CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Security professionals seeking inspiration and a glimpse into the future of the industry were treated to both at the inaugural Axis Women in Security Summit. The summit—hosted by Axis Communications, the market leader in network video solutions—focused on celebrating women in the industry and emphasizing the advantages of diversity in the workplace. The event, held on June12th, featured prominent women from the industry, panel discussions and workshops. Topics included promoting your brand, managing work – life balance, and the evolution of diversity in the security industry.
The summit kicked off with a keynote speech from Bodil Sonesson, vice president of global sales, Axis Communications. Other notable speakers included Bonnie Michelman, executive director of security, Massachusetts General Hospital; Juliette Kayyem, author, CNN analyst and former homeland security adviser; Betsy Meyers, author, consultant and former White House senior adviser on women's issues; Kim Landgraf, Manager of Design and Production, Security Industry Association; and Heather Viccione, Vice President, Physical Security Manager, Citizens Bank and Chair and liaison to the ASIS’ Women in Security Council.
“We put this event together to ignite the conversation about diversity and inclusion in the security industry—we believe these factors are key to driving industry innovation and growth,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “Women have an equal hand in moving the industry forward and creating a smarter, safer world. To that end, it’s essential to provide a dedicated forum that encourages dialogue and generates new ideas.”
Axis has been an active thought-leader and innovator in the security industry for more than 20 years. Over that time, the Company has seen the number of women who have joined the industry increase. Hosting this summit gave the Company a chance to celebrate them and their contributions, support them in their endeavors and raise awareness about the evolution of gender diversity in the security industry.
“It was an honor to deliver the keynote address at our inaugural Women in Security Summit,” said Bodil Sonesson, VP, global sales, Axis Communications. “I appreciate the opportunity to support women in their careers, recognize their achievements, and hopefully inspire them to take on leadership roles within the industry.”
Axis plans to continue to raise awareness and lead the industry when it comes to diversity, gender equality and inclusion.
About Axis Communications
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network.
Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.
Axis has more than 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our www.axis.com.