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Dayanna Nunez and Sylvia Benavidez were 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 Dayanna Nunez, Human Resources Director, and Sylvia Benavidez, Product Manager, who are based out of Houston, TX 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.

Sylvia Benavidez has been with i-PRO Americas since Video Insight since 2013, and was part of the acquisition of Video Insight from Panasonic which is now part of i-PRO Americas Inc. Sylvia works hard and is dedicated to the product and the customers. Her customer orientation is second to none. Sylvia ensures that the product updates always help the customers and is unafraid to challenge ideas that may have a negative impact. Sylvia works to empower other women by inviting them to join her on trips to see customers and gather feedback, thus giving them a voice in places they would not have otherwise had access to.

Dayanna Nunez has been with i-PRO Americas since 2021. Coming from a manufacturing industry in her last role, she has come into the Security industry making changes so that i-PRO stands out in the industry and is known for pushing forward topics and activities surrounding Diversity & Inclusion, how employees are treated, and empowering employees to own their growth. Dayanna has been the pillar of support and expertise in driving the creation of an Employee Resource Network at i-PRO, as well a Diversity & Inclusion council to drive diversity initiatives throughout departments. Dayanna continually works to ensure that i-PRO is a safe place for all where each individual feels equally respected, heard, and trusted.

“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.”

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.