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BARR Advisory Wins STEMMy Corporate HERO Award for Support of Women in STEMM

October 27, 2023 |

KANSAS CITY, Mo. BARR Advisory has been named the recipient of the 2023 STEMMy Corporate HERO Award for its support and advocacy for women in STEMM.

The cloud-based cybersecurity and compliance solutions firm was honored by Central Exchange on Thursday for its active role in building up women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine in the greater Kansas City area through education, growth opportunities, flexibility, and camaraderie.

“The BARR team has built a culture that celebrates and elevates women across all roles, and we’re proud to be recognized alongside other champions in STEMM,” said Jonnae Hill, BARR’s Head of People & Culture. “It is our goal to further develop an environment where everyone can thrive, and you can count on BARR to continue advocating for wider representation in STEMM careers.”

According to Central Exchange, women make up just 27% of the STEMM workforce, but at BARR, women are heavily represented at all levels. More than half of all BARR team members are women, including 56% of the firm’s management team and 50% of its leadership team. Through the BARR Belong Foundation, BARR is also engaged in charitable activities to support women and their families in Kansas City and around the world.

The recognition comes just months after the cybersecurity and compliance firm was named one of the top 10 fastest-growing businesses in Kansas City by Ingram’s magazine. BARR’s inclusion on Ingram’s elite list for the second year in a row capped off a period of rapid expansion for the firm, which saw growth of more than 529% from 2019 to 2022.

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BARR Advisory is a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider specializing in cybersecurity consulting and compliance for companies with high-value information in cloud environments like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. A trusted advisor to some of the fastest growing cloud-based organizations around the globe, BARR simplifies compliance across multiple regulatory and customer requirements in highly regulated industries including technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. 

BARR Advisory services include:

  • Compliance Program Assistance
  • SOC 1 Examinations 
  • SOC 2 and 3 Examinations
  • SOC for Cybersecurity
  • PCI DSS Assessment Services 
  • ISO 27001 and 27701 Assessments
  • FedRAMP Security Assessments 
  • HIPAA/HITECH Services 
  • HITRUST Services
  • CSA STAR Assessments
  • Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cybersecurity Consulting and vCISO Services


Michelle Carson
BARR Advisory
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