and International SOS collaborate to create a safer world for the female business traveller

maiden-voyage, the female business travel experts, will collaborate with International SOS, the world’s leading medical & travel security assistance company, to improve the health and safety of female business travellers globally.

Carolyn Pearson, CEO and founder of, said: “As more women climb the corporate ladder, their roles inevitably entail more travel and travel-related health and safety concerns should not become an inhibitor to career progression. Often cultural and legal restrictions are overlooked during pre-travel briefings, leading to otherwise avoidable incidents. Our recent travel safety survey highlighted the fact that one in four female business travellers has suffered a safety-related incident whilst on company business, ranging from theft of personal belongings to serious sexual assault. As part of this research we also identified the key players in the travel assistance market to establish who was best placed to support this growing market segment. We were really impressed by the people at International SOS and also the feedback from some of their clients, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to join forces to positively de-risk business travel for women.”

Leigh Burns, General Manager, Sales & Marketing Northern Europe for International SOS, added: “We fully support in its mission to make travel safe and successful for businesswomen. We look forward to supplementing our joint clients with additional content, training and expertise to address the unique travel risks women face as they work across the globe.”

Through this collaboration, International SOS and will be able to extend their reach of travel safety solutions to the corporate, education and humanitarian markets.



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International SOS

International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 850 locations in 92 countries.

Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest.

We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

For more information, visit

• is the global network for female business travellers and is headquartered in Leeds

• The company launched in 2008 and has over 7000 members in over 70 countries who connect through whilst on business and are supported by over 40 global ambassadors .

• provides corporate membership, female business traveller safety training and gender specific travel advice

• For further information visit

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About Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage is the world’s leading specialist provider of inclusive business travel safety education for diverse and minority groups as well as a social community for female business travellers. Maiden Voyage provides traveller safety training, workshops and eLearning solutions for corporate and individual business travellers and works alongside travel industry providers to drive best practice in duty-of-care. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maiden Voyage released it’s COVID-19 Traveller Safety eLearning toolset to enable employers to prepare their business travellers for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has been widely featured in the press including CNN, NYT, Mintel, Forbes, BBC and the Economist and the leadership team are regular contributors to major business travel industry and security panels and events.

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