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ISSA Hygieia Network Launches 2020 Networking & Leadership Conference

NORTHBROOK, Ill., USA—January 9, 2020—The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, today announced its next Networking and Leadership Conference: Unlocking Women’s Leadership Potential. Diversey will host the event on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at its headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


“Our first professional development conference was a major success, so we’re so excited to host another great event in partnership with Diversey,” said Meredith Reuben, chair of the Hygieia Council, and CEO of EBP Supply Solutions. “We encourage all industry women to invest in their careers by attending professional development conferences. The ISSA Hygieia Network’s program creates an open and encouraging space where all attendees can learn, grow, and develop lifelong skills and connections.”


The half-day conference will focus on the theme of unlocking women’s leadership potential and cover issues affecting opportunities for advancement, including negotiation skills, bias and discrimination, pay equity, mentorship, sponsorship, networking and more. The event will also feature presentations from three executive leaders: Carolyn Cooke, vice president of North America, healthcare sector, Diversey; Stephanie Henderson, director of sales, engineered materials performance films, Berry Global; and Cindy Williams, vice president of sales, The Budd Group.


The conference will bring together attendees who hold positions across all industry areas and levels. Through an interactive reflection exercise, inspirational speeches, action plan development, and a networking lunch, attendees can expect to gain new connections and the necessary tools and strategies to apply to their professional lives.


To learn more and attend the ISSA Hygieia Network’s Networking and Leadership Conference, 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 LinkedIn, Facebook,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, 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; and 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

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, 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, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. Visit, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account. For more information, visit, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.


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