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Women in society launch

After the ‘soft launch’ of February 26, featured in the April print issue of Professional Security magazine, the Women’s Security Society (WSS) is formally launching to new and prospective members on May 24 in London.

The society’s aim – to encourage the advancement of women involved in all aspects of the security industry through the exchange of information and cultivation of productive relationships. For more on the founders visit –

Three invited speakers on the night at King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street, London, EC1A 1HQ:

– Rebecca Stephens MBE: A journalist, mountaineer and television presenter, Rebecca was the first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. A combination of her mountaineering accomplishments and communication skills – in the spoken as well as written word – has led to her delivery of inspirational keynote addresses and master classes to business audiences around the world. Pictured right.

– Professor Gloria Laycock, BSc, PhD, FRSA, OBE: After graduating in psychology from University College London in 1968 and completing her PhD at UCL in 1975, Gloria worked in the Home Office for over thirty years of which almost twenty years were spent on research and development in the policing and crime prevention fields. Gloria’s presentation will tackle the question of how science can contribute to the investigation of socially defined phenomena, of which crime and security are examples.

– Emma Hunwick: Now at iSIGHT Partners, Emma is known within the Cyber Security environment primarily in the capacity as Director at Proprius, who are specialists in IT & Information Security recruitment. Emma’s talk entitled ‘The importance of networking for a successful career and happier work/life balance’ will identify the key value of networking and why women (particularly in security) seem reticent to do it.

Time: 18:30 – 21:30

Refreshments and canapes will be served throughout.

If you are interested in attending the inaugural members launch – email


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