SIA Welcomes New Leadership for SIA Women in Security Forum

May 12, 2023

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) — a community whose mission is to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry. Alice DiSanto, vice president of global […]

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AV Standards, or Is It the Double Standard?

October 14, 2015

By Ron DeVoe Successful Sales Consulting I have enjoyed having guest editorials published with rAVe. In times past my contributions have been more for entertainment than insight. However, this rambling is a result of my increasing awareness of the double standard that we, in our beloved industry, seem to ignore and that deals with women […]

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Why Your Perception Should Change

September 23, 2015

When you meet a person for the first time, you usually ask questions to get to know them on a more personal level. You typically start the questions by asking them about their career, education, whether they are single or married, and if they have children. Based upon their answers, you start to form an […]

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Women of InfoComm Network and CTS

August 12, 2015

This year at InfoComm 2015, the Women of InfoComm Network Council held its first meeting with great success. Both women and men from all sectors of the industry were present and discussed initiatives, including CTS certification. In the InfoComm Today Podcast Women of InfoComm and CTS, Christa Bender, CTS, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator at […]

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All-Male Panels — On Representation

June 16, 2015

The is an AV post but also a feminist post; it seems that this is the time of year for me to discuss such things. Last year, if we’ll recall, I wrote about the use of female models to attract attention at trade-shows — so called “booth babes.” What got my attention this year? I […]

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Women in AV: The Three – Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies

September 8, 2014

Note: This series is being written along with two outstanding women in the industry, Penny Sitler of Draper Inc. who will handle content and interview for Part Two and Kelly Perkins of AVI Systems, who will handle the same for Part Three. I am handling this Part One of the series. And why not? — […]

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AV, Women and A Bright New Day

July 14, 2014

To begin, I want to speak on a personal level. This blog is without a doubt the most important one I have written yet, and as some out there know it almost didn’t happen for various reasons. However, after much cajoling (in a good way) by certain individuals — yes, you know who you are […]

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