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WoW: Women of Waste Subcommittee

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

The OWMA 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: 



WoW Subcommittee

Beverley Newman
, Sr. District Manager

Subcommittee Members:
Paulina Leung
, Chief Sustainability Officer, Emterra Group

Andrea Ivanovs, Advisor, Waste Collections, Regional Municipality of Peel

Rachael Graziotto, Business Development and Operations Strategist, Covanta Environmental Solutions Inc.

Trish Edmond, Principal, Senior Environmental Engineer, Golder

Kayla Kleber, Sales & Marketing Manager, Nova Products

Jennifer Hinks, Operations Manager - Canada, Big Truck Rental

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

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