WaterWoman Table Series Launches at World Water Week 2022

WaterWoman Table

WaterRising Institute unveiled its thought leadership series today, WaterWoman Table at World Water Week 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden. With support from WaterWoman Project Founding Partners SUEZ and Xylem, the new platform helps utilities, industry and government visualize gender inclusivity in the workforce as essential to driving a water resilient future  by putting gender at the center of conversation.

Live-streamed at World Water Week, the Table convened two critical conversations. The first on August 30th, “Water Leaders Discuss Gender Parity for Water Resilience,” featured Xylem’s President, Water Infrastructure, Hayati Yarkadas, EMA, Inc.’s President & CEO, Sharon Peters, and WaterRising’s Founder and CEO, Alicia Douglas. The second on August 31st, “How Technology and Women Can Drive Water Resilience,” featured SUEZ Smart & Environmental Solutions’ Director of Strategy & Marketing, Jennifer Steffens, HDR Engineering’s Global Equity Director, Victoria Johnson, and Xylem’s VP, Product Management, Wastewater Pumping, Valentina D’Aniello.

WaterWoman Project will bring the Table to national and international industry, climate and business meetings to promote the study and collaboration. The next WaterWoman Table is planned for WEFTEC 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10-12, 2022.

WaterWoman Project increases gender parity and promotes more inclusive access decision-making in water management to accelerate progress toward UN SDGs 5, 6 and 14 by 2030. We see a prime opportunity to build a gender-inclusive and community-centered workforce as the water sector transitions to smart technologies. Striving for gender parity will ensure women and nonbinary are represented in leadership and at all employment levels. To learn more, visit

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