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:
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
Beverley Newman, Manager of Innovation & Optimization, WM
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 Hincks, Operations Manager - Canada, Big Truck Rental
Annie Ironmonger, Director of Business Development, Convertus Group
Meet the Women of Waste Subcommittee members - Click here to read their bios.
To read the Women of Waste (WoW) Subcommittee Terms of Reference.