Axis Communications announces 2020 winner of its Ahmed Elsayed Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
The Ahmed Elsayed Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is awarded to D&I champions who have made a significant impact in their community and are interested in furthering their knowledge, skills and career within the security industry. Each year a winner is recognized among his/her peers for their D&I contributions and awarded a scholarship voucher which allows them to take an Axis Academy class of their choosing at an Axis Experience Center in the Americas.
Ahmed Elsayed was a Regional Sales Manager at Axis Communications, Inc., a talented engineer and security professional who supported education and championed diversity and inclusion. He was an original member of Axis Communications’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee and an advocate for its Women in Security group. After his untimely passing in 2018, this scholarship was formed to honor his memory and continue his passion.
This year’s recipient, William Diaz Jr., is the President of Eastern Standard Consultants Inc., DBA ESC Cabling, a world-class low voltage electrical installation company based in Bronx, NY. He has over 20 years of experience in the security industry and is committed to supporting and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in his company. Mr. Diaz Jr. has chosen to attend a Network Audio Fundamentals Academy course in March 2021 as his award.
“Diversity and inclusion speaks to me dearly,” said Mr. Diaz, Jr. “Not many people like me from my neighborhood--with no access to help--see opportunity. So every person I have hired over the years were from local schools and programs--introducing them to a trade and some experience so that more of them can get a job.”
The Ahmed Elsayed Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship encourages and embraces diversity and inclusion within the security industry and further acknowledges Axis Communications’ commitment to social responsibility and equality in the workplace.
If you’re interested in learning more about this program or applying for the scholarship in the future, please reach out to our Diversity and Inclusion Committee at email@example.com.