Kathleen Gallagher aka The SafetyChick is the Founder and CEO of Safety Chick Enterprises, a firm whose mission is to change the way personal safety is embraced nationally. She believes that people do not respond to fear, but rather, by being empowered to make smart safety choices. Kathleen, herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt at gun point by an obsessive stalker, teamed up with then California State Senator Ed Royce to pass the nation’s first anti-stalking law (SB2184).
Then, she and now US Congressman Royce teamed up again to help pass the first Federal Anti-Stalking Law (H.R. 3230). She’s spoken to millions of people through appearances on and contributing features to The Today Show, America’s Most Wanted, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, Daily Mail, ABC World News Tonight, etc. Kathleen and SafetyChick Enterprises have been featured in People, Time, Glamour, Redbook, Women’s Day and USA Today and she’s the author of two books, A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do: the ultimate guide to living safe and smart (Rodale Press) and College Safety 101: Miss Independent’s Guide to Empowerment, Confidence and Staying Safe (Chronicle Books).
Kathleen is the host of the true crime podcast, SafetyChick Rules which are stories and interviews with ordinary people doing extraordinary things all with the mission to fight crime. She is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). If you are looking for a fun, educational, impactful and entertaining speaker, the SafetyChick is your solution. Her presentations can be customized to any audience and all different types of subject matter from Motivational to specific Crime Prevention issues.