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ISSA Hygieia Network Announces 5th Annual Awards and Networking Reception

Northbrook, IL, USA—August 21, 2019—The ISSA Hygieia Networkan ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, announced today that it will host its fifth annual Awards Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel during the ISSA Show North America Las Vegas 2019. Those who wish to attend can register on the ISSA Show website.


“For five years, Hygieia has been on a mission to provide the necessary programs, tools and support that enable all women in the cleaning industry to accelerate their careers and achieve their full potential,” said Meredith Reuben, Chairwoman of the ISSA Hygieia Network. “After the launch of our Mentoring Program, Hygieia participation has doubled in size and we look forward to sharing our newest initiatives during this year’s event.”


The ceremony will feature keynote speaker, Kathy Walters, former Executive Vice President of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, along with an informative presentation by the leading women of the Hygieia Council. After the awards and scholarship winners have been announced, the event will lead into an inclusive networking hour with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


The ISSA Hygieia Network Awards were founded to recognize individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the global cleaning industry. Nominations will be evaluated by the Hygieia Council and a select group of jury members.


The two award categories include:


  • The Hygieia Member of the Year, which recognizes the ISSA Hygieia Network member’s involvement (individual or company) in activities that fulfill one or more of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • The Rising Star of the Year, which honors a woman aged 45 or younger who has made achievements and demonstrated consistent upward mobility in her career within the industry.


The ISSA Hygieia Network is now accepting award nominations and invites the public to submit nominees online now through Oct. 18, 2019 at


To become a sponsor of the Awards Ceremony, please e-mail

To learn more about the ISSA Hygieia Network, and to sign up for its free Mentoring Program, visit


About the ISSA Hygieia Network


Named after the Greek goddess of cleaning and hygiene, the Hygieia Network is an ISSA Charities non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.


About ISSA Charities


ISSA Charities is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and The Worldwide Cleaning Industry. A 501(c)(03) organization, the ISSA Charities mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning. Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients. The ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity and inclusion in the cleaning industry. ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit


About ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association


With more than 9,200 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Botany, Australia; and Shanghai, China. Visit, call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook pageand Twitter account.