International Women's Day webinar
Join us in celebrating international women’s day with the Women of Waste (WOW!) Task Force
8 March 2022
14:00 – 15:00 CET
March 8th 2022 is International Women’s Day! Join us to celebrate the women working around the world, 7 days of the week, to safely retrieve and restore value from waste and keep pollution out of our urban and natural spaces.
There are positive changes in the world of waste management for women; slowly but surely, new policies, and opportunities are being implemented by local and global organisations to support women’s working situation, so they are safer and experience more agency in the workplace.
Our short programme highlights emerging best practice and projects by leading development organisations and includes the current WOW! Global Survey II tracking women’s ambitions and challenges at work.
If you are woman working in the sector, or you are a manager with women in your team – join our celebration as we look to the way forward.
With speakers from ISWA, USAID, UNEP, Grid-Arendal, etc.
|14:00 – 14:10||Welcome by ISWA Board members Nancy Strand and Ana Loureiro|
|14:10 – 14:15||The status of women in the waste industry and the WOW! Global Survey II by Maria Tsakona|
|14:15 – 14:40||Panel Discussion: What has been achieved so far: positive developments and emerging best practice. Speakers from international organisations. Speakers Ieva Rucevska and Malini Patel.|
|14:40 – 14:55||ISWA National Members: New female-focused activities from ISWA National Members in Oman, Mexico and Malaysia, highlighting new activities in their own organizations to support women.|
|14:55 – 15:00||Summary and wishes for the future by WOW! Team|
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome by ISWA Board members Nancy Strand and Ana Loureiro
14:10 – 14:15 The status of women in the waste industry and the WOW! Global Survey II by Maria Tsakona
14:15 – 14:40 Panel Discussion: What has been achieved so far: positive developments and emerging best practice. Speakers from international organisations. Speakers Ieva Rucevska and Malini Patel.
14:40 – 14:55 ISWA National Members: New female-focused activities from ISWA National Members in Oman, Mexico and Malaysia, highlighting new activities in their own organizations to support women.
14:55 – 15:00 Summary and wishes for the future by WOW! Team
Women of Waste (WOW!) Task Force Leader
ISWA National Member Representative
Manager in the Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM)
WOW! Expert and Advisor
Coordinator Women of Waste (WOW!) Taskforce
Director Sustainability Department of a government institution in México and co-founder of Hecho Urbano, a urban sustainable development consulting firm
Kadhya Al Hinai
Landfill Operation Manager at be’ah
Project Manager at GRID-Arendal, a center collaborating with UNEP
Senior Associate, Banyan Global
Dr. rer. nat. Gabriela Garcés S.
WOW! Expert and Advisor
The registration has closed, if you would like to join last minute please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome: from women working in the waste sector to those who support them and want to know more.
The event is freely available for all who are interested in the topic of women within the waste industry and who want to celebrate international women’s day together.
Tooling and registration
This online event will be held via Zoom. Registration is closed but you can let us know if you would like to join last minute via email.
See you Online!
Women make a strong contribution to the solid waste management sector and circular economy, both from the home front and at work as engineers, collectors, recyclers. There are women pioneers, activists, researchers, policymakers, as well as high-level managers and ministers of government – women are out there, but just not very visible.
Furthermore, women still face very real challenges. The range of barriers to women’s full participation is broad: from a lack of well-fitting safety equipment, to persistent bias in legislation, culture and gender roles, to harassment and even physical assault at dumpsites.
Women of Waste wants to change that.
Women of Waste was created by women to advocate for and spotlight women’s work and achievements. WOW! explores the link between gender and sustainable waste management and resource recovery systems to improve waste management overall, by empowering women in the sector.
Led by a technically and geographically diverse group of women experts, WOW! activities are based on scientific evidence and best practice solutions.
Go to the Women Of Waste Task Force page for more information and publications
Get in touch for questions or comments.
Event Manager ISWA
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Phone number: +31 (0)10 808 3990