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Stranger Danger - An Escape Plan

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In March, 2007, a woman was abducted from an Indianapolis downtown  parking garage.  She was driven from that location, robbed, and raped.  Karen Kell was even then involved with BWC which she felt could lend a forum and a voice, and dedicated herself to making a difference.

So Business Women Connect approached the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who supplied a trainer, Jeff Patterson, and a city-wide free night of self defense was set in motion.   After just two days of media coverage, one hundred and fifty women registered for the training and even more registrations occurred in the weeks that followed.  The program struck a chord and there was an obvious need.  More training dates were created first for the public and then to corporations for the training of their employees.

It soon became obvious that Karen’s passion significantly focused on promoting this new awareness of proactive safety; so she ventured away, partnered with Jeff Patterson and Escape Plan was born.  Escape Plan has trained thousands and continues to expand programming through on-site training, as well as through the introduction of a newly released DVD; “Protective Thinking”, a ProActive self defense training course.

What began as a night of self defense to help empower women, soon became Karen’s mission.  Their have expanded and we now educate, train and empower thousands of women, men and teens everywhere to take control and become ProActive with their personal safety.