Inaugural Security LeadHER Conference Attracts More Than 300 Attendees

Event hosted by Security Industry Association and ASIS International designed to advance, connect and empower women in security.

Inaugural Security LeadHER Conference Attracts More Than 300 Attendees

Nashville, Tenn. – ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted the first Security LeadHER conference this week in Nashville, helping about 300 attendees across the security industry connect with each other and feel empowered about their place in the space.

The inaugural Security LeadHER conference kicked off Monday (June 12) with a behind-the-scenes security tour of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, a tour of the National Museum of African American Music, a women’s self-defense class, and a lively networking reception at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ.

Conference programming on Tuesday (June 13) included keynote from author, speaker and consultant Eliza VanCort on how to “Claim Your Success – Stand Tall, Raise Your Voice and Be Heard,” in which she shared her personal journey from childhood kidnappings to a near-fatal head injury to becoming a best-selling author.

VanCort also addressed some of today’s most important women’s leadership issues and gave participants communication and presentation guidance and skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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“Eliza’s insights on communication were incredibly helpful and I walked away with many new communication tools,” said Antoinette King, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting LLC and event co-chair for Security LeadHER, in the company press release.

“Our inaugural Security LeadHER event was a smashing success,” she said. “The energy in the room was palpable The education sessions were super insightful. I left the conference with so much excitement for the future of our industry.”

Additional programming focused on two tracks – Leadership and Security & Innovation – with actionable guidance on topics such as confidently saying no and setting boundaries, addressing virtual threats and harassment, mitigating unconscious biases against women in security, anonymizing digital footprints, protecting data in the cloud, leading by influence and the science of sex and its impact on the industry.

The conference closed with a keynote from diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner, spoken word artist, emcee and poetry specialist Charity Blackwell, who offered a spoken word performance and keynote address exploring the meaning of owning your legacy through your work.

“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,” said Elaine Palome, director of human resources, Americas, at Axis Communications and event co-chair for Security LeadHER, in the press release. “It was so inspiring to see more than 300 women and their allies gathered together to share stories, ideas and knowledge.”

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