- How long have you worked in security & what drew you to the industry?
I joined Paladin Security in Victoria in July 2013. I've always had an interest in security and law so, after I left university with a degree in Criminology & Political Studies, I wanted to put my education to good use and thought that the security industry would be the best fit. I moved to BC and saw an ad online for Paladin careers, so I applied and was successful!
- What unique traits do you feel women bring to security?
I find that women, for the most part, can be more relatable and approachable, which means we can work through conflicts. We tend to be very logical and can see the bigger picture of what needs to be done, and the steps that need to be completed to work through a situation.
- Why are women in leadership so important for the growth of the industry?
Women in leadership roles are so important for any industry, but particularly security because it shows women who may be on the fence about applying that it's not just a male field and that women can succeed just as much as men.
- What interests you most about your job?
I love working on the frontlines, greeting visitors and interacting with so many different people from all walks of life, day-in and day-out. I think an important aspect for women is knowing that they can advance in their chosen company, which is why Paladin's policy of promotion from within attracted me.
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given that you’d like to pass on to women following in your footsteps?
Work hard and try to be as flexible as possible when picking up shifts initially as in the end it will pay off. And never let anyone say you can’t do this job!
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