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SIA Progress Award

Recognizing ADVANCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND SUCCESS FOR WOMEN IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY

About the SIA Progress Award

The SIA Progress Award, presented by the Security Industry Association's Women in Security Forum, celebrates an individual who is advancing opportunities and paving the way to success for women in the security industry. Each recipient is 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

All nominees 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.

Maureen Carlo2019 SIA Progress Award Recipient: Maureen Carlo

SIA has named Maureen Carlo, director of strategic alliances – North America at BCD International, as the 2019 recipient of the SIA Progress Award and will present the award to Carlo during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in New York City.

Carlo – an industry veteran whose 15-year tenure includes roles with BCDVideo, Videotec Security, NeuEon, Venture Communications & Security and Wells Communication – has developed an international reputation as a strategic leader in electronic security and integrated systems based on her contributions to the security community and her advancement of SIA’s mission. She serves as the committee chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum, a group open to all SIA members that offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking and career growth events with the goal of supporting the growth of women in the security industry. She helps guide SIA’s efforts in engaging security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry. [See official press release.]

Previous SIA Progress Award Winners

  • 2018: Eddie Reynolds
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