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Hygieia Networking & Leadership Conference – Workplace Allies: The Power of Having Someone in Your Corner


Jun 05 2024


8:45 am - 3:30 pm




ISSA Members: $89 USD
Nonmembers: $119 USD

Event Details

Cleaning & Cocktails Reception and Fireside Chat
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
6165 Levis Commons Blvd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
ROOM: Parlor D

Hygieia Networking and Leadership Conference
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Spartan Chemical Company

1110 Spartan Drive
Maumee, OH 43537


THE 3A’S OF ALLYSHIP: Awareness, Authenticity, and ACTION!

Allyship was Dictionary.com’s word of the year in 2021…and for the first time ever, a “new” word was selected. While focused training on allyship is absent in most organizations, allyship is the practice of advocating for others. More importantly, allyship needs to be lived out every day through intentional and authentic actions that support female talent.

Kim Graham Lee, Chief Allyship Officer and Former CEO of Integrating Women Leader’s Foundation (IWL), kicks off our conference with an interactive workshop that will educate and engage you. She will share the key foundational concepts of allyship and how allyship is a journey.

Learn how gender bias and related “paper cuts” show up in the workplace all too frequently and devalue women. Leverage the framework Kim presents for calling harmful behavior out whether you are advocating for yourself or someone else.

A 20-year “marketing research veteran,” Kim will also highlight key findings from IWL’s 2023 State of Allyship-in-Action Research. It is the most comprehensive study of what allyship to women looks like in corporate America today and includes the opinions of both women and men. The numbers reveal what is and isn’t happening as it relates to allyship to women in the workplace.

Allyship is critical to moving the needle on gender equity. We all have an opportunity to be an ally…and embrace that journey.

Conference Agenda




8:45 – 9:30 AM Check-in & Continental Breakfast  

9:30 – 9:45 AM 

Welcome and Kick-off

Dr. Felicia L. Townsend
Program Director

ISSA Hygieia Network

Cali Sartor
Vice President of Marketing and Advertising
Spartan Chemical Company

9:45 – 11:05 AM

Kick-off Workshop:
THE 3A’S OF ALLYSHIP: Awareness, Authenticity, and ACTION!

Kim Graham Lee
Chief Allyship Officer & Former CEO,
Integrating Women Leaders Foundation (IWL)

11:05 11:20 AM



11:20 11:40 AM

Inspire Presentation

John Swigart
Spartan Chemical Company

11:40 12:00 PM

Inspire Presentation

Rachel Sanchez
Prestige Maintenance USA

12:00 12:20 PM

Inspire Presentation


12:20 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch and
Optional Spartan Tour


1:30 – 2:15 PM

Group Mentoring Sessions

Led by industry leaders

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Cali Sartor (Moderator)
Rachel Sanchez
John Swigart

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Closing: Wrap-up and Lessons Learned

Dr. Felicia L. Townsend

Cali Sartor

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
6165 Levis Commons Blvd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551

For your convenience, conference attendees can book their hotel stay at a special rate.
Book your reservation here. 

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Reserve your hotel stay by May 18th.

Fees & Registration

ISSA Members: $89 USD
Nonmembers: $119 USD

If you wish to register 10 or more team members, you can take advantage of our group discounts.  Register 10-24 attendees and receive a 10% discount. Register 25+ attendees and receive a 25% discount.

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  • Cali Sartor
    Cali Sartor
    Vice President of Marketing and Advertising, Spartan Chemical Company

    Cali Sartor is the Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Spartan Chemical Company. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing. Over the last 13 years at Spartan Chemical, she has been a key player in developing the company’s product introduction process, marketing and brand strategy, as well as product line management. Cali holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, where she studied marketing. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Portland State University.

  • John Swigart
    John Swigart
    President, Spartan Chemical Company

    John W. Swigart is the President of Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market.

    John began his career with Spartan in 2000 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2007. In his current role, John is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategic direction and is ardent about growing a successful operation through strong company culture and a singular commitment to independent distribution. He also serves as President for Spartan do Brasil and works closely with the company’s international affiliates.

    John is passionate about advancing the professionalism and success of the cleaning industry. Since 2006, he has held various leadership positions for the Principal Trade Association, ISSA, including board appointments. In addition, John is active in the local community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo Walleye, Treu House of Munch, and the Inverness Golf Club. John is an alumnus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

  • Rachel Sanchez
    Rachel Sanchez
    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Prestige Maintenance

    Rachel Sanchez is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner for Prestige Maintenance. Having witnessed her parents’ tireless work ethic as a child, Rachel relies on her lifetime of industry experience to create and deliver solutions to Prestige Maintenance USA’s diverse customer portfolio. Rachel has grown Prestige into one of the largest woman and family-owned, custodial and facilities maintenance companies in the nation. Prestige was ranked 10th for family owned businesses by the Dallas Business Journal in 2018. Rachel is actively involved within the diverse supplier community and has been recognized for her leadership, aspiration to other women, and active role at the helm of Prestige. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Business Council Southwest and is the recipient of the 2013 and 2018 Women Working Together Award, 2023, 2019 and 2014 WBE of the Year, 2015 WBE Star Award, 2015 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Award, 2016 and Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 Award. Rachel enjoys spending time with family, traveling to national parks, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Kim Graham Lee
    Kim Graham Lee
    Chief Allyship Officer & Former CEO Integrating Women Leaders Foundation (IWL)

    Kim Graham Lee has over 40 years of diverse business experience including c-level leadership of start-up and growth companies and is a passionate advocate for women in leadership and allyship in the workplace.

    From 2017 until early 2023, Kim served as the CEO of Integrating Women Leaders Foundation (IWL), an Indianapolis-based organization that is focused on accelerating the advancement of all women to drive individual and organizational growth and impact. Her involvement with IWL began shortly after the organization was founded in 2010 when she was invited to serve on its Board.

    Last year, Kim transitioned from CEO to Chief Allyship Officer enabling her to focus even more time and energy on helping leaders and organizations grow on their allyship journeys.

    Activating allies, especially male allies, is an important part of IWL’s work and a reflection of Kim’s passion and thumbprint on the organization. Known for its annual women’s leadership conferences, IWL has emerged over the past 6+ years as a thought leader in the allyship space. Most known for its annual women’s leadership conference, IWL delivered in 2022 the first annual ALL IN Allyship Summit. Additionally, IWL is the founding collaborator of International Allyship Day launched last year and celebrated on August 8. For the past 2+ years, Kim has also directed the groundbreaking research effort focused on “The State of Allyship-in-Action” in corporate America. She is a co-author of an HBR article highlighting the key learnings from the 2022 benchmark study.

    Prior to IWL, Kim spent 15 years leading tech companies from the president/CEO seat. She spent the first two decades of her career with a global marketing research/stakeholder measurement firm, which shaped her perspective on what drives business success and how she wanted to lead organizations.

    Very committed to giving back, Kim has served on 15+ national and local boards and is also a co-founder of the Indianapolis chapter of Conscious Capitalism. She is proudest of her role as mom to her son and daughter, both in their careers. She is further driven by and receives great joy from wearing her “Grammy” hat with her two grandsons and two granddaughters, ranging from 1 to 5 years old.

    Kim believes that life is an exciting adventure and that every day is truly a gift.

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