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SIA establishes Women in Security Forum

SIA establishes Women in Security Forum

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced on International Women's Day, March 8, the establishment of the SIA Women in Security Forum to support the participation of women in the security industry. Through programs, professional development and networking events, the committee will engage members, both men and women, who share this goal.

The inaugural steering committee for the SIA Women in Security Forum includes: Elaine Palome, Axis Communications; Chelsea Render, Bosch; Kelly Bond, Brivo; Vicky Lowe, Convergint Technologies; Janet Fenner, Dahua Technology USA; Sherida Sessa, ISC Security Events; Dawne Hanks, Milestone Systems; Christine Hamberis, ScanSource; Alice DiSanto, Sharp Intellos; Maureen Carlo, Videotec Security; and Lynn de Seve, GSA Schedules Inc.

“It is an honor to serve on SIA's new Women in Security committee as it recognizes the countless women working in this industry, and our collective achievements and contributions. It also presents a great opportunity to engage, mentor and help further empower a new generation of women executives in the physical security industry,” Fenner said in a prepared statement.

“It is a privilege to serve a forum keenly focused on propelling women within the security industry. Providing a venue where future female leaders can strengthen their know-how, while networking and brainstorming around future solutions with peers can only improve competency and esteem,” DiSanto said in the announcement.

“Our success depends on the quality skill, and values of our employees. At Axis, we believe that a diverse and talented workforce is a key competitive advantage and that different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences are important drivers of innovation. We are pleased to be taking part in this joint initiative with SIA,” Palome said in a prepared statement.

Membership is open to SIA members in good standing, and nonmembers are eligible for up to 90 days, SIA said.



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