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.
ASSE Members, join today for just $10!
Network via social media, conference calls and annual meetings
Connect with top industry professionals
Request advisory committee guidance and advice
Share or seek knowledge through mentoring services
Enhance your resume through volunteer opportunities
Publish your knowledge to earn recertification points
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: Jennifer Zipeto
Assistant Administrator: OPEN
Secretary: Lori Elder
Under Secretary: Stacey Kruse
Treasurer: Maureen Johnson
Membership: Monique Parker
International Membership: Kathy Seabrook
ChapterWISE Representative: Lesli Johnson
Mentor Program: Louise Vallee
Body of Knowledge (BOK): Maribeth Anderson
PDC Planning: Monique Parker
Professional Development: Adele Abrams
Awards & Honors: Jennifer Zipeto
Content Coordinator: Heather Earl
Website/Social Media Management: Angela Banerjee
WISE Directory of Products and Services: Kristen Herman
Marketing/Partner Relations: Kelly Bernish
Retreat Planning: Jennifer Zipeto
Student Outreach: Angela Banerjee
Education/Webinars: Lori Elder and Angela Banerjee
Twenty women gathered in September to hear two veteran Hawaii Safety Professionals speak at our first development luncheon as a chapter. The topic was “Delivering Safety Recommendations While Maintaining Credibility”. Our guest speakers shared their thoughts and experience on the subject and then opened up it for questions and rich dialogue. Connections were made, business cards were exchanged, and expertise was shared. A valuable experience for all who attended!
Our guest speakers: Mary Browne (standing - 34 years as a safety professional, currently with Nordic PCL) and Mary Sullivan (sitting – 10 years in safety, currently with Delta Construction).
We’re going to take a break over the holidays and our next event will be our 2016 kick-off conference call. Stand by for more info!
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. http://www.asse.org/assets/1/7/ChapterWISE_team.pdf
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