The Women’s Council fosters the professional development of women in the waste industry while striving to increase their business, financial and leadership skills through education, workshops, mentoring, and networking. In addition, the Women’s Council offers scholarships to students in pursuit of a career in the environmental industry.
“I have been employed in the waste industry for 22 years and a member of the NWRA Women's Council since 2010. The Women’s Council has allowed me to expand my professional network and industry knowledge, forge amazing relationships and establish wonderful friendships along the way. Participating in the Women's Council has allowed me to expand my professional network and industry knowledge, forge amazing relationships and establish wonderful friendships along the way. The ability to work alongside the members of the Women’s Council to bridge those with industry knowledge with those new to the industry has been extremely rewarding. I am very proud of the Women’s Council and what we have accomplished over the years and look forward to continuing to serve the industry!"
- Tammy Holtzman, Waste Connections
WasteExpo 2017 is planned for New Orleans - May 8 to 11. The Women's Council events are:
- Monday - Women's Council Board and Membership Meeting 1pm-3pm
- Tuesday - Awards Breakfast: The Women's Council has reserved tables for the breakfast starting at 7:30 AM. Purchase your own ticket and come join us to cheer on the Scholarship Recipients.
- Wednesday - Join us for Coffee and Beignets in the NWRA booth at 10:30 AM.
2017 Women's Council President's Tour
WC President Tammy Holtzman, Waste Connections, will be hosting the Women's Council at Waste Connections, The Woodlands, TX on November 14-16. This is the flagship event for the Council. Networking, professional development, and teambuilding will be the focus. More details will follow including sponsorship opportunities.
The NWRA Women’s Council established an educational scholarship program in 2007 to assist qualified individuals in their pursuit of an education that will lead to productive careers in the environmental industry. We have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since that time. All Association member employees and their dependents are eligible to apply.
Three scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2017.
- Applicants must be either employed by, or be the dependents of persons employed by, members of NWRA.
- Applicants must be United States citizens and have permanent residence in the United States.
- Scholarships will be paid only to United States academic institutions and may be used only for tuition and fees. Recipients must be accepted or enrolled at the time of payment to the institution.
- Applicants may be either male or female.
- Applicants must be seeking a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctorate degree or equivalent. Applicants seeking an associate or technical degree may also be considered.
- Applicants must have an intention to pursue studies that will promote a career in the environmental industry.
The selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Women’s Council taking into consideration the following criteria:
- The Applicant’s indication of interest in pursuing a career in the environmental industry;
- The Applicant’s record of scholastic achievement;
- The Applicant’s record of community service; and
- The Applicant’s recommendations by instructors, employers, or other personal references.
Applicants must submit a complete application by the deadline (March 15), including their most recent transcript and a letter of recommendation.
- Fill in the boxes, make radio button selections or use pull down menus as appropriate.
- Items marked with red asterisk are mandatory and application cannot be submitted until they all are complete.
- Users can save partially completed applications and complete them at a later time.
- Follow the instructions to upload a photo, transcript, essay and letter of recommendation. The Scholarship Committee places emphasis on the essay. Applicants who have been out of school for 10 years or more may request a waiver of the transcript requirement if they are unable to obtain a transcript.
For more information about the Women’s Council Scholarship, contact Peggy Macenas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Environmental Solutions Group)
Immediate Past President
(Republic Services, Inc.)
(Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered)
Scholarship Committee Chair
(Sierra Container Group)
Fundraising Committee Chair
Membership Committee Chair
(Big Truck Rental)
Professional Development Chair