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Empowering Women in Public Safety: Breaking the Numbers Barrier


Sandy Jo MacArthur  (Specialist, University of Chicago Crime Lab/Policing Leadership Academy)

Danielle Warner  (Frontline Crisis Response Senior Manager - Great Lakes, Verizon)

Allison Mendoza-Pemberton  (Manager, Project & Program Management, Verizon)

Sarah Krebs  (Inspector/DEI Officer, Michigan State Police)

Location: W230C

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: First Responder Communications

Topic: Project Management

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Verizon Frontline

For three decades, Verizon Frontline, the #1 network choice in public safety, has remained committed to supporting the public safety community through the routine and extreme, providing our nation's first responders with the mission-critical communications capabilities they need to achieve their mission. This panel represents a continuation of that long-standing commitment.

The "Empowering Women in Public Safety: Breaking the Numbers Barrier" discussion aims to shed light on the underrepresentation of women in the public safety workforce and explore strategies to overcome this imbalance. This interactive session brings together influential public safety leaders, professionals and advocates to discuss the challenges faced by women in the workforce and the importance of increasing their representation within this field.

Through this engaging discussion, we will delve into the importance of diversity and gender parity in the U.S. workforce, highlighting law enforcement agencies. We will explore the positive impact that a more balanced environment can have on community trust, crime prevention and effective policing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from inspiring success stories, best practices and innovative initiatives that have successfully promoted gender equality. Furthermore, this panel will address the barriers and biases that hinder the progress of women in the workforce and propose actionable strategies to overcome them. By highlighting the importance of mentorship, professional development and inclusive leadership, the panel aims to provide practical guidance for aspiring and current women in law enforcement, empowering them to thrive in their careers.

Join us at the "Empowering Women in Public Safety: Breaking the Numbers Barrier" panel to be part of the conversation, learn from experts, and contribute to the collective effort of creating a more diverse and inclusive future for law enforcement with many of these attributes being applicable for the general workforce. Together, we need to continue the conversations to promote, to educate and to recruit as we aim to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and foster an environment that values the contributions of women in vital professions.