Episode 24

Women in Protection – Changing the Narrative and Increasing Participation | Monica Duperon Rodriguez

This episode we’re shaking things up a bit with the introduction of Short Circuit, a new format to the podcast which will complement the usual thematic layout of the show. In these shorter episodes Elijah Shaw sits down with industry friends and respected colleagues to discuss a wide range of topics, bringing you, the listener, interesting conversation and bite-sized nuggets of wisdom. 

This week we’re talking women in protection. Elijah is joined by Mónica Duperon Rodriguez, not only a well-recognized and experienced industry icon but also someone who is seen as a great champion of female participation in the industry.  

In the show we’ll be looking at the underestimated roles of women in protection, but also the great advantages that women bring to the table.

In this fast moving and entertaining episode, we’ll be discussing:

  • Why there aren't more women in the industry and how we can make it a more inclusive environment?
  • The role leaders can play in advocating for more active female participation.
  • Top tips for females, or anyone, looking to break into the industry and make an impact.
  • And, we’ll hear Mónica’s recipe for revenge when someone tells you that you can’t do something.

Tune in to today’s inspirational show for more of this…

“I tell women ‘Use your superpower and your superpower is being a woman’!” 

More about Mónica:

Mónica Duperon Rodriguez has over 30 years of combined law enforcement, close protection, and global event security management experience. She has worked Anti-Human Trafficking/Sex Trafficking, Anti-Poaching efforts, Gangs, SWAT Hostage Negotiator, Undercover Narcotics Detective, and Police Training throughout Africa, South America, Mexico, United States, Canada and Europe.   Monica is currently the Americas Safety and Security Manager to include head of Global Events Security for a tech company in Silicon Valley.

Mónica Duperon Rodriguez

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