SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. Now in its third year, this annual initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories are breaking barriers, redefining the faces of leadership and showcasing the innovative contributions women bring to the industry.
“SIA is thrilled to launch the third year of the Women in Security Forum Power 100 program – a hallmark WISF initiative that honors the inspiring women leading, innovating and transforming our industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We encourage all SIA members and the global security community to submit nominations and help us identify and recognize the exceptional women leaders in their organizations.”
The Power 100 recognition program recognizes women in security who model leadership, inspire others and shape and transform the industry. The 2024 SIA WISF Power 100 honorees will be announced on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024. Honorees will be invited to and recognized at a special SIA Women in Security Forum event at ISC West 2024.
“The Power 100 has been working tirelessly through collaboration as opposed to competition. These women have pushed boundaries and represent champions of change,” said SIA WISF Chair Alice DiSanto. “Together, the collective shines brighter to illuminate the possibilities and inspire other women to pursue leadership within the security industry.”
Power 100 nominations are reviewed by the WISF AmplifiHER Subcommittee and evaluated on the criteria of quality of response, significance of achievement(s) and positive impact towards innovation, leadership and/or diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Nominate an individual for the 2024 WISF Power 100 here. Individuals may nominate multiple individuals, and persons may also nominate themselves. Previous honorees are eligible to be renominated. All nominations must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2024.
SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a bolder presence within the industry. In addition to the Power 100, the SIA Women in Security Forum offers several programs and activities, including the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and advancement for a diverse security workforce; special keynote breakfast events at ISC West and East; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; a virtual education series; collaborative projects with other organizations seeking to empower women in security and technology; sponsorship of the Women in Biometrics Awards; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Participation in the SIA Women in Security Forum is open to all employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members; learn more and get involved.
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.