Female Road Warriors: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling for Work (reblog from entrepreneur.com)

“When we travel for business, whether it’s to a neighboring city or the other side of the world, we head out with a purpose: to rock the presentation, close the deal and deliver results. We know how important travel can be for building trust with our business communities and partners, and getting business done.”

Note: this post is a reblog from entrepreneur.com

“Our travel numbers are rising and so are safety concerns.

This year, the Upside Travel Company reported that nearly 50 percent of all business travel bookings are for women, and this statistic is rising. With this comes the growing awareness that women face more travel safety risks compared to their male counterparts. According to 2018 survey research by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and AIG Travel Inc., a disturbing 83 percent of women polled said they’ve experienced a safety issue or concern in the last year while traveling for work, yet only 53 percent of women always or sometimes report these experiences to their travel managers. The research also found that only 18 percent of corporate travel safety policies specifically address female safety needs. This reflects a clear gap, and it’s prompting a growing number of companies to update their travel risk mitigation and duty of care policies to better protect us.

As a company that provides workers with tools for booking and managing business travel from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, we partnered with Kathy Leodler, CEO of security firm Rampart Group, and former FBI special agent, SWAT commander, and corporate security director, to create a safety checklist for female business travelers.

Until travel risk mitigation policies better reflect the risks female employees face, below are some safety basics you can put into practice for your next trip to help safeguard your productivity and peace of mind.”

Read the full article and the 6 tips the author, Kim Albrecht, provides here via Entrepreneur.com’s Female Road Warriors: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling for Work

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1 comment on “Female Road Warriors: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling for Work (reblog from entrepreneur.com)

  1. Karstin

    Interesting. I don’t know if I’m just clueless, or because I’m 5’9″ and physically very confident I don’t run into quite the same set of issues, but I have been fortunate not to have a creepy encounter thus far. (except when walking home to the hotel from the office in Oakland many years ago) Of course, I do stay at a large chain, and request an upper floor because I enjoy the view. Some good things to take into consideration.

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