“To create a more diverse and inclusive tech world, we need to inspire and empower the next generation of female role models to pursue and develop their career in technology and become innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s a process and it’s not always straightforward. It takes time, action and support. Join us on a mission! Together we can make a difference.”

On a mission to unite women in tech worldwide.

Ceres is an advocate for diversity in tech, passionate about tech startups and innovation. She is helping girls and women to get into technology and, connecting diverse professionals with companies that put diversity and inclusion first and provide an environment of belonging.

With 11 years’ experience in the security market, Ceres Silva joined Intelligent Security Systems (“ISS”) in October 2015. She has successfully contributed for the sales development of many recognized IT / security manufacturers worldwide. Intercultural competent, fluency in 4 languages and deep understanding of customers’ needs allows her to be a consultancy aid for security critical deployment designs

Her passion is to promote & attract other ladies the IT / Security industry. ‘As an immigrant woman, I know how challenging can it be to work in a male dominated world’, she is a passionate contributor and advocate for a more diversified industry, mentoring young females to learn what are the great rewards to work in the IT / security market despite its challenges.

Speaking Topics

  • Women and technology: Investing in the future
  • Educating, inspiring and empowering immigrant women in Canada
  • Coding for social change
  • Filling the gender gap in STEM


Ceres represents the world’s largest association for security professionals, ASIS International has 243 chapters around the globe. Wherever you are in your career, whether just getting started or a seasoned security professional, ASIS International has the tools, information, and global network you to achieve outstanding business performance through the innovative use of technology. Put the power of ASIS to work for you. www.asisonline.org