AshBritt CEO says emergency management, construction and other related industries are “failing to connect well-suited women with well-paying jobs” in the field.

Growing up, I spent a fair amount of time visiting waste facilities and equipment yards. On family road trips from South Florida up to Georgia or the Carolinas, my father would stop us at landfills along the way. It wasn’t until much later that I realized these weren’t typical family vacation “pit stops”!

Fast forward 30 years. As CEO of AshBritt, I still spend a lot of time at these same places – and I still struggle to see women.

I celebrate that the emergency management (EM) industry and related industries including construction, public works, solid waste and waste management have made huge strides in diversity. But anyone visiting one of my childhood “pit stops” today would agree that our industry still needs a lot of work.

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