Celebrating International Women’s Day at Cleanaway

This International Women’s Day, Cleanaway is proud to recognise our female employees and celebrate their accomplishments

Our People

March 18, 2021


I want a world for my daughter with pay parity and equality, where she can do whatever it is that she wants to do

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I want a world for my daughter with pay parity and equality, where she can do whatever it is that she wants to do

With waste management a traditionally male-dominated industry, challenging stereotypes and celebrating the achievements of women throughout our business forms an important part of furthering diversity and inclusion at Cleanaway.

We’re proud to have a workforce made up of people with diverse backgrounds, skills and experience. As part of our alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we’re focused on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Engagement Plan sets out our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of our business, including recruitment, selection and appointment to roles, training and development, remuneration and reward, retention of employees, forms of leave and flexible working arrangements, succession planning and company policies and procedures.

Celebrated on 8 March each year, International Women’s Day recognises the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. We celebrated the day by sharing profiles with of the women making a difference across our business.

Teams around the country also hosted celebratory events at their sites to promote this year’s International Women’s Day message: #ChooseToChallenge

Jacqui Norrie (Operations Manager, Moree, NSW)

“My advice to women who are looking for a career in waste management is ‘hard work does pay off’. If you keep working at it, anything is possible.” Meet Jacqui Norrie, one of the many accomplished leaders at Cleanaway who are making a sustainable future possible as our Operations Manager in Moree NSW.

Thea Jackson (Hydrocarbons Production Engineer, Narangba, QLD)

“My proudest moments working for Cleanaway are always when I’m looking at my team. I’m so proud of the work they do to keep our oil refinery working safely and efficiently 24 hours a day.”

Hydrocarbons Production Engineer Thea Jackson is a firm believer in the role of a leader as mentor and encourages everyone to seek guidance in their jobs. Learn about Thea’s thoughts on leadership, inclusivity and the waste management industry.


Kelly Rothwell (Head of HR Services, Melbourne, VIC)

“I want a world for my daughter with pay parity and equality, where she can do whatever it is that she wants to do ” For Head of HR Services Kelly Rothwell, #ChooseToChallenge means making the conscious choice to challenge biases around gender and handing over a more equitable world to the next generation.

Cleanaway teams around the country out in force to support #ChooseToChallenge with International Women’s Day morning tea and lunch events.

The SA Solids team in Port Adelaide, SA

Nicole and Bhavna in Malaga, WA

The VIC Solids team in Dandenong, VIC

Penelope, Nathalie, and Latasha at Erskine Park, NSW

Katherine, Natasha, Belinda, and Kimberly in the Gold Coast, QLD

The Hydrocarbons refinery team in Rutherford, NSW

Theresa, Helina, Priya in Eastern Creek, NSW

The QLD Solids team in Northgate, QLD

The Liquids and Technical Services team in Mackay, QLD

Sandy, Jeeva and Karyn in Laverton, VIC