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May 14, 2021

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Leading Safely for Women programme launched by RoSPA and L’Oréal

‘Visible, Connected and Empowered in OSH’ programme launched as part of ‘[email protected]@Home’ partnership.

RoSPA and L’Oréal have partnered to launch their Leading Safely for Women programme, the aim being to support what both organisations see as an underrepresented group in health & safety. The purpose of the training is to develop the abilities of women in health & safety with an entrepreneurial spirit; enhancing their visibility in the sector is at the heart of the collaboration between the two organisations. It forms part of RoSPA and L’Oréal’s [email protected]@Home partnership.

With the aim of identifying women from across the globe and inspire them to realise their full potential, the series of one-day courses will help delegates understand where they are now, where they aspire to be and how to develop a health & safety strategy which aligns with business values.

Following the course, attendees will be supported by a mentor, and encouraged to be visible to help all women thrive and feel confident in choosing Health & Safety as a career. The courses are fully funded by the [email protected]@Home partnership; attendees commit to a day of training, joining the mentoring program and writing about their journey.

karen mcdonnellDr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Policy Adviser, said: “Partnership working is at the very heart of what we do at RoSPA. By bringing our delegates and their mentors together we want to increase the ripple effect that this excellent programme will bring – each conversation and each exchange of ideas will promote life-enhancing skills and knowledge that will ultimately reduce serious accidental injuries across the world.”

Malcolm Staves, L’Oréal’s Global Vice President Health & Safety, confirmed that the partnership with RoSPA has been a gamechanger both for its [email protected]@Home initiative and the recent launch of this Leading Safely for Women programme. Malcolm said: “We are very proud of what we are starting to achieve with this pioneering training. The first training was a great success and the attendees have now entered into an exciting coaching/mentoring phase. Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA in L’Oréal and we are convinced that better diversity will result in better decision making which, in the health & safety profession, will mean we could save more lives and reduce injuries. It just makes sense.”

Louise Hosking, Director of Hosking Associates, who will be hosting the training, commented: “I could not be more excited to be involved and part of this wonderful initiative with such prestigious partners, for a cause which is very close to my heart. It’s an honour to be involved. There are countless women in health & safety positions around the world who have the potential to shine bright in leadership positions and this is our purpose.”

The next course takes place on 15 June 2021. To be considered for one of the places, email [email protected] & [email protected] with your name, organisation, role, contact details and some information about yourself along with a 250-word personal statement explaining how this opportunity will help you and your business by 21 May 2021.


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