The challenges women face in the security industry

The challenges women face in the security industry

At our roundtable discussion held in September, we asked some of the women in this field of work: What are the challenges they face working in the security industry?

In the security sector, both men and women have differential access to resources, balance a variety of responsibilities, and respond to different social norms.

It is important that we recognise progress made towards gender equality in industries where women are often underrepresented, such as the security industry. However, despite the raising awareness, we're still a long way to go in achieving gender diversity. Women forge their paths amid a series of challenges and prejudice regarding their capabilities. They confront significant obstacles like gender bias, workplace culture and career advancement barriers, shaping a journey that requires recognition and understanding.

Watch the interview to learn more on this topic.