ISSA opens registration for the ISSA Hygieia Networking & Leadership Conference in Atlanta, to be held Feb. 28; guest speakers include leaders from Imperial Dade, Envoy Solutions, GP and GP PRO

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December 8, 2023 (press release) –

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, kick off the new year by joining ISSA Hygieia Network for its upcoming networking and leadership conference — Workplace Allies: The Power of Having Someone in Your Corner. This information-packed event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET at Georgia-Pacific’s headquarters in Atlanta.

“We’re excited to start the new year off on a strong note and invite people to learn more about the importance of developing strong, professional relationships,” said ISSA Hygieia Network Program Director Dr. Felicia Townsend. “We have a phenomenal lineup of speakers and look forward to hearing their thoughts on how allyship in the workplace can enhance one’s career personally and professionally.”

Attendees will gain strategies to better advocate and support employees from every level in the organization. Additionally, they will gain insights into making their organizations more inclusive for everyone to thrive and discover how securing mentors, sponsors and peer relationships can help them reach their goals.

“We’re especially honored to have Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, to present his workshop, Engaging ALL Allies: Moving from Awareness to Advocacy,” added Townsend. “This will be a great opportunity for attendees to hear about crucial topics such as gender equity through a lens of intersectionality and how it will help drive a competitive advantage for them in today’s workforce.”

Other guest speakers include:

  • Danyelle Leatherwood, Branch Manager-Atlanta – Imperial Dade
  • Jeff Roberts, Chief Operating Officer – Envoy Solutions
  • Kim Price, Vice President of Market Sales – GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific
  • Ryan Elwart, Chief Customer Officer – Georgia-Pacific
  • Wendie Manion, Vice President of Strategic Accounts – Supply Source

This conference is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific. Registration is open now, with pricing starting at US$89 for ISSA Members and $119 for nonmembers.

Learn more and register

About ISSA Charities 
ISSA Charities™ is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning: Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit

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