Friday, 12 April 2013

Women in Waste

The glass ceiling, the lack of women in high positions or on corporate boards - this is not new news.  However Bea Perez, Coca Cola's chief sustainability officer has jumped on the bandwagon calling for women entrepreneurs to be more empowered:  "Investing in women strengthens entire communities and bolsters local, regional, and national economies" she said in a webchat forming part of Coca-Cola's 5by20 initiative.

5by20 seeks to promote and enable the economic empowerment of 5 million female entrepreneurs by 2020 across the Coca-Cola value chain.

Why are we blogging about this?  Because it focuses on the small businesses that Coca-Cola works with including recyclers.  And we think it is something that pertains to the UK waste and IT recycling industry generally and to those departments within other businesses, so we would be interested in your comments and hearing from the women in this sector!   Email Isla with your views!