Entries by WINiT4Women

GBTA Recognizes Four Exceptional Members

Dear GBTA Members, Among the notable events at this year’s fantastic Convention were four separate award winners. I would like to call special attention to each of them and recognize their hard work and efforts that propelled them to receive these awards. Claire Blades was this year’s recipient of the Direct Member of the Year […]

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The Global Woman: Managing risk factors female business travelers face requires preparation, awareness and unique understanding

While women have made great advances in education and employment, business travel can still pose specific concerns. As part of a company’s duty of care towards all its employees, risk managers should ensure that the unique needs of female travelers are always taken into consideration. Women face different and sometimes more complex security risks than men. Some reports state that statistically, sexual harassment, sexual assault and handbag theft are more likely to occur to women than men. However, there are also cultural and social norms in various countries which view women differently than in the United States, and women should not only be aware of them, but be prepared to meet them.

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