Tell us about your business.
Shannon Lashley: L.A. Security Inc. maintains a safe and secure environment for customers and employees by establishing and enforcing security policies and procedures for all.
Our company, based in Nashville, provides all types of security services throughout Middle Tennessee. Security services offered by our company can be customized and combined to meet the security requirements of any organization. We work closely with each client, listening carefully and applying our 18 years of expertise to offer a security solution that meets your specific service needs.
I have worked for other security companies for several years and finally decided that I was just tired of watching employees being mismanaged and mistreated. I decided to start my own company to begin a better way and try to make a difference. I want my employees to be treated well at the work place, while still maintaining a strong security company. I also want to teach crime prevention.
What difficulties related to gender or sexuality have you had to overcome to be successful?
Shannon Lashley: The main struggle is being female and minority. I am one of the few minority females to serve as the chief of a security company, as well as to own my own business. This is a hurdle that I continue to struggle with, especially with other security businesses. I have experience and the knowledge that inspires me to continue in this business.