Day 2 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Keynote Theatre | Hall 3
The Women in Waste is a networking platform for men and women in our industry. Explore factors that can positively influence or constrain a women’s career and work choices and share success stories from within the waste, recycling and sustainability sector
Be inspired, learn and network with like minded professionals.
SESSION ONE: WOMEN IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- Importance of women in the resource sector
- Women are attracted to environmental roles but perhaps don’t see themselves as working in waste.
- Can we do anything to make the sector more attractive
- Drive of consumer focus on resources – will this drive more passion and demand for the industry
Chair: Claire Nicoll, Work Best & Women in Sustainability
Amy Bloom, Assistant Technical Plant Engineer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
SESSION TWO:ONGOING TRANSFORMATION OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN A POST COVID WORKPLACE
- Re-organising the business structure post covid
- Managing the changes that are happening fast in the industry
- Discussion around Flexible working view is completely different now to pre-pandemic
- Flexible working can advance/combat gender equality at work
Vicki Hughes, Business Development Director, Enva
Claire Nicoll, Director, Work Best & Women in Sustainability
Alice Gibbs, Senior Environmental Consultant, RPS Group
Jackie Ager, Waste and External Contracts Manager, Havering County Council
SESSION THREE: WOMEN LEADERS – LEADING THE WAY FOR OTHER WOMEN
- Women leaders in the sector who are paving the way for other women to flourish in waste management careers
- Personal development as well as professional development is important.
- What are the challenges and how do you overcome them in career success?
Chair: Sarah Foster – Manging Director, Comply Direct & Women’s Recycling Alliance
Simone Aplin, Technical Director, Anthesis
Sarah Ottaway, Sustainability and Social Value Lead, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
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