According to a survey conducted at a recent seminar for 500 female business executives, 98% of them said they had their personal safety compromised in some way during the previous 45 days. Wow.
One of the biggest safety issues mentioned by women is having the hotel clerk say their name and room number aloud during check-in. Another one mentioned in the article is being given a room next to the elevator.
The number of women business travelers is growing, driven largely by women business owners – of whom there are now more than 10 million!!! The good news seems to be that companies from hotels to airlines are beginning to pay more attention to the needs of women on the road. American Airlines has improved some of their airport lounges to include playrooms and better bathrooms with private showers.
If you travel for business do you ever feel unsafe? Share your experiences with other moms who travel for business!