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Women’s History Month, Week 2: Our Values

To continue our celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s video features six amazing employees – from General Managers and a Heavy Equipment Operator to an Ops Supervisor and a Director of Engineering! Our moderator is Sumona De Graaf, EVP, Chief Human Resource Officer.

Sit back and enjoy this week’s video as we celebrate the contributions these women have made at Republic Services and in their community and learn how they are incorporating our company’s values into their lives.


Kate L., Area Director of Operations Support, Little Rock, AR, 8 years at Republic

Career Path: Operations Manager, Division Manager, Area Manager of Post Collections, General Manager, Area Director of Operations Support

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives that make the world a better place.”


Heather S., Operations Supervisor, Salem, OR, 10 years at Republic

Career Path: Customer Service, Customer Service Lead, Credit and Collections, Dispatcher, Operations Supervisor

“International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate all of the amazing women who have paved the way for us today, whether that be historical figures or women in our lives guiding us to be who we are.”


Molly M., Director of Operations Support, Charlotte, NC, 14 years at Republic

Career Path: Division Accountant, Business Unit Finance Manager, General Manager, Director of Operations Support

“International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world and reminds us that we are working together to protect the rights and improve the lives of women and girls worldwide.”


Lindsey T., Director, Engineering, Phoenix, AZ, 15 years at Republic

Career Path: Environmental Manager, Senior Manager of Engineering, Director of Engineering

“International Women’s Day is wonderful time to reflect on the challenges women have overcome and the accomplishments achieved throughout history.”


Tonya G., General Manager, Gardena, CA, 15 years at Republic

Career Path: Customer Service Trainer, Customer Service Supervisor, Inside Sales Manager, Division Manager, Zero Waste Manager, General Manager

“International Women’s Day is about celebrating the progress women are making to eliminate the deliberate or unconscious, bias that makes it difficult for women to move ahead. I’m excited for the progress women have made since I started working 30 years ago.”


Jasmine W., Recycling Heavy Equipment Operator, Las Vegas, NV, 19 years at Republic

Career Path: Dispatcher, Gate Attendant, Operation Clerk, Utility II, Heavy Equipment Operator, Forklift Operator, Baler Operator, Support Staff, Recycling Center Lead Of Operations

“To me, International Women’s Day means that my hard work and the choices I’ve made are worth it. Republic Services is a huge advocate for diversity and inclusion, always empowering all employees to grow no matter the field/position.”