Join Women of Republic!

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Fun Facts About Women in the Workplace

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='custom' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] We hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! Thanks to our Women of Republic BRG for sharing these cool facts and stats about women in the workforce.

Did you know?

  • June 5, 2019 marked the 99th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Established just two months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Bureau is the only federal agency tasked with focusing exclusively on working women by safeguarding their interests, advocating for their equality and economic security, and promoting quality work environments.
  • Since 1977, more than 50% of mothers with children under the age of 18 have been in the labor force.
  • In the last 40 years, the labor force participation rate of mothers with children under the age of 3 has nearly doubled, increasing from 34.3% in 1975 to 61.4% in 2015.
  • Per the 2017 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, (5.3%) 143,690 women work in the “driver/sales workers and truck drivers” occupation category, compared to 2,585,286 men.
  • Women make up 47% of the labor force and are the sole or primary breadwinners in 40% of families with children.
  • In 2017, women accounted for more than half of all workers within several industry sectors: financial activities (53%), education and health services (75%), and leisure and hospitality (51%).

Check out this interactive visualization of employment and earnings by occupation for women and men: https://www.dol.gov/wb/occupations_interactive.htm

For more information about the Women’s Bureau, you can visit the Department of Labor Website.
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Driving Excitement Around Women of Republic

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] We’re excited to see that so many new members signed up for Women of Republic since the group launched companywide last week! Many of you have shared that you are eager to see what the group is about and what you can learn personally and professionally.

One of our new members, Operations Manager Wander T. from Atlanta South-McDonough, is especially enthusiastic. In her previous position in the financial industry, Wander participated in and led a women’s resource group similar to Women of Republic. She knows the impact that these Business Resource Groups can have on employees and is appreciative that Republic is offering this opportunity to its employees.

“I am excited to join Women of Republic because this is yet another way that our Company is showing us that they care about their employees,” Wander says. “It also shows that the Company has a true desire to understand diversity and leverage our diverse thoughts and contributions.”

For anyone who is undecided about joining Women of Republic, Wander shares her experience and advice: “A group like this provides an opportunity for both professional and personal growth. This is your opportunity to really contribute and share in a safe environment. This group represents the fact that the Company heard our feedback and acted on it. Our company truly deserved the honor of being named to Forbes’ 2019 list of Best Employers for Women and I am proud to be an employee of Republic Services!”

If you haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late! Follow the quick and easy instructions below to sign up online or email WomenofRepublic@RepublicServices.com for more information.

  • Go to MyApps (login with your username@repsrv.com and password if prompted)
  • Click on RSG-Diverst
  • Fill out the brief form and create your account
  • From the Diverst landing page (you will see six employee faces at the top), select BRGs in the top menu
  • Select Women of Republic, scroll down, and click Join this BRG on the right (blue button)
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Q&A with Women of Republic Member, Karie C.

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] When Women of Republic launched at the corporate offices last year, more than half of the women joined – including Karie C., Manager, Operations Execution for National Accounts. Read on to find out how she’s been involved with the group so far, how it has made a difference for her, and why she encourages all women – and men! – at Republic to join.

Why did you join Women of Republic?
After learning more about the group from one of the leaders, it sounded like a really good opportunity to meet new people and be a part of something I care about. I went through a divorce last year and really needed something like this in my life at the time.

What has been your involvement so far?
I’m currently the lead on the membership committee. I record all memberships and provide data regarding attendance at events and our overall membership. We are using the data to see where our members are located and determine what Areas the memberships are greatest in. I also help with events, leading the sign ins and creating QR codes for quick check ins.

How do you feel like you’re making an impact at Republic through this Business Resource Group?
As this is the first year, we are still making adjustments and building the group. I’ve been helping get things set up in our new communications platform, Diverst, for our companywide launch. The biggest impact I feel I’ve made personally was speaking at a recent Safety event about an experience that I went through earlier this year when I found myself in a dangerous situation. I hope that other employees can learn from my experience.

How has being a member of Women of Republic made a difference for you?
I’ve met a lot of new people and have formed new relationships. Personally, it’s been a great experience to be a part of something where I feel I can make a difference and empower others while empowering myself.

What are you most looking forward to in the next chapter of Women of Republic?
I’m looking forward to seeing the impact of the changes that Diverst has brought us, especially as we roll-out nationwide. We are going to continue to build and get the word out there to recruit more members and build a strong group. Women of Republic is going to do amazing things and I am excited to be a part of it!

What would be your advice to someone who is thinking about joining Women of Republic?
I would tell them that it’s a great way to network and meet new people! The group focuses on key lessons of empowerment and self-sufficiency. We encourage men to join and be a part of the group as well, so we can all learn how to work better together and embrace the traits that may make us each different and unique! Every project and event has been a new lesson, something strong and empowering, and overall very FUN.

To become a member of Women of Republic, complete each step below. It’s simple and just takes a minute!

  1. Go to MyApps (login with your network username and password if prompted)
  2. Click on RSG-Diverst
  3. Fill out the brief form and create your account
  4. From the Diverst landing page (you will see six employee faces at the top), select BRGs in the top menu
  5. Select Women of Republic, scroll down, and click Join this BRG on the right (blue button)
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Join Women of Republic!

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] We’re excited to announce that we’re officially launching our first Business Resource Group (BRG), Women of Republic, companywide! All employees are invited to join Women of Republic and take advantage of the personal and professional development opportunities the group has to offer. This is just the first of many BRGs that will be available to employees in the coming months and years, so stay tuned!

Women of Republic offers all employees (both women and men) the opportunity to influence business decisions, connect with colleagues from across the country and develop their professional skills. Since the group launched to our corporate offices last year, Women of Republic members have helped improve our website’s Chatbot that helps customers find answers to common questions and provided feedback on building better messaging around disposing of glass. These types of projects give employees the chance to have their voice heard, while working together with coworkers they may not otherwise meet.

Additionally, Women of Republic will offer opportunities for professional development and learning about new ways to grow your career. Members will engage on topics of personal growth, such as setting goals, personal finances and safety. To help facilitate this communication, we have rolled out a new online platform, Diverst, to connect employees throughout the country and share news, projects, development opportunities and more.

Learn more about the Company and how you can make a difference by joining Women of Republic today!
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='av-align-top' space='' margin='0px' margin_sync='true' padding='30px' padding_sync='true' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' radius_sync='true' background_color='#704197' src='' attachment='' attachment_size='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='custom' color='#ffffff' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] To become a member of Women of Republic, complete each step below. It’s simple and just takes a minute!

  1. Go to MyApps (login with your network username and password)
  2. Click on RSG-Diverst
  3. Fill out the brief form and create your account
  4. From the Diverst landing page (you will see six employee faces at the top), select BRGs in the top menu
  5. Select Women of Republic, scroll down, and click Join this BRG on the right (blue button)

If you have any questions about Women of Republic, please email WomenofRepublic@RepublicServices.com.
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