SIA Progress Award
Recognizing ADVANCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND SUCCESS FOR WOMEN IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY
About the SIA Progress Award
The SIA Progress Award, presented by the Security Industry Association's Women in Security Forum, celebrates an individual who is advancing opportunities and paving the way to success for women in the security industry. Each recipient is determined based on the following criteria:
- Contributions to advancing women in the security industry within the past three years (e.g., volunteer activities and/or grassroots efforts, new programs, new company policies to promote a more diverse workforce and thought leadership)
- Promoting women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship
- Recognitions and/or awards for related activities
- Demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the security industry
All nominees must be employees of SIA member companies, and each nomination must include a letter from a colleague in the security industry on why the candidate deserves the award.
SIA has named Kasia Hanson, global director – video, safety and security – Network and Edge Group at Intel Corporation, as the 2022 recipient of the SIA Progress Award. Hanson – who serves as SIA’s WISF chair – leads Intel’s global video, safety and security sales for the company’s Network and Edge Group. Her team drives technology design, go-to-market and ecosystem orchestration strategies that drive revenue and adoption of artificial intelligence and edge technologies across the security industry. She is a 22-year veteran of Intel with deep technology expertise across the Internet of Things, AI, physical security and cybersecurity, data center and storage. Additionally, Hanson is a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience and was named the No. 3 IFSEC Global Security Influencer in 2021.
Hanson, who has chaired the SIA Women in Security Forum since 2021, led the 2022 launch of the WISF Power 100, an annual initiative recognizing 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community. The Power 100 honorees are an accomplished, impactful group who are modeling leadership, inspiring others and transforming the security industry. Additionally, Hanson has spearheaded a variety of leadership and professional development initiatives through WISF, including informative and inspiring virtual events for and by women and professional development content and networking offerings at major industry trade shows.
Previous SIA Progress Award Winners
- 2021: Elaine Palome
- 2020: Andrew Lanning
- 2019: Maureen Carlo
- 2018: Eddie Reynolds