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 recipient of the new award will be recognised at SIA Honours Night 2018 on November 14 in New York City. Nominations for the award are being accepted until August 24.
The 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 a list of criteria.
This list includes contributions to advancing women in the security industry within the past three years such as with volunteer activities and/or grassroots efforts, new programmes, new company policies to promote a more diverse workforce and thought leadership.
Other criteria for the award include promoting women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship, recognitions and/or awards for related activities and demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the security industry.
“SIA’s annual Honours Night is one of my favourite SIA events because we honour leaders who dedicate time and resources to promote key SIA initiatives such as fostering industry diversity,” said Don Erickson, CEO of the association.
“This year’s programme will inspire all of us as we celebrate the advancement of women in the security industry with the inaugural SIA Progress Award. 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 association’s Progress Award must be employees of the association’s member companies. Equally, each nomination must include a letter from a colleague in the security industry on why the candidate deserves the award.
SIA’s Women in Security Forum has been designed to support the participation of women in the security industry. Through programmes such as a new roundtable series, thought leadership opportunities, professional development offerings and networking events, the forum engages both men and women who share this goal.
Along with the awards ceremony, SIA Honours Night – held each year concurrent with ISC East, New York City’s biggest security products trade show – features a gala dinner reception benefiting Mission 500 and engaging entertainment.
As part of the awards ceremony, the association will also present the George R Lippert Memorial Award, the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award and the Women in Biometrics Award.
To nominate someone for the award, click here.