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Bonnie Butlin

Co-founder and Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum

A globally recognized expert in security, Bonnie Butlin is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), a global network of security professionals which acts as an information sharing nexus for hundreds of security and related associations, companies, educational institutions, and individuals across the globe. She also founded the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), which came about in response to a growing need to build capacity for and with women in security and related fields.

Recognizing the importance of fostering women’s participation in security and inspiring young women to enter the profession, Bonnie launched a series of Women in Security Awards across the globe, including in Latin America, Singapore, India, Africa, Philippines, Malaysia, and New Zealand — plus an inaugural Canadian award in 2020. This year, she plans on launching in South Korea and Israel, continuing to shine a much needed spotlight on women who have advanced the security profession.