Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, is celebrating Women’s History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Security is one of the fastest growing professional careers worldwide. Today, more and more security companies are employing women (a topic which you can read more about in this month’s cover story).

“Allied Universal celebrates the hard working women who work for us each and every day at all career levels within the organization,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal.  “We employ many women in a wide variety of positions including security professionals, administrative and executive positions.” 
While security is not traditionally a sector that most women consider to build their careers, the landscape has shifted dramatically. It has been an evolution, rather than a revolution, that has attracted the diverse population of employees who now serve as our country’s security professionals, according to Allied. 

“Every day, thousands of female security professionals put on their uniforms and ensure the safety and security of countless workplaces, schools, shopping malls and communities,” said Caress Kennedy, Northeast region president for Allied Universal, and member of many industry associations, including The Committee of 200 (C200), a prestigious network of top women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. “It is important to recognize these women for their distinguished service.”

Elizabeth Core, a military veteran and shift advisor for Allied Universal, said she decided to join a security company for the opportunity to share her military knowledge. For most of her 26-year career in the military, Core was stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C.

“We are able to not only positively impact our clients, but also our world at large,” said Liz Thomas, vice president of sales, Northwest region, Allied Universal. “Having the opportunity to work at Allied Universal, who serves so many different vertical markets, has opened the door to connect with diverse groups of people and create incredible relationships and long-term friendships with customers and employees, which is the greatest benefit of all.”