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What is the Women of Water Summit
Diversity is a major area of concern for the water industry, particularly as it applies to women. As an active stakeholder in water, Mazars USA is launching the Women of Water Summit – a dynamic event promoting industry-leading women and fostering discussion around how to enhance the position of women in the sector. 
The Women of Water Summit provides an effective platform presenting diverse, global leadership and insights for the industry. As well as a venue to open dialogue and career leadership advancement paths to women. Mazars’ position in the industry is to be an active stakeholder and to develop solutions, thought leadership, and events to fulfil needs and gaps.

Why You Should Attend

Stay informed on key industry issues and trends
Gain valuable perspective from leading experts
Share best practices
Network with industry peers

The Women of Water Summit is a full day event covering leading topics in the industry such as innovation, cybersecurity, mentorship and more! We will highlight the future of the industry and the leaders who are paving the way. The goal is to provide an opportunity to learn, grow and network with your peers. Keep checking back as we continue to update this agenda with session titles, speakers and more.
7:00am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15am - 9:40am Keynote Address
Carla Reid, WSSC Water
9:40am - 10:00am Keeping You Safe: Cybersecurity
Atif Ghauri, Mazars USA
Georgia Simpson, Middlesex Water
10:00am - 11:00am Innovation & Strategy
Jackie Litcher-Vincent, WSSC Water
Michelle Jung, SUEZ
Omar Hammoud, APG-Neuros Inc.
11:00am - 11:30am Networking Break
11:30am - 12:00pm Finance in the Water Sector
Debra Coy, XPV Water Partners 
Barbara Littlefield, Poseidon Water
12:00pm - 1:00pm Workforce & Mentorship
Part 1:
Tifphani White-King, Mazars USA
David Gadis, DC Water
Howard Brewen, Jacobs 

Part 2:
Cristina Ahmadpour, Isle Utilities
Jeanne Jensen, Town of Gilbert 
Megan Yoo Schneider, Seven Management & Consulting
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Water Reuse
Karen Pallansch, Alexandria Renew Enterprises
Pat Sinicropi, WateReuse Association

3:00pm - 4:00pm The Invitation: Diversity in the Water Sector
Wendy Stevens, Mazars USA
Sally Gutierrez, EPA 
Cristina Ahmadpour, Isle Utilities
4:00pm - 4:30pm Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks
4:30pm - 6:00pm Networking Reception

Keynote Speaker
Carla A. Reid
General Manager
WSSC Water

Event Details


Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202 


Date and Time

Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00 am - 6:00 pm EST


General Audience: $550
Government/Public Agency Only: $250
Students* and Future Water Leaders: Complimentary Admission 
*Please note, Student registrations are only complimentary with a valid Student ID.

Join Us

Top 10 Influential Women of Water Awards
Mazars USA LLP is now accepting nominations for the Top 10 Influential Women of Water Awards. To learn more about the award categories and to submit a nomination for yourself, a colleague, client, business associate or friend, please complete this form by January 6, 2020. Winners will be announced at the Mazars Women of Water Summit on January 9th, 2020 and must be in attendance in order to receive the award. We look forward to seeing you at our Women of Water Summit on January 9th, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia!

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Supporting Organizations

About Mazars USA

Mazars USA LLP is a high-performing accounting, tax and consulting firm with significant national presence in strategic US geographies. Since 1921, our dedicated professionals have leveraged technical industry expertise to develop customized solutions for clients, create value, and optimize their performance. We offer a broad array of industry specialists providing services to growth-oriented enterprises and individuals. As the independent US member firm of Mazars Group, we deliver seamless access to the expertise of 23,000 professionals in 89 countries. For more information, visit www.MazarsUSA.com.

Please direct questions and sponsorship inquiries to:

Samantha Parker
Teresa Hansen

Please note, this event is by invitation only and open exclusively to senior executives of the water and utilities industry. Mazars USA LLP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decline any person's registration and/or refuse any registrant's attendance or participation in its events.

Mazars USA LLP is an independent member firm of Mazars Group