OneWish for International Women’s Day

OneWISH for IWD – Break the Bias

When: Tuesday 8th March 2022 – 10am – 3pm
Where: Zoom virtual event.
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OneWISH is working to break biases in the field of Health & Safety, and we agree with International Women’s Day when they say that “whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.”

To support International Women’s Day and this theme we are hosting a series of presentations and panels to explore this subject.

Morning Sessions and Speakers:
The morning will look at what bias looks like in 2022 and how we can understand it in the context of the H&S world, including a presentation on bias and diversity, a panel showcasing latest research, and a case study of some rising stars talking about the bias and challenges they have faced and are overcoming.

10:00 – Welcome by event MC, OneWISH Executive Committee Member Melissa Mark and Introduction by One WISH co-founder Louise Hosking

10:20 – The Big Picture: What is the role of diversity and inclusion in 2022 and how do we supercharge the change to create more inclusive cultures
Alex Evreinoff – Managing Director at INvolve

10:50 – Panel Discussion: The Evidence and Data. 
Chaired by Lorenzo Visentin – Group Environment, Health & Safety Director at Arriva Group. Lorenzo will be joined by Dr. Sarah Cumbers – Director of Evidence and Impact, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Filipa Da Silva Marques – HR Operations Manager at ERM, and Laura Aucott – Associate Director at HSE Recruitment and Executive Network Group

11:35 – A Case Study Discussion to understand the biases and challenges women in H&S face
Discussion between Bobbie Grant – IES Global Snr EHS Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific & Joan Chelangat – OHS Officer at Base Titanium Ltd.  Moderated by Tamara Parris – OneWISH Executive Committee member

Afternoon Sessions and Speakers:
The afternoon will showcase leadership in improving diversity, equity and inclusion in H&S, including presentations and Q&As from those working to create change. We are also celebrating the fact that for the first time ever, five of the largest H&S membership bodies in the world all have female Presidents. The 5 Presidents are joining a panel, chaired by our own Chair to discuss female leadership and their own learning.

12:45 – Presidents’ Panel Discussion: The women leading the charge in professional membership organisations
Chaired by OneWISH Chair Anne Gardner-AstonAnne will be joined by Christl Aggus – President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) , Julie Barratt – President, Chartered Institute of Environment Health (CIEH) , Ruth Denyer – Co-President, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), Louise Hosking – President, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Christine Sullivan – President-Elect, American Society of Safety Professionals(ASSP)

13:45 – Reflections on female leadership
A live discussion, picking up on themes from the Presidents’ Panel. Chaired by Melissa Markand questions moderated by Tamara ParrisOneWISH Executive Committee members.

14:00 – Coalition Member case study: How a leading corporate ‘Breaks the Bias’
 Paul Hendry  – Vice President HSE at Jacobs will be joined by others from his organisation

14:45 – Conference summary and wrap up
Jennet Arshimova and Melissa Mark, OneWISH Executive Committee

14:50 – Join the movement!  Why L’Oreal supports OneWISH and invitation to become a member
Malcolm Staves – Global Vice President Health & Safety at L’Oréal and Co-Founder of OneWISH