ASSE’s Women in Safety Group Salutes Sponsors of Networking Lounge at June’s Conference
Des Plaines, IL (May 27, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) common interest group will host a networking lounge at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and exposition to be held June 13-16 in Baltimore, MD. Businesses sponsoring WISE PDC activities include Diamond Sponsor PK Safety Services, Platinum Sponsors URS Corporation, the ASSE Gulf Coast Chapter, and Utility Contractors, Inc. and Gold Sponsors Spectra Energy and the ASSE Central Florida Chapter. The support of these donors will help WISE facilitate networking and continue to support growth and opportunities for women in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field.
The WISE lounge will be open Monday June 14 and Tuesday June 15 in room 305 at the Baltimore Convention Center. On Sunday, June 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. there will be a WISE networking event located in the Baltimore Hilton in Key Ballroom 5.
The ASSE WISE common interest group was established to foster the advancement of women in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession. The group share ideas, evaluate the state of women in the SH&E profession, mentor other safety and health professionals, obtain professional certifications and facilitate networking opportunities to strengthen professional relationships. During the past year, WISE has grown to nearly 1,400 members, doubling in size since last June’s PDC.
In addition to mentoring programs, forums and member spotlight features of the group, WISE is currently working on a project to commemorate 100 women dedicated to the safety and health profession in conjunction with ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2011. The project, “100 Women – Making a Difference in Safety,” will honor 100 women who have historically, or are currently, making a difference through their work and dedication to protecting people, property and the environment. The profiles of these women will be compiled into a single publication and will be debuted at ASSE’s Leadership Conference in October of 2011. To nominate a candidate for the “100 Women” project, please visit www.asse.org/practicespecialties/wise.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.