International Women's Day, Meet Bridgette Jennings

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Monday the 8th is International Women’s Day. For over a century, International Women’s Day has marked a day of celebration and advocacy for women’s rights and equality around the world. In 2020 and 2021, countries with women leaders (such as New Zealand and Germany) received global praise for their effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic which inspired this years theme celebrating ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World’. We want to celebrate Bridgette Jennings who is the Managing Director at Chemsafety. Here is a short profile introducing you to Bridgette and acknowledging her amazing leadership skills at Chemsafety.

Bridgette is not only the Managing Director here at Chemsafety but she is also a Senior Chemical Consultant and a Licensed Asbestos Assesor. Bridgette started at Chemsafety in 2003 as a Chemical Consultant working her way up into a leadership position, meaning that Bridgette has been with us for 18 years!

About Bridgette

  • Married with two daughters
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Canterbury in 2003
  • Promoted to Snr Consultant 2007
  • Operations Manager in 2012
  • Managing Director from Oct 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Full Member of the New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
  • Full Member of FAMANZ (Facility of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand)
  • Registered HASANZ Professional

Committee work

  • Board Member of FAMANZ
  • Previous Council Secretary for NZOHS

Bridgette’s Journey at Chemsafety

2012 was a real boom year for Bridgette as Chemsafety took on a lot of asbestos work that came in after the earthquakes and the EQR repair scheme went into full swing.  That was the year that Bridgette took over as Operations Manager and grew the company from six employees to nineteen (how many employees we have today). In 2013 Chemsafety won the Deliottes Fast 50 Fastest Growing Mature Business in Canterbury.  She also managed the establishment of the Chemsafety Wellington Branch which opened in July 2017.  She mentors our team of Occupational Hygienists and often takes them out with her on jobs to explain the process of what she does.  Not only is Bridgette a great mentor she is also the person to turn to for any technical questions.

Find out more about Bridgette on her Linkedln profile here. If you want to get in touch with Bridgette to see how she can use her expertise to help your workplace please contact her here. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.