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 Educational Grant Deadline Fast Approaching: Did you know that WISE has a Professional Educational Grant? Do you want to further your education or work towards a certification? Let WISE help you on your way towards your goals! Apply for the WISE Professional Education Grant, deadline December 1. Funds are available April 1 and can be used to travel to Safety 2018 or the 2019 SeminarFest! Information can be found at this link.

  • Watch the New Administrator’s Message by Kelly Bernish where she reports on the ASSE Leadership Conference.


  • Congratulations to the Safety 2017 WISE Mentoring Excellence Award Recipients!

    • Maureen Johnson
    • Jennifer Law
    • Anne Ruzek
    • Ann Schubert
    • Doris Smith
    • Jennifer Zipeto
  • WISE Common Interest Group earned Gold Status for its many member benefits and initiatives!

•   WISE Members receive awards at Safety 2017

•  ChapterWISE groups recognized for active education and networking

ASSE Members, join today for just $20!

  • 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

WISE Retreat 2017

What a great day for learning/networking/making new friends and catching up with old friends! We appreciate Encana for allowing WISE to host the annual retreat in their beautiful facility.

Make plans now to attend next year’s retreat on June 2, 2018 at Safety 2018!WISE_Retreat_group

Are your local WISE members supporting charities or doing outreach? Share your stories and photos with WISE Content Coordinator Heather Earl!


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Kelly Bernish
Assistant Administrator: Abigail Ferri
Secretary: Stacey Brooks
Treasurer: Maureen Johnson
Membership: Davina Harrison
International Membership: Kathy Seabrook
ChapterWISE: Lesli Johnson, Karen LaRue
Mentor Program: Louise Vallee
Body of Knowledge (BOK): Maribeth Anderson
PDC Planning: Kelly Bernish
Professional Development: Adele Abrams
Awards & Honors Chair: Kristen Herman
Content Coordinator: Heather Earl
Website Management: Angela Banerjee
Social Media Management: Kelly Bernish
WISE Directory of Products and Services: Kristin Herman
Marketing/Sponsor Relations: Kelly Bernish
Retreat Planning: Jennifer Zipeto
Student Outreach: Angela Banerjee
Education/Webinars: Angela Banerjee
Technical Question Coordinator: Lucy Miller
Government Affairs: Jennifer Zipeto

Chapter WISE

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 please contact Lesli Johnson or Karen LaRue.

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

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