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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.
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.
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.
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. The Division offers members the opportunity to:
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 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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