ISSA Hygieia Network Opens September Conference Registration: Unlocking Women’s Leadership Potential


ROSEMONT, Ill.—July 12, 2022—ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities™ signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, today announced it has opened registration for the Networking and Leadership Conference: Unlocking Women’s Leadership Potential happening on September 13 in Chicago. 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.

“We’re excited to provide a space for professionals to come together and gain resources that help women advance in the cleaning industry,” said Dr. Felicia Townsend, Program Director, 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 Dr. 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-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 five-star service and stunning skyline views from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

The conference is conveniently located at the Palmer House Hilton in beautiful downtown Chicago. Attendees can make hotel reservations here.

To learn more about Hygieia’s Networking and Leadership Conference, please visit the ISSA Hygieia Conference Event Page today.

About ISSA Charities

ISSA Charities™ is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, and better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning: Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

Samantha Hager

Samantha Hager is the Associate Editor at Cleanfax Magazine. With an extensive background in journalism and editorialism, Hager provides a unique perspective to the cleaning and restoration industries. You can reach her at [email protected]

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