Word to the W.I.S.E. Podcast Series
May 4, 2023

Aligning Standards with the UN SDGs: A Conversation with David Wroth and Grace Callahan, ULSE



In this episode, we speak with UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) Director of Technology and Systems David Wroth and Standards Planning Analyst Grace Callahan on the organization's initiative to align its standards catalog and standards development process with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through Word to the W.I.S.E., we aim to have these conversations, build awareness, and explore future strategies to increase women’s participation in the development of both standards and technical regulations. We will also explore examples of international standards that are truly gender responsive.

Remember, you too can have your say. 

Just use the #whystandardsmatter hashtag across social media and submit any questions or feedback on the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast at ULSE.org/contact. We will try to address questions and comments in future episodes.

We also encourage all female leaders in STEM fields to participate in our standards development process by applying for membership on one of our Technical Committees.

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