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ASIS International and Security Industry Association Announce Details and Open Call for Proposals for 2024 Security LeadHER Conference

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Media Contacts:
Andy Cutler
Vice President, Communications
ASIS International
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Kara Klein
Associate Director, Marketing and Media Relations
Security Industry Association
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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 (11 January 2024)—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading membership associations for the security industry – have announced details for the 2024 Security LeadHER conference, a special event dedicated to advancing, connecting and empowering women in the security profession. The second annual Security LeadHER conference will be held Monday, June 24 – Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.

Born of a need to effect change and create a more enriching and inclusive security community, Security LeadHER offers impactful keynotes, lively networking, small group breakouts and many opportunities to help Security LeadHERs develop their skills, connect and collaborate.

Security LeadHER is seeking engaging, informative and motivational speakers and sessions for the 2024 conference. Session proposals are wanted on topics such as:

  • Strategies for career growth and advancement
  • Positioning yourself for promotion
  • Forging your path into executive leadership
  • Inspiring change and leading by influence
  • How to effectively negotiate
  • Balancing your career, life relationships and personal wellness
  • Overcoming self-doubt (imposter syndrome)
  • Creating a personal brand
  • Managing and motivating next-generation women leaders

“Last June, SIA and ASIS partnered for the inaugural LeadHER conference in Nashville. Hundreds of women and men united to promote, recruit and cultivate women's leadership in the security industry, making for palpable energy. The speakers and topics provided actionable recommendations that attendees could immediately put into play professionally and personally,” said Alice DiSanto, chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum. “Now is the time to become part of the much-anticipated year No. 2 of Security LeadHER in Phoenix. Register now to attend. Throw your name into consideration to speak. Together, I am confident we will curate programming to transform your thinking about women in security.”

“As we again gather at this transformative security conference, we celebrate the spirit of progress, connection and empowerment that defines the incredible women shaping the future of our industry,” said Mary Gamble, CPP, chair of the ASIS Women in Security Community. “This event is more than a conference; it is a powerful testament to the resilience, ambition, expertise and collaborative spirit of women in security. Together, we advance, connect and empower, forging a path towards a more supportive and inclusive future for us all.”

Speaker proposals are due Wednesday, Feb. 7; learn more and share your idea here.

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 conference has been designed to be an open, friendly and welcoming environment. During Security LeadHER, there will be top-quality educational programming on key leadership issues and topics, impactful presentations from industry-leading experts and numerous opportunities for participants to connect, collaborate and experience lively social events and networking opportunities.

Registration is now open for the 2024 Security LeadHER conference, and ASIS and SIA members save $200 on registration. Attendees can also access a discounted rate at the conference hotel, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Space for this one-of-a-kind event is limited and was sold out in 2023. To learn more about Security LeadHER 2024, sign up for event updates and register, please visit the event website.


About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With 34,000 members and 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. Learn more about ASIS International at

About Security Industry Association (SIA) 

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. Learn more about SIA at