Health and Safety Recruitment
So, many women have discussed how they must grow a "thick skin", and a "toughen up attitude" just to be accepted. Through persistence, education and knowing that the jobs they have taken on, have had a powerful, positive impact on the lives on many people became a driving force for many to succeed. Women need more leadership roles in this industry to continue making that impact, and to show the world that this sector of the workforce demands respect.
Studies have shown that 70 percent of women who currently hold positions in occupational safety and health leadership roles, started out in areas completely outside the realm of safety and health, due in part because the positions in health and safety that they sought, were designed to scare women from having a go at them by the men who preceded them.
This community can only be successful by learning from the negative attitudes they have faced, and develop the positive ones that helped them become established. The encouragement from these women who lead in this industry have impacted many women who without it, may have chosen not to go in this field, and that would have eliminated the positive impact that they have had.
The consensus is clear, working with outreach programs, networking and mentoring creates the support that the next generation needs to carry the torch, and become successful. To assist in promoting this career avenue, there are many websites to visit. We invite you to invest some of your time looking into them for clarity and motivation. Most importantly, if you have found success, give back to others, if you seek success, don't hold back, reach out and find a mentor.