WQA Women in Industry Networking Coffee Break

danielle-macinnes-IuLgi9PWETU-unsplash (1)Fill up your favorite mug and begin the morning with your WQA community! Join us for an online networking coffee break, supported by WQA Women in Industry (WIN).

Tuesday, May 12
11 to 11:30 a.m. EDT/10 to 10:30 a.m. CDT

Click here to join the ZOOM meeting

Invite a coworker to join you on May 12 for this opportunity to catch up with your colleagues in water treatment, do some networking in smaller break-out groups, and learn about the WIN Mentoring Program and how you can participate!  Put it on your calendar now!

WQA WIN Mentoring Program

Apply to participate in WQA’s Women in Industry “WIN” Mentoring Program. The program is looking for both mentee and mentor applicants.

Application Deadline for the 2020 WQA WIN Mentoring Program is Friday, May 15.

 Apply to be a Mentee

Apply to be a Mentor

WIN Mentoring Program Mission

To embolden personal and professional growth of women professionals in water, by fostering
 an exchange of knowledge, experience, and advice, furthering the entire drinking water treatment industry. 

WQA’s WIN Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships, along with the opportunity for all program participants to form an exclusive cohort, learning from one another.

Who can apply? This program is designed for women in the water treatment and filtration industry. Mentors can be male or female. Participants must be WQA members.

Is there a program fee?  No. There is no fee for participants, neither mentees nor mentors. All participants are requested to attend the 2020 WQA Leadership Conference Sept. 15-17 in Lake Tahoe, CA and/or the 2021 WQA Convention April 27-29 in Las Vegas. While we strongly encourage attending both meetings, we would like to provide flexibility to both the mentees and mentors during this time. 

How long is the program? The mentoring program will run from June 2020 – April 2021..

How do I apply to be a mentor or mentee? Complete the survey below. Please select either the mentor or mentee survey.

Apply to be a Mentee
Apply to be a Mentor

What do I get from participating? WQA members Ashley Green and Cindy Gresham talked about their partnership in a recent WQA Radio podcast, discussing how the program worked and what they gained from it both as mentor (Cindy) and mentee (Ashley). 

Additional Information:
Mentee Guide
Mentor Guide
Mentee Goals Worksheet
2020 WQA WIN Mentoring Program Tentative Timeline

Reminder: The call for 2020 applications ends Friday, May 15th. Mentoring program administrators will review all mentor and mentee applications and contact you directly using the email address provided in the application. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Burbidge.

Congratulations WIN 2019 Champions

2019 WIN Mentees
Ashley Green, EcoWater Systems
Cindy Ellis, Hague Quality Water International
Erica Sommer, SEAS Capital Partners, LLC
Jackie Donnelly, Pentair Water Purification
Jami West, C-Tech Water Solutions
Kelly Weyandt, EcoWater Systems LLC
Rebecca Plecker, Aqua Treatment Services, Inc.

2019 WIN Mentors
Amanda Moore, Atlantic Filter Corporation
Becky Tallon, A.O. Smith
Cindy Gresham, Thermax Inc.
Denise Urbans, ShedWater LLC
Frank Brigano, KX Technologies LLC
Mike Heatwole, Water-Right, Inc.

Women in Industry Advisory Council

About the Women in Industry Advisory Council

Women in Industry Advisory Council will help advise members and member companies on hot topics within the female workforce pool while building enthusiasm for new women to enter the industry and participate in a broader WIN network.

Join the Women in Industry Advisory Council to:

  1. Provide information and data regarding female workforce trends to member companies.
  2. Develop insights and recommendations for training and knowledge opportunities requested by the female workforce.
  3. Develop and maintain a mentoring model whereby women in the industry can gain valuable insight, make crucial industry connections and have a positive impact on the industry.
  4. Create buzz and engagement for female professionals at WQA events and participating shows.
  5. Develop a farm team of women for WQA volunteer opportunities such as task forces, committees, sections and Board of Directors.

Look for the next open Call for Volunteers in January 2021.