Sometimes all it takes to provoke change is a few inspired people. This, along with a spontaneous conversation, was the catalyst to Clean Earth’s first employee resource group, the Enviri Women. Spurred by the need for a mentoring and development program specifically for women, this impromptu conversation has already impacted women company-wide.
To get the program off the ground, a Core Team of 11 women was formed. With no blueprint to follow, the group first determined its mission: to promote the advancement of women through personal and professional development, mentorship, and empowerment.
Since its inception, Enviri Women has evolved into a multidimensional program through its three focus areas: community, mentorship, and resources.
of a mentorship program using software to effectively match mentors with mentees.
Having a focus on community, the EnviriWomen are committed to partnering with organizations that align with its values. Specifically, the group identified The United States Girl Scouts as an organization to partner with, promoting STEM career exploration for girls and young women.
Enviri Women’s mentorship arm materialized in the form of a mentorship program using software to effectively match mentors with mentees. 36 pairs met consistently over the course of a few months, and focused on topics such as networking, shadowing and problem-solving.
Lastly, the group has a goal to build a robust library of resources for its participants. To achieve this, Enviri Women initiated a Speaker Series featuring internal and external speakers, sparking discussions around leadership and tips for success.
Enviri Women has already reached hundreds of women throughout the Company, generating volunteers, participants, and supporters. The group continues to work toward building out its focus areas and reaching employees across Enviri's divisions.