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Women’s History Month, Week 5: Self-Reflection

To continue our celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s video features six talented employees – from a newly promoted Area Director of Operations Support and Heavy Equipment Operators to an Ops Supervisor! Our moderator is Amanda Hodges, Chief Marketing Officer.

This week, Amanda takes it back in time and posed a tough question, what advice would you give to your younger self? So, sit back and enjoy this week’s video as hear about the advice these accomplished women would give to their younger self.


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

“Something people may not know about me is that I am a huge, huge MCU fan and I love everything Disney. I love to sing musicals in my car with my family, currently have Encanto on repeat.”  


Areli F., Ops Supervisor Recycling, Camden, NJ, 5 years at Republic

Career Path: Sorter, Forklift Driver, Operations Clerk, Shift Leader, Operations Supervisor Recycling

“People may not know, but something that I am passionate about is designing and drawing, what I can’t say in words I can express it in drawings.”


Kate L., Area Director of Operations Support, Little Rock, AR, 12 years at Republic

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

“Something people may not know is that my Mom taught me to quilt several years ago and I have a new way to share that talent by making Rainbow Quilts to donate to families I know of in need or through hospitals.”


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

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

“Something other may not know is that I am a huge fan of Maya Angelou. I believe she inspires and touches your heart with the story of her life.  She is a powerful testament to the power of her own voice and the resiliency of the human spirit.  Quotes to live by: “Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.”  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


Joan H., Landfill Heavy Equip Operator, Beaumont, TX, 4 years at Republic

Career Path: Temp Laborer, Helper, Heavy Equipment Operator

“Something many people do not know is that when I got out of high school I wanted to study and work in a mortuary.”


Daylena W., Heavy Equipment Operator, Upper Marlboro, MD, 3 years at ACV

Career Path: Heavy Equipment Operator

“Something people may not know is that Harriet Tubman is one of my favorite women in history. Her determination and strength match who I am. She was also born in the same state as me. Harriet Tubman was brave and willing to put herself in harm’s way to free her family and friends. That is admirable and it display of selflessness. I respect and understand. Although Harriet suffered a severe head injury as an adolescent which caused her to have seizures and long headaches, this didn’t stop her putting her mind and heart into her mission. Harriet didn’t just help with the freeing of slaves. Harriet Tubman also worked for the Union Army as a cook, nurse, even spied for during the civil war. Harriet Tubman was a remarkable human being in history. That’s why Harriet Tubman shines in my eyes.”