Business Style — Introducing Damsel in Defense

Stephanie Karasek, originally from Spicer, Minnesota, has called Cape Coral home for over 20 years. She is a single mom raising three kids, two sons and a daughter adopted from Russia.

Her family loves being a part of the Cape Coral community. Her children have all attended school in The Cape, participated in youth sports, both soccer and gymnastics, and worship at Christian Life Fellowship Church.

Stephanie has a passion for helping women and children and has been an Independent Damsel Pro with Damsel in Defense for two years.

Damsel In Defense is a place of purpose for those passionate about prevention and the protection of people and their hearts. Their mission is to equip, empower and educate women to protect themselves and their families.

The statistics are frightening:

  • College-aged women are 4 times more likely to be assaulted
  • A violent crime occurs every 26 seconds
  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape
  • 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence
  • 70% of sexual assaults occur before the age of 17

Damsel In Defense has a line of personal protection products to equip women to protect themselves including stun guns and pepper spray, protection on the go products and concealed carry handbags.

Their newest line, Safe Hearts, is a family education-based product line which enables parents to have the shoulder-to-shoulder conversations that empower children to take ownership over their own hearts and bodies and give them the ability to protect themselves against anyone who tries to harm them.

In addition to personal safety, Damsel In Defense offers Digital Defense which includes identity theft protection, computer protection and tech support and social media monitoring.

To learn more about Damsel in Defense, purchase products or host an empower hour, contact Stephanie at 239-292-0237 or visit