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Amazon funding supports U.S. female safety professionals

US$125,000 to aid career advancement


A US$125,000 scholarship from Amazon to support women in safety is a major boon for the industry, according to the National Safety Council (NSC) in Itasca, Ill.

The funds will support three NSC initiatives — the Marion Martin Award, Women in Safety Scholarship program and Women’s Division.

Women hold 19 per cent of positions in the U.S. safety industry, according to NSC.

“Data shows that an organization with a diverse workforce is more likely to outperform those without diversity,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “We know women are an important part of that equation.”

Amazon is proud to support NSC’s mission to recognize and provide resources to women in the safety industry, said Heather MacDougall, Amazon’s vice-president of worldwide workplace health and safety.

The Marion Martin Award celebrates women in safety who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and helped pave the way for other women in the profession.

The Women in Safety Scholarship provides a renewable scholarship for women studying safety in the workplace.

The Women’s Division provides an opportunity for women to network with top female safety professionals worldwide.

Visit NSC’s awards website for more information.