Women's Security Society enjoys successful launch event
Women's Security Society enjoys successful launch event

A total of 165 people attended the inaugural member's conference of the Women's Security Society (WSS).

The audience comprised a cross-representation of security professionals from all business verticals and academia connected to the security profession.

Delivering talks on the night were Professor Gloria Laycock OBE on how science should be used to greater effect when tackling crime prevention; Emma Hunwick spoke about the importance of networking for a successful career; and Rebecca Stephens MBE gave an insightful talk on her successful ascent of Mount Everest as the first British woman 20 years ago.

The society will host a number of events throughout the year from sector specific roundtable discussions to large conference-style forums, as well as themed events. The next is a Security Careers Awareness Event on 25th July, while on 4th September the second members' conference, hosted by KPMG, will be held.

Learning points will be collated into a whitepaper format and fed back into the relevant public or private sector body.

The aim of the society is to encourage the advancement of women across all security platforms, to work together to inspire convergence across the profession. WSS membership and attendance at events is free and open to both men and women.