IWA Members; IWA YWP Communities; IWA Specialist Groups
Present and future water challenges call for us to attract and retain the best talent, knowledge and effort we can, from both women and men. However, there is currently inadequate investment in developing the skills and talents of women, recruiting them into the water industry, providing a wide range of opportunities for them to participate and use their skills, and supporting their efforts. As a result, women are numerically under-represented in areas ranging from skilled trades workers to management, as well as subject to inadequate support in optimising their contributions.
The content of this webinar will be based on the responses to a survey of water professionals globally. During this session, both senior and younger women professionals from around the world will provide their perspectives, lessons learned, and suggestions. They will be considering issues like cultural context, recruitment/retention of women into a wide range of roles, and the particular challenges faced by women in leadership positions.
After attending the presentations and discussion in this webinar, participants will be able to:
Here are some resources recommended by the webinar panelists:
International Water Association