workshops and lectures focused on personal wellness, professional growth and leadership development. Following these high-impact sessions, the event will kick off with a motivating keynote from Debby Stone, CEO of Novateur Partners, LLC – “Promote Yourself! Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story.”

On June 25, the conference program will begin with an impressive keynote presentation from author, two-time TEDx presenter and workplace performance expert Henna Pryor, on “Awkward and Upward! Your Surprising Secret Weapon for Taking More Risks at Work.” Throughout the day, sessions addressing managerial leadership, negotiation tactics, male allyship and more will take place. The conference will close with an inspiring keynote presentation from confidence coach and speaker Amanda McPherson entitled “Girl, Get Your Roots Done: Cultivating Unshakable Confidence from Within.”

This day-and-a-half program, featuring industry-leading subject matter expert presenters, will offer a variety of networking opportunities in addition to educational programming.

Day 1 (Monday, June 24)

  • Promoting Wellness: Workplace Mindfulness and Tai Chi Workshop (Carolyn McGrath, Senior Director, Global Fire and Security Services, Johnson Controls)
  • Offload Stress, Access Inner Calm – Nervous System Reset (Romay Nichols, Certified Somatic Breathwork Practitioner, In.Spire Somatics)
  • Emotional Regulation for High Achievers (Mikki Bey, CEO/Life Coach, Mikki Bey Consulting)
  • Security Women Actively Supporting Women (Emma Barkley, Strategic Sales Manager, JCI Security Products)
  • Bringing Your Whole Self: The Power of Authenticity in Leadership (Maggi Heyer, Physical Security Director – Americas/EMEA, Seagate Technology)
  • Imposter Syndrome: Identify, Address and Overcome (Julaine Simmons, Vice President of Security & Electronic Systems, M.C. Dean)
  • Leading Across Generations: Managing the Multigenerational Workplace (Stefanie Adams, CEO, WNY People Development)
  • Keynote: Promote Yourself! Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story (Debby Stone, CEO, Novateur Partners, LLC)
  • Networking Reception at The Duce (525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona)

Day 2 (Tuesday, June 25)

  • Keynote: Awkward and Upward! Your Surprising Secret Weapon for Taking More Risks at Work (Henna Pryor, 2x TEDx and Global Keynote Speaker, Workplace Performance Expert, Author and Executive Coach)
  • Breaking Barriers: A Woman’s Guide to Leading With Influence (Lida Citroen, CEO, LIDA360)
  • Spreadsheets, Struggles and Strategic Vision: Making the Transition From Tactical Management to Senior Leadership (Alyssa Nayyar, Director, Chief of Staff, Sibylline; Liz Lauzon, Global VSOC Team Manager, Sibylline; Melissa Lucid, Senior Manager, GSOC Operations, Sibylline)
  • Secure Your Worth: Dynamic Negotiation Tactics for Women in Industry (Wendy Davison, Consultant, Group Nine)
  • What is Male Allyship, and How Can We Get More of It? (Moderator: Chris Peterson, Founder and Principal, Vector Firm; Panelists: TBA)
  • Keynote: Girl, Get Your Roots Done: Cultivating Unshakeable Confidence from Within (Amanda McPherson, Confidence Coach and Speaker)

“The partnership between the SIA Women in Security Forum and ASIS International’s Women in Security Community for Security LeadHER is a testament to our shared commitment to empowering women in the security industry,” expressed Alice DiSanto, vice president of global marketing at Rajant Corporation and chair of SIA’s Women in Security Forum. “As we embrace the theme of Leading Change, this groundbreaking event promises to ignite personal and professional growth, foster safe and inclusive workplaces and catalyze transformation throughout our industry.”

“I’m honored to continue leading the Security LeadHER conference, building upon its successful debut,” expressed Mary Gamble, Esq., MBA, CPP, chair of the ASIS Women in Security Community. “This year’s conference delves deep into the pressing issues facing women in the security industry, offering enriching discussions on leadership, purposeful engagement and professional growth. Together, we’ll empower security professionals to foster diversity, inclusion and excellence throughout our industry.”

ASIS and SIA members are eligible for $200 discounts, which allow registration for just $495.

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, and Security LeadHER sold out in 2023. Learn more and register at

Security LeadHER 2024 is supported by sponsors Allegion, Apple, Boon Edam, dormakaba, Genetec, GSA Schedules, Intel, Ontic, SAGE, Securitas Technology and Wesco.

About the Security Industry Association

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,400 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.

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world’s largest membership organization for security management professionals. With more than 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, 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. For more information about ASIS International, please visit