The ISSA Hygieia Network will host two events as part of the ISSA/Interclean North America trade show and ISSA Convention, taking place Oct. 25 through 28, in Chicago.

"Networking Secrets of Successful Women," presented by best-selling author Diane Darling, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sponsored by Georgia Pacific, this complimentary special education and networking session is open to all trade show attendees, from all levels of the industry.

The second event, the ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Ceremony, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. The ceremony will include a dinner and cocktails and is open to all trade show attendees.

The ISSA Hygieia Network Awards were founded to recognize individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global cleaning industry. The main award is the Hygieia Member of the Year award, which recognizes an ISSA Hygieia Network member's involvement in activities that fulfill one or more of the network’s goals and objectives. 

Other awards include the Rising Star of the Year Award, which is eligible to women aged 35 and under and the Employer of the Year Award, which recognizes the company that best promotes women's interests. The Man of the Year Award is presented to senior-level male professional who is dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the cleaning industry through mentoring. The Eidyia Award is open to companies or individuals leading efforts to reduce illiteracy rates within the industry's workforce. 

Members of the ISSA Hygieia Network have an opportunity to nominate their colleagues for any of these awards.

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