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Emerging Leaders Network

Emerging Leaders Network

To connect, develop and inspire future, aspiring emerging leaders in the waste and recycling management industry through fostering networking, training and development opportunities.

Anyone identifying as an emerging leader in their career and/or community who is striving to advance themselves and the waste and recycling management industry is invited to join W2RO’s Emerging Leaders Network. An emerging leader includes:

  • Any professional aspiring to be a leader within their own role or advance to a leadership position
  • Young professionals – by age and/or mindset!
  • Entry-level, early and mid-career professionals
  • Professionals who are changing careers within the industry
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students
  • W2RO Mentor and Leadership Program mentees and Alumni

Our Objectives

  • To create a strong community of next generation leaders
  • To attract and retain waste industry professionals
  • To encourage communication, collaboration and active involvement in the waste industry
  • To offer opportunities and resources to advance emerging leaders’ personal and professional development
  • To connect emerging leaders by building a strong and diverse network with peers and experienced industry professionals
  • To create long-term value for emerging leaders, their organizations, the waste and recycling management industry and the community, through continual development and engagement

Areas of Focus

  1. Building relationships and networks
  2. Personal and professional growth
  3. Advancement of the waste and recycling management industry 

Benefits of Joining Our Network

  • Expand your network and create valuable, long-lasting connections
  • Develop your personal and professional career-relevant skills
  • Enhance your industry knowledge
  • Be inspired, motivated and engaged
  • Boost your confidence
  • Raise your professional profile and visibility
  • Unlock new opportunities and propel your career to new heights

View the various committees at W2RO.  

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Recruitment & Talent Needs in the Waste Industry

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In an effort to support W2RO members and come up with actionable solutions, we’d like to hear about your current recruitment and talent needs.

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