Women’s Security Society

Assisting women in various areas of security

Women in the workforce

Despite the increase in the number of women choosing a career in security over the last decade, women still make up only about 10% of the security workforce. Although it’s widely recognised that a diverse workforce is crucial to success, support for women in security can be variable.

The good news is that the security industry is evolving with the development of formal and academic qualifications in the various disciplines, standards and career paths emerging and some fantastic examples of women achieving success.

Our objectives



In support of this progress, the main objective of the Women’s Security Society (WSS) is to create an inspiring networking forum for women working in the security industry. We want to showcase the women who are succeeding and provide a friendly, fun environment for women to learn, develop and flourish in security.

The objectives of the Society are to: 

a)  promote fellowship and co-operation amongst women working in this field, 

b)  provide practical support for women working in security,

c) increase visibility of women working in all aspects of security.