MWRRG celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women's Day was on 8 March, a day to celebrate and acknowledge the work of women, and in particular, those in the waste and resource recovery sector across councils, state government and industry.

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery (MWRRG) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jill Riseley said she is encouraged by the strong leadership of the women we work alongside in councils, other government departments and agencies and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

“At Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group we’re helping to break the bias and challenge gender inequality through strong representation of women in our workforce and in leadership roles.”

“Women are driving change in helping reduce waste and maximise resource recovery in Melbourne and globally they are at the forefront of addressing wider sustainability issues, including climate change.

"I’m particularly pleased over 50% of the emerging leaders on our circular economy course we’re running with the United Nations System Staff College are women. Through this course we are helping to build the capacity of women to lead Victoria’s transition to a circular economy.”

“While we have made progress for challenging gender equality in the workplace, at MWRGG we continue to break the bias by offering flexible work arrangements.

“MWRRG has strong representation of women in the organisation and in management roles.”

She also said that there is more work to be done to make workplaces fairer and more equitable places for women. Increasing the number of women in leadership roles in the green economy will result in a fairer and more resilient economy locally and globally.

This year MWRRG is also sponsoring the Women in Waste category at the Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards. It’s one way we’re recognising and celebrating the achievements of those women who are making outstanding contributions to the waste and resource recovery sector.

Last updated: 18/03/2022