• Connecting, Supporting, Collaborating and Inspiring

    Women in Security across Australia and Abroad

  • Our Aims

    Whether you are a security professional with years of experience or a student interested in pursuing a career in security, there is something for you in this group.

    Connecting women in security across Australia & abroad.

    Supporting women already within the security industry to stay and grow.

    Collaborating on common projects across Australia and abroad

    Inspiring the next generation and those interested, to pursue a career in security

  • What We Do

    We are an open network of people of different backgrounds, experience, qualifications, age and gender. Our common interest is security.


    Meet locally, nationally or abroad

    Meet and connect with your local security community.

    Increase your connections both nationally and abroad. AWSN is part of WISECRA an international alliance of other women in security groups across 22 other countries

    We encourage students/grads and those just entering the industry to join us and find out more about careers in security.


    Mentoring and Grad support

    Mentoring - Find a mentor or be mentored to help with your career or personal development.

    Grad Support - We help support our female grads to continue in security


    Join a Focus group

    We aim to influence and change the security community. We are from many different industries, different stages of our life and different domains of security.

    Help us by joining one of our focus groups.


    - Go Girl for IT - getting high school girls interested in pursuing a job in Security


    - Contributing to articles and Books - Collaborating with other women both nationally and around the world to make others aware of careers in security.

    • Women in the Security Profession, A practical guide for career development. Elsevier, 2017


    Providing Role Models

    Everyone needs someone to look up to. We aim to inspire this generation and the next to pursue and stay in a career in security.

    We do this through talks at high schools and universities, publishing articles/books and our https://www.securityjobprofileproject.com

    If you are a school or an organisation looking for speakers, or you want to be a speaker then please contact us.

  • Our Blog

    Thoughts and projects


    Please visit our official blog:


  • What's next?

    Join us, its free!


    We have members in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, and connections with women in Darwin and Adelaide.


    Find out more about our networking events and projects in your local chapter. Request to be added to the local distribution list.



    Australian Women in Security Network






    Local Chapter Events and General Enquiries:




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