In its November issue, Security Systems News will profile five women who are having a significant impact on the electronic security industry. The special section has been put out for five years (including this one). Here at SIAC, we think it is an excellent idea to profile these women doers. New ideas and fresh faces are important to a vigorous and dynamic industry.
Most of us who work directly within SIAC, and those who know us through our work or who sit on our board, recognize the faces we see at conventions, meetings and membership in state and national associations. They are predominately men. There are also many elder statesmen.
Certainly, we believe experience is tremendously helpful in solving complex problems that require a broad understanding of issues. At the same time, we also believe that someone who has been outside our industry or comes at an issue from a different perspective is useful to improving the dialogue. Often, the best solution occurs after a debate that forces people to question their former perspective.
That’s one of the major reasons we believe it is important for magazines like Security Systems News (SSN) to salute women newly influencing the electronic security industry: http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/blogs.
For the record, SSN will feature the following individuals: Terry Basford of 4b Technology, Elizabeth Hunger of SIA, Karen Head of Kratos PSS, Jennifer Jezek of York Electronic Systems, Betsy Francis of AT&T, Elle Daley of COPS Monitoring and Deb Spitler of HID.
SSN is spotlighting the types of newcomers that will keep the tent expanding for the electronic security industry.