ASIS International and SIA announce conference lineup for Security LeadHER 2024

March 28, 2024
This conference from ASIS and SIA will bring together security professionals committed to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession.

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 Speaker: 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 Speaker: 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.