ISSA Hygieia

Awards recognize female progress in cleaning industry

Nominations for the ISSA Hygieia Network Awards are open until Oct 4.
Monday, June 28, 2021

Cleaning and maintenance industry personnel can now nominate leaders who help to advance and retain women in the industry for an ISSA Hygieia Network Award.

Hygieia, an ISSA Charities program, is dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry.

For the past five years, ISSA Hygieia Network has hosted an event during the annual ISSA Show North America event. There, it hosts its yearly awards reception, in which recognizes women and organizations that align with its mission and vision.

ISSA Hygieia Network is seeking nominations through October 4 for the 2021 edition of its awards at

The public can submit nominations for three categories:

  • Member of the Year, which recognizes a woman’s involvement in activities that align with Hygieia’s mission and vision.
  • Rising Star of the Year, which honours a woman aged 45 or younger who has made significant achievements and demonstrated consistent upward mobility in her career within the industry.
  • Company of the Year, which celebrates a company’s involvement in activities that align with Hygieia’s mission and vision.

Nominations will be evaluated by the select group of jury members.

Every year, Hygieia celebrates the progress made for women in the cleaning industry and the people who make it possible,” said Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, ISSA Hygieia Network Program Director. “We need your help to identify the professionals and organizations who embody our purpose of enabling women to accelerate their careers and realize their full potential.”

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The 2021 Awards Reception will take place on Tuesday, November 16 at the Bellagio Monet Ballroom during the ISSA Show North America 2021 in Las Vegas. The annual awards were founded to acknowledge individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the global cleaning industry.

To submit your nomination(s), fill out the form at, or to learn more and become an event sponsor, visit

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