WISE fosters advancement of women in safety, health and environment
Women in Safety Engineering is a common interest group formed in 2003 to help promote women in the safety, health, and environmental profession.
Starting with a couple dozen interested women, it now has more than 1,600 members -- both women and men, according to Terrie S. Norris.
The president-elect of the American Society of Safety Engineers says one of the main activities of WISE members is mentoring. "We have a mentoring program where we actually, physically go in and match mentor and mentee," she said.
The group also raises money for various activities. One is the upcoming publication of a book profiling 100 women in safety engineering.
July 5, 2011
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