Being a Woman Owned Business Owner in the Security Industry is an Advantage, not a Disadvantage

Being a Woman Owned Business Owner in the Security Industry is an Advantage, not a Disadvantage

April 09, 2019, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Sands 101

Starting your own business is a daunting task and even more so when a woman tries to enter what has been traditionally seen as a male dominated business area.  This panel of successful woman owned security business owners consisting of a security supplier, security integrator, security recruitment firm and a government security contracting consultant share what led them to starting their businesses and the advantage of being a woman in the security industry. They will discuss their experiences, challenges, and opportunities as women owned business owners, offering words of wisdom, encouragement and tips to other entrepreneurs and companies interested in the benefits of diversification of their workforce and strong potential business partners.

Learning Objectives:
1. Hear how presenter career paths that led to starting a business in the security industry.
2. Determine why diversity in the workplace matters.
3. Capitalize on your traits in the workplace (i.e. collaboration, sharing, sense of belonging) 
4. Hear insights on how to “raise the profile” of women in security, to ensure that women are as valued as their male counterparts within the industry.


  • Maureen Carlo


    Business Development Manager


    Maureen Carlo leads Business Development for BCDVideo, an innovative company specializing in purpose-built, performance driven servers, storage and...

  • Christine Lanning



    Integrated Security Technologies

    Christine Lanning leads an elite team of system integrators as President of Integrated Security Technologies – a woman-owned, small technology...

  • Rebecca Bayne



    BCSI - Bayne Consulting & Search, Inc.

    Rebecca Bayne is the President of Bayne Consulting & Search, Inc., a firm grown from focused search, recruitment, and consulting services since 2001...

  • Lynn De Seve



    GSA Schedules, Inc.

    Lynn de Séve is Founder and President of GSA Schedules, Inc. GSA Schedules, Inc. provides expertise and support services for GSA Multiple Award...

  • Eddie Reynolds



    iluminar Inc

    “Driven by a fascination for cutting-edge technology and a passion for providing exceptional customer service, Edwina “Eddie” Reynolds has spent over...


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    Women in Security

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