WalkSafe was founded in 2020 with a concept to give users as much information about their surroundings as possible. Now, with our growing team and advisors, our products, offering and mission have developed and we work with one goal in mind:
To make the world a safer place.
As a daughter of a met police officer, we had many house rules to help my siblings and I stay safe when out and about.
Nonetheless, unwanted behaviour started when I was 13. I’ve experienced catcalling, following, groping, flashing. These events are scary and unsettling, and stay with you.
As an adult, the working world expanded my perspective to experiences beyond my own.
Years volunteering at a community centre for people in crisis taught me that it is not only women that fear the streets at night. Safety is an issue affecting everyone from all walks of life.
Of course it’s not all men, but it is all women.
My career in childcare highlighted the importance of educating young girls and boys about issues like consent, gender bias and the importance of preventative actions.
However, it was the birth of my daughter two years ago that was my call to action. I didn’t want her growing up in this ‘normal’. Following a series of family discussions, we founded WalkSafe.
We believe technology, combined with our vision, can genuinely help save lives.