Sections – WISE

ASSP GSJC WISE Section Announcement

The ChapterWISE effort with the Greater San Jose Chapter (GSJC) and getting the San Francisco Chapter involved is off to a great start, with support from the GSJC Executive committee and SF Chapter President and others to support the mentor/mentee program to set up a Speed mentor/mentee event, putting together socials, outreach both to students and to community, and programming.

With excellent networking and the desire to provide remote access to outliers in our groups, ChapterWISE chairs agreed to form a section.

The Greater San Jose Chapter wants to provide a Bay Area section for WISE, with the structure that comes with a section to help provide a solid foundation of volunteer commitment to the goals of the WISE membership and ASSP membership in the Bay Area.

WISE involvement is still new to  many of the ASSP and WISE members in both these chapters and I believe to many of the WISE members, as a whole in this area.

The structure of leadership, provides for chairs to take on additional support roles to make WISE successful in our area.

Our kick off telecon, filled almost all chair positions that were set forth to provide a successful foundation to our effort. Add PowerPoint meeting here

Thank you all for your continued service to our Safety Community.

Bay Area ChapterWise Committee Chair Mary Stine, MS ASPWelcomes the following leadership 2019-2020

  1. Community outreach Charity and PDC: Dolores Bergen  of GSJC
  2. Development Talks Technology: Emilie Cherre of GSJC
  3. Networking Social: Opening
  4. Students STEM Outreach: Opening


ASSP Greater San Jose – Women in Safety Excellence

Join our Women in Safety Excellence member community to connect with like-minded safety professionals and support the inclusion and advancement of women within the safety industry.

Who We Are

ASSP’s Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group advances ASSP members and the safety profession through education, mentorship, networking, collaboration, research and innovation.

What We Do

Our diverse and engaged member community promotes the equity and advancement of women in the safety profession. We strive to continuously influence industry to address current and future safety challenges affecting women in the workforce locally, nationally and globally.

  • We offer education opportunities that members can immediately put into practice, as well as leadership opportunities to help our members develop to their fullest professional potential
  • With approximately 2,000 members, WISE provides a vast and supportive community for networking, collaboration and change-making
  • Local, national and virtual networking and collaboration opportunities abound. WISE brings members together to advocate on occupational safety and health (OSH) issues specific to women in the workplace

Why It Matters

The OSH industry and its leaders should be as diverse as all the different businesses and employees it serves. Workers are more likely to respond to safety initiatives that are spurred by people to whom they can relate and trust. Having a diverse group of safety professionals helps ensure this. Furthermore, many women have made great contributions to the safety profession, and we want to ensure that there is a place for more female-led initiatives in the future.

WISE Mentor Program

We love our mentors and mentees and our next match will be in April!  So Perfect timing.

If you are interested, please complete the application on the ASSP web site or try the link below.

At Safety 2019, we will be presenting a mentee round table that you will not want to miss!  

Guidelines for WISE Mentors and Mentees

  • You must be an member of ASSP and WISE to participate in this program
  • We hold all information exchanged between matched pairs for mentoring in strict confidence; applications are viewed only by the matching committee
  • Mentors and mentees should commit to at least one hour per month for meeting, by phone, e-mail or in person
  • Teams will be matched for one year with an option to extend for a second year if both parties agree
  • Mentors are not expected to provide employment or business opportunities for mentees — just life lessons, advice, coaching and mentoring

Please let me know if you have any other questions! 

Louise Vallee is our Mentor Chair.

Mary Stine, MS 

ASSP Greater San Jose WISE Chair

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