Networking Secrets of Successful Women and Hygieia Network Awards Ceremony on tap for Chicago trade show

Northbrook, IL USA—July 19, 2016—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that the ISSA Hygieia Network will host two events as part of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2016 trade show and ISSA Convention, October 25-28, 2016, in Chicago, IL, USA.

Networking Secrets of Successful Women, presented by best-selling author Diane Darling, will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Sponsored by Georgia Pacific, this complimentary special education and networking session is open to all trade show attendees, including women (and men) from all levels of the industry. For more information about this event, click here. For a complete lineup of the educational schedule for that week, visit

The second event, the 2016 ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Ceremony, will be held Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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 of the group’s 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. For more information, visit

For more information about ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2016 and the ISSA Convention or to register, visit 

About ISSA Hygieia Network

The ISSA Hygieia Network is a vibrant international community dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in all branches and at all levels of the global cleaning industry. 


The award-winning ISSA/INTERCLEAN® family of exhibitions brings together executives from all segments of the cleaning industry to do business and gather information to better manage distribution and building services companies and facility management departments. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and its trade show partner, Amsterdam RAI, produce ISSA/INTERCLEAN shows around the world. ISSA also hosts more than 60 educational seminars and networking opportunities in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America. For more information, visit

About ISSA

With more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. The association is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. For more information on ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany, and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit, follow ISSA on social media at and, or join the discussion in ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association Linkedin group at


Contact:  ISSA Media Communications & Publications Director Lisa Veeck,; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.