Wong was highlighted in this new annual program showcasing 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators and influencers in the global security industry.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Angie Wong, chief executive officer and founder of Ojo Technology, to the inaugural honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, 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.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum is thrilled to recognize Angie as one of the women of the 2022 Power 100 – an accomplished, impactful group who are modeling leadership, inspiring others and shaping and transforming the security industry,” said SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson. “We applaud Angie and the rest of the 2022 honorees for their meaningful contributions to the industry and the larger community and look forward to celebrating their achievements at ISC West.”
Wong is an accomplished entrepreneur who founded Ojo Technology in 2003 and previously its sister company, Network Designs Integration Services, in 1994. Currently, she serves as the CEO for both companies. Born in Hong Kong, Ms. Wong completed high school and university in Canada and received her MBA from San Jose State University.
Ojo Technology has been recognized as a 2019 top women-owned business in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Wong was profiled as a top Women in Security in 2018 by Security Systems News magazine.
On March 25 at ISC West 2022, the SIA Women in Security Forum hosted a networking breakfast and Power 100 celebration recognizing this year’s Power 100 honorees. At this free event sponsored by dormakaba, attendees connected with other leaders and champions for diversity and help SIA recognize and celebrate the 2022 honorees of the Power 100 program. After the breakfast, attendees listened to SIA Women in Security Forum keynote with guest speaker Jenny Radcliffe, a social engineer and “people hacker.”
The Power 100 was announced 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 2022 theme by encouraging the Power 100 honorees, the Women in Security Forum community and the larger security industry to work to forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 list inspires the global security industry. The inaugural class of Power 100 honorees are true leaders and trailblazers in the security industry and are making a difference in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “On International Women’s Day, we thank these inspiring women for their outstanding achievements and the actions they take every day for equality without any expectation of recognition.”
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. In addition to the Power 100, the SIA Women in Security Forum offers several programs and activities, including the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and advancement for a diverse security workforce; special keynote breakfast events at ISC West and East; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; a virtual education series; collaborative projects with other organizations seeking to empower women in security and technology; sponsorship of the Women in Biometrics Awards; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Participation in the SIA Women in Security Forum is open to all employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members; learn more and get involved.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.