How to Prepare, Prevent and Protect Yourself This Summer

There is never a more important time to share safety tips for women than in the summertime. Summer means lots of beach days, music festivals, refreshing drinks on restaurant patios, and exploring new cities in the United States (or abroad). Regardless of your summertime activities or where they are, it’s important to advocate for your personal safety, especially if you’re flying solo. Here’s a few essential tips on how to Prepare, Prevent, and Protect yourself this summer. 1. Prepare: Know…

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2022: 3 Easy Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

Here at Stiletto Agency during Mental Health Awareness Month 2022, we value the discussion surrounding mental health. We especially value it as a way to promote safety and wellness in the workplace. Whether it’s a large corporation or a small business, promoting wellness is an important part of every workplace. This can come in many forms, and it starts with removing the stigma in the workplace surrounding mental health.  Removing the Stigma According to Peldon Rose, 72% of employees want…

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Hey, You! You’re in Charge of Your Own Personal Safety

Learning how to improve personal safety is something we talk about a lot here at Stiletto Agency. You may feel that carrying pepper spray around in your purse is all you need. However, we’re here to tell you that personal safety is about way more than just pepper spray. Personal safety takes consistency and only YOU can learn how to protect yourself. Below, we outline a few ways you can take personal safety into your own hands. How to Improve Personal…

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The 3 Danger Signs: How to Recognize What’s Happening Isn’t Okay

In today’s world, you need to know how to protect yourself in public. The potential of being the victim of an active shooter, digital stalker, date rape, or sex trafficking is a very unfortunate, but valid, reality that Americans face everyday. However, there are ways to proactively protect yourself, even if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. How To Protect Yourself Against Everyday Threats In Shelley Klingerman’s book, “Vigilance: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Personal…

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How to Protect Yourself on Social Media

In this day and age, predators use social media and the internet to find and learn about their victims. Pew Research found that roughly 4 in 10 Americans have encountered online harassment in some form. How can you keep yourself safe on the internet and social media? Below, we outline several tips that you can use right now to protect yourself online. #1: Lock in Your Privacy Settings The first step in protecting yourself on social media is to lock…

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Travel Abroad: Top Tips From a College Student

This article is a guest blog on tips for traveling abroad the first time alone from Quincey Klingerman, who’s currently studying abroad in Rome, Italy. She shared her experience and her practices in vigilance and personal safety that she’s learned over the years. It’s Shelley’s goal that all women are able to learn and utilize these skills for their own personal safety. Going abroad is an experience of a lifetime that I personally think everyone should experience. Yet, the thought…

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New Year, Same Personal Safety Tips

Even though it’s a new year, many of the same personal safety tips still apply. Whether you’re traveling, walking home from a friend’s residence, or simply running errands, there are several simple precautions you can take to exude confidence and lessen your chances of being a target from potential predators. Below, we list and detail 5 of the most important personal safety tips for you to remember in the new year. Interested in taking charge of your own personal safety?…

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Arm Yourself with these Basic Self Defense Moves

As women, we’re all familiar with the feelings that rush into our bodies the second we step into a public environment. Maybe you’ve just left work and are hurriedly walking to your car with a racing heartbeat. Or maybe, you’re making your way through the grocery store aisles with an ache in your stomach telling you that something is wrong. Regardless of what the situation may be, every woman has experienced these feelings. While we all wish to live in…

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Preparedness Builds Female Empowerment

Imagine a world in which women are safe — a world where a woman can look into the mirror without fear of being cat-called on her walk to work. A world where a woman can walk to her car at night without a trembling hand around the pepper spray attached to her keychain. A world where women are respected. How strange is it that while these wishes seem simple, they are unattainable in our society? While we have come a…

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Give People a Fighting Chance If Ever Faced with an Active Shooter

Written by Michael Julian, A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program Program Description Active shooter incidents are happening at alarming rates, as evidenced by the fact that you can’t turn on the news anymore without hearing about at least one event in which someone has caused massive losses of life. A number of these are occurring at the workplace, making this an urgent area to address by individuals who are responsible for employee safety. Traditionally, individuals trained for these terrifying events…

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