ASIS elevates Women in Security to full council

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The ASIS Women in Security Group will become an official ASIS Ad-Hoc Council beginning in February 2012, according to the international organization for security professionals.

The group, which was originally formed in 2009 with a few dozen members, now has nearly 2,000 female and male members.

The new Women in Security Council will be chaired by Linda Harmon of Accenture, along with co-chair Normadene Murphy of Guardsmark.

The move to a council will allow more female leaders throughout the organization and the industry to become involved with the group at the national level. It also means the group is being transferred from ASIS’s strategic operations department to its education department.

As it moves into a council, the group retains its original mission statement: “The ASIS Women in Security Group's mission is to foster discussion of issues particular to women in the workplace and, through tailored programming and mentoring, develop career paths for women in security.”

The group will continue to support programming and mentoring for women in the industry, and plans to again have specialty sessions at the 2012 Seminar in Philadelphia.