Women in Waste is proudly brought to you by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by SUEZ and supported by the Women’s Recycling Alliance.

The event will take the form of a breakfast meeting at 9am on the morning of the 23rd of May in Letsrecycle Live’s SUEZ Theatre. Coffees and breakfast will be provided and the meeting will last for an hour and a half, divided into three sessions as follows:

Welcome address from Sarah Sanpher-McDowell, Development Director at Clearpoint Recycling & Founder of the Women’s Recycling Alliance

Session 1: Talk “The Changing Face of Waste”
What has been done to improve equality and where are we going next?

This first session will explore how the industry is moving on from a heavily male dominated industry, with more women seen in leadership roles as well as traditional “man’s jobs” on the manual side of things.

This slide towards equality mirrors the image of the waste sector as a whole, in days gone by seen as a ‘dirty’ industry, it is now recognised as one of the cleanest and greenest fields to work in.
With the prevalence for more women recycling in a domestic setting, their perspective represents a large chuck of the move towards a more eco-aware society that is fully engaged with what happens to their waste.

Chair: Sarah Sanpher-McDowell, Development Director at Clearpoint Recycling & Founder of the Women’s Recycling Alliance

Session 2: Case Study and discussion “Flexible Work: Best for Business”
Why will it benefit your business to encourage women to stay and progress?

There have been numerous studies and testimonials on the improvements seen in by businesses who have adopted a flexible approach, but instead of numbers on a screen, this session will take a more live approach…

Sharing success stories from within the waste, recycling and sustainability sector, this will prove an invaluable way to see the practical application of everything covered in Session 1 from relatable companies who are already leading the way.

Not only can flexible working make employees happier, healthier, more productive, more committed to the business and give them greater job satisfaction, by making flexibility a reality for workers it will also increase diversity and the pool of talent at your disposal by attracting the best women and men to the role based on their own merit rather than losing them to outside of work family and life commitments.

Speaker: Alison Row, Director at Paper Round
Speaker: Claire Nicoll, Director at Work Best Consulting

Session 3: Practical and personal development “Your Steps to diversity success”
How can you utilise your skills and your business best for success?

This final session will be a practical exploration of how to build confidence, put yourself forward and know your worth as a woman in the waste industry, as well giving key steps that your business can follow to ensure your opportunities are inviting to all, both now and in the future.

Pulling together everything covered in the earlier, Session three will ensure you walk away with the tools you need to put these ideas into practice.

Chair: Sarah Sanpher-McDowell, Development Director at Clearpoint Recycling & Founder of the Women’s Recycling Alliance

More Speakers to be announced.

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