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SSN, SIA WISF to continue partnership to promote diversity in 2024

SSN, SIA WISF to continue partnership to promote diversity in 2024 Women in Security Forum series will feature special profiles throughout the year

SSN, SIA WISF to continue partnership to promote diversity in 2024

YARMOUTH, Maine, and SILVER SPRING, Md.—Security Systems News is proud to be partnering again this year with the Security Industry Association's (SIA’s) Women in Security Forum (WISF) to spotlight an incredibly diverse list of security professionals to be highlighted in special features throughout 2024.

SSN and SIA WISF began the partnership in 2021 and in 2022, expanded coverage beyond one issue with one person profiled in each issue, as well as online at

Women in Security Forum"Security Systems News has steadfastly partnered with the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum (WISF). SSN continues shining a light on initiatives and individuals, bringing WISF’s vision to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit, and cultivate women’s leadership for a bolder presence within the industry to life,” said SIA WISF Chair Alice DiSanto, who serves as VP of global marketing, Rajant Corp. “Extraordinary women are shaping the future of the security industry, and SSN offers monthly profiles for you to get to know them.”

Without further ado, the following women selected by SIA’s Women in Security Forum, in partnership with SSN, will be profiled in each issue of SSN in 2024:

  • Martha Entwistle, senior manager, corporate communications, Eagle Eye Networks
  • Margie Gurwin, founder, Content Creation Partners
  • Tracy Larson, president, WeSuite
  • Sheryl Pinckney-Maas, founder and CEO, Guardian Zone  
  • Shawn Ruddo, chief solutions officer, Unlimited Technology
  • Yazmina Rawji, relationship manager, dormakaba
  • Beth Anderson, senior channel marketing manager, commercial electronics, Allegion
  • Jenna Hardie, director of PR and marketing, HiveWatch
  • Rachelle Loyear, vice president, integrated security solutions, Allied Universal
  • Heather Morgan, senior business development for strategic accounts, Wavelynx
  • Ceres Silva, sales director – Canada, Eagle Eye Networks
  • Jennifer Doctor, global product director, access control, acre security

DiSanto noted that WISF, which is free and open to all SIA members, has a lot to offer for those interested in joining its membership. 

Consider nominating someone for the security industry’s Power 100, joining one of 10 regional AmbassadHER events, volunteering talents to WISF’s impactful subcommittees, registering for the ISC West WISF Breakfast and Keynote, or attending the second LeadHER conference this June in Phoenix,” she noted. “These opportunities are scratching the surface of what WISF offers, so please follow us on LinkedIn for the latest. WISF membership is open to men and women. Contact me or any WISF Steering Committee member anytime for more.” 

For more information on the SIA WISF, please click here


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