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Be inspired, learn and network with like-minded professionals at this annual breakfast meeting.


Taking place on the morning of day two at ESS Expo, Women in Resource & Sustainability is an inclusive networking platform for everyone in our industry. This session is dedicated to celebrating and exploring the contributions of women in the resource, recycling, and waste management sectors. It offers a fantastic opportunity for professionals within the industry to share experiences, challenges, and success stories.

When: 12th September 2024
Where: Environment Networking Hub

How did we get here and what have we learnt on the way?

Past topics have included:

  • Women leaders in the sector who are paving the way for others to flourish in waste management careers.

  • Why women are attracted to environmental roles but perhaps don’t see themselves as working in waste or resource.

  • The drive of consumer focus on resources – will this drive more passion and demand for the industry.

  • Re-organising business structure post-covid.

  • How flexible working can advance/combat gender equality at work.

  • Personal development and professional development.

  • What are the challenges and how do you overcome them in career success?

Participants will engage in lively discussions about the factors that influence and sometimes constrain women's career paths in our sector. The session aims to highlight strategies for overcoming barriers and fostering a supportive environment that encourages diversity, inclusion, and success.

Key Topics for Discussion


Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Leadership & Empowerment

Leadership and Empowerment

Success Stories

Success Stories

Advocacy & Visibility

Advocacy and Visibility

Policy & Positive Change

Policy and Positive Change

Networking for Growth

Networking for Growth

Organised in partnership with:


Woman in sustainability

Women's Recycling Alliance