19th Feb, 2021 Read time 2 minutes

News – HSE Global Series Launches ‘Women in Safety’ Event

The health and safety industry is viewed by many as being somewhat old school, with a focus on process and too much paperwork. In many cases, this is unfortunately still true, but we are making big strides as a profession. 

Another area where the health and safety industry has lagged behind others is diversity, both within the boardroom and throughout organisations. Women make up less than 30% of total health and safety professionals, this may be indicative that there could be more done to introduce more women into the world of health and safety. 

Women in Safety Congress 2021

As part of the HSE Network and HSE Global Series focus in 2021, we are running a bespoke Congress dedicated to getting more women into the safety field. 


HSE Global Series: 

“This event has been established to coincide with International Women’s Day. It includes speakers from the newly formed Global Coalition of Women in Safety Networks which has been established to showcase the work of women in OSH from around the world. 

Our aim is to create opportunities for women in OSH, provide mutual support and great content which is forward-looking and inclusive. There will be something for everyone at this virtual congress and all are welcome.”

Event Schedule: 


Workshop 1:

“Increased female representation in safety can provide a holistic approach to safeguard workers in the developing countries/ Sri Lanka”

Hosted by: Dr Aseni Wickramatillake, Workplace Safety & Health Association

Workshop 2:

“We’ve got a problem:  lessons in leadership from a process safety perspective”

Hosted by: Trish Kerin, Director, IChemE Safety Centre

Workshop 3:

“Safety in Film & TV”

Hosted by: Subhash Bhatt. Country Manager, Production Safety (India), Netflix

Keynote Workshop:

“Global Health and Safety Survey 2020: Towards Building a Thriving Workforce”

Hosted by: Keryn James, Group Chief Executive, ERM

Workshop 5:

“Connecting the dots: OSH – Human Capital – Safety and  Health Professionals”

Hosted by:  Kathy Seabrook, CEO, Global Solutions Inc.

Workshop 6:

“Sex, Sticks, Shooters, and Stress (Real World Risks to Women Workers)”

Hosted by: Lorenzo Visenti, Group Environment, Health & Safety, Arriva

Closing Keynote:

“Journey in ASSP”

Hosted by: Christine Sullivan, Senior Vice President, American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)


The event is set to be one of the Global Series’s most popular conferences yet with hundreds of attendees registering their interest. HSE Network is proud to support the event and we are proud of our continued close partnership with the HSE Global Series and their wider products. 


Click here to sign up for the Women in Safety Congress >>

Brands who we work with

Sign up to our newsletter
Keep up to date with all HSE news and thought leadership interviews