Allied Universal celebrates Women’s History Month

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is celebrating Women’s History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

“Allied Universal celebrates the hard-working women who work for us each and every day at all career levels within the organization,” said Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement. “We employ many women in a wide variety of positions including security professionals, administrative and executive positions.”

Security is one of the fastest-growing professional careers worldwide. Today, more and more security companies are employing women. While security is not traditionally a sector that most women consider to build their careers, the landscape has shifted dramatically. It has been an evolution, rather than a revolution, that has attracted the diverse population of employees who now serve as our country’s security professionals.

“Every day, thousands of female security professionals put on their uniforms and ensure the safety and security of countless workplaces, schools, shopping malls, and communities. It is important to recognize these women for their distinguished service,” said Allied Universal Northeast Region President Caress Kennedy, who belongs to many industry associations including The Committee of 200 (C200), a prestigious network of top-level women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators; New York Staffing Association; NYPD Law Enforcement Explorers; NYC Workforce Investment Board; and serves on St. John's University Homeland Security Academic Program Advisory Board.

Allied also highlighted Allied Universal Shift Advisor Elizabeth Core, a military veteran who decided to join a security company due to the opportunity to share her military knowledge with her team such as discipline, respect and honesty. For most of her 26-year career in the military, Core was stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC.

Liz Thomas, VP of Sales, Northwest Region, Allied Universal, said, “We are able to not only positively impact our clients, but also our world at large. Having the opportunity to work at Allied Universal, who serves so many different vertical markets, has opened the door to connect with diverse groups of people and create incredible relationships and long-term friendships with customers and employees, which is the greatest benefit of all.”