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SSN, SIA celebrate women in security

11th annual issue done in partnership with SIA Women in Security Forum
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12/10/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News’ 11th annual Women in Security December issue is even more special this year, as it was done in partnership with the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF).

Women in Security: Donna Chapman

Industry has come a long way, but more needs to be done
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12/09/2019

After working with a manufacturing company for 7 years, having the opportunity to serve multiple roles, Donna Chapman, now of ASSA ABLOY, was seeking a new challenge with potential for career advancement.

Women in Security: Kelle Shanks

Security veteran talks about her success in a male-dominated industry
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12/09/2019

When asked what it has been like to work in a primarily male-dominated industry for the past 26 years, Convergint Technologies’ Kelle Shanks said being a woman actually helped her stand out.

Women in Security: Eva Mach

Leading companies is second nature for business-savvy integrator
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12/09/2019

Eva Mach of Pro-Tec Design, a 100 percent employee-owned company that specializes in security, credits her parents for instilling in her from an early age the absolute conviction that she can be whatever she set her mind to be and her husband with encouraging and supporting her all the way.

Women in Security: Shanna Gray

Gate Logic Security president says the industry chose her
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12/09/2019

Sometimes professionals don’t pick the security industry, it chooses them. As is the case with Shanna Gray, president of Gate Logic Security, who never aspired to work in the security industry to begin with.

Women in Security: Joey Rao-Russell

Industry pro sees bright future for women in security
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12/09/2019

Coming from a family with many members involved in law enforcement, Joey Rao-Russell, president and CEO, Kimberlite Corporation Sonitrol got into the security industry by accident.

Women in Security: Maureen Carlo

Active involvement in SIA, PSA has helped to shape her career
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12/09/2019

Everyone has a unique story as to how they decided to choose their career path and the same holds true for professionals in the security industry. Maureen Carlo, business development manager of BCDVideo’s story began as a communications consultant selling wireless voice and data technologies.

Women in Security: Kasia Hanson

Intel veteran brings IT expertise and passion to security industry
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12/09/2019

Although Intel’s Kasia Hanson is “newer to the industry,” as she puts it, she has been impressed with the pace at which the industry is moving to grow diversity.

Women in Security: Min Kyriannis

Cybersecurity pro advocates for women and diversity in security
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12/09/2019

As a very technical person, Min Kyriannis, associate, cybersecurity & technology business development, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, started her career in IT and networking, but she also drifted into more creative pursuits. “I decided to design; I did a jack of all trades,” she said.

Women in Security: Rebecca Bayne

Industry leader says don’t be afraid to “be the red car”
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12/09/2019

As a successful business owner in the security industry, Rebecca Bayne of Bayne Consulting and Search, tells other women in the industry to not be afraid to “be the red car” on the racetrack filled with yellow cars — men.

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Poll

SSN News Poll July 2020

With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us all to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge readers thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.