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Elizabeth Rice Recognized as Security Industry Association’s 2022 Women in Security Forum Power 100

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Elizabeth Rice was highlighted in this new annual program showcasing 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators, and influencers in the global security industry.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Elizabeth Rice, SVP of Business Operations & Strategy for Blackstone Consulting, Inc, to the inaugural honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community.

Elizabeth Rice is responsible for business consulting, learning and development, and communications for a 3000 person healthcare security organization. Elizabeth has over 16 years of professional consulting and business leadership experience, with 8 years of experience in healthcare security. She has studied organizational cultures, global ideologies, business, education, and leadership development. Elizabeth holds an MBA and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College, a Bachelor of Arts in Global & International Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and has been trained and certified in several leadership development & coaching methodologies. In her free time you will find Liz on the trails in the mountains with her horse Party Girl and dog Jax, or exploring new people and cultures somewhere in the world.

"I believe success always starts and ends with people and while process and structure are critical for organizational change, culture & leadership practices are the glue and the grease that make it all come together. I have women mentors in my life that have made all the difference for me in my career, which is why this work is so near to my heart." – Liz Rice

Click here to listen to the “Building Empathy-Based Cultures” podcast Elizabeth Rice made with Security Magazine where she talks about workplace culture, leadership, operating models and allyship - some of her favorite topics.

“The SIA Women in Security Forum is thrilled to recognize Elizabeth Rice as one of the women of the 2022 Power 100 – an accomplished, impactful group who are modeling leadership, inspiring others and shaping and transforming the security industry,” said SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson. “We applaud Elizabeth Rice and the rest of the 2022 honorees for their meaningful contributions to the industry and the larger community and look forward to celebrating their achievements at ISC West.”

On March 25 at ISC West 2022, the SIA Women in Security Forum will host a networking breakfast and Power 100 celebration recognizing this year’s Power 100 honorees. At this free event sponsored by dormakaba, attendees will connect with other leaders and champions for diversity and help SIA recognize and celebrate the 2022 honorees of the Power 100 program. After the breakfast, attendees are encouraged to stay for the SIA Women in Security Forum keynote with guest speaker Jenny Radcliffe, a social engineer and “people hacker.” Learn more and register to attend here.

The Power 100 announcement comes on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. SIA supports International Women’s Day and launched the SIA Women in Security Forum on this day in 2018. This year, SIA will celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2022 theme by encouraging the Power 100 honorees, the Women in Security Forum community and the larger security industry to work to forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias.

“The SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 list inspires the global security industry. The inaugural class of Power 100 honorees are true leaders and trailblazers in the security industry and are making a difference in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “On International Women’s Day, we thank these inspiring women for their outstanding achievements and the actions they take every day for equality without any expectation of recognition.”

SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a more inclusive and diversified industry. In addition to the Power 100, the SIA Women in Security Forum offers several programs and activities, including the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and advancement for a diverse security workforce; special keynote breakfast events at ISC West and East; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; a virtual education series; collaborative projects with other organizations seeking to empower women in security and technology; sponsorship of the Women in Biometrics Awards; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Participation in the SIA Women in Security Forum is open to all employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members; learn more and get involved.


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