Canadian Security Magazine

Virtual Summits
Advance: Women in Security 2024
May 15, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

Now in its 3rd year, Advance: Women in Security promotes gender diversity in one of Canada’s most critical and growing economic sectors. Companies and businesses from all corners of the security industry —manufacturers, guard companies, vendors, distributors, dealers, system integrators and end users — are increasingly hiring more women for all roles, from front-line positions to senior management.

Our goal is to spotlight the accomplishments of successful professionals, encourage more women to join the sector and raise awareness of organizations that are taking a leading role.

We have combined the audiences and reach of the most read and trusted security media brands/publications in the country: Canadian Security, SP&T News and Sécurité Québec.

This event concluded on May 15th, 2024



Keynote address: Maryam Saeed, Head of Risk, Visa Canada

Speaker: Maryam Saeed, Head of Risk, Visa Canada

Panel Discussion: Addressing recruitment and retention issues in the security industry and creating an environment that is more inclusive

Moderator: Carmela Demkiw, Senior Director, corporate security services, Rogers Communications
  • Nancy Tavares, Senior Director, People & Culture, Paladin Security
  • Beverly Wilks, Senior Marketing Manager, Security Solutions, Bell Business Markets
  • Danielle Weddepohl, Executive Director, Safety, Sheridan College
Today’s security industry offers a wealth of engaging work experiences, yet, like many markets and vocations, it struggles in terms of drawing (and keeping) newcomers. Panelists will discuss what brought them to security and why they stayed, and offer some solutions that can help to make the industry an attractive career option for years to come.

Panel Discussion: Advice from the entrepreneurs – women who lead their own security businesses

Moderator: Sherri Ireland, President, Security Exclusive
  • Antoinette King, Head of Cyber Convergence, i-PRO Americas Inc.; Founder, Credo Cyber Consulting
  • Monique Rollin, President, Monique Rollin Consulting Solutions
  • Azin Tabrizi, CEO, Met-Scan Canada
  • Tracy Larson, President, WeSuite
Women who have established, led and grown their own security companies discuss the triumphs and tribulations that come with running a business. From finding a niche to building an enterprise to marketing services and products, panelists will relate their experiences and offer advice to potential future entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Advance: Women in Security 2024

When & Where?

Advance: Women in Security 2024 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on May 15, 2024 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of May 15, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.