Diversity in the Water Sector: Toward Inclusive Culture

  • Thu, September 05, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mintz - One Financial Center Boston, MA 02111
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NEWIN's highly anticipated event

Diversity in the Water Sector: Toward Inclusive Culture

NEWIN invites you to join us in Boston on Thursday, September 5th for a special event focused on diversity and inclusion within the water sector!

This event, Diversity in the Water Sector: Toward Inclusive Culture, will feature:

  • A panel discussion focused on the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the water sector.
  • The debut presentation of the results of an exploratory survey regarding the perception of women in the water sector, the challenges to pursuing a career in the sector and proposed recommendations for the issues identified. More details on the survey below.
  • Table expositions from students, companies, and organizations. 
  • Networking opportunities
  • Light food & refreshments 
Event Details: 

When: Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5PM-8PM 

Where: Mintz - One Financial Center Boston, MA 02111


  • $20 for non NEWIN members. Registration required.
  • Complimentary access for current NEWIN members. Registration required. 
FEATURING Confirmed Panelists: 


Jihyon Im

Engineer at CDM Smith and President of the Young Professionals at New England Water Works Association


Ljiljana Rajic

Chief Science Officer at PVCNSI


Megan Hayes & Kimberly Reilly

Co-Founders of Everybody Water

    Survey Details:

    From October 2018 to March 2019 a collaboration between researchers from the University of Rhode Island, Boston University and Portland State University performed a study to understand the greatest challenges for women leading decision-making and management of water and environmental issues. More than 800 professionals and scientists currently working in the water sector (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater for residential, industrial and commercial) have completed the survey. 



    For over 140 years, Watts Water Technologies have been committed to improving the comfort, safety, and quality of life for people around the world through our expertise in water technologies. Our mission is simple, we want to provide high-quality products, systems, and solutions for the conveyance, conservation, control, and safe use of water. And with over 50 locations around the world, we are dedicated to increasing energy efficiencies and reducing waste inside all of our offices and manufacturing facilities. We do all we can to enable our employees, customers, and partners in the innovation, development, and manufacturing of water technologies, systems, and solutions that protect our natural resources. Because water matters.



    Merrill recognizes that women play a vital role in driving economic growth, and we have formed partnerships to connect women entrepreneurs to mentoring, capital and other tools that will give them the power to advance their businesses and make significant contributions to our global economy. This support aligns with our commitment to empower women to make meaningful contributions within our company and in our communities. Additionally, learn more about how we are solving the world's safe water problem, here

    Thank you Everybody Water for your generous gift of providing boxed water for our event on September 5th, 2019. Your generous contribution will help to further recognition of the importance of the work organizations like ours are doing for the advancement of women, globally, through water innovation. Read this Boston Magazine article to learn more about how buying Everybody Water empowers women and girls, here. 

    Special thanks to our host and sponsorMintz

    Our founders built a break-the-mold workplace — more diverse, dynamic, and collaborative. Today, our focus on inclusion ensures broader perspectives and supports superior outcomes. Our clients trust us to provide the best legal services. Their confidence is grounded in how we collaborate with them every day. When you engage Mintz, we immerse ourselves in your business. And we strive to be the leading legal counsel in your industry — dedicating ourselves to developing the canny, insider insight needed to create successful, nimble strategies. Solutions that will position you to compete above the rest, today and down the winding road. 


    NEWIEE is a dynamic group of professional women working in energy and environmental fields, joining together to explore new solutions to today’s challenges while helping to cultivate female leadership and advancement through collaboration, inspiration and professional development.

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