Meet Your SIA Women in Security Forum AmbassadHERs!

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF) welcomes the first 10 volunteers who have helped us to kick off the WISF AmbassadHER program! Strategically located across the United States, WISF AmbassadHERs will lead connecting with current and potential members through virtual and in-person outreach in their regions, develop strategies and programs to increase member engagement, provide insights to the WISF Steering Committee on feedback from the community regarding additional outreach and support, promote and support WISF programs through social media and in-person networking in their regions and work with SIA staff to leverage connections and collective action to achieve WISF’s goals.

“The AmbassadHER program satisfies a dual purpose. First, current members have been asking for a way to become more involved and advance the mission of WISF Second, they wish to create an occasion to introduce those in their sphere to WISF, who often can’t attend the many security events,” said SIA WISF Chair Alice DiSanto, vice president of global marketing at Rajant. “AmbassadHERs hardwire both the desire to deepen their commitment and bring WISF into regions unserved by traditional industry gatherings. Localized outreach can only better engagement and fortify the WISF community.”

Here are your first-ever WISF AmbassadHERs:

Tracie Adkins-Bales, Business Development Manager – Financial Markets, Bosch Security Systems (Birmingham, Alabama)

Tracie Adkins-Bales

Business Development Manager – Financial Markets
Bosch Security Systems
(Birmingham, Alabama)

Liliana Blythe, Security Project Manager, MCA/Knight Security (Austin, Texas)

Liliana Blythe

Security Project Manager
MCA/Knight Security
(Austin, Texas)

Hannah Brauer, Associate Regional Sales Manager, i-PRO Americas Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri)

Hannah Brauer

Associate Regional Sales Manager
i-PRO Americas Inc.
(St. Louis, Missouri)

Maureen Carlo

Maureen Carlo

Global Director of Strategic Partnerships
(Montréal, Canada)

Lynn de Séve

Lynn de Séve

Founder and President
GSA Schedules, Inc.
(Washington, D.C.)

Padma Duvvuri, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business, Dragonfruit AI (San Francisco Bay Area, California)

Padma Duvvuri

Co-Founder and Vice President of Business
Dragonfruit AI
(San Francisco Bay Area, California)


Lyndell Kline

Regional Sales Manager
Boon Edam
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Elaine Palome, Regional Head of HR, Americas, Axis Communications (Boston, Massachusetts)

Elaine Palome

Regional Head of HR, Americas
Axis Communications
(Boston, Massachusetts)

Beth Phillips, Technical Account Manager, Genetec (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Beth Phillips

Technical Account Manager
(Charlotte, North Carolina)

Jessica Waddle, Marketing Assistant, Gallagher (Atlanta, Georgia)

Jessica Waddle

Marketing Assistant
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Thank you, and welcome, WISF AmbassadHERs!

The SIA Women in Security Forum is a community that offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking events with the goal of supporting the involvement of women in the security industry. Key WISF initiatives include the WISF Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and promotes advancement for the widest spectrum of people in the industry; the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the Power 100, an annual initiative showcasing 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators and influencers in global security; organizing keynote series events like the WISF Keynote Series Breakfast at ISC East and keynote breakfast at ISC West; co-leadership of the Security LeadHER conference in partnership with ASIS International; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; collaborative projects with other organizations that seek to empower women in the security and technology fields; sponsorship of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards program; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Participation in the SIA Women in Security Forum is open to all employees of SIA member companies; learn more and get involved.