Kelly DeLeo Recognized as Part of the Security Industry Association’s 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100
Kelly DeLeo was highlighted in this annual program showcasing 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators and influencers in the global security industry.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Kelly DeLeo, Director, Solutions & Services, to the 2023 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community.
DeLeo joined Axis Communications in 2009 and spent more than a decade in various roles throughout marketing and educational services before transitioning into Business Development in 2020 to build out the team focused on driving Axis’ software & NVR strategy across the Americas. In her career, DeLeo has held various leadership roles, consistently showing her commitment to her own and her team’s professional development. She is active in SIA’s TIME Mentorship program and is also a graduate of the International Program for New Leaders, a program at Axis that gives participating leaders a strong foundation of coaching, influencing and leadership skills.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum is proud to showcase the remarkable women of the 2023 WISF Power 100. These dynamic, talented honorees are making waves in the security industry and are constantly exhibiting leadership, motivating others and driving progress in the security industry,” said SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson. “We commend this outstanding class of honorees for their impactful efforts in the security industry and broader community and look forward to celebrating their successes at ISC West.”
On March 31 at ISC West 2023, the SIA Women in Security Forum will host a networking breakfast and Power 100 celebration recognizing this year’s Power 100 honorees. At this free event sponsored by dormakaba, attendees will connect with other leaders and champions for diversity and help SIA recognize and celebrate the 2023 honorees of the Power 100 program. After the breakfast, attendees are encouraged to stay for the SIA Women in Security Forum keynote with special guest speaker Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition team, faculty member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and the New York Times bestselling author of On the Edge. Learn more and register to attend here.
The Power 100 announcement comes on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. SIA supports International Women’s Day and launched the SIA Women in Security Forum on this day in 2018. This year, SIA will celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2023 theme by encouraging the Power 100 honorees, the Women in Security Forum community and the larger security industry to work to forge women’s equity and #EmbraceEquity.
“The 2023 Power 100 honorees are an inspiration to all of us in the security industry. These 100 women leaders are breaking barriers, shifting expectations and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion while taking our industry to new heights,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we congratulate this year’s outstanding class of honorees and thank them for their invaluable contributions to the security industry as well as their leadership, innovation and advocacy.”
SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a more inclusive and diversified industry.