Security Women Actively Supporting Women

In an industry where women are underrepresented, finding a support system of fellow females can pose challenges. Speaking from personal experience, I struggled to find resources or female mentors to turn to for guidance when initially entering the industry and necessarily found myself seeking guidance from the majority group in navigating the industry. Unfortunately, the desire to blend in and avoid drawing attention often results in unintentional neglect of uplifting fellow minority colleagues or industry members. And overtime the challenges of transitioning from education to the workplace, or between industries, tend to fade from memory.

It is essential for women in the security field to support and empower one another by actively engaging in recruiting, mentoring, training, and leadership roles. Through our actions, we hold the power to generate positive impacts, ranging from simple gestures like facilitating networking among female colleagues to dedicating time from busy schedules to mentor other women in the security industry. Join this session to hear about shared experiences and learn how we all can contribute to making a difference.


Jun 24 2024


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Phoenix B


  • Emma Barkley
    Emma Barkley
    Strategic Sales Manager, JCI Security Products

    Emma Barkley has been working in the security industry for over 12 years, while at HID she led Access Control Manufactures to adopt the latest card and reader technology as well as other offerings within HID’s portfolio. In Emma’s 10 years at JCI Security Products formerly known as Tyco Security Product, she has worked with their manufactured security technologies including PSIM, access control, and video solutions as well as their respective integrations. She is a graduate of JCI Leadership, which propelled her over the last few years to mentor several young women in her organization.