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IEM CEO Being Inducted into Hall of Fame



Madhu Beriwal, President and CEO of North Carolina-based IEM, has been chosen by the International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) for induction into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on October 27, 2012, during the 2012 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

The Hall of Fame recognizes women from around the world who have made significant contributions to the safety and security of life, property, and critical infrastructure. Ms. Beriwal was chosen for this honor because of her pioneering work in emergency management and homeland security as well as her distinction as one of the first females to found and serve as President/CEO for an emergency management and homeland security firm.

In 1985, when Ms. Beriwal founded IEM, her vision was to integrate science and technology into decisions about public protection. Today, government agencies charged with public protection rely on Ms. Beriwal’s company for science-based tools and strategies like those that helped FEMA and the US Army’s Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program to be recognized as one of the most successful risk-based preparedness programs in existence. Ms. Beriwal’s company has also created scenario-based workshops that drive planning for catastrophic disasters, web-based emergency management decision support systems, models that determine the effectiveness of bioterrorism preparedness strategies, and frameworks for combating terrorism in the 21st century. 

Ms. Beriwal is being inducted into the Hall of Fame along with 15 other distinguished women in the fields of emergency management and homeland security—Clara Barton (posthumous), Frances K. Dias, Martha Braddock, Honorable Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, Myra T. Lee, Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, Dr. Derin Ural, Ann M. Beauchesne, Hilary Styron, Barbara Childs-Pair, Lynda Zambrano, Elizabeth B. Armstrong, Kristin Hoskin, Nancy L. Ward, and Hui-Shan L. Walker. For more information about these outstanding women and about the Hall of Fame, please visit

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management, which is hosting the 2nd Annual International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame, is a network of men and women leaders in emergency management and related organizations, including local, state, tribal, and federal governments; critical infrastructure facilities; voluntary, faith, and community-based organizations; private and nonprofit organizations; academia; and professional associations.

Visit this site to sponsor the celebration and send congratulatory messages to the honorees for inclusion in the program journal and for announcement during the induction ceremony.

About IEM

IEM is a global consulting house for safety and security. The company combines objective, scientific data with a broad spectrum of experience and expertise – from disaster management and bioterrorism to open source solutions for efficient government. When your mission is defending your country, protecting your community, or providing essential services, depend on IEM for innovative solutions to complex problems.  For more information please visit

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