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NSC Women's Division

The Women’s Division focuses on connecting women with careers in safety while bringing awareness of issues affecting women disproportionately in the workplace; all are welcome to be a part of the Division, regardless of gender identity or industry.

Get Involved

The NSC Women’s Division has opportunities to get involved in a variety of ways. Join a committee, take a leadership role, participate in an educational program or serve on a committee. 

Save the Date!

The 2021 Women's Luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, with the annual meeting following until 5 p.m. (ET), alongside the NSC Safety Congress & Expo. Registration information and agenda will be available soon!

Program Committee 
The Women’s Division Program Committee will meet three times in 2021 to focus on issues disproportionately affecting women in the workplace. In addition to the three, one-hour meetings, expect an additional five hours of work on these projects throughout the year. Click the date to register.

Engagement Committee
The Women’s Division Engagement Committee helps identify ways for Division members to get involved in the work of the Division. In addition to three, one-hour meetings in 2021, there are opportunities to give more time as committee members are able. Click on the date to register.

Contact Sarah Van Huis for more information, or to add your voice and experience. If these committees aren’t what you’re looking for, no problem! Complete this quick survey and help us better understand your needs.

Women in Leadership Webinar Series

Join the Women’s Division for its ongoing series highlighting women in leadership positions in safety:

  • June 8, Noon CT
    Amy May, General Manager, Boeing Canada Winnipeg
  • Aug. 18, 12 p.m. CT
    April Clayton, PhD, Senior Research Safety Manager, Office of Research Safety, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
  • Oct. 20, 1 p.m. CT
    Cindy Miller, CEO, Stericycle


Women's Division Mid-year Meeting (March 3, 2021)

Annual Meeting (Oct. 7, 2020)

Division Specific Information 

Have Division specific information to include here? Email it to [email protected].

Recorded Webinars

Other Opportunities

Are you interested in sharing your safety story? The National Safety Council has three opportunities:

  • For all safety professionals: Safety+Health Magazine highlights safety professionals in the “My Story” section of the magazine. About 500 words, for individuals at all levels.
  • For safety professionals with 15 or more years of experience: Tell us how you’ve seen safety change during your career in the Safety First Blog. An interview form will be sent to you, and the series is posted on nsc.org and LinkedIn.
  • Are you interested in helping create a webinar or panel discussion for the Women in Leadership or educational series? Contact [email protected] for more information.

Women's Division Leadership Team

Shelley Brown

Vice Chair/Recruitment and Retention Chair
Shawne Walthall

Awards and Recognition Chair
Shawne Walthall

Women’s Workplace Issues Chair
Cassandra Dillon