The Women’s Security Council, Tampa, Fla., a network of successful security professionals focused on promoting the advancement of women in the industry, has opened nominations for its 2014 Women of the Year awards. The annual initiative is aimed at recognizing the top female professionals in the physical security industry in a variety of categories.

The WSC Women of the Year Award recipients will be honored during ISC West 2014 in Las Vegas. The award winners will be formally announced at WSC’s 2014 Networking Reception, being held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Dal Toro in the Palazzo. Honorees will also be profiled in a special 2014 eWSC awards newsletter and announced in an official WSC press release to be distributed at ISC West.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please complete our online nomination form at

Nominees will be judged based on the leadership they have exhibited in the security industry and at their companies, and the ways they have given back to the women's business community by mentoring or supporting other women in the security market. The WSC Founding Committee and select WSC members will spearhead the review process.

Nominations will close at midnight on March 17, 2014, and winners will be notified by March 28, 2014.

WSC offers a support system to enable women in the security industry to stay competitive in today’s dynamic marketplace. For information, visit