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ISSA Hygieia Network Launches HIGHER Regional Networking Events & Online Community

NORTHBROOK, Ill., USA—October 1, 2019—The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, today introduced HIGHER, a regional professional development event series and the first-ever Hygieia Online Member Network through a partnership with Wisr. The first HIGHER event will take place on Nov. 6, 2019, in Santa Ana, Calif., from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


“The ISSA Hygieia Network has a vision to enable all women in the cleaning industry to accelerate their careers,” said Meredith Reuben, Chair of the Hygieia Council, and CEO of EBP Supply Solutions. “There are many of us who are willing to share our experiences and advice for those just starting out or eager to advance. We want women to be inspired at the regional ISSA Hygieia Network events and to continue the conversation online in our networking community.”


The 2019 HIGHER event will focus on the personal and professional development of the women in attendance and will feature three leaders in the industry: Diana Le, product UX designer, Brain Corp.; Sally Schopmeyer, president, Maintenance, Inc.; and Lydia Work, president, American Paper Converting. Attendees will also gain access to career workshops, flash mentoring, and more to help create a concrete action plan for reaching professional goals.


Members of the ISSA Hygieia Network’s free online community will be able to access educational resources and training opportunities to support their development and advancement and connect with colleagues across the cleaning industry. The online network will be officially unveiled by Wisr CEO Kate Volzer at the ISSA Hygieia Network’s annual awards reception, Nov. 18, 2019, part of ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas.


To learn more and attend the 2019 HIGHER event, visit


To sign up for the free ISSA Hygieia Network online networking community, 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 Wisr

Wisr is a technology company based in Cleveland, Ohio. As a female-led company, Wisr has spent a lot of time reflecting on how technology can democratize access to opportunity. It’s why founder Kate Volzer feels so passionate about the potential for Wisr to support the professional careers of women and other under-represented populations in leadership and committed to adding professional development workshops designed to cater to women’s advancement. Wisr’s software enables powerful networks in communities looking to build affinity and deepen engagement. To learn more, visit


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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