About Sheila Schneider, creator, author, and editor of WPSN.net
    Included throughout this website is information Sheila Schneider wrote and presented by way of  publications she
    created and  workshops she organized and/or conducted through her organization, Greater Women's Information
    Network (GWIN), which was dedicated to spreading information related to women's personal safety.  Although GWIN
    closed it's door in 2000, Sheila continues to pursue her desire to disseminate this important information and the
    Internet provides the perfect venue.  

  • Creater and Editor of WPSN.net, 2007 to Present
  • President, Kentlands Condominium Association, 2004 to Present
  • Graduate, Montgomery County Police Department Citizen Academy, 2004
  • Member, Montgomery County Committee on Hate and Violence, 2002-2004
  • Board Member, Kentlands Condominium Association, 2001-2002
  • Conducted workshops on crime prevention, 1990-2000
  • Founder, President, Executive Director of Greater Women’s Information Network (GWIN), 1990-2000
  • Anne Arundel County Commission for Women, Served 3 terms as Commissioner, 1994-1999; Chair 1998-
  • Member of Anne Arundel County Executive Janet Owens’ Transition Team for Public Safety, 1998-99
  • Candidate for Delegrate to the Maryland General Assembly, District 33, 1998
  • Member of the Anne Arundel County Sexual Assault Crisis Center Advisory Board, 1994 to 1999; Vice Chair,
  • Member, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1997 to 2000
  • Member, Greater Crofton Council, 1994 to 1999
  • Member, 21st Century Education Foundation, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 1995-1998
  • Member, State Highway Administration Route 3 Task Force, 1994 to 1998
  • Member, Christmas in April*Anne Arundel County Board of Directors, 1995-1999
  • Member, YWCA of Anne Arundel County and Annapolis, 1998
  • Served on planning committees for Women’s Legislative Briefing, 1992 to 1997
  • Served on planning committees for women’s fairs in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, and Montgomery
    Counties, 1992-1997
  • Elected to Director of District 4, Crofton Civic Association Board of Directors, 1994-96

  • Recipient of the 1997 Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award
  • Proclamation by the President, Crofton Civic Association, 1992
What is WPSN?
    The Women's Personal Safety Network is a website created to provide a venue for women seeking information on how
    to prevent crime and reduce victimization of themselves, their children, their friends, their co-workers, and everyone
    else who intersects their lives.  This site will evolve to include crime prevention tips on topics including those indicated
    by the pictures on this page, current events that impact women's lives, phone numbers that could improve or even
    save your life.  
Why do we need a site like WPSN?
    Women continue to be victimized.  Whether walking down the street in their neighborhood, driving their cars, visiting
    the local shopping center, or going to the laundry room, women continue to place themselves in precarious situations
    simply because their do not have the knowledge that can aid them in making wise decisions.  Too often women
    simply do not know what to do when potentially dangerous situations arise or what number to call for help or
    information.  It is intended that this website will provide this information - all in one place.
Can WPSN Provide a Solution?
    Our objective  is to provide the knowledge that can help you reduce your risk of being victimized whether by sexual
    assault, rape, domestic violence, mugging, or any other criminal activity.  Our goal is to inform you about crime
    prevention tips that will help you reduce your risk and that you share this information with your friends, family, co-
    workers, and any strangers you meet during your day.  As this site evolves, we will include products that you can use
    increase your knowledge and safety.  Our hope is that the information provided by WPSN will help develop real
    solutions to the universal disease of violence against women.
Crime Prevention Tips
Sexual Assault Prevention
Safety for Children, when Traveling, on the Streets
Safety in your Car, at Home
Healthy vs Abusive Relationship (preventing domestic violence)
Power & Control in a Relationship
For crime prevention tips,
click on one of these links.
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