Axis holds event recognizing the contributions of women in the
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
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.