Nominations for 2013 Women of the Year Awards now open

The Women’s Security Council has announced that nominations for its second annual WSC Women of the Year Awards is now open. The awards program honors the top female professionals in the industry in a variety of categories.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the awards, WSC launched its awards program last year to great success. The program recognizes top female professionals in the physical security industry in a variety of categories. At ISC West 2012, WSC honored seven amazing women who have significantly contributed to their company’s success as well as industry milestones. Honorees included: Erica Wood, CSO, American Fire & Security; Patricia Schmitt, President and CEO, Aegis Protective Services; Carole Dougan, Vice President Strategic Accounts, Arecont Vision; Debby Maffei, National Account Manager, ScanSource Security; Michele Freadman, Deputy Director of Aviation Security Operations, Boston Logan International Airport; Amy Kothari, President and CEO, Alarm Capital Alliance; and Renee Mallonee, Dealer Marketing Manager, Monitronics International.

Nominees are judged based upon the leadership they have exhibited in the industry and at their companies, and the ways they have given back to the business community by mentoring or supporting other women in the security market. The WSC Founding Committee and select WSC members spearhead the review process.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete the online nomination form at:

All nominees, SIA members and WSC supporters are invited to join WSC at its event honoring the award recipients at ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas. The award winners will be formally announced at WSC’s 2013 Awards Reception, profiled in the special April eWSC awards newsletter and announced in an official WSC press release to be distributed at ISC West.