Maiden Voyage runs free travel safety webinar for International Women’s Day 2016


Maiden Voyage runs free travel safety webinar for International Women’s Day 2016 the women’s business travel network will run a series of free webinars on International Women’s Day – 8th March 2016.

The webinars will be packed with practical tips to keep women safe when travelling on company business and will include: international legal and cultural restrictions impacting women, hotel safety, taxi safety and even how to avoid becoming a victim of kidnap.

The webinars will be supported by PWN Global attendees will be able to make donation to Maiden Voyage’s chosen charity for this event Women for Women International.

Founder of Maiden Voyage said, “ We know from our research that business travel can be an inhibitor to women reaching the corporate higher levels and with this year’s theme being about parity in the workplace our pledge is to help to remove those barriers related to business travel. We wanted to do something substantial to support as many women around the world as possible on this important day. With the support of PWN Global we are able to reach thousands of women to enable them enjoy safer business trips. Our chosen charity for this year is a very special one. Having watched the first few seconds of the She Inspires Me video, produced by Women for Women International I was reduced to tears and very moved to support these incredible women”.

Participants can sign up to the webinars at


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About Women for Women International

Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has supported 429,000 of the most socially-excluded women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe and unprecedented levels of violence against women, there’s never been a greater need for Women for Women International’s work to support women survivors of war. Which is why this year WfWI has launched a programme in Iraq to support Syrian and Iraqi women affected by the conflict and instability in the region, and the #SheInspiresMe campaign, shining a light on inspirational women and girls globally.

About is the global specialist in the female business travel market. With over 8000 members in over 80 countries and over 40 local ambassadors. Maiden Voyage is used by large organisations and individual business travellers, women can connect through the platform with other women when travelling on business. Maiden Voyage also recommends female friendly hotels and provides female traveller safety training.

About PWN Global

PWN Global is a dynamic fast-growing offline and online networking and leadership development platform for professional women of all sectors and industries. With over 3,500 members and more than 90 nationalities, this volunteer-led organisation delivers over 600 events a year in a community of 25 city networks.

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About Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage, the world’s only specialist network for female business travellers. Launched in 2008 to connect female business travellers, Maiden Voyage has set the global standard for ‘Female Friendly Hotels’ and has become the go-to resource for all things female business traveller related. Maiden Voyage has both individual and corporate members in over 80 countries and a team of global ambassadors to support inbound female business travellers by providing female specific travel safety advice and female business traveller safety training. Having won numerous awards, Maiden Voyage has been widely featured in the international press including the Economist, the Mintel Report, the New York Times, CNN, BBC and the Guardian.

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