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WoW: Women of Waste Subcommittee

Activating strong female participation and engagement in the waste management and recycling industry

W2RO Women of Waste (WoW) subcommittee launched in 2021 to provide enhanced support, engagement and value to women across the sector. The WoW subcommittee’s mission is to develop and support initiatives empowering strong female participation and engagement in the waste management and recycling industry.


One of the first initiatives completed was research to help understand the needs and views of the sector. The results of the survey is assisting the subcommittee in enhancing the support for women across the waste management section. Beyond the research, initiatives in the works will include outreach to like-minded groups, hosting targeted events based on some of the intel received from the survey and developing material for younger females still pursuing their education.


The purpose of this web page is to provide you access to the latest information from the subcommittee; meet subcommittee members; find out about upcoming events, and so much more!






Read the latest news from the Women of Waste subcommittee: 


November Webinar Series:

October 19, 2023 - Showcasing and Celebrating the Women of Waste Spotlight - Lori Andrews

June 9, 2023 - Wow Subcommittee Looking for Participants

May 5, 2023  - Wow Subcommittee Partners with the Caledon Embers & Girl Guides

April 18, 2023  - Using AI to reduce costs while increasing operational efficiency

March 22, 2023  -  Sharing the Latest Results from W2RO Members

February 22, 2023 - Declutter for a Cause 

November 30, 2022 - Showcasing and Celebrating the Women of Waste - Erin Agro

November 16, 2022 - Showcasing and Celebrating the Women of Waste - Cynthia Lucar Diaz

November 2, 2022 - Showcasing and Celebrating the Women of Waste - Frances Pritchard

October 19, 2022 - Showcasing Impact in Waste Reduction and Diversion and the Circular Economy: Julie Hordowick

September  7, 2022 -  Showcase the Achievements of Women in Waste

August 19, 2022 - WoW: Terms of Reference 2022

August 10, 2022 - Meet the New WoW Subcommittee Members 

June 1, 2022 - OWMA Women of Waste (WoW) Call for Members

March 8, 2022 - The WoW Subcommittee is proud to join the conversation on International Women's Day

January 26, 2022 - WoW update: A look behind...a look ahead

January 21, 2022 - WoW research summary now available 

January 21, 2022 - Meet the Women of Waste subcommittee members

November 2, 2021 - WoW update  

March 8, 2021 - Celebrating the Women of Waste - Blog 













WoW Subcommittee

Beverley Newman
Manager of Innovation & Optimization

Co-Chair: - TBD

Subcommittee Members:

Andrea Ivanovs,
Advisor, Waste Collections
Regional Municipality of Peel

Cristina Barlow,
Strategic Partnership Specialist
Mark's Commercial/ L'Équipeur Commercial

Betsy Varghese
Dillon Limited

Jennifer Hincks
Operations Manager - Canada
Big Truck Rental

Kayla Kleber,
Sales & Marketing Manager
Nova Products

Paulina Leung
Chief Sustainability Officer
Emterra Group

Rachael Graziotto
Compliance Manager
RLG Systems Canada Inc.

Trish Edmond
Principal, Senior Environmental Engineer

Meet the Women of Waste Subcommittee members - Click here to read their bios.

To read the Women of Waste (WoW) Subcommittee Terms of Reference