Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast 2019

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May 2, 2019

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What an incredible morning – Yesterday, 15 women from Cleanaway in Melbourne attended the Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast held at the Melbourne Museum by the Victorian branch of the Waste Management & Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR).

This year’s speakers included The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, (Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes), Kirstin Coote (Principal, Waste and Amenity, City of Melbourne), Dr Cathy Wilkinson (CEO, EPA Victoria) and Karen Gomez (CE, Paintback).

It was an inspiring morning with the women sharing their experiences and the challenges they have encountered through their professional journeys. Dr Cathy Wilkinson spoke about how her experience as a professional ice hockey player informed her skills and resilience as a leader.

“It was interesting to hear how varied each women’s journey had been to get to where they are and reiterated not only how many different paths there are but also as a leader you can draw from all aspects of your life.” Penny Creswell, Senior Legal Council.

“I loved hearing about Kirstin Coote’s journey. She was so passionate about resource recovery and women supporting women.” Mahalia Deylen, Inside Sales Team Leader

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“It was great to hear that the industry is focused on raising the circular economy agenda and working towards tangible solutions for the Australian community. A key take away message from one of the speakers was to ‘understand the “why” and keep this at the front of mind every day’ – this resonated with me as this is at the core of the Cleanaway Way – it’s a good reminder to re-focus on this when we get distracted with the day-to-day demands.” Kathryn Garrivan, Bid and Tender Business Partner

Thank you Gayle Sloan and Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia for hosting such a great event.

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