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Tyco Security Products, Google, GE Sponsor Flying Bridges Leadership Event for Women

Tyco Security Products is pleased to announce that it is partnering alongside Google and General Electric to sponsor Work Ready Women: PowerUP! 2016, a networking event for female college students and professionals in the Greater Boston area. Produced by Flying Bridges, a for-profit/for-benefit hybrid company based in San Francisco, CA, ten women from Tyco Security Products, in positions ranging from entry level to executive roles, will participate in the event, offering advice and strategies to elevate attendees’ career decisions and choices. The event will be held at Google’s Cambridge, Mass., headquarters on September 26th.

Work Ready Women: PowerUP! 2016 matches 35 women from MIT, Harvard, and represented by the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers with female leaders and professionals from Tyco Security Products, Google, General Electric, Intel and several other companies dedicated to supporting and advocating female leadership development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The event focuses on the themes of financial literacy, leadership reach and ally reciprocity. Anita Santos, VP of Marketing, and Irene Lam, VP of Engineering, will be among the ten women representing Tyco Security Products at PowerUP! 2016.

Santos will also participate in the event’s Leadership Reach Roundtable, which teaches strategies on performance in male dominated workplaces and industries. She will be joined on the panel by: Andrea Cox, General Electric’s Executive of Engineering Operations Management, Aviation; Clem Cole, Intel’s Corporate Volume HPC Software Systems Architect; and Bobbie Carlton, founder of Innovation Women and Carlton Media. The PowerUP! Leadership Reach panel will be moderated by Kimberly Adams, the founder of Flying Bridges.

“Mentorship and development initiatives like PowerUP! are crucial in providing young women with the tools necessary to excel in industries and companies that are traditionally dominated by men,” Santos said. “I’m honored to share my experiences and knowledge with young women considering STEM careers and leadership roles through this collaboration with Tyco Security Products, Google, and GE.”

The Leadership Reach panel will be informal and aims to encourage story sharing between panelists, covering topics such as how to manage shifting priorities, where to seek guidance in decision-making, developing a leadership style and pathways to becoming a successful leader in STEM. Santos previously participated in Flying Bridges’ 2015 All Girl Challenge, of which Tyco Security Products was also a sponsor. Other PowerUP! 2016 activities include coffee chats, table top workshops and luncheon networking. Work Ready Women: PowerUP! 2016 will be held 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 26th on Google’s campus in Kendall Square.

For more information, visit https://www.flyingbridges.com/work-ready-women.html.

About Tyco Security Products

Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

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