SIW Insider Intelligence: 7 Ways to Be a Better Ally

November 22, 2023

In Security Business Magazine, Deanna VanHout, the partner program manager for PSA owner Paladin Technologies, reflects on the challenges women face in the workplace despite efforts for gender equality. She recalls an awkward encounter with a former colleague that prompts her to emphasize the importance of creating more respectful and supportive work environments. She encourages professionals of any gender to become better allies, and provides seven actionable items that would help foster better inclusivity in the security industry.

The role of allies is crucial in creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, regardless of gender. To be an ally, one must move beyond well-intentioned gestures and truly change the game, reshaping our industry for the better.

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