Women in Health and Safety is a thriving network of people who support gender equality and want to see women flourish in our profession. We connect in-person and online. Our get-togethers are free to attend and open to all, and we actively encourage both men and women to join us.
2500+ people have attended one of our events
2015 was when the first event took place
Events take place all over the country
Mace, Shirley Parsons, Acre, Hays, Safety & Health Expo, Redcat, the HSE and NEBOSH have all hosted events
Safety & Health Expo hosts our biggest annual celebration
Events have taken place all over the country, in cities including Norwich, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Take a look at highlights of the 2017 Christmas party in the video below.
For more past events highlights see the posts below:
SHP works with a committee to determine the best direction for Women in Health and Safety. We meet quarterly to assess feedback from past events. We also discuss plans for future events and come up with ideas to keep the network running effectively.
Another role of the the committee is to raise awareness of the network. For instance taking part in relevant SHP interviews, offering site visits at their workplaces and speaking at Women in Health and Safety events.
A Chairperson heads up the committee and a new Chairperson is selected each June. At the present time Judith Grant, Associate Director of Health & Wellbeing at Mace is Chair. See below the current committee members.
Handover from the old to the new committee at Safety Health Expo 2018. Introducing Judith Grant as the new Chair.
Aoife Devaney, Health and Safety Assistant, St George Developments
Angelina Sooren, Group HSEQ Director, Churchill
Anne Gardner-Aston, Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing Director, Places for People
Barbara Marino, Director, ORSA projects
Carly Gilbert, Safety Manager, Media Safety Management
Charlotte Geoghegan, Head of Content, SHP and Safety & Health Expo
Charlotte Taylor, Senior Health & Safety Advisory, Morgan Sindall
There are two different types of event you can run: mini-meets and forums. Both are a great way to promote your personal or corporate brand whilst supporting women in the profession.
Mini-meets are small, informal get-togethers. They don’t require much planning or organisation at all. Simply get a group together and talk about your experiences with issues affecting women in health and safety.
Forums are generally larger events, although there is no minimum number of delegates required. Forums must be open for all professionals within our community to attend.