ISSA Hygieia has opened registration for the Networking and Leadership Conference: Unlocking Women’s Leadership Potential. This half-day conference will bring together attendees who hold positions across all cleaning industry areas and levels, covering issues affecting opportunities for advancement and more.

The event takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Sept. 13 in Chicago. ISSA Hygenia is an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry.

“We’re excited to provide a space for professionals to come together and gain resources that help women advance in the cleaning industry,” said Felicia Townsend, program director of ISSA Hygieia Network. “We can’t thank our guest speakers enough for providing their vital knowledge and giving attendees the necessary tools to accelerate their careers."

The conference will feature presentations from three executive leaders: Kim Price, vice president of market sales, GP Pro, a division of Georgia-Pacific; Marcela Sztainberg, senior vice president of human resources, Essendant; and Tracey York, executive vice president of human resources health, hygiene and specialties, Berry Global. The program will start with a career development workshop from Tatum Thomas, dean of DePaul University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The event will conclude with a panel discussion facilitated by Stephenie Henderson, vice president of sales and strategic accounts at Berry Global.

ISSA Hygieia encourages event attendees to sign up for the post-conference networking event onboard Chicago’s Leading Lady luxury vessel. The cruise will allow attendees to continue networking with industry peers while enjoying skyline views from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.