Bonnie Michelman, Global Advisory Board Member of the International Foundation for Security Officers (IFPO) is one of 26 women around the globe selected to be interviewed for a new documentary  project called The Women in Security Documentary. The documentary promises, through interviews with female security veterans and next-generation standouts, to chronicle struggles and triumphs of women in the security industry, in addition to the  impact they have had on the profession as a whole. A big congrats to Bonnie and the documentary!

Here is what Resilient Features wrote about Michelman:

Resilient Features is delighted to announce the first of 26 security professionals who will be interviewed for this production. Bonnie Michelman, CPP, CHPA has been sharing her knowledge, as an Advisor on this production, and has agreed to be spotlighted. She is truly a legend, her impact is generational and there has never been a harder working volunteer leader in the security profession. We thank her for sharing her inspirational story!

To see a clip of Bonnie announcing her involvement with the documentary, click here.

Resilient Features has established a Kickstarter for the documentary. To donate, click here.


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Mission Statement Part I.

The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.

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