ASIS International NSW Chapter - Women in Security 2021

Sydney Opera House (Yallamundi Rooms)
Helena Pontes with Key speakers; Dr Yvette Blount, Paul Akhurst, Marie Patane, Zalina Jaflus, and Nicole Laughlin
Members: $60; Non-Members $75


Women In Security 2021 - #ChoosetoChallenge

Gender diversity in the workplace is crucial and women are often under-represented in the security environment. In 2021, we choose to challenge this status quo. This event focuses on increasing the representation of women in the security profession and leadership roles, to ensure advancement and gender diversity across the profession which in turn contributes to workplaces with optimal performance and overall revenue growth.

Join us for an inspiring evening celebrating Women In Security at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Hear from inspirational leaders in our panel who shape the security industry.
Drinks and canapes will be served throughout the evening. Please note that you will be expected to remain seated due to COVID restrictions.

Limited spots available - make sure to purchase your ticket here

Key Speakers

Dr Yvette Blount 

Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Business School (Macquarie University),
who specialises in cyber governance, artificial intelligence and the
future of work.



Paul Akhurst

Paul has worked in the UK, Netherlands and Australia. His expertise is
in strategic and operational planning, and team building, he is passionate
about the built environment and its impact on our lives.



Marie Patane

Chief Security Office for Sydney Metro with extensive past experience
in business continuity, resilience, group security and risk analysis for
The Star Entertainment Group and Qantas.


Zalina Jaflus (Remote participant)


Chief Operating Officer at Sterling (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and
past Head of Risk at Malaysia Airports, with expertise in Business
Continuity Management.



Nicole Laughlin (Remote participant)

Manager Group Security at ANZ and past Overseas Security
Advisor at DFAT, who has over 20 years’ experience in security
in both government and private industry.




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