Women in Safety: Building and Leading a World-Class Workforce

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EHS Today will host an inaugural Women In Safety panel discussion during the Safety Leadership Conference and America’s Safest Companies event in Dallas on November 5. It will be hosted in Salon A.

The panel members, comprised of some of the industry’s most successful safety leaders, will discuss the obstacles they overcame in their careers and the opportunities available to women in the safety field. Join EHS Today to network and discover actionable takeaways for career growth as well as attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

The event will feature a keynote presentation from Carletta Ooton, Amazon’s vice president of health, safety, sustainability, security and compliance. Participants will hear about Amazon's robust safety program and how they make improvements for nearly 250,000 hourly Amazon associates across the US.

Immediately following Carletta, a panel discussion featuring safety leaders will be led by Stefanie Valentic, senior editor of EHS Today.


Access to the Women in Safety event is free to full conference attendees, but you must select the session in your registration information. To register for the whole event, click here. Those who reside or work in the Dallas area can attend the special morning session for $30. Light refreshments will be available. To register for just the Women in Safety event, click here.


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Check-in and Networking
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Keynote: Carletta Ooton
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion followed by audience Q&A
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Closing Remarks and Networking


Carletta Ooton

Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President of Health, Safety, Sustainability, Security and Compliance. Prior to this role, Ooton worked at Coca-Cola for nearly 8 years, where she served as a Vice President & Technical Operations & Capability Development Officer and a Vice President & Chief Quality, Safety & Sustainable Operations Officer.

Vice President, Health, Safety,
Sustainability, Security & Compliance

Karen Czor

EnTrans International
Corporate Director of Risk Management

Marisol Barrero

Toyota Motor North America
Project Manager

Kathleen Dobson

Alberici Constructors
Safety Director


Stefanie A. Valentic

Senior Editor
EHS Today