The Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group fosters the advancement of women and the sharing of ideas in the OSH profession. WISE continuously evaluates the state of women in the OSH profession, facilitates mentoring of all OSH professionals, encourages networking to strengthen professional relationships, promotes continuing education and professional certifications, and supports the development and peer review of content related to issues specific to women in the workplace as well as within the OSH profession.
WISE Mentoring Applications Due October 10th!
The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects WISE's most talented and experienced mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objectives, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. Key topics addressed this year will include networking to gain sponsorship and difficult conversations!
If you are a WISE member and OSH practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the WISE mentorship page for more information.
WISE will be making new matches for the program in October. If you are looking for a mentor in the safety industry, please fill out an online application by October 10, 2016. Interested potential mentors should email a resume or bio to Louise Vallee.
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Click here to find out more about online, local, national and global WISE initiatives and be sure to reach out to any of the advisory board members below with any questions or to find out more about volunteer opportunities.
Many of us wish that EH&S was a better known field and that more young people would find it as a career path. Angela Banerjee took action to increase awareness of the profession by participating in a high school career fair in Ripon, Wisconsin. The event included two avenues to participate. The first was the option to have a table in the gym beside other companies, professions, associations, and companies so that students passing through could learn about the profession and ask questions. The second aspect was delivering a 20-minute presentation to students. The students were informed of the speaker and profession options prior to the career fair and signed up to listen to specific speakers.
About 20 students, in two different groups, came to hear Angela talk about the safety profession. Other students stopped by the booth during the open fair time to chat with Angela and a fellow safety professional, Lori Welch of Ripon Printers.
Does this sound like something YOU want to do? Just contact Angela at email@example.com or 920.896.2586 to share ideas. She has a PowerPoint, conversation starters, and a poster template to share with you to help you along.
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Can Women Help Plug the Labor Shortage in Construction?
However, for various reasons, women continue to make up a tiny segment of the construction workforce—just 3% according to the National Women’s Law Center, a statistic that has remained static for decades. Let’s take a look at how construction companies can adapt to provide a more appealing environment for a section of the workforce they can no longer afford to ignore.
Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Kelly Bernish
Assistant Administrator: Abigail Ferri
Secretary: Stacey Brooks
Treasurer: Maureen Johnson
Membership: Monique Parker
International Membership: Kathy Seabrook
ChapterWISE: Lesli Johnson, Melissa Schmaltz
Mentor Program: Louise Vallee
Body of Knowledge (BOK): Maribeth Anderson
PDC Planning: Kelly Bernish
Professional Development: Adele Abrams
Awards & Honors: Jennifer Zipeto
Content Coordinator: Heather Earl
Website/Social Media Management: Angela Banerjee
WISE Directory of Products and Services: Kristin Herman
Marketing/Partner Relations: Kelly Bernish
Retreat Planning: Jennifer Zipeto
Student Outreach: Angela Banerjee
Education/Webinars: Angela Banerjee
ChapterWISE is a team of representatives that coordinate local WISE events. Our team has monthly, 30-minute phone call to share ideas about what we want ChapterWISE to be overall and to share information about activities we've done, and those that are coming up. We send out monthly updates with Talking Points so each representative can share what WISE is doing at their chapter meetings. Activities for each chapter vary depending on the representative and WISE members of the chapter. If you're interested or want more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISE Mentoring Program
The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. Click here for more info.
WISE Directory of Products and Services
Directory Entry Form
Directory Input Form Spreadsheet
Directory of Products and Services PPT