This Women’s History Month, Waste360 is chatting with female leaders in the waste and recycling industry, to get their perspectives on how they got into the industry; how we might attract more women to the field; current challenges and more.

First up: Meet Brittany Perkins Castillo, CEO of AshBritt, a leading disaster recovery, emergency management, and logistics firm. As CEO, Castillo has prioritized building inclusivity and equality in the heavily male-dominated industry of emergency management — and believes women are the strongest positioned to ensure that, in the wake of disaster, a community is brought back better for the families it serves. In addition, she has spearheaded nationwide initiatives to provide young women in the emergency management and waste fields with career-development resources.