SIA Seeks Nominations for Its Inaugural Progress Award

The SIA Progress Award celebrates an individual who is advancing opportunities and paving the way to success for women in the security industry.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum.

The new SIA Progress Award will celebrate an individual who is advancing opportunities and success for women in the security industry. The winner will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • Contributions to advancing women in the security industry within the past three years (e.g., volunteer activities and/or grassroots efforts, new programs, new company policies to promote a more diverse workforce and thought leadership)
  • Promoting women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship
  • Recognitions and/or awards for related activities
  • Demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the security industry

The recipient of the new award will be recognized at SIA Honors Night 2018 on Nov. 14 in New York City, concurrent with ISC East.

“SIA’s annual Honors Night is one of my favorite SIA events because we honor leaders who dedicate time and resources to promote key SIA initiatives such as fostering industry diversity. This year’s program will inspire all of us as we celebrate the advancement of women in the security industry with the inaugural SIA Progress Award,” says Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO. “SIA is proud to promote women’s involvement and professional growth and grateful to those paving the way forward for women in the industry.”

All nominees for the SIA Progress Award must be employees of SIA member companies, and each nomination must include a letter from a colleague in the security industry on why the candidate deserves the award. You can submit your nominations here.

SIA says its Women in Security Forum is designed to support the participation of women in the security industry. Through programs like a new roundtable series, thought leadership opportunities, professional development offerings and networking events, the forum engages both men and women who share this goal.

Make sure to check out SSI‘s new monthly column, SECURE Perspectives, which features members of the Women in Security Forum discussing their careers in the industry and doling out advice.

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