The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Martha Entwistle as the 2023 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum (WISF) celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry.
Entwistle will be presented with the SIA Progress Award on Wednesday 15 November, during the 2023 SIA Honors Night reception, a premier dinner, networking and awards reception held concurrently with ISC East.
Entwistle is Senior Manager, Corporate Communications for Eagle Eye Networks, where she leads global communications and public relations strategy and execution for the organization.
She has worked in the security industry since 2005, first as a business journalist and more recently as a strategic communications and media relations professional for global security companies.
“Promoting diversity and equity in the workplace is not only the right thing to do – it’s a business success strategy and it’s essential to the future growth and prosperity of the security industry,” said Entwistle.
“Working with industry colleagues, SIA staff and the many, many talented newcomers to the security industry on WISF initiatives is a pleasure and a privilege and I am deeply honored to receive the 2023 Progress Award.”
Entwistle was named to the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 and in 2013 she was honored by the Women’s Security Council as a Woman of the Year.
She serves on the SIA WISF Steering Committee and is chair of the WISF Scholarship Committee.
“Martha has been a long-term contributor to the SIA and has exemplified loyalty, commitment and dedication to the organization,” said Ken Francis, President of Eagle Eye Networks.
“Serving as the communications powerhouse at Eagle Eye Networks, Martha has a crystal-clear view of the industry with a unique wealth of history in both media and tech roles.”
“SIA is proud to honor Martha Entwistle with the 2023 SIA Progress Award,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson.
“Martha is an inspiring security industry leader who has been an invaluable advocate and supporter of WISF in its efforts to foster the advancement of women and promote diversity, equity, innovation and inclusion in our industry and her dedication and commitment to WISF’s scholarship program have made a tremendous impact in furthering educational and career development opportunities for a wide spectrum of students and emerging leaders in security.”