NSC Women's Initiative

The NSC Women's Initiative


NSC Women's Caucus (now Women's Division) at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo in Houston

To help people live their fullest lives, from the workplace to anyplace, NSC is working to increase female participation in the safety industry. The NSC Women’s Initiative provides events, recognition and scholarship opportunities to support women in safety and educate all safety professionals on issues that affect the female workforce disproportionately.

NSC Women's Division

The Council’s engagement opportunity for women, the Women’s Division, is one of eight industry and interest-specific groups available to NSC members. The Women's Division meets several times a year, and presents webinars on a variety of topics including chemical exposures and empowering women in safety. The Division offers members the opportunity to:

  • Create a more inclusive environment in the safety field
  • Learn about safety issues that disproportionately affect women
  • Hear from female leaders in safety
  • Enjoy the support and camaraderie of like-minded safety professionals
  • Network with top female safety professionals

Join the Women's Division and receive an update on the Congress meeting and a presentation by NIOSH on how safety professionals can be more mindful of reproductive health for all workers. Already a member and want to be more engaged? Complete this quick survey.

The Women’s Division, formerly the Women’s Caucus, was formally recognized as a Division of the National Safety Council in September 2019.

2020 NSC Spring Divisions Meeting

Join your Division colleagues in Pittsburgh at the 2020 NSC Spring Divisions meeting, held for the first time in conjunction with the 2020 NSC Northeast Conference & Expo. Registration for spring meeting requires NSC membership and the promo code "Divisions."

Register Today

Event Date: March 11, 2020
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel: The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue
Reserve a room here, or call (412) 281-3700 and reference the NSC Northeast Conference & Expo block by Monday, Feb. 17. Cost is $149, single/double.

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Women in Safety Scholarship

To increase the number of women entering the safety field, the Women in Safety Scholarship provides access to educational funding for women pursuing a safety career. Scholarships are given to women studying safety in a post-secondary program, and are open to non-traditional and part-time students. The scholarship is $5,000 a year for four years as long as recipients maintain eligibility. In addition to the monetary award supporting their educational expenses, the Women in Safety Scholarship recipients are invited to attend NSC Congress & Expo at no cost. Learn more about this and other scholarships at nsc.org/scholarships.

NSC Marion Martin Award

This award is the result of the Council’s desire to recognize women who have not only excelled in their safety role but have also helped break down barriers for other women in safety. Launched in 2016, Marion Martin Award winners have included Annette Sandberg, Linda F. Martin, Alexi Carli, Winnie Dee Schubert and Dr. Megan Tranter.

Learn more about the Marion Martin award, as well as other Council awards.

Special Thanks

The Council would like to thank our generous sponsors of the Women’s Initiative for their continued support of this important issue:

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